Bill Text: NY A06265 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes localities to remove citizenship requirements for police and firefighters in their jurisdictions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-04 - referred to governmental operations [A06265 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06265-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 4, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. PERRY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GOTT-
          FRIED, ORTIZ -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  on  Govern-
          mental Operations
        AN  ACT  to  amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing
          the removal of citizenship requirements from police  and  firefighters
          by local law
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 209-ii to read as follows:
     3    §   209-ii.  Citizenship  requirements  of  police  and  firefighters.
     4  Notwithstanding any general, special or local law or administrative code
     5  to the contrary, the local  governing  bodies  of  the  several  cities,
     6  towns,  villages,  police  and  fire  districts  of the state are hereby
     7  authorized to remove, by local law, rule or ordinance,  any  citizenship
     8  requirements  from  the qualifications of police officers and firefight-
     9  ers.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.