senate Bill S8676

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring police officers to maintain liability insurance

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Jul 06, 2020 referred to rules

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S8676 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10780
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §52-a, Gen Muni L; amd §17, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1064, A2462

S8676 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires police officers to maintain liability insurance; and excludes police officers from provisions requiring defense and indemnification of state officers and employees.

S8676 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8676 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8676

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 6, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  police  officers  to  maintain  liability  insurance; and to amend the
  public officers law, in relation to  excluding  police  officers  from
  provisions requiring defense and indemnification of state officers and
  employees

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

  Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 52-a to read as follows:
  §  52-A.  LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR POLICE OFFICERS. EACH POLICE OFFICER
EMPLOYED BY A CITY, COUNTY, TOWN, VILLAGE,  AUTHORITY  OR  AGENCY  SHALL
OBTAIN  A  POLICY  OF LIABILITY INSURANCE. EACH APPOINTED POLICE OFFICER
MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF LIABILITY  INSURANCE  COVERAGE  REQUIRED  BY  THIS
SECTION  AND  MUST MAINTAIN CONTINUOUS COVERAGE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF
EMPLOYMENT AS A  POLICE  OFFICER.  SUCH  INSURANCE  SHALL  COVER  CLAIMS
AGAINST  SUCH  OFFICER  FOR  ACTS OR OMISSIONS DURING ANY PERIOD OF TIME
THAT SUCH OFFICER IS PERFORMING DUTIES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT OF
SUCH CITY, COUNTY, TOWN, VILLAGE, AUTHORITY OR AGENCY. THE CITY, COUNTY,
TOWN, VILLAGE, AUTHORITY OR AGENCY SHALL COVER  THE  BASE  RATE  OF  THE
POLICY REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 17 of the public officers law is amended
by adding a new paragraph (a-1) to read as follows:
  (A-1)  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "EMPLOYEE" SHALL NOT
INCLUDE ANY POLICE OFFICER OR PEACE OFFICER AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN
SECTIONS 1.20 AND 2.10 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW AND SECTION  14-102
OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16802-05-0

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