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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to local government|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to local government|
senate Bill S297
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S297 - Details
S297 - Summary
Provides that municipalities must provide substance and alcohol abuse counseling and treatment for police officers.
S297 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S297 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to requiring that any municipality having a police department or police district shall provide substance abuse and alcohol abuse counseling and treatment for its police officers PURPOSE OF BILL: To require municipalities to provide for substance and alcohol abuse counseling and treatment for police officers. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the General Municipal Law by adding a new section 209-ff. Requires every municipality with a police department to provide substance abuse and alcohol abuse counseling and treatment for their police officers and makes provisions for the payment of such services; provides that any information regarding the counseling or treatment of a police officer shall be kept confidential and states that no collective bargaining agreement shall supersede or shall negate the provisions of this bill. Section 2. Effective Date
S297 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 297 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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, in relation to requiring that any municipality having a police department or police district shall provide substance abuse and alcohol abuse counseling and treatment for its police officers 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. SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE COUNSELING AND TREATMENT FOR POLICE OFFICERS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CHARTER TO THE CONTRARY, EVERY MUNICIPALITY WHICH HAS A POLICE DEPARTMENT OR POLICE DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE COUN- SELING AND TREATMENT FOR POLICE OFFICERS EMPLOYED BY SUCH MUNICIPALITY UPON APPLICATION BY ANY SUCH OFFICER FOR SUCH TREATMENT. IF SUCH COUN- SELING OR TREATMENT IS PROVIDED BY A PERSON OR ORGANIZATION WHICH IS NOT PART OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT, THE APPLYING POLICE OFFICER MUST USE ANY HEALTH INSURANCE WHICH HE OR SHE HAS TO COVER THE COST OF SUCH COUN- SELING OR TREATMENT SO FAR AS IS POSSIBLE. ANY COSTS NOT COVERED BY SUCH INSURANCE SHALL BE PAID BY THE MUNICIPALITY. 2. EMPLOYERS, LABORATORIES AND THE AGENTS THEREOF WHO RECEIVE OR HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION CONCERNING COUNSELING OR TREATMENT OF A POLICE OFFICER FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR ALCOHOL ABUSE SHALL KEEP SUCH INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL. EXCEPT WHERE THE RELEASE OF SUCH INFORMATION IS COMPELLED BY SUBPOENA OR COURT ORDER, AND SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE RELEASED ONLY UPON WRITTEN CONSENT VOLUNTARILY EXECUTED BY THE EMPLOYEE. 3. NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL SUPERCEDE ANY COLLECTIVE BARGAIN- ING AGREEMENT IN EFFECT ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. NO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT MADE AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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