senate Bill S5783

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorize the Co-op City public safety department in Bronx county to appoint special policemen with certain specified powers

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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S5783 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2.10, CP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10547
2009-2010: A9077

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

S5783 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       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


  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.


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