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A04286 Summary:

BILL NOA04286
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02912
 
SPONSORWalker
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §2.30, CP L
 
Relates to establishing mandatory continuing law enforcement education for peace officers; requires peace officers to biannually complete a minimum of 32 credit hours of training including de-escalation techniques, implicit biases and mental health training.
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A04286 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4286
 
SPONSOR: Walker
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to establishing mandatory continuing law enforcement education for peace officers   PURPOSE: To require peace officers to take continuing education courses.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides that peace officer shall complete bi-annual mandatory continuing education course. The training shall be in de-escalation techniques, implicit biases and mental health training. No employer shall allow any peace officer it employers to carry or use a weapon if such officer did not complete the continuing education course.   JUSTIFICATION: Most professions require some form of continuing education. Doctors and lawyers are required to take continuing education course to maintain their licenses. This is because these professions, and those similarly situated, require a great deal of public trust and their fields are constantly evolving. Likewise, peace officers are professional whose possession and power entail a great deal of public trust, and their field, like that of an attorney, is constantly changing. New laws, procedures and technologies can affect daily operations, even recent changes in the fields of psychology and social science has brought an increased awareness as to mental illnesses, drug dependency and racial biases. The peace officer, no less than the doctor or lawyer, must also keep abreast of the changes to their profession.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A10717 : 2019-20   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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