Bill Text: NY S02162 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the appropriation of funds for the training of firefighters.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-20 - REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT [S02162 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S02162-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          2162

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 20, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

        AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the  appropri-
          ation of funds for the training of firefighters

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 72-c of the general municipal law,  as  amended  by
     2  section  1  of subpart C of part C of chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    § 72-c. Expenses of members of the police department, the fire depart-
     5  ment and other peace officers in attending police or firefighter  train-
     6  ing  schools.  The  board  or  body  of  a county, city, town or village
     7  authorized to appropriate and to raise money by  taxation  and  to  make
     8  payments  therefrom,  is hereby authorized, in its discretion, to appro-
     9  priate and to raise money by taxation and to  make  payments  from  such
    10  moneys,  for the annual expenses of the members of the police department
    11  of such municipal corporation in attending a police training school, and
    12  for the annual expenses of the members of the fire  department  of  such
    13  municipal corporation in attendance in a firefighter training school, as
    14  provided by the regulations of the department, either within such munic-
    15  ipal  corporation  or elsewhere within the state; and for the payment of
    16  reasonable expenses of such members  and  other  police  officers  [or],
    17  peace  officers  or  firefighters  of  the  municipality while going to,
    18  attending, and returning from any training school conducted by or  under
    19  the  auspices of the federal bureau of investigation, or, in the case of
    20  firefighters, under the auspices  of  the  appropriate  entity,  whether
    21  within  or without the state. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision
    22  of any general, special or local law to the contrary, whenever a  member
    23  of  the  police  department  of  a  municipal corporation has attended a
    24  police training school, or a member of the fire department of a  munici-
    25  pal  corporation has attended a firefighter training school, the expense

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07399-01-1

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     1  of which was borne by such municipal corporation, terminates  employment
     2  with  such municipal corporation and commences employment with any other
     3  municipal corporation or employer county sheriff, such employer  munici-
     4  pal  corporation  or  employer  county sheriff shall reimburse the prior
     5  employer municipal corporation for  such  expenses,  including,  salary,
     6  tuition,  enrollment  fees, books, and the cost of transportation to and
     7  from training school, as follows: on a pro rata basis, to be  calculated
     8  by  subtracting from the number of days in the three years following the
     9  date of the member's graduation  from  police  or  firefighter  training
    10  school,  the  number of days between the date of the member's graduation
    11  from training school and the date of the termination of employment  with
    12  the  municipal corporation which paid for such training, and multiplying
    13  the difference by the per diem cost of such expenses, to  be  calculated
    14  by dividing the total cost of such expenses by the number of days in the
    15  three  years  following  the  date  of  the member's graduation, if such
    16  change in employment occurs within three years of such  member's  gradu-
    17  ation from police or firefighter training school. Provided, however, the
    18  employer  municipal  corporation or employer county sheriff shall not be
    19  required to reimburse the prior employer municipal corporation for  that
    20  portion  of  such  expenses  which  is reimbursable by the member to the
    21  prior employer municipal corporation under the terms of an employment or
    22  labor agreement. Provided,  further,  however,  the  employer  municipal
    23  corporation  or  employer  county sheriff shall not be required to reim-
    24  burse the prior employer municipal corporation for such  basic  training
    25  if such change in employment occurs after the expiration of the validity
    26  of  the member's certificate attesting to the satisfactory completion of
    27  an approved municipal police or firefighter basic training program.
    28    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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