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File #: Res 0673-2015    Version: * Name: Retrofit police patrol cars with bulletproof glass. (A.4279/S.1710)
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 4/28/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign A.4279/S.1710, which seeks to amend the New York State Finance Law and Tax Law, in relation to establishing the police officer protection fund to be made available to the Division of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of establishing and implementing a program to retrofit all patrol vehicles of the New York Police Department, and thereafter all patrol vehicles of the New York State Police, with bullet-proof glass.
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Margaret S. Chin, Vincent J. Gentile, Rosie Mendez
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Attachments: 1. April 28, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/28/2015*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/28/2015*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 673
 
 
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign A.4279/S.1710, which seeks to amend the New York State Finance Law and  Tax Law, in relation to establishing the police officer protection fund to be made available to the Division of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of establishing and implementing a program to retrofit all patrol vehicles of the New York Police Department, and thereafter all patrol vehicles of the New York State Police, with bullet-proof glass.
 
 
By Council Members Williams, Chin, Gentile and Mendez
 
      Whereas, New York Police Department ("NYPD") officers have a very difficult and dangerous job and their safety is a high priority for all New Yorkers; and
      Whereas, NYPD officers are provided with radios, weapons, and bulletproof vests to assist in keeping them safe and enabling them to do their job in a safe manner; and      
      Whereas, According to the National Institute of Justice, over the past 30 years, the lives of over 3000 police officers have been saved in the United States because they were wearing a bulletproof vest; and  
      Whereas, According to various reports, on December 20th 2014, Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed through the front passenger window of their patrol car; and
      Whereas, Although having had a patrol vehicle outfitted with bulletproof glass could not have guaranteed their safety, such simple safety measures should be available in the hope that it will protect other officers in the future; and
      Whereas, A.4279/S.1710, introduced respectively by New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and New York State Senator Philip Boyle and both currently pending, would create a fund to provide bulletproof protection to our police officers through a five year phased in retrofitting of police vehicles, first in the City and thereafter for state police, with the hope of preventing future tragedies of this kind; and
      Whereas, Retro-fitting police vehicles with bulletproof glass is a matter of the utmost concern and its implementation ought not to be delayed; now, therefore, be it
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign S.1710, which seeks  to amend the New York State Finance Law and  Tax Law, in relation to establishing the police officer protection fund to be made available to the Division of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of establishing and implementing a program to retrofit all patrol vehicles of the New York Police Department, and thereafter all patrol vehicles of the New York State Police, with bulletproof glass.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LS# 3739
Date 2/17/2015
Time: 6:02pm
Initials I.M.