Did You Know? Port Authority Police respond to all aircraft incidents at JFK, LaGuardia, Teterboro and Newark? Did You Know? Port Authority Police move hundreds of millions of passengers safely each year? Did You Know? Port Authority Police carry out suicide prevention? Did You Know? Port Authority Police have the largest aircraft police crash fire rescue unit in the world? Did You Know? Port Authority Police are trained in life saving techniques like EMT, defibrillator and NARCAN? Did You Know? Port Authority Police have 2 K9 Teams: Explosive detection and narcotic detection? Did You Know? Port Authority Police have some of the most advanced counter-terrorism training in the country? Did You Know? Port Authority Police protect some of the world’s prime terrorist targets? Did You Know? The Port Authority Police Department is the largest transportation related police department in the nation? Did you know? Port Authority Police have served the people of New York and New Jersey for nearly 100 years. Did you know? The Port Authority Police Department is the only American police department to be attacked by foreign enemies: the 1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing; 1993 World Trade Center bombing; and the September 11th World Trade Center attacks.

Legislation

capitol-summer.jpgSuccessfully getting a law passed that benefits our members is a long and difficult task. Having a law implemented requires finding an elected official to sponsor it, submitting it to the proper legislative committees in Albany for review and achieving passage in Senate and Assembly. If a bill is passed in both houses then it goes to the Governor for consideration. The Governor has the option of signing the bill into law or vetoing the bill. There are literally hundreds of pieces of legislation in the pipeline at any given point, and it is a major achievement to get a piece of legislation passed by both houses but it’s not law yet.

I am pleased to report that as a result of a great deal of hard work and personal lobbying by this administration we have been able to move legislation through the process of being approved by both houses. But the game is not yet won because the next hurdle is to convince the Governor to sign these bills into law. We are prepared to make every effort humanly possible to convince the Governor to sign these items into law and we will keep you informed of our progress.

2009/2010 Legislative Committee Interim Report

The following measures have already been acted upon by the governor:

2013 - 2014 NYS Session, Friday, February 20, 2015

Tier VI Bill, Friday, March 16, 2012