BILL NO A02772
SAME AS No same as
SPONSOR Wright (MS)
MLTSPNSR Brook-Krasny, Perry
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.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A2772
SPONSOR: Wright (MS)
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
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 adminis-
trative 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.
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
The similarity in uniforms and lack of equipment does little to facili-
tate auxiliary police as they carry out their voluntarily assumed
duties. The risks that auxiliary police are exposed to could be dimin-
ished 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
STATE OF NEW YORK
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
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-
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 § 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.