|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to local government|
senate Bill S1064
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1064 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1064 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1064 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require police officers to carry individual liability insurance. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the General Municipal Law by adding a new section 52-a to require all police officers obtain liability insurance and maintain coverage during the course of their employment as a police officer. Their employer must cover the base rate of the policy.
S1064 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1064 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BIAGGI, JACKSON, RAMOS, RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government 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
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