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File #: Int 1498-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the NYPD to report data regarding animal cruelty complaints.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 4/9/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the New York City Police Department to report data regarding animal cruelty complaints
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera , Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden, Francisco P. Moya, Laurie A. Cumbo, Keith Powers
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require the Police Department to publish semi-annual public reports on complaints and investigation of animal cruelty allegations. Specifically, the Department would report on the number of animal cruelty complaints received, investigations initiated, investigations closed, investigations pending longer than 30 days, and summonses and arrests issued as the result of investigation.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1498, 2. Int. No. 1498, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-9-19, 4. Committee Report 6/18/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 6/18/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/18/19, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 9, 2019
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6/18/2019*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2019*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/15/2019*Fernando Cabrera City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2019*Fernando Cabrera City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2019*Fernando Cabrera City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1498

 

By Council Members Cabrera, Brannan, Holden, Moya, Cumbo and Powers

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the New York City Police Department to report data regarding animal cruelty complaints

 

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 14-175 to read as follows:

§14-175.  Data regarding animal cruelty complaints.  a. For the purposes of this section, the term “animal cruelty” means any violation of any of the provisions of article 26 of the agriculture and markets law or sections 17-197 or 17-330 of the code.

b. The department shall publish on its website on a semi-annual basis the following data regarding animal cruelty complaints: (1) the number of complaints the department receives alleging an act of animal cruelty; (2) the number of investigations that have been initiated by the department; (3) the number of investigations that have been closed; (4) the number of investigations that remain open more than 30 days after the department receives such complaints; (5) the number of summonses issued as a result of investigations into allegations of acts of animal cruelty conducted by the department; and (6) the number of arrests made as a result of investigations into allegations of acts of animal cruelty conducted by the department.  The data required pursuant to this section shall be disaggregated by police precinct.

§2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

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