|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 03, 2021||referred to codes|
senate Bill S6489
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Codes Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S6489 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6489 (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.
S6489 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6489 SPONSOR: BENJAMIN TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Prevents people who have been fired as or who were in jeopardy of being fired as a police officer in any other jurisdiction from being hired as police officers in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Names the act as the Wandering Officers Act. § 2: adds a new subdivision 2-b to section 840 of the executive law to require that the Municipal Police Force Training Council, at the Divi-
S6489 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 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
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