Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 06, 2022
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A10534
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-A10534 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Governmental Operations
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §709-b, amd §709, Exec L
2021-A10534 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10534 I N A S S E M B L Y July 6, 2022 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Burke) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the office of domestic terrorism THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 709-b to read as follows: § 709-B. OFFICE OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED THE OFFICE OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM TO MONITOR, ANALYZE, INVESTIGATE AND COMBAT DOMESTIC TERRORISM, WHITE SUPREMACIST AND NEO-NAZI INFILTRATION OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. SUCH OFFICE SHALL BE HEADED BY A DIRECTOR APPOINTED PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED NINE OF THIS ARTICLE. 2. THE DIRECTOR SHALL ENSURE THAT THE OFFICE ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL: (A) HAVE AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES TO PERFORM THE REQUIRED DUTIES; (B) HAVE NOT LESS THAN ONE EMPLOYEE DEDICATED TO ENSURING COMPLIANCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES LAWS AND REGULATIONS; AND (C) REQUIRE THAT ALL EMPLOYEES UNDERGO ANNUAL ANTI-BIAS TRAINING. 3. THE OFFICE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INVESTIGATING ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FOR EXTREME AFFILIATIONS OR BELIEFS THAT MAY BE THREATENING OR INCITE VIOLENCE AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON OR PERSONS IN WHOLE OR IN SUBSTANTIAL PART BECAUSE OF A BELIEF OR PERCEPTION REGARDING THE RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, GENDER, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, RELIGION, RELIGIOUS PRACTICE, AGE, DISABILITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION OF SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS, OR DAMAGE TO PRIVATE OR PUBLIC PROPERTY ASSOCIATED IN WHOLE OR IN SUBSTANTIAL PART WITH SUCH BELIEFS OR PERCEPTIONS. 4. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION, OR ANY AMENDMENT MADE BY THIS SECTION, MAY BE CONSTRUED TO AUTHORIZE THE INFRINGEMENT OR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHT PROTECTED UNDER THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OR AN APPLICABLE PROVISION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15937-01-2
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