senate Bill S470

Relates to payment for police services provided to the New York city housing authority

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Summary

Provides that the New York city housing authority shall not be required to pay for police services provided to the New York city housing authority by the city of New York.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5343
Versions:
S470
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Public Housing Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง402, Pub Hous L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S839, A3635
2009-2010: S3545, A8659

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BILL NUMBER:S470

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public housing law, in relation to police
services provided to the New York city housing authority

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The New York City Housing Authority
shall not be required to pay any charges, assessments or other fees
in connection with police patrols provided to housing facilities by
the New York City police department.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 402 of the public housing law
is amended by adding a new subdivisions 5-b:

(5-b) The New York City housing authority shall not be required to pay
any charges, assessments of other fees in connection with police
patrols provided to housing facilities by the New York city police
department. Any provision of any agreement, contract, memorandum of
understanding, or other arrangement by which the New York city
housing authority agrees or is required to pay any such charge,
assessment or other fee shall be null and void; provided that this
subdivision shall not affect or impair the effectiveness or
enforceability of any other provision of such agreement, contract,
memorandum of understanding, or other arrangement.

JUSTIFICATION:
Four hundred thousand residents, 5% of New York City's
population, live in NYCHA housing. This cash strapped agency should
not have to make cash payments to the city for basic services which
are provided through tax dollars. One public agency should not have
to pay another public agency to do what it should already be doing.
Figures show that NYCHA pays $73 million to the NYPD for patrol
services. These patrols often do not occur. Since 1994, NYCHA has
paid the NYPD $1.2 billion. With NYCHA running a $200 million deficit
every year, the payments should be eliminated and residents should
receive police protection as do other residents.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Previously introduced.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   470

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

AN  ACT  to amend the public housing law, in relation to police services
  provided to the New York city housing authority

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

  Section  1. Section 402 of the public housing law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 5-b to read as follows:
  5-B. THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO  PAY
ANY CHARGES, ASSESSMENTS OR OTHER FEES IN CONNECTION WITH POLICE PATROLS
PROVIDED  TO  HOUSING FACILITIES BY THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.
ANY PROVISION OF ANY AGREEMENT, CONTRACT, MEMORANDUM  OF  UNDERSTANDING,
OR OTHER ARRANGEMENT BY WHICH THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY AGREES
OR  IS REQUIRED TO PAY ANY SUCH CHARGE, ASSESSMENT OR OTHER FEE SHALL BE
NULL AND VOID; PROVIDED THAT THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT AFFECT OR IMPAIR
THE EFFECTIVENESS OR ENFORCEABILITY  OF  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  SUCH
AGREEMENT, CONTRACT, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, OR OTHER ARRANGEMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01242-01-3

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