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A09031 Summary:

Add §184, Exec L
Establishes the "Defund Municipalities that Defund the Police Act" which provides for a withholding of a certain amount of state funding for a defunding municipality.
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A09031 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 21, 2022
        Introduced by M. of A. BRABENEC -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Local Governments
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law, in relation to establishing the
          defund municipalities that defund the police act
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. This act shall be known as the "Defund Municipalities that
     2  Defund the Police Act".
     3    § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 184 to  read
     4  as follows:
     5    § 184. Defund municipalities that defund the police act. 1. As used in
     6  this  section,  "defunding municipality" shall mean a political subdivi-
     7  sion, including counties, cities, towns and villages, that:
     8    (a) abolishes or disbands the police department with no  intention  of
     9  reconstituting such jurisdiction's police department; or
    10    (b) significantly reduces the police department's budget without real-
    11  locating  a  portion  of  that  money  to  any  other community-policing
    12  program, provided, that the jurisdiction  did  not  face  a  significant
    13  decrease in revenues in the previous fiscal year.
    14    2.  The director of the division of budget shall withhold an amount of
    15  state funding that the defunding municipality receives from the state in
    16  accordance with subdivision three of this section. The director  of  the
    17  division  of  budget shall discontinue and reverse any withholdings made
    18  pursuant to this section upon a determination by the director  that  the
    19  municipality  no  longer  qualifies  as  a  defunding municipality under
    20  subdivision one of this section.
    21    3. The amount withheld from the defunding  municipality  shall  be  an
    22  amount  equal  to  the percentage reduction, exclusive of funds diverted
    23  for any other community-policing programs, that  the  defunding  munici-
    24  pality reduces its police department budget by.
    25    § 3. 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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