Bill Text: NY A07324 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes the police canine vest fund for the purpose of purchasing, maintaining, repairing and replacing soft body ballistic armor vests and other protective equipment for police K9 officers.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-23 - referred to ways and means [A07324 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07324-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 23, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. COLTON -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Ways and Means
        AN  ACT  to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the
          police canine vest fund
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  state finance law is amended by adding a new section
     2  97-bbbbb to read as follows:
     3    § 97-bbbbb. Police canine vest fund. 1. There is hereby established in
     4  the joint custody of the state comptroller and the commissioner of taxa-
     5  tion and finance a fund to be known as the "police canine vest fund".
     6    2. The fund shall consist of  all  moneys  credited,  appropriated  or
     7  transferred  thereto from any other fund or source. Nothing contained in
     8  this section shall prevent the state from  receiving  grants,  gifts  or
     9  bequests  for  the  purposes  of the fund as defined in this section and
    10  depositing them into the fund according to law.
    11    3. Moneys from the fund shall be used for the purpose  of  purchasing,
    12  maintaining, repairing and replacing soft body ballistic armor vests and
    13  other  protective  equipment  for  state police and municipal department
    14  police canines utilized in the performance of police duties.
    15    4. Nothing contained in this section shall be  construed  to  prohibit
    16  the  division  of  state  police or any municipal police department from
    17  expending its own funds for ballistic armor vests  or  other  protective
    18  equipment for police canines.
    19    5.  A municipal police department utilizing one or more police canines
    20  may apply to the superintendent of the state police  for  the  purchase,
    21  maintenance,  repair  or  replacement  of  police canine vests and other
    22  protective equipment as provided in subdivision three of  this  section.
    23  The  superintendent  of  the  state police shall establish a process for
    24  application by such police departments and for selection of  departments
    25  to receive police canine vests or other protective equipment.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    6.  Moneys  shall  be paid out of the fund on the audit and warrant of
     2  the state comptroller on vouchers  approved  by  the  superintendent  of
     3  state  police.  Any  interest  received  by the comptroller on moneys on
     4  deposits in the fund shall be retained in and become part of such  fund.
     5  No  money  from  such fund may be withdrawn, transferred, or used by any
     6  person for any purpose other than as permitted by this section.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
     8  have  become a law and shall apply to all claims filed on and after such
     9  effective date. Effective immediately  the  addition,  amendment  and/or
    10  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    11  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
    12  on or before such date.