assembly Bill A5191

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to police staffing at certain parks

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Feb 07, 2019 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development

A5191 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S534
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3.07, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8020, S5882
2017-2018: A5254, S1383

A5191 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to police staffing at certain parks.

A5191 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5191

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. RAMOS -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development

AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law,  in
  relation to police staffing at certain parks

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 3.07 of the parks, recreation and historic  preser-
vation  law  is  amended  by adding three new subdivisions 3, 4 and 5 to
read as follows:
  3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH, SAFETY  AND  WELFARE
OF  THE  PUBLIC  USING  FACILITIES  UNDER  ITS JURISDICTION, WHICH SHALL
INCLUDE ENSURING A MINIMUM STAFF OF THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE PERMANENT-
LY APPOINTED, FULL TIME REGIONAL STATE PARK  POLICE  OFFICERS  AT  STATE
PARKS,  BEACHES,  CAMPGROUNDS,  HISTORIC  SITES AND CONCERT VENUES.  THE
NUMBER OF REGIONAL STATE PARK POLICE OFFICERS DEPLOYED  TO  EACH  REGION
SHALL BE EQUIVALENT TO THE PERCENTAGE OF EACH REGION'S FIVE YEAR ATTEND-
ANCE AVERAGE.
  4.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  NOT  OPEN A NEW STATE PARK, BEACH, CAMP-
GROUND, HISTORIC SITE OR CONCERT VENUE UNLESS IT SUBMITS A STAFFING PLAN
TO THE LEGISLATURE THAT DEMONSTRATES THERE IS  A  SUFFICIENT  NUMBER  OF
REGIONAL  STATE PARK POLICE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE AND APPROPRIATE DELIVERY
OF POLICE SERVICES TO PATRONS VISITING THE NEW SITE.
  5. THE COMMISSIONER MAY REDEPLOY REGIONAL STATE PARK  POLICE  OFFICERS
OUTSIDE  OF THEIR ASSIGNED REGION IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  EMERGEN-
CIES ARE DEFINED AS NATURAL DISASTERS,  DECLARED  EMERGENCIES  AND  MASS
CASUALTY INCIDENTS.
  §  2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02707-01-9

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