senate Bill S8619

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires police officers to attend annual diversity training seminars

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jun 22, 2020 referred to rules

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S8619 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §214-g, Exec L; add §208-i, Gen Muni L; add §155-a, Town L

S8619 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires police officers to attend annual diversity training seminars.

S8619 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8619 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8619

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 22, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. TEDISCO, JORDAN, BORRELLO, LITTLE -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Rules

AN  ACT  to  amend  the executive law, the general municipal law and the
  town law, in relation to requiring police officers  to  attend  annual
  diversity training seminars

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known  and  may  be  cited  as  the  "law
enforcement diversity and conflict mitigation training act".
  §  2.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 214-g to
read as follows:
  § 214-G. MANDATORY DIVERSITY TRAINING. 1.  THE  SUPERINTENDENT  SHALL,
FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE STATE POLICE:
  (A)  DEVELOP, MAINTAIN AND DISSEMINATE WRITTEN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
REQUIRING ALL STATE POLICE OFFICERS AND  SUPERVISORS  TO  ATTEND  ANNUAL
DIVERSITY  SEMINARS  PROVIDING  TRAINING  IN  THE AREAS OF DIVERSITY AND
INCLUSION, INCLUDING TRAINING PERTAINING TO APPROPRIATE  SENSITIVITY  TO
ISSUES OF RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RELIGION, AGE AND
DISABILITY;
  (B)  ESTABLISH,  AND IMPLEMENT ON AN ONGOING BASIS, A TRAINING PROGRAM
FOR ALL CURRENT AND NEW STATE POLICE  OFFICER  EMPLOYEES  REGARDING  THE
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION; AND
  (C)  PROVIDE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO SUCH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO
MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY
SUCH AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS, TOGETHER  WITH  CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR
ENTITIES  OR INDIVIDUALS CONDUCTING SUCH TRAINING AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDI-
VISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  2. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL  CONTRACT  WITH  NON-POLICE  PROFESSIONALS
WITH  EXPERTISE  IN  THE  AREAS  OF IMPLICIT BIAS, ANGER MANAGEMENT, AND
DIVERSITY TRAINING TO CONDUCT THE DIVERSITY  SEMINARS  AS  DESCRIBED  IN
SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF THIS SECTION.  THE SEMINARS SHALL BE ATTENDED BY AT
LEAST ONE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL WHO WILL ACCENTUATE THE IMPORTANCE OF

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

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