|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to higher education|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S610
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S610 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §355, Ed L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S610 - Summary
Directs the trustees of the state university to appoint a commissioner of state university police, who shall be the supervisory and administrative head of all university police forces; prohibits any further appointments of police chiefs of campus police forces.
S610 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S610 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to directing the state university trustees to appoint a commissioner of state university police PURPOSE: The bill improves the administration and professionalism of the public safety agencies that serve and protect the campuses and facilities of the State university of New York, ensures standard training and equipment for each such agency and effects significant cost savings for system wide public safety services. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill lays out the legislative intent to create a more rational and effective system of administration for campus police forces at the state university of New York. Section 2 of the bill amends Education Law section 355(2) (1) by adding new language directing the Trustees of the State University of New York to appoint a Commissioner of State University Police who shall have full administrative authority over the campus police agencies on all SUNY campuses. Section 2 of the bill provides that it shall take effect on the first
S610 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 610 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, STAVISKY, MAZIARZ, SAVINO, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to directing the state university trustees to appoint a commissioner of state university police THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that maintaining a safe environment for individuals studying on the campuses of the state university of New York is of critical impor- tance, and that a well trained and well organized campus police force is vital to ensure that safety. The legislature also finds that the current structure of the campus police force at the state university is ineffi- cient, subject to an excessive and unpredictable management salary structure, and does not ensure an equal level of security and protection at the many campuses across the state. The intent of this act is to create a system of police organization at the state university that borrows the lessons learned by other successful police forces, such as the state parks police, and creates a unified and clear rank and file and command structure that empowers individuals with law enforcement experience to make decisions based on good policing practices. The legislature acknowledges the individual character and physical layout of each campus and finds that it is possible for a central police command to manage diverse campus needs. The legislature urges the chancellor and the board of trustees of the state university of New York to take steps to create a more systematic police rank and file and command structure at the various campus police forces and to make better use of the inval- uable experience that campus police officers gain as they get to know their own individual campus needs. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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