The Police Accountability Act: Senate Bill S.6615 Assembly Bill A.7835
This bill would make it a crime to use deadly force when trying to arrest a person who has committed murder, forcible rape, forcible criminal sexual act, or to stop a kidnapping. If passed, this bill will put the lives of both citizens and officers in danger.
An Act to Amend the Civil Rights Law, in relation to providing a Civil Action for deprivation of rights: Senate Bill S.1991 Assembly Bill A 4331
If passed, this bill would eliminate qualified immunity for Police and Peace Officers throughout NYS. NYPD has already lost qualified immunity. Qualified immunity is the practice of not being able to file a civil lawsuit against a government official performing his or her official duties unless they violate "clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known." If this bill passes, many Police and Peace Officers will find themselves being sued civilly for merely doing their jobs.
The New York Health Plan: Senate Bill S.5474 Assembly Bill A 6058.
This bill affects all Civil Servants in NYS, both retired and active. NY Health Plan is a universal health plan for all of NYS. This bill, if passed, would affect your health insurance coverage and severely restricts your health insurance if you leave NYS.
Lodge 188 is a Fraternal organization of police officers and families who are employed or live in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Putnam Counties.
We are part of a bigger organization/ Union that encompasses lodges on the State and National levels.
Don't forget to keep your HR-218 qualification up to date. Lodge 188 recommends the course held at the Rockland County Police and Public Safety Academy. After firing a passing score the former officer will be issued an HR 218 photo-ID card. To find out the latest information and dates please click the link below.