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File #: Int 0142-2004    Version: Name: Prohibit the use of racial or ethnic profiling by members of the Police Dept.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/4/2004
Enactment date: 7/12/2004 Law number: 2004/030
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of racial or ethnic profiling by law enforcement officers.
Sponsors: Philip Reed, Gifford Miller, Margarita Lopez, Bill Perkins, Allan W. Jennings, Jr., Miguel Martinez, Joel Rivera, James Sanders, Jr., Albert Vann, John C. Liu, Eva S. Moskowitz, Hiram Monserrate, Larry B. Seabrook, Yvette D. Clarke, Gale A. Brewer, Letitia James, David I. Weprin, Robert Jackson, Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Annabel Palma, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Helen Sears, Tracy L. Boyland, Betsy Gotbaum
Council Member Sponsors: 24
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 2/23, 2. Hearing Transcript 2/23, 3. Committee Report 6/2, 4. Committee Report 6/22, 5. Hearing Transcript 6/2, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/22, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6/28, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement - A, 9. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/14/2004BPhilip Reed City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/12/2004BPhilip Reed Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/12/2004BPhilip Reed Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/28/2004BPhilip Reed City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/28/2004BPhilip Reed City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/24/2004BPhilip Reed City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2004BPhilip Reed City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2004APhilip Reed Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2004APhilip Reed Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2004BPhilip Reed Committee on Public Safety Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2004APhilip Reed Committee on Public Safety Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2004APhilip Reed City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2004APhilip Reed City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2004*Philip Reed Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2004APhilip Reed Committee on Public Safety Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2004*Philip Reed Committee on Public Safety Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2004*Philip Reed Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2004*Philip Reed Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2004*Philip Reed Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Philip Reed City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Philip Reed City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 142-B
 
By Council Member Reed, The Speaker (Council Member Miller) and Council Members Lopez, Perkins, Jennings, Martinez, Rivera, Sanders Jr., Vann, Liu, Moskowitz, Monserrate, Seabrook, Clarke, Brewer, James, Weprin, Jackson, Vallone, Palma, Comrie, Sears, Boyland and The Public Advocate (Ms. Gotbaum)
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the use of racial or ethnic profiling by law enforcement officers.
 
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby amended by adding a new section 14-151, to read as follows:
 
      §14-151. Racial or Ethnic Profiling Prohibited.
 
      a. Definitions.  As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
      1. "Racial or ethnic profiling" means an act of a member of the force of the police
department or other law enforcement officer that relies on race, ethnicity, religion or national origin as the determinative factor in initiating law enforcement action against an individual, rather than an individual's behavior or other information or circumstances that links a person or persons of a particular race, ethnicity, religion or national origin to suspected unlawful activity.
 
2. "Law enforcement officer" means (i) a peace officer or police officer as defined in the Criminal Procedure Law who is employed by the city of New York; or (ii) a special patrolman appointed by the police commissioner pursuant to section 14-106 of the administrative code.
b.   Prohibition. Every member of the police department or other law enforcement officer shall be prohibited from racial or ethnic profiling.
§ 2.  This local law shall take effect 60 days after its enactment into law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this local law on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.