NYSTPBA Newsletter Updates from the NYSTPBA Board of Directors At the NYSTPBA Board of Directors meeting yesterday, it was announced that President Thomas H. Mungeer is taking a leave of absence from the NYSTPBA Board of Directors. In his absence, First Vice President Andrew C. Davis is serving as the Acting President. Rest assured, during this time business will be conducted as usual and the NYSTPBA will continue to serve the membership. Superintendent Resignation By now you have probably heard the news that today Superintendent Kevin Bruen submitted his resignation, effective October 19, and that First Deputy Superintendent Steven Nigrelli will become Acting Superintendent. We thank Superintendent Bruen for his service and wish him well in the future, and we look forward to working with First Deputy Superintendent Nigrelli in his new position. The following press release was issued today: The NYSTPBA Board of Directors would like to thank Superintendent Kevin Bruen for his service to our Troopers and this state. Superintendent Bruen has helped move the New York State Police forward during difficult times, including social unrest and the deployment of Troopers to help the men, women and children of Puerto Rico in the aftermath Hurricane Fiona. We wish Superintendent Bruen well in his future endeavors. Proposed NYSTPBA Constitution Changes In other news, the Executive Committee of the NYSTPBA Board of Directors hereby calls a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. DATE: October 11, 2022 TIME: 10 a.m. PLACE: NYSTPBA Headquarters, 120 State Street, Albany, New York 12207 PURPOSE: The purpose of the Special Meeting shall be to vote on a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. Said proposed Amendment was presented to the Constitution Committee on October 6, 2022. Said proposed Amendment was reviewed and unanimously released for action by the Board of Directors, and read to the Board of Directors on the same date. Said proposed Amendment reads as follows: An Amendment to the Constitution of the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. is respectfully proposed as follows: Article X (Removal of Members, Directors, and Officers) shall be amended to add a new Section 5 that reads as follows: Section 5 Suspension Pending Investigation (a) Imposition of Suspension. Upon a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors held at a regular or special meeting thereof, any Member, Director, or Officer may be suspended from his position as a Member, and / or Director, and / or Officer where there is reasonable cause to believe that such individual has engaged in conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the Association. A Director or Officer of the Board of Directors who is the subject of a proposed suspension shall not be entitled to vote in the Board of Directors vote concerning whether or not he should be suspended. Such suspension shall be for a specified period of time not to exceed ninety (90) days. An initial suspension for a period less than ninety days may be extended by majority vote of the Board of Directors held at a regular or special meeting thereof, but the aggregate period of suspension (to consist of the initial suspension plus any extension(s) thereof) shall not exceed ninety (90) days in total. During the period of suspension, the individual so suspended shall not: (i) Exercise any voting rights he otherwise may have had by virtue of his position as a Member, Director, or Officer of the Association; (ii) Attend, participate, or vote in any meeting of the Board of Directors, or any Committee, provided however that this subsection shall not impede or prohibit the suspended member's right to attend and participate in his own defense at a hearing held pursuant to Section 2 above; (iii) Be present on any property owned by the Association, provided however that this subsection shall not impede or prohibit the suspended member's right to attend and participate in his own defense at a hearing held pursuant to Section 2 above; (iv) Exercise dominion and / or control over, or fail to immediately surrender, any property of the Association, to include without limitation, records, documents, computers, tablets, phones, keys, key fobs or similar access control credentials, identification cards, shields / badges, funds, credit / debit cards, and checkbooks, provided however that any Director or Officer assigned a vehicle owned or leased by the Association may retain possession of such vehicle during the period of the suspension, together with the gas charge card assigned to such Director or Officer which shall be utilized only for fuel; (v) Access the servers, email, or electronic records of, the Association; (vi) Hold himself out as a Member, Director, and / or Officer of the Association; or (vii) Pledge, encumber, transfer, or destroy, any funds or assets of the Association. (b) Suspension of Director - Alternate to Act Upon the suspension of a Director pursuant to this Section, the alternate previously designated by him shall act in his stead for the pendency of said suspension pursuant to Article VI Section 2(i). (c) Investigation Following Suspension Following the suspension of a Member, Director, or Officer pursuant to Section 5(a) above, the Executive Committee shall convene and conduct an investigation pursuant to Section 2 above. (d) Reinstatement Following Suspension Any suspension imposed pursuant to this Section may be terminated, and the Member, Director, or Officer reinstated to his former status upon the sooner of: (i) the expiration of his period of suspension, if no written charges shall have been proffered pursuant to Section 2 above; or (ii) a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors held at a regular or special meeting thereof. (e) Any suspension imposed pursuant to this section shall be with pay. The further purpose of said Special Board meeting shall be to act upon the authority conferred by the amendment, if such amendment shall be adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors. In addition, there is a second proposed NYSTPBA Constitution change: Article IX Elections Section 11 (New Section) If a director becomes incapacitated and cannot fulfill his or her duties for more than 30 days, the alternate director will be appointed by the PBA board of directors to replace the incapacitated director. If the alternate director is unwilling to accept the position, the PBA board of directors shall have an emergency session to vote on a replacement from the eligible constituency of that group that the incapacitated director is assigned. The Vote must be more than fifty percent to pass. This email is an automated notification, which is unable to receive replies. To send a comment to the NYSTPBA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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