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File #: Int 0362-2010    Version: * Name: Making it a misdemeanor to use a city agency or service to harass another person or entity.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 10/13/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making it a misdemeanor to use a city agency or service to harass another person or entity.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Letitia James, Daniel J. Halloran III, Fernando Cabrera , Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Lewis A. Fidler, Vincent J. Gentile, David G. Greenfield, G. Oliver Koppell, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Darlene Mealy, Annabel Palma, Diana Reyna, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Mark S. Weprin, James Vacca, Michael C. Nelson, Peter A. Koo, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 22
Int. No. 362
 
By Council Members Brewer, James, Halloran, Cabrera, Comrie, Fidler, Gentile, Greenfield, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Mealy, Palma, Reyna, Vann, Williams, Rodriguez, Weprin, Vacca, Nelson, Koo and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to making it a misdemeanor to use a city agency or service to harass another person or entity.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  Legislative findings.  In light of diminished resources the city must ration among worthy causes, including the 311 Citizen Service Center and the 911 Emergency Response System, the Council finds it is necessary to amend the administrative code to make it a misdemeanor to intentionally use city agencies and personnel, without legitimate purpose, to cause fear, annoyance or alarm in another person or entity.  
§10-168  Harassment via city services.
Any person who knowingly and with no legitimate purpose causes or attempts to cause another person fear, annoyance or alarm through the use of a city agency, city personnel or a city service shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both.
      §2.  This local law shall take effect sixty days after its enactment.
 
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