|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to cities|
|May 16, 2013||referred to cities|
senate Bill S5380
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S5380 - Details
S5380 - Summary
Relates to members of the police force who use hearing assistance devices and the definition of disabled.
S5380 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5380 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to excluding members of the police force who use hearing assistance devices from the definition of disabled PURPOSE OF BILL: to prevent the NYC Police Department from banning members of the police force from wearing hearing assistance devices who can fully perform police duties with the use of such device. SUMMARY OF THE SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: TO AMEND: Section 14-122 of the administrative code of the city of New York to add the term "disabled" as used in this section shall not include those members of the police force who can fully perform police duties with the use of a hearing assistance device. JUSTIFICATION: The New York City Police Department has recently decided to enforce a "ban on hearing aid devices" policy for existing members of the police force who already wear hearing devices. The enactment of this bill
S5380 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5380 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 16, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to excluding members of the police force who use hearing assistance devices from the definition of disabled THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 14-122 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows: S 14-122 Relief from active duty due to disability. The commissioner shall have power to relieve from active duty on patrol any member of the police force, who, while in the actual performance of duty and without fault or misconduct on his or her part, shall have become disabled, physically, as a result of injuries or illness attributable thereto, so as to be unfit to perform full police duty, such disability having been certified to by so many of the police surgeons as the commissioner may require. Such member may be assigned to the performance of such light duties as he or she may be qualified to perform. THE TERM "DISABLED" AS USED IN THIS SECTION SHALL NOT INCLUDE THOSE MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE WHO CAN FULLY PERFORM POLICE DUTIES WITH THE USE OF A HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03888-01-3
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