Provides for the creation of a uniform system for the issuance of identification cards for retired members of the state police.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Perkins, Ranzenhofer
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to creation of a uniform system for the issuance of identification cards for retired members of the state police
PURPOSE: To provide official identification cards for retired members of the state police force.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Creates uniform identification cards to be issued to retiring state police members. The cards shall only be issued to those retiring in good standing. Retirement in good standing means retirement for purposes other than avoiding disciplinary actions that may result in dismissal for cause. The superintendent of state police is responsible for promulgating rules and regulations for obtaining information necessary to issue identification cards.
JUSTIFICATION: Retiring members of the state police force have worked decades in service of their communities. Issuing identification cards is a small token of commemoration of their tireless efforts. A uniform, official state identification card will allow a simple and reliable way of distinguishing former state police officers.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: S.7576-A/A.10300-A Passed Senate/Referred to Governmental Operations
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 89 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to creation of a uniform system for the issuance of identification cards for retired members of the state police THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 231 to read as follows: S 231. UNIFORM IDENTIFICATION CARDS FOR RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS. 1. THE SUPERINTENDENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, SHALL DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE UNIFORM IDENTIFICATION CARDS TO ALL SWORN MEMBERS OF NEW YORK STATE POLICE, UPON SUCH MEMBERS' RETIRE- MENT IN GOOD STANDING, WHICH IDENTIFICATION CARDS SHALL CONTAIN ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: (A) THE INDIVIDUAL'S NAME; (B) A DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL AS A RETIRED SWORN MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE; (C) A DIGITIZED PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PERSON THAT SHALL BE THE PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE PHOTOGRAPH AND SHALL BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES; (D) THE NEW YORK STATE SEAL; AND (E) ANY OTHER INFORMATION THE SUPERINTENDENT DEEMS APPROPRIATE. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "RETIREMENT IN GOOD STANDING" SHALL MEAN THAT THE SWORN MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE RETIRED FROM HIS OR HER EMPLOYMENT FOR REASONS OTHER THAN THE AVOIDANCE OF DISCIPLINARY CHARGES WHICH WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN DISMISSAL FROM SUCH EMPLOYMENT FOR CAUSE. 3. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO ISSUE UNIFORM IDENTIFICATIONEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01950-01-3 S. 89 2
CARDS, ENSURE THAT DIGITIZED PHOTOGRAPHS ARE RECENT AND ESTABLISH PROGRAMS OR INITIATIVES TO SUPPLEMENT SUCH SYSTEM FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING LAW ENFORCEMENT SECURITY. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL CONSULT AND COMPLY WITH ANY FEDERAL LAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS OR STANDARDS PERTAINING TO THE ISSUANCE OF UNIFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.