senate Bill S1064

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring police officers to maintain liability insurance

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to local government

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S1064 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2462
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
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:
S8676, A10780

S1064 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1064 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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