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File #: Int 0215-2018    Version: * Name: Maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a city inmate.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a city inmate
Sponsors: Karen Koslowitz
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This local law clarifies that an existing fee cap on transfers to inmate institutional accounts, established by state regulation (N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 9, ยง 7016.2(b)), also applies to wire-transfers. The law also caps the fee at no more than 1% of the deposit amount, not to exceed $5.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 215, 2. Int. No. 215, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 215

 

By Council Member Koslowitz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a city inmate

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 Section 1. Title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-153 to read as follows:

§ 9-153 Inmate accounts. The commissioner of correction shall ensure that members of the public depositing funds into a city inmate’s institutional fund account established pursuant to subdivision 7 of section 500-c of the correction law are not charged a service fee that is more than 1 percent of the deposit amount. Such service fee shall not exceed $5. This fee cap applies to all devices or systems capable of allowing members of the public to deposit funds into an inmate’s institutional fund account, including wire transfers.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS #6693/Int. 1152-A/2016

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