STATE OF NEW YORK
June 18, 2020
Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to requiring
municipalities, authorities and agencies to obtain liability insurance
on each duly appointed police officer
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new
2 section 52-a to read as follows:
3 § 52-a. Liability insurance for police officers. Each city, county,
4 town, village, authority or agency shall obtain and continuously main-
5 tain a policy of liability insurance on each duly appointed police offi-
6 cer of such municipality, authority or agency in an amount not less than
7 two hundred thousand dollars for covering civil rights violation claims
8 that arise from the performance of such officer's powers and duties.
9 Such insurance shall be used to pay any legal fees and/or judgments
10 associated with such claims.
11 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.