Bill Text: NY A03606 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to establishing a hate crimes prevention training program; directs the division of criminal justice services to develop a training program and associated training materials, to provide instruction and information to state and local law enforcement on the recognition of and response to hate crimes.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 29-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - referred to governmental operations [A03606 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03606-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3606
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 29, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROZIC,  LAVINE, MOSLEY, D. ROSENTHAL, NOLAN,
          WALLACE, FAHY, VANEL, BICHOTTE, BLAKE,  RYAN,  WEPRIN,  PHEFFER AMATO,
          BARNWELL, L. ROSENTHAL, RICHARDSON, SIMON, JOHNS, FITZPATRICK, ABBATE,
          DINOWITZ,  ORTIZ,  DE LA ROSA,  DICKENS,  FERNANDEZ, EPSTEIN, BARRETT,
          GALEF -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  LENTOL  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
        AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a hate
          crimes prevention training program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section 837-a of the executive law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
     3    10. (a) In  consultation  with  civil  rights  or  anti-discrimination
     4  organizations, the municipal police training council and the superinten-
     5  dent of state police, develop a training program and associated training
     6  materials, to provide instruction and information to state and local law
     7  enforcement  on  the  recognition  of  and  response  to hate crimes, as
     8  defined in article four hundred eighty-five of the penal law. The train-
     9  ing program and associated training materials shall  include  any  other
    10  information deemed necessary and appropriate by the commissioner.
    11    (b) Such training program shall include an initial training program as
    12  well as a refresher training program every two years.
    13    (c) The division may contract with civil rights or anti-discrimination
    14  organizations in order to develop and implement such training program.
    15    (d)  The  division  shall  develop a process to review and approve any
    16  existing training program administered by a state or local law  enforce-
    17  ment  agency provided such program meets the requirements of this subdi-
    18  vision.
    19    § 2. Section 840 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
    20  subdivision 6 to read as follows:
    21    6. The council shall, in addition:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1    (a) Develop policies and procedures to implement, in consultation with
     2  the  commissioner, the training program established pursuant to subdivi-
     3  sion ten of  section  eight  hundred  thirty-seven-a  of  this  article,
     4  regarding  the recognition of and response to hate crimes. Such policies
     5  and  procedures  shall make provisions for the education and training of
     6  new and veteran police officers every two years on  the  recognition  of
     7  and response to hate crimes; and
     8    (b)  Recommend  to  the  governor and the legislature, rules and regu-
     9  lations with respect to the establishment and implementation on an ongo-
    10  ing basis of a training program for all current and new police  officers
    11  regarding  the  policies  and  procedures  established  pursuant to this
    12  subdivision, along with recommendations for retraining of  police  offi-
    13  cers every two years.
    14    §  3.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 214-g to
    15  read as follows:
    16    § 214-g. Hate crimes prevention training program.  The  superintendent
    17  shall, for all members of the state police:
    18    1.  Develop policies and procedures to implement, in consultation with
    19  the commissioner of the  division  of  criminal  justice  services,  the
    20  training  program  established  pursuant  to  subdivision ten of section
    21  eight hundred thirty-seven-a of this chapter, regarding the  recognition
    22  of  and response to hate crimes. Such policies and procedures shall make
    23  provisions for the education and training  of  new  and  veteran  police
    24  officers  every  two  years  on  the recognition of and response to hate
    25  crimes; and
    26    2. Recommend to the governor and  the  legislature,  rules  and  regu-
    27  lations with respect to the establishment and implementation on an ongo-
    28  ing  basis of a training program for all current and new police officers
    29  regarding the policies  and  procedures  established  pursuant  to  this
    30  section,  along  with  recommendations for retraining of police officers
    31  every two years.
    32    § 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    33  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    34  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    35  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
    36  on or before such effective date.
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