assembly Bill A2462

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring police officers to maintain liability insurance

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Jan 19, 2021 referred to local governments

A2462 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1064
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §52-a, Gen Muni L; amd §17, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10780, S8676

A2462 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A2462 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2462
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. HYNDMAN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Local Governments
 
 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.
                                                            LBD02987-01-1