Assembly Bill A4836

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Wandering Officers Act"

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A4836 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6140
Current Committee:
Assembly Governmental Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §840, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A7284

2023-A4836 (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.

2023-A4836 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4836
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 23, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. RAMOS, DINOWITZ, MAGNARELLI, JACKSON, ZINERMAN,
   SIMON, FORREST -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Govern-
   mental 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.
                                                            LBD08294-01-3



              

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