A02772 Summary:

BILL NO    A02772 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Wright (MS)

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   Brook-Krasny

Amd S14-148, NYC Ad Cd

Authorizes the police commissioner of the city of New York to promulgate rules
and regulations directing that the uniforms of auxiliary police officers be
designed in a manner to make them distinct and distinguishable from those worn
by members of the regular police force.
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A02772 Actions:

BILL NO    A02772 

01/17/2013 referred to governmental operations
01/08/2014 referred to governmental operations
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A02772 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02772 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2772

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the administrative code of the city of
New  York,  in  relation  to  uniforms  to  be  worn by members of the
auxiliary police

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:  Authorizes NYC  police  commissioner
to  promulgate  rules  and regulations directing uniforms of auxiliary
police officer differ from those of the regular police force.

SUMMARY  OF  SPECIFIC  PROVISIONS:    Amends  Section  14-148  of  the
administrative  code  of  the  city  of  New  York  by  adding  a  new
subdivision (d) to require the commissioner to  promulgate  rules  and
regulations  necessary  to facilitate the availability of distinct and
easily identifiable uniforms for auxiliary police officers.

JUSTIFICATION:

While the role of  the  Auxiliary  Police  Department  (APD)  is  most
distinct  from  that  of the New York City Police Department, they are
exposed to the same dangers and under equipped to protect  themselves.
Unlike  New York Police Officers, who are well armed, those in the APD
secure the streets of New York City with only a nightstick,  handcuffs
and a police radio.

The  similarity  in  uniforms  and  lack  of  equipment does little to
facilitate auxiliary  police  as  they  carry  out  their  voluntarily
assumed  duties.  The risks that auxiliary police are exposed to could
be  diminished  if  perpetrators  were  readily  informed  that  these
individuals  pose  little to no physical threat. This legislation is a
step in the  right  direction  at  showing  how  much  New  York  City
appreciates  the  unpaid  sacrifice members of the APD make on a daily
basis.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  2011-2012; A1938 2010: A1505  2009:  A1505
2008: A6706 2007: A6706

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State

EFFECTIVE  DATE:  This act shall take effect on the 120th day after it
shall have become law.  Provided, however, that effective immediately,
the addition, amendment or repeal of any rule or regulation  necessary
for  the  timely  implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made and completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.
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A02772 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2772

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 17, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WRIGHT  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A.
         BROOK-KRASNY -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on  Govern-
         mental Operations

       AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
         relation to uniforms to be worn by members of the auxiliary police

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  Section  14-148 of the administrative code of the city of
    2  New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:
    3    D. UNIFORMS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES  AND  REGULATIONS
    4  DIRECTING THAT THE UNIFORMS TO BE WORN BY AUXILIARY MEMBERS OF THE REGU-
    5  LAR  POLICE  FORCE BE DESIGNED IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO MAKE THEM DISTINCT
    6  AND EASILY DISTINGUISHABLE FROM THE UNIFORMS  WORN  BY  MEMBERS  OF  THE
    7  REGULAR POLICE FORCE.
    8    S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    9  it shall have become a law. Provided, however, that effective immediate-
   10  ly,  the  addition, amendment or repeal of any rule or regulation neces-
   11  sary for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date are
   12  authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
   13  effective date.




        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD00606-01-3
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