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File #: Int 0533-2018    Version: * Name: Enacting the Diplomatic Immunity Notification Act.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enacting the Diplomatic Immunity Notification Act
Sponsors: Rory I. Lancman
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) to notify the United States Department of State and the Speaker of the Council of any incident in which a person entitled to diplomatic immunity has been arrested for a crime or would have been arrested for a crime but for his or her diplomatic immunity within five calendar days of such incident. Such notification must include the name of the person entitled to diplomatic immunity; the person’s title, position and/or assignment in the United States; and the date, time, location and nature of the incident, including the penal law provision(s) such individual is alleged to have violated. The bill also requires the NYPD to submit a report to the Mayor, Speaker of the Council and United States Department of State on the total number of such incidents reported during the previous calendar year.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 533, 2. Int. No. 533, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 533

 

By Council Member Lancman

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enacting the Diplomatic Immunity Notification Act

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-171 to read as follows:

§ 14-171 Diplomatic immunity notification.  a. For the purposes of this section, the term “diplomatic immunity” shall mean the immunity granted to individuals under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, section 254b or 254c of title 22 of the United States code, or under any other laws extending diplomatic privileges.

b. The department shall notify the United States Department of State and the Speaker of the City Council of any incident in which a person entitled to diplomatic immunity has been arrested for a crime or would have been arrested for a crime but for his or her diplomatic immunity within five calendar days of such incident. Such notification shall include the name of the person entitled to diplomatic immunity; the person’s title, position and/or assignment in the United States; and the date, time, location and nature of the incident, including the penal law provision(s) such individual is alleged to have violated.

c. Beginning on January 31, 2019, and on every January 31 thereafter, the department shall issue a report to the Mayor, the Speaker of City Council, and the United States Department of State on the total number of incidents reported pursuant to subsection b of this section during the previous calendar year.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect 60 days after its enactment into law.

 

PC/MHL

LS #555/Int. 206/2014

LS #172

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