senate Bill S534

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to police staffing at certain parks

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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S534 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5191
Current Committee:
Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks And Recreation
Law Section:
Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3.07, Pks & Rec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5882, A8020
2017-2018: S1383, A5254

S534 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to police staffing at certain parks.

S534 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S534 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   534

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GALLIVAN, HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs,
  Tourism, Parks and Recreation

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.

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