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.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
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
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.