senate Bill S297

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that municipalities must provide substance and alcohol abuse counseling and treatment for police officers

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Jan 09, 2013 referred to local government

S297 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง209-ff, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S315
2009-2010: S3125

S297 - Summary

Provides that municipalities must provide substance and alcohol abuse counseling and treatment for police officers.

S297 - Sponsor Memo

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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