|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jun 14, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S5783
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S5783 - Details
S5783 - Summary
Authorizes the Co-op City public safety department in Bronx county to appoint special policemen with certain specified powers, and grants peace officer status to special policemen and public safety officers so appointed.
S5783 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5783 TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing the Co-op City public safety department in Bronx county to appoint special policemen with certain specified powers, and to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting peace officer status to special policemen so appointed PURPOSE: To codify the peace officer status of public safety officers at Co-op City SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill codifies the status of public safety officers serving at Co-op City in the Bronx by designating them as peace officers defined in Section 2.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law. JUSTIFICATION:; The population and land area occupied by "Co-op City" in Bronx County is the largest single housing project or complex in the State. In fact, the complex was an actual incorporated city of the State, it would become, based on the 2010 census, the sixth largest city by population in the State.
S5783 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5783 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT in relation to authorizing the Co-op City public safety depart- ment in Bronx county to appoint special policemen with certain speci- fied powers, and to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting peace officer status to special policemen so appointed THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that the popu- lation and land area under the supervision and jurisdiction of the limited profit housing company known as "Co-op City" in Bronx county are the largest of any single housing project or complex in the state and are akin to the population and land area associated in popular under- standing with a city. The legislature further finds that, unfortunately, the larger the population and land area of a community, the more inci- dents of crime are likely to occur and the greater the need for stepped- up law enforcement activity, and this is no less true of Co-op City. The legislature further finds that the patrolmen of the housing company's Co-op City public safety department perform what are essentially munici- pal police functions at little or no cost to the taxpayers of this state because the salaries and law enforcement activities of the housing company's Co-op City public safety department, which activities supple- ment and often take the place of those of the police department of the city of New York, are paid for out of the monthly housing maintenance payments of the residents of Co-op City, rather than from municipal coffers. It is clear that without the Co-op City public safety depart- ment's patrolmen the city of New York and the taxpayers of the city and state would necessarily have to shoulder the sole burden of law enforce- ment for Co-op City. Accordingly, the legislature finds and declares that the unique situ- ation and special conditions present with respect to the area and commu- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09933-03-3
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