senate Bill S3417

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the training of police officers and firefighters with respect to persons with disabilities and hearing-impaired people

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Feb 18, 2011 referred to local government

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S3417 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §209-ff, Gen Muni L; add §3054, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A10454

S3417 - Summary

Relates to the training of police officers and firefighters with respect to persons with disabilities and hearing-impaired people.

S3417 - Sponsor Memo

S3417 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3417

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the public health law,  in
  relation to the training of police officers and firefighters

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

  Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 209-ff to read as follows:
  S  209-FF.  TRAINING  OF  POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS. 1. (A) THE
COMMISSIONER  OF  THE  NEW  YORK  STATE  DIVISION  OF  CRIMINAL  JUSTICE
SERVICES,  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF THE OFFICE OF MENTAL
RETARDATION  AND  DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES  AND  DISABILITY  ADVOCACY
GROUPS, SHALL REVIEW THE TRAINING COURSE ENTITLED "PERSONS WITH DISABIL-
ITIES,"  PART FIVE SECTION E OF THE BASIC COURSE FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND
MODIFY IT TO INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES  AS
WELL. THE TRAINING SHOULD INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON CEREBRAL PALSY, EPILEP-
SY, EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, PERSONS WHO ARE HEAR-
ING-IMPAIRED,  AND  ANY OTHER DISABILITY DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMIS-
SIONERS. THE TRAINING SHALL BE DESIGNED TO EDUCATE  POLICE  OFFICERS  ON
APPROPRIATE  RECOGNITION  AND RESPONSE TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING EMERGENCY
SITUATIONS INVOLVING  INDIVIDUALS  WITH  DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES  OR
PEOPLE  WHO  ARE  HEARING-IMPAIRED.   THE CURRICULUM SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE
INSTRUCTION ON APPROPRIATE INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES. ADDI-
TIONAL ATTENTION SHOULD BE PLACED UPON BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED  WITH  INDI-
VIDUALS WITH AUTISM AND OTHER NEUROLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORALLY BASED DISOR-
DERS.  THE  TRAINING  COURSE  SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE COMMISSION ON
QUALITY OF CARE AND ADVOCACY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES CREATED UNDER
ARTICLE FORTY-FIVE OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW, AS PART OF THE  IN-SERVICE
TRAINING  PROVIDED  TO EACH LOCAL POLICE OFFICER IN EACH LAW ENFORCEMENT
UNIT OPERATING IN THIS STATE. THIS  REVIEW  AND  MODIFICATION  SHALL  BE
IMPLEMENTED WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY STATE OR LOCAL LAW, PRIOR TO BEING APPOINTED
TO PERMANENT STATUS AS A LOCAL POLICE OFFICER IN A LAW ENFORCEMENT UNIT,
AN INDIVIDUAL SHALL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING COURSE ENTITLED

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