Bill Text: NY S04254 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes educational institutions to agree to pay for all or a portion of the salaries and compensation payable to municipal school resource officers.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S04254 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04254-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 5, 2019
        Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- 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  authorizing
          educational  institutions  to  pay  the  salaries  and compensation of
          school resource officers
          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 208-i to read as follows:
     3    § 208-i. School resource officers. The duly constituted authorities of
     4  any city, town, or village or any county  police  department  or  police
     5  district  may  designate, authorize and appoint such a number of persons
     6  as such authority shall deem necessary, and at  such  salaries  as  such
     7  authority  shall  deem  advisable, as school resource officers to aid in
     8  protecting school children. A board of education or trustees of a school
     9  district may enter into an agreement with any  city,  town,  village  or
    10  county police department or police district whereby such school district
    11  pays for all or any portion of the salaries of the school resource offi-
    12  cers providing services pursuant to this section to the students of such
    13  district.  Notwithstanding  any  agreement entered into pursuant to this
    14  section, school resource officers shall not be considered  employees  of
    15  the  school district.  The authority of a board of education or trustees
    16  of a school district to enter into such agreement shall only exist  when
    17  such  agreement  results in an increase to the number of school resource
    18  officers employed by the city, town, village, county  police  department
    19  or police district.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.