|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 19, 2014||
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
|May 12, 2014||
advanced to third reading
|May 07, 2014||
2nd report cal.
|May 06, 2014||
1st report cal.588
|Apr 16, 2014||
referred to codes
senate Bill S7023
Relates to providing for a refresher course for peace officers who have had an interruption in continuous service for less than ten years
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
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Jun 19, 2014 - floor VoteS7023544floor54Aye4Nay0Absent3Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 19, 2014aye (54)
May 6, 2014 - Codes committee VoteS7023132committee13Aye2Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S7023 - Bill Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Codes
- Law Section:
- Criminal Procedure Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §2.30, CP L
S7023 - Bill Texts
Relates to providing for a refresher course for peace officers who have had an interruption in continuous service for less than ten years.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in
relation to providing for a refresher course for peace officers who
have had an interruption in continuous service for less than ten years
Purpose of the Bill:
This bill would amend the Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) to provide for
a refresher course for peace officers who have had an interruption in
continuous service of less than ten years.
Summary of Provisions:
Section one of the would bill amend CPL § 2.30(6) to allow a peace
officer, who has had an interruption in continuous services for less
than ten years, to complete an approved peace officer refresher course
as prescribed by the municipal police training council.
Section two of the bill provides the effective date.
Currently, a peace officer who has had an interruption in continuous
service for more than four years would be required to retake the
entire mandated basic training course in order to be appointed as
appointed as a peace officer.
Prior Legislative History:
This is a new bill.
Statement in Support:
CPL § 2.30(6) sets forth the basic training requirements for peace
officers. A similar provision of the General Municipal Law pertaining
to police officers allows a police officer who has had an interruption
in continuous service for less than ten years, to take a refresher
course instead of having to retake the entire basic training course.
Chapter 491 of the Laws of 2010 amended the CPL by increasing the
maximum number of hours the Municipal Police Training Council could
prescribe for peace officer basic training from 35 to 180 hours.
Before the enactment of that law, the mandated basic peace officer
training consisted of 10 hours for part-time peace officers and 35
hours for full-time peace officers.
On June 1, 2011, the Municipal Police Training Council approved
proposed enhancements to the Basic Course for Peace Officers to
provide for a minimum of 99 hours of instruction. Thus, before June 1,
2011, retaking these courses was not burdensome for peace officers
whose service was interrupted for an extended length of time.
However, the expanded hours of training has caused the retaking of
these courses to become burdensome. Additionally, police officers, who
have greater powers of investigation, arrest and detention have the
benefit of just taking a refresher course. This proposed amendment
will permit peace officers who have had an interruption in continuous
service of less than ten years take a refresher course to remain
certified, and it will allow municipalities to hire qualified persons
without unnecessary expense.
This bill would take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7023 I N S E N A T E April 16, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- (at request of the Division of Criminal Justice Services) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to providing for a refresher course for peace officers who have had an interruption in continuous service for less than ten years THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 2.30 of the criminal procedure law, as amended by chapter 491 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 6. A certificate attesting to satisfactory completion of the training requirements imposed under this section awarded to any peace officer by the executive director of the municipal police training council pursuant to this section shall remain valid: (a) during the holder's continuous service as a peace officer; and (b) for two years after the date of the commencement of an inter- ruption in such service where the holder had, immediately prior to such interruption, served as a peace officer for less than two consecutive years; or (c) for four years after the date of the commencement of an inter- ruption in such service where the holder had, immediately prior to such interruption, served as a peace officer for two consecutive years or longer; OR (D) WHERE THE HOLDER, WHOSE INTERRUPTION IN CONTINUOUS SERVICE AS A PEACE OFFICER OR AS A POLICE OFFICER DOES NOT EXCEED TEN YEARS, HAS SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED AN APPROVED PEACE OFFICER REFRESHER COURSE, AS PRESCRIBED BY THE MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COUNCIL. As used in this subdivision, the term "interruption" shall mean a period of separation from employment as a peace officer by reason of such officer's leave of absence, resignation or removal, other than removal for cause. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services is authorized and directed to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13898-02-4
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