senate Bill S6568

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the division of criminal justice services to study the state of the police department in the village of Hempstead

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1747
Jun 16, 2019 referred to rules

S6568 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8408
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Hempstead, Village of

S6568 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the division of criminal justice services to study the state of the police department in the village of Hempstead regarding the policies, practices and finances of the police department and regarding the state of public safety in the village.

S6568 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6568 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 6568                                                  A. 8408

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              June 16, 2019
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. THOMAS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. RAYNOR -- read once  and  referred
  to the Committee on Codes

AN  ACT directing the division of criminal justice services to study the
  state of the police department in the village of Hempstead and provid-
  ing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative findings. It is of the utmost importance that
the various police departments of this state engage in modern, effective
policing to ensure the safety of  our  communities.  Police  departments
must  be  free  of corruption and engaging in best practices in order to
carry out their vital  charge.  After  a  recent  spate  of  charges  of
corruption  among the leadership of the police department of the village
of Hempstead, Nassau County, and after a recent conviction thereof,  the
legislature  finds  that  it  is in the interests of the state to ensure
that the police department of this village is properly  ensuring  public
safety.
  § 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the division of crim-
inal justice services shall, within thirty days of the effective date of
this  act, undertake a study in consultation with the comptroller of the
state of New York, regarding the policies, practices and finances of the
police department of  the  village  of  Hempstead,  Nassau  County,  and
regarding  the  state  of public safety in the village of Hempstead. The
police department shall provide, and the division  of  criminal  justice
services  and  the  comptroller  shall  review,  any  and all documents,
including but not limited to records, financial statements  and  written
policies  regarding  policing  and the state of the police department in
the village of Hempstead.

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

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