From the Morning Memo:

State lawmakers in the final days of the legislative session approved a measure that would require hate crimes training for state and local law enforcement officials.

The bill now awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature after passing both the Senate and Assembly.

“An attack on one community is an attack on all of us so we are standing together to delineate that these hate crimes have no place in New York and no community should be subjected to hateful rhetoric and acts of violence,” said bill sponsor Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, a Queens Democrat.

“This legislation will ensure that law enforcement officers on the ground have the proper tools to recognize and respond to hate-based incidents in our efforts to root out hate and discrimination in New York.”

The bill, backed by a coalition of groups that include the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, comes amid rising concern over the elevated number of hate crimes reported in the state and around the country.

The bill would implement training for all law enforcement agencies so officers and first responders can identify and handle hate-based incidents.

“We must do all we can to confront the scourge of anti-Semitism that has reared its ugly head across our state and nation,” said the bill’s Senate Senate sponsor, Todd Kaminsky, a Long Island Democratic lawmaker. “To ensure our police officers are adept at recognizing and investigating hate crimes, I introduced legislation to mandate training in that regard. I will continue to do all I can to fight anti-Semitism head on — our communities and society-at-large deserve no less.”