|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S942
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S942 - Details
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §840, Exec L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S942 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S942 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the municipal police training council to promulgate regulations regarding psychological evaluations PURPOSE: To require that police officers receive periodic psychological evaluations who are primarily tasked with patrolling the streets on a day to day basis. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: To require that police officers who are involved on a day to day basis in patrolling and safeguarding the streets are to be assessed and are able to maintain their fitness for duty by periodic (every three years) psychological evaluations. JUSTIFICATION: The job of a police officer is and may be one of the toughest occupations that a person may engage in, short of active military duty. Studies have shown that many members of the military may suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and not even be aware of it.
S942 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 942 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, PARKER, PERKINS, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the munici- pal police training council to promulgate regulations regarding psychological evaluations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 840 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 66 and such section as renumbered by chapter 603 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows: 2. A. The council shall promulgate, and may from time to time amend, such rules and regulations prescribing height, weight and physical fitness requirements for eligibility of persons for provisional or permanent appointment in the competitive class of the civil service as police officers of any county, city, town, village or police district as it deems necessary and proper for the efficient performance of police duties. B. THE COUNCIL, IN ADDITION TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL PROMULGATE, AND MAY FROM TIME TO TIME AMEND, SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS, REQUIRING EVERY POLICE OFFICER, APPOINTED IN THE COMPETITIVE CLASS OF THE SERVICE, FOR ANY CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, TO UNDERGO A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION UPON ENTRY INTO SUCH SERVICE, AND UPON EVERY THIRD YEAR THEREAFTER, TO DETERMINE WHETHER SUCH OFFICER HAS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER OR ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES, WHICH MAY AFFECT HIS OR HER ABILITY TO SERVE AS A POLICE OFFICER, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE NOT ASSIGNED TO PRECINCTS, WHO ARE NOT ASSIGNED TO ACTIVE DUTY ON PATROL OR WHO SUPERVISE POLICE PERSONNEL WHO ARE ASSIGNED TO ACTIVE DUTY ON PATROL. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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