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A05780 Summary:

BILL NOA05780A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00875-B
 
SPONSORMcDonald
 
COSPNSRGottfried, Harris, Benedetto, D'Urso, Ortiz, Montesano, Blake, Rivera, Otis
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Crouch, Galef, Miller ML
 
Add 679, County L
 
Requires certain training for coroners and coroner's deputies.
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A05780 Actions:

BILL NOA05780A
 
02/15/2017referred to local governments
06/07/2017amend and recommit to local governments
06/07/2017print number 5780a
06/14/2017reported referred to ways and means
06/19/2017reported referred to rules
06/19/2017reported
06/19/2017rules report cal.479
06/19/2017ordered to third reading rules cal.479
06/21/2017passed assembly
06/21/2017delivered to senate
06/21/2017REFERRED TO RULES
06/21/2017SUBSTITUTED FOR S875B
06/21/20173RD READING CAL.117
06/21/2017PASSED SENATE
06/21/2017RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
08/09/2017delivered to governor
08/21/2017signed chap.184
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A05780 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A5780A
 
SPONSOR: McDonald
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the county law, in relation to train- ing requirements for coroners and coroner's deputies   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation requires training for coroners and coroner's deputies prior to taking office.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this legislation requires each coroner and coroner's deputy to attend and successfully complete state-approved courses in medical- legal investigation. The cost shall be borne by the individual provided that the County may at its discretion reimburse the individual. Courses shall be prescribed, certified and credited in rules promulgated by DOH in consultation with the Commission on Forensic Science, DCJS, DOS, NYSP, and SED. DOH also has the option to consult with qualified professional groups. Rules shall establish the frequency and duration for successful completion of any such course and may prescribe height- ened levels of training for any newly elected or appointed coroner or coroner's deputy. Section 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Coroners play an important role in the examination of an individual's death, as the individuals tasked with determining cause of death. Due to the important role these individuals serve, ensuring proper training is paramount. This legislation ensures that these individuals tasked with the important role as coroner are trained to minimum standards and spec- ifications so they are able to complete their job in an exceptional manner.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S. 6251A of 2016; Passed Senate   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to State   EFFECTIVE DATE: S. 6251A of 2016; Passed Senate
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A05780 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         5780--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 15, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. McDONALD, GOTTFRIED, HARRIS, BENEDETTO, D'URSO,
          ORTIZ, MONTESANO, BLAKE, RIVERA -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
          COOK,  CROUCH,  GALEF  --  read  once and referred to the Committee on
          Local Governments  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to training requirements for
          coroners and coroner's deputies
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The county law is amended by adding a new  section  679  to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 679. Training requirements for coroners and coroner's deputies. Each
     4  coroner  and  coroner's deputy, whether elected or appointed pursuant to
     5  section four hundred of this  chapter,  shall  attend  and  successfully
     6  complete state-approved courses in medical-legal investigation. The cost
     7  of  such courses shall be the responsibility of the coroner or coroner's
     8  deputy, provided however that the county may, at its  discretion,  reim-
     9  burse  the  coroner or coroner's deputy for all or a portion of the cost
    10  of such courses. Such courses shall be prescribed, certified and accred-
    11  ited pursuant to rules promulgated  by  the  department  of  health,  in
    12  consultation  with  the  department  of  state, the division of criminal
    13  justice services, the superintendent of state police,  the  commissioner
    14  of  education,  and the chair of the commission on forensic science. The
    15  department of  health  may  also  consult  with  qualified  professional
    16  groups.   Such rules shall also establish the frequency and duration for
    17  successful completion of any such courses  by  a  coroner  or  coroner's
    18  deputy  and  may  prescribe  heightened levels of training for any newly
    19  elected or appointed coroner or coroner's deputy.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    21  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that the commissioner  of
    22  health  is  authorized  and  directed  to promulgate any rules and regu-
    23  lations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its  effec-
    24  tive date on or before such date.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04584-04-7
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