assembly Bill A7284

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Wandering Officers Act"

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May 03, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A7284 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6489
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §840, Exec L

A7284 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Wandering Officers Act" prohibiting provisional or permanent appointment of a person as a police officer if such person has previously been fired as a police officer from any jurisdiction within or without the state, if such person left a position as a police officer either while under an investigation or while being the subject of a disciplinary action which could result in termination from any jurisdiction within or without the state, or if such person resigned while criminal charges were pending stemming from actions committed while on duty as a police officer in any jurisdiction within or without the state.

A7284 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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     S. 6489                                                  A. 7284
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                       S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes
 
 IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. RAMOS -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting the  "Wander-
   ing  Officers  Act"  prohibiting  the  hiring  of certain persons as a
   police officer
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "Wandering Officers Act."
   § 2. Section 840 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 2-c to read as follows:
   2-C.  THE  COUNCIL  SHALL  PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING
 ELIGIBILITY OF PERSONS FOR PROVISIONAL OR PERMANENT APPOINTMENT  IN  THE
 COMPETITIVE  CLASS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE AS POLICE OFFICERS OF ANY POLICE
 AGENCY OR THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE TO PROHIBIT  THE  PROVISIONAL  OR
 PERMANENT APPOINTMENT OF A PERSON AS A POLICE OFFICER IF SUCH PERSON HAS
 PREVIOUSLY  BEEN  FIRED AS A POLICE OFFICER FROM ANY JURISDICTION WITHIN
 OR WITHOUT THE STATE, IF SUCH PERSON LEFT A POSITION AS A POLICE OFFICER
 EITHER WHILE UNDER AN INVESTIGATION OR WHILE  BEING  THE  SUBJECT  OF  A
 DISCIPLINARY ACTION WHICH COULD RESULT IN TERMINATION FROM ANY JURISDIC-
 TION WITHIN OR WITHOUT THE STATE, OR IF SUCH PERSON RESIGNED WHILE CRIM-
 INAL  CHARGES WERE PENDING STEMMING FROM ACTIONS COMMITTED WHILE ON DUTY
 AS A POLICE OFFICER IN ANY JURISDICTION WITHIN OR WITHOUT THE STATE.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10886-06-1