senate Bill S5380

Relates to members of the police force who use hearing assistance devices and the definition of disabled

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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CITIES

Summary

Relates to members of the police force who use hearing assistance devices and the definition of disabled.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A866
Versions:
S5380
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง14-122, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A8615, A8615

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5380

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to excluding members of the police force who use
hearing assistance devices from the definition of disabled

PURPOSE OF BILL:

to prevent the NYC Police Department from banning members of the
police force from wearing hearing assistance devices who can fully
perform police duties with the use of such device.

SUMMARY OF THE SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

TO AMEND:

Section 14-122 of the administrative code of the city of New York to
add the term "disabled" as used in this section shall not include
those members of the police force who can fully perform police duties
with the use of a hearing assistance device.

JUSTIFICATION:

The New York City Police Department has recently decided to enforce a
"ban on hearing aid devices" policy for existing members of the police
force who already wear hearing devices. The enactment of this bill
relates to members of the police force who use hearing assistance
devices. The passages of this bill will prevent the NYC Police
Department from banning members of the police force who can fully
perform police duties with the use of a hearing assistance device.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

To Be Determined

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5380

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  excluding  members  of  the police force who use hearing
  assistance devices from the definition of disabled

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

  Section  1.  Section  14-122 of the administrative code of the city of
New York is amended to read as follows:
  S 14-122 Relief from active duty due to disability.  The  commissioner
shall have power to relieve from active duty on patrol any member of the
police  force,  who, while in the actual performance of duty and without
fault or misconduct on his or her  part,  shall  have  become  disabled,
physically,  as a result of injuries or illness attributable thereto, so
as to be unfit to perform full police duty, such disability having  been
certified  to  by so many of the police surgeons as the commissioner may
require. Such member may be assigned to the performance  of  such  light
duties as he or she may be qualified to perform.  THE TERM "DISABLED" AS
USED IN THIS SECTION SHALL NOT INCLUDE THOSE MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE
WHO CAN FULLY PERFORM POLICE DUTIES WITH THE USE OF A HEARING ASSISTANCE
DEVICE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03888-01-3

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