senate Bill S7620

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to a school resource officer program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 31, 2020 referred to education

S7620 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3732
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-c, amd §3641, Ed L; amd §211, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7810, A10885

S7620 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to creating a school resource officer program to permit the employment of retired law enforcement officers and provide grants to school districts and non-public schools for such purpose.

S7620 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7620 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7620

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  JORDAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the retirement and social security
  law, in relation to a school resource officer program

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 2801-c
to read as follows:
  §  2801-C.  NEW  YORK  STATE  SCHOOL  RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM. 1. FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER" SHALL  MEAN
A  SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER, SCHOOL SAFETY OFFICER, SCHOOL SECURITY OFFI-
CER, OR ANY OTHER SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR  POSITION  OR  OFFICE,  THAT  IS
DESIGNED  TO  PROVIDE  IMPROVED  PUBLIC SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY ON SCHOOL
GROUNDS. SUCH SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER MAY BE A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER, A
RETIRED STATE TROOPER, A RETIRED DEPUTY  SHERIFF,  A  STATE  TROOPER,  A
POLICE OFFICER IN THE ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE OF A TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE, OR
A DEPUTY SHERIFF FROM A COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.
  2. ANY PUBLIC OR NONPUBLIC SCHOOL MAY EMPLOY, IN EITHER THE CLASSIFIED
OR  UNCLASSIFIED SERVICE, ANY SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER FOR THE PURPOSE OF
PROVIDING IMPROVED PUBLIC SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.  ANY
SUCH  PUBLIC OR NONPUBLIC SCHOOL MAY ALSO CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF NEW
YORK, OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE, FOR THE PROVISION OF  A  STATE
TROOPER, POLICE OFFICER OR DEPUTY SHERIFF, TO SERVE AS A SCHOOL RESOURCE
OFFICER,  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  PROVIDING IMPROVED PUBLIC SAFETY AND/OR
SECURITY ON SCHOOL GROUNDS. A SCHOOL DISTRICT  SHALL  BE  AUTHORIZED  TO
EMPLOY OR CONTRACT FOR AS MANY SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AS SUCH DISTRICT
DEEMS NECESSARY.
  3.  IT  SHALL  BE  THE  PRIMARY ROLE OF THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER TO
PROVIDE IMPROVED PUBLIC SAFETY AND/OR SECURITY ON SCHOOL  GROUNDS.    IN
ADDITION  TO  THIS PRIMARY ROLE, SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS ALSO MAY SERVE
ADDITIONAL ROLES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
  (A) PROPOSING AND ENFORCING  POLICIES  AND  ADMINISTRATIVE  PROCEDURES
RELATED TO SCHOOL SAFETY;

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

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