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File #: Int 0134-2014    Version: * Name: Transfer of jurisdiction over Hart Island from the department of corrections to the department of parks and recreation.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 3/12/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a transfer of jurisdiction over Hart Island from the department of corrections to the department of parks and recreation.
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, James Vacca, Brad S. Lander, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Mark Levine, Andrew Cohen, Peter A. Koo, Rory I. Lancman, Annabel Palma, Antonio Reynoso, Karen Koslowitz, Ritchie J. Torres, Andy L. King, Margaret S. Chin, Jumaane D. Williams, I. Daneek Miller, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Stephen T. Levin, Rosie Mendez, Fernando Cabrera , Vanessa L. Gibson, Darlene Mealy, Carlos Menchaca, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 24
Summary: This bill would transfer jurisdiction and control over Hart Island, the City’s public burial ground, from the Department of Corrections (DOC) to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 134, 2. Committee Report 1/20/16, 3. Hearing Testimony 1/20/16, 4. Hearing Transcript 1/20/16
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/20/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Parks and Recreation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/20/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/20/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/20/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2014*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2014*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 134

 

By Council Members Crowley, Vacca, Lander, Rodriguez, Levine, Cohen, Koo, Lancman, Palma, Reynoso, Koslowitz, Torres, King, Chin, Williams, Miller, Cornegy, Levin, Mendez, Cabrera, Gibson, Mealy, Menchaca and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a transfer of jurisdiction over Hart Island from the department of corrections to the department of parks and recreation.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 9-103 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED.

§2. Section 21-110 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§21-110 Potter’s field. The commissioner shall have charge of the Potter's Fields, and when the necessity therefor shall arise, shall have power to lay out additional Potter's Fields or other public burial places for the poor and strangers and from time to time enclose and extend the same to make enclosures therein and to build vaults therein, and to provide all necessary labor and for interments therein. The Potter's Field on [Hart's] Hart island, however, shall [remain] be under the control of the department of [correction] parks and recreation, and the burial of deceased paupers therein shall [continue] occur under rules and regulations established by the joint action of the departments of social services, [and] correction[,] and parks and recreation or in case of disagreement between such departments, under such regulations as may be established by the mayor.

§3. This local law shall take effect one hundred eighty days after its enactment.

RCC

Int. No. 848-201

LS # 176/2014

02/04/14

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