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A01367 Summary:

COSPNSRTaylor, Levenberg
Amd §840, Exec L
Requires the municipal police training council to promulgate rules and regulations regarding psychological evaluations for certain members of the police force of a city with a population of one million or more.
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A01367 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2023
        Introduced by M. of A. EPSTEIN, TAYLOR -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          SAYEGH  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Governmental
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the  munici-
          pal  police  training  council  to  promulgate  regulations  regarding
          psychological evaluations

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  840 of the executive law, as
     2  amended by section 8 of part BBB of chapter 59 of the laws of  2021,  is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    2.  a.  The council shall promulgate, and may from time to time amend,
     5  such rules and regulations prescribing height, weight, physical  fitness
     6  and  psychological  requirements  for  eligibility of persons for provi-
     7  sional or permanent appointment in the competitive class  of  the  civil
     8  service  as police officers of any county, city, town, village or police
     9  district as it deems necessary and proper for the efficient  performance
    10  of police duties.
    11    b.  The council, in addition to the rules and regulations set forth in
    12  paragraph a of this subdivision, shall promulgate, and may from time  to
    13  time  amend, such rules and regulations, requiring every police officer,
    14  appointed in the competitive class of the service, for any city  with  a
    15  population of one million or more, to undergo a psychological evaluation
    16  upon  entry  into such service, and upon every third year thereafter, to
    17  determine whether such officer has  post-traumatic  stress  disorder  or
    18  anger management issues, which may affect his or her ability to serve as
    19  a  police officer, provided, however, the provisions of this subdivision
    20  shall not apply to police officers who are not  assigned  to  precincts,
    21  who  are  not  assigned to active duty on patrol or who supervise police
    22  personnel who are assigned to active duty on patrol.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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