senate Bill S4650

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires training of fire officers in cities of one million or more

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    • Passed Assembly
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2013 tabled
vetoed memo.263
Dec 06, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
3rd reading cal.697
substituted for s4650
Jun 21, 2013 substituted by a6579
May 23, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2013 1st report cal.697
Apr 17, 2013 referred to cities

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S4650 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6579
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง209-ff, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6436, A9367A

S4650 - Bill Texts

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Requires training of fire officers in a city with a population of one million or more: requires field training and classroom instruction on the fire and building codes and any relevant local ordinances of such city by July 1, 2015.

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BILL NUMBER:S4650

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to training of fire officers in cities of one million or more

PURPOSE:

Requires mandatory training for fire officers in all cities whose
population is in excess of one million.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill adds a new section 209-ff to the General Municipal Law to
require the fire department of any city with a population of one
million or more to provide all fire officers with at least 40 hours of
field training and classroom instruction in the building and
construction codes and local ordinances of such city.

JUSTIFICATION:

In order to insure the most coordinated and efficient fire
departments, it is necessary for new and existing fire officers to be
knowledgeable of contemporary fire codes, as well as building and
construction codes and local city ordinances. Specifically, this act
requires all fire departments of a city with an excess population of
one million residents to provide all fire officers of such department
with at least 40 hours of field training and classroom instruction in
the city's fire code, and a minimum of 40 hours of field training and
classroom instruction in the building and construction codes and local
ordinances of the city. Per these requirements and with emphasis on
the inspection duties of fire officers, including any pertinent
changes in such duties resulting from the enactment of or any
amendment to any codes that took effect in recent years, fire officers
can better understand the current codes of their city.

This curriculum will benefit both the fire departments and the
communities they serve by insuring a more knowledgeable and effective
body of fire officers who are up to date in terms of these
readily-changing codes and ordinances.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.6436 of 2012 - Vetoed

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4650

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation  to  training  of
  fire officers in cities of one million or more

  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 FIRE OFFICERS. IN ANY CITY WITH A POPULATION OF
ONE MILLION OR MORE, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF SUCH CITY,  IN  COORDINATION
WITH  THE  BUILDING  DEPARTMENT  OF  SUCH CITY, SHALL NO LATER THAN JULY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, PROVIDE TO ALL FIRE OFFICERS OF  SUCH  CITY
AT  LEAST FORTY HOURS OF FIELD TRAINING AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION IN THE
FIRE CODE OF SUCH CITY AND AT LEAST FORTY HOURS OF  FIELD  TRAINING  AND
CLASSROOM  INSTRUCTION  IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION CODES AND LOCAL
ORDINANCES OF SUCH CITY, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE  INSPECTION  DUTIES  OF
FIRE  OFFICERS  AND  ANY PERTINENT CHANGES IN SUCH DUTIES RESULTING FROM
THE ENACTMENT OF, OR ANY AMENDMENT TO ANY OF SUCH CODES THAT TOOK EFFECT
ON OR AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGHT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08919-01-3

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