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File #: Int 0510-2014    Version: * Name: Criminally negligent infliction of physical injury.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 10/22/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to criminally negligent infliction of physical injury.
Sponsors: Rory I. Lancman, Jumaane D. Williams, Paul A. Vallone
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Int. No. 510
By Council Members Lancman, Williams and Vallone
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to criminally negligent infliction of physical injury.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 10-172 to read as follows:
§ 10-172.  Criminally negligent infliction of physical injury.
      a.  Definitions.  The following definitions are applicable to this section:
      1.  "Criminal negligence." A person acts with criminal negligence when he or she fails to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that will result in physical injury. The risk must be of such nature and degree that the failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would observe in the situation.      
2.  "Physical injury." Physical injury means an impairment of a physical condition or substantial pain.
b.  Criminally negligent infliction of physical injury. A person is guilty of criminally negligent infliction of physical injury when, with criminal negligence, he or she causes physical injury to another person.
c.  Penalties. Any person who violates subdivision b of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year and a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars, or both.
      d. Any penalties resulting from a violation of subdivision b of this section shall not limit or preclude any cause of action available to any person or entity injured or aggrieved by such violation.
§ 2.  This local law shall take effect 60 days after its enactment into law.
CJG
9/12/14
LS # 2244 & LS 2272