senate Bill S4494B

Relates to exempting retired federal agents and border patrol agents from training requirements for security guards

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 03 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 15 / Apr / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 15 / Apr / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4494A
  • 29 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.451
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 4494B
  • 26 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.183
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Exempts retired federal agents and border patrol agents who have been retired for a period not to exceed ten years from training requirements for security guards.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8610
Versions:
S4494
S4494A
S4494B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง89-n, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6521

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BILL NUMBER:S4494B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation
to exempting retired federal agents and border patrol agents from
training requirements for security guards

PURPOSE: To exempt retired Federal Agents and Border Patrol Agents
from security guard training requirements provided that such
individual provides proof of training substantially similar to the
training required by law.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends section 89-n of the general business law
to include retired Federal Agents and Border Patrol Agents as exempt
from the security guard training requirements, if they provide proof
of completion of training substantially similar to the training
required by law.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, certain qualified and properly trained
professionals are exempt from security guard training requirements.
These professionals may include certain correction officers, bridge
and tunnel officers, court officers, court clerks, and certain retired
police and peace officers. However, retired federal agents ox border
patrol agents are not exempt from such security guard training
requirements. These federal agents possess years of valuable
experience, and in many cases can demonstrate similar training to the
standard of training required by law. The costs of completing training
requirements can dissuade highly qualified retired federal agents from
becoming security guards. This bill will allow retired federal agents
to continue serving in a role of safety and protection without having
to duplicate costly training.

PRIOR. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S6521 (2012) referred to Consumer
Protection Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4494--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Consumer  Protection  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
  Consumer  Protection  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law, in relation to exempting
  retired federal agents and border patrol agents from training require-
  ments for security guards

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph g of subdivision 4 of section 89-n of the general
business  law,  as  added by chapter 221 of the laws of 2003, is amended
and a new paragraph h is added to read as follows:
  g. a peace officer as defined in subdivisions two, twenty and  twenty-
five and paragraphs a and b of subdivision twenty-one of section 2.10 of
the criminal procedure law who has been retired from such employment for
a  period  not  to  exceed  ten years, provided, however, that a retired
peace officer who has been retired from such employment for a period  in
excess  of  ten  years  shall be required to provide proof to his or her
security guard employer of his or  her  satisfactory  completion  of  an
eight  hour  annual in-service training course approved by the municipal
police training council, and provided further, however, that  a  retired
peace officer who will be required by his or her security guard employer
to  carry  a  firearm  or will be authorized to have access to a firearm
shall provide  to  such  employer  proof  of  his  or  her  satisfactory
completion  of  a  forty-seven hour firearms training course approved by
the municipal police training council and,  if  such  firearms  training
course  has  not  been  completed  within  one year prior to employment,
satisfactory completion of an  additional  eight  hour  annual  firearms

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10141-05-3

S. 4494--B                          2

in-service  training  course  approved  by the municipal police training
council, such training course to be completed at least annually[.]; OR
  H. A RETIRED FEDERAL AGENT OR RETIRED BORDER PATROL AGENT WHO HAS BEEN
RETIRED  FROM  SUCH  EMPLOYMENT  FOR  A  PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TEN YEARS,
PROVIDED THAT SUCH INDIVIDUAL PROVIDES PROOF OF HIS OR HER  SATISFACTORY
COMPLETION  OF  TRAINING SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO THE TRAINING SET FORTH
IN THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and the secretary of state
is hereby authorized to add, amend and/or repeal any rule or  regulation
necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date.

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