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New Major Security Training Legislation Proposed in New York

09 Apr 2010 5:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Security Legislation News – New York

From: Bruce Hulme, ISPLA Director of Government Affairs

To: Contract Security Industry and Stakeholders

 

We have been advised that the legislation offered below is at the request of SEIU, 32 BJ. Note provisions concerning NYS contracts for security services over $500K; OJT provisions increased to 40 hours within 90 days following employment; which shall cover observation, detection and reporting skills, coordination with local police, fire and emergency services skills, in working with advanced security technology including surveillance and access control procedures, and at least 3 hours of training devoted to terrorism awareness. The entity employing the security guard shall compensate security guard for all hours while in attendance at his or her regular hourly wage or, if applicable, overtime rate. Violation of provisions may result in revocation or suspension of license or fine not exceeding $10,000 per violation or occurrence, or reprimand or denial of license renewal.

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April 9, 2010

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A10554 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________
                                        10554
                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y
                                     April 7, 2010
                                      ___________
       Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
       AN  ACT  to amend the state finance law and the general business law, in relation to the purchase of security services
         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
    1    Section 1. Section 165 of the state finance law is amended by adding a
    2  new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
    3    9. SPECIAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PURCHASING OF SECURITY SERVICES.
    4    A. WHENEVER THE STATE OR ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVI-
    5  SION  OR  PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION OF THE STATE ENTERS INTO A CONTRACT
    6  IN EXCESS OF FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PURCHASE SECURITY SERVICES
    7  FROM ANY PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, OR WATCH,  GUARD  OR  PATROL  AGENCY,  OR
    8  SECURITY  GUARD  COMPANY,  THE  CONTRACT  SHALL  PROVIDE THAT THE ENTITY
    9  PROVIDING THE SECURITY SERVICES SHALL ENSURE THAT  EACH  SECURITY  GUARD
   10  WHO  PERFORMS  SERVICES  UNDER THE CONTRACT COMPLETES A TRAINING PROGRAM
   11  CERTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH
   12  (R)  OF  SUBDIVISION  TWO OF SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED NINE OF THE EXECUTIVE
   13  LAW WITHIN NINETY WORKING  DAYS  FOLLOWING  EMPLOYMENT,  AND  THAT  SUCH
   14  TRAINING SHALL BE PROVIDED AT NO COST TO THE SECURITY GUARDS.
   15    B. EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF CONTRACTS IN THE AMOUNT OF FIVE HUNDRED THOU-
   16  SAND DOLLARS OR LESS, EVERY BID, PROPOSAL, OR OTHER RESPONSE TO A SOLIC-
   17  ITATION  FOR BID OR PROPOSAL FOR SECURITY SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED TO THE
   18  STATE OR ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY  OR  POLITICAL  SUBDIVISION  OR  PUBLIC
   19  BENEFIT  CORPORATION  OF THE STATE SHALL BE DEEMED NON-RESPONSIVE UNLESS
   20  THE PERSON OR ENTITY SUBMITTING THE BID  ESTABLISHES  THAT  IT  HAS  THE
   21  CAPACITY  TO  PROVIDE  THE  NECESSARY  TRAINING TO EACH SECURITY OFFICER
   22  PERFORMING SERVICES UNDER THE CONTRACT.
   23    C. WHENEVER THE STATE OR ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR POLITICAL SUBDIVI-
   24  SION OR PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION OF THE STATE ENTERS INTO  A  CONTRACT
   25  IN EXCESS OF FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PURCHASE SECURITY SERVICES
   26  FROM  ANY  PRIVATE  INVESTIGATOR,  OR  WATCH, GUARD OR PATROL AGENCY, OR
   27  SECURITY GUARD COMPANY, THE  CONTRACT  SHALL  PROVIDE  THAT  THE  ENTITY
   28  PROVIDING  THE  SECURITY  SERVICES  SHALL  FURNISH  A  PERFORMANCE  BOND
        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD16779-02-0
       A. 10554                            2
    1  EXECUTED BY A SURETY AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS  IN  THE  STATE,  OR  THE
    2  EQUIVALENT  IN CASH. THE PERFORMANCE BOND SHALL BE IN AN AMOUNT ADEQUATE
    3  TO ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT, BUT SHALL BE  NO  LESS  THAN
    4  FIFTY PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT PAYABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT.
    5    S  2.  The  opening  paragraph  of  subdivision 1 of section 79 of the
    6  general business law, as amended by chapter 336 of the laws of 1992,  is
    7  amended to read as follows:
    8    The  department of state shall have the power to revoke or suspend any
    9  license, or in lieu thereof to impose a fine  not  exceeding  [one]  TEN
   10  thousand  dollars  PER VIOLATION OR OCCURRENCE payable to the department
   11  of state, or reprimand any licensee or deny an application for a license
   12  or renewal thereof upon proof:
   13    S 3. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 89-n of the general busi-
   14  ness law, as amended by chapter 634 of the laws of 1994, is  amended  to
   15  read as follows:
   16    b. an on-the-job training course to be completed within ninety working
   17  days following employment, consisting of a minimum of [sixteen hours and
   18  a  maximum  of]  forty  hours,  [as determined by the council, generally
   19  relating to the security guard's specific duties, the nature of the work
   20  place and the requirements of the security guard  company]  WHICH  SHALL
   21  COVER  OBSERVATION,  DETECTION  AND  REPORTING SKILLS; COORDINATION WITH
   22  LOCAL POLICE, FIRE  AND  EMERGENCY  SERVICES  SKILLS;  IN  WORKING  WITH
   23  ADVANCED  SECURITY  TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING SURVEILLANCE AND ACCESS CONTROL
   24  PROCEDURES; AND AT LEAST THREE HOURS OF TRAINING  DEVOTED  TO  TERRORISM
   25  AWARENESS.  THE ENTITY EMPLOYING THE SECURITY GUARD SHALL COMPENSATE THE
   26  SECURITY GUARD FOR ALL HOURS OF ATTENDANCE AT THE TRAINING COURSE AT  NO
   27  LESS  THAN  THE  SECURITY  GUARD'S  REGULAR HOURLY WAGE, OR THE OVERTIME
   28  RATE, IF APPLICABLE;
   29    S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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