Enacts "Briana's law" to require that members of the division of state police and of the police department of the city of New York complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation during the police academy and every 2 years thereafter.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A2115B
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the general
municipal law, in relation to requiring certain police officers to be
re-trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation every two years
To require all members of the State Police and NYPD police officers be
routinely trained in the administration of CPR
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill adds a new section 214-e to the executive law and a new subdi-
vision b of section 208-h of the General Municipal Law. These new
sections require that every police officer, member of the State Police,
including police officer trainees and state police cadets, receive CPR
training prior to employment as well as during employment every two
years where practicable but no later than 4 years and requires that
individuals demonstrate proficiency in the technique.
A report to legislature is required by May 1St 2018 and every year later
detailing number of officers trained and retrained.
In response to the tragic death of Briana Ojeda in 2010 who died of an
asthma attack when the attending police officer was unable to perform
CPR, it is imperative that all police officers are adequately trained in
the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR. This easy to
learn procedure has been proven to save lives in emergency situations
and could have helped save the life of Briana Ojeda. This bill will
require every police officer in New York State to be retrained and test-
ed in CPR. By requiring that all police officers know how to administer
CPR we can ensure that those in need will be saved in the future.
S.7886 of 2013/14
S.6717 of 2015/16
60 days after enactment
STATE OF NEW YORK
Cal. No. 270
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
January 17, 2017
Introduced by M. of A. ORTIZ, HARRIS, MOYA -- read once and referred to
the Committee on Local Governments -- reported and referred to the
Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --
advanced to a third reading, passed by Assembly and delivered to the
Senate, recalled from the Senate, vote reconsidered, bill amended,
ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading
AN ACT to amend the executive law and the general municipal law, in
relation to requiring certain police officers to be re-trained in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation every two years
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
2 "Briana's law".
3 § 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 214-e to
4 read as follows:
5 § 214-e. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and retraining. 1.
6 For the purposes of this section, "cardiopulmonary resuscitation" shall
7 have the same meaning as provided in subdivision six of section six
8 hundred twenty-one of the general business law.
9 2. Each member of the division of state police shall be:
10 (a) trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation during the training proc-
11 ess to become a trooper;
12 (b) retrained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation every two years; and
13 (c) required to demonstrate the satisfactory completion of training in
14 cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
15 § 3. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section
16 208-h to read as follows:
17 § 208-h. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and retraining for
18 police departments in cities having a population of one million or more
19 1. For the purposes of this section, "cardiopulmonary resuscitation"
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 shall have the same meaning as provided in subdivision six of section
2 six hundred twenty-one of the general business law.
3 2. Every police department in a city having a population of one
4 million or more shall provide all uniformed personnel of such department
5 training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and direct that such training
6 be completed at least every two years to the extent practicable, but no
7 later than every four years.
8 § 4. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation report. No later than May 1, 2018
9 and every May first thereafter, the police department of the city of New
10 York and the division of state police shall provide to the legislature a
11 report which shall include the total number of uniformed officers
12 assigned to a patrol precinct, transit district, or police service area
13 in the past calendar year, disaggregated by: (a) the total number
14 trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; (b) the total number of offi-
15 cers newly trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the past calendar
16 year; (c) the total number of officers re-trained in cardiopulmonary
17 resuscitation in the past calendar year.
18 § 5. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
19 have become a law.