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A03048 Summary:

BILL NOA03048
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03898
 
SPONSORPeoples-Stokes
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3, Pub Off L
 
Authorizes the city of Buffalo to adopt a local law requiring a member of the police force in such city to be a resident of Buffalo subsequent to the effective date of such local law.
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A03048 Actions:

BILL NOA03048
 
01/22/2021referred to governmental operations
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A03048 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3048
 
SPONSOR: Peoples-Stokes
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to authorizing the city of Buffalo to adopt a local law requiring police officers to be residents of Buffalo   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the city of Buffalo to enact a local law requiring its new police officers to be residents of the city.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds a new subdivision to 70 to section 3 of the public offi- cers law in order to authorize the city of Buffalo to enact a local law requiring its new police officers to be residents of the city.   JUSTIFICATION: When police officers are also residents of the municipality they serve, they are more familiar with, committed to, and accountable to the commu- nity and the other residents of the municipality. This bill empowers the city of Buffalo to require new police officers to reside in the city of Buffalo, which will have a positive impact on the entire city.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A10719 of 2019/20.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A03048 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3048
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 22, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to authorizing  the
          city  of  Buffalo to adopt a local law requiring police officers to be
          residents of Buffalo

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 71 to read as follows:
     3    71. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision two of this section,
     4  or  any  provision  of any general, special or local law, charter, code,
     5  ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation to the contrary, the  city  of
     6  Buffalo,  as  of  the effective date of this subdivision, shall have the
     7  authority to enact a local law subsequent to the effective date of  this
     8  subdivision  requiring  any  person  who is appointed as a member of the
     9  police force of such city to be a resident of such a city during his  or
    10  her  employment as a member of such police force; provided however, that
    11  nothing in this subdivision shall authorize such local law to affect any
    12  person who entered such city service as a police officer prior to thirty
    13  days subsequent to the effective date of such local law.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02440-01-1
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