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File #: Int 1067-2016    Version: Name: Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA) - Penalties for possessing an open container of alcohol.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/5/2016
Enactment date: 6/13/2016 Law number: 2016/074
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the penalties for possessing an open container of alcohol
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ritchie J. Torres, Jumaane D. Williams, Mark Levine, Laurie A. Cumbo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Stephen T. Levin, Donovan J. Richards, Annabel Palma, Daniel R. Garodnick, Mathieu Eugene, Ruben Wills, Brad S. Lander
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill adds the possibility of a civil penalty of up to 25 dollars for a violation of the City’s prohibition on possessing an open container of alcohol in public, which would be returnable to the office of administrative trials and hearings. Further, the bill reduces the possible jail penalty for this offense from 5 days to 1 day.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1067-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1067, 4. Int. No. 1067 - 2/5/16, 5. Committee Report 1/25/16, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/25/16, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/25/16, 8. February 5, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1067-A - 5/24/16, 10. Committee Report 5/25/16, 11. Hearing Transcript 5/25/16, 12. May 25, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 1067-A (FINAL), 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-25-16, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 25, 2016, 18. Local Law 74
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6/13/2016AVanessa L. Gibson City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2016AVanessa L. Gibson Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2016AVanessa L. Gibson Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2016AVanessa L. Gibson City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2016AVanessa L. Gibson City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2016*Vanessa L. Gibson Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2016*Vanessa L. Gibson Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2016*Vanessa L. Gibson Committee on Public Safety Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2016AVanessa L. Gibson Committee on Public Safety Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2016*Vanessa L. Gibson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/5/2016*Vanessa L. Gibson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/2016*Vanessa L. Gibson Committee on Public Safety Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/2016*Vanessa L. Gibson Committee on Public Safety P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1067-A

 

By Council Members Gibson and The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito), Rosenthal, Torres, Williams, Levine, Cumbo, Rodriguez, Levin, Richards, Palma, Garodnick, Eugene, Wills and Lander 

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the penalties for possessing an open container of alcohol

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision e of section 10-125 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:  

e. [Any person who shall be found to have violated any of the provisions] The violation of subdivision b of this section shall [be punished by] constitute an offense punishable by a fine of not more than [twenty-five dollars ($25)] 25 dollars or imprisonment of up to [five (5) days] one day, [or both,] or pursuant to the provisions of the family court act of the state of New York where applicable.

§ 2. Section 10-125 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows:

f. Any person who violates subdivision b of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of up to 25 dollars, which may be recoverable in a proceeding before the office of administrative trials and hearings, pursuant to chapter 45-A of the charter.

§ 3. Chapter 1 of title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 10-173 to read as follows:

§ 10-173 Uniform civil penalties for possessing an open container of alcohol. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, the civil penalty for the violation of section 1-05(f)(1) of title 56 of the rules of the city of New York, or any successor rule of the department of parks and recreation that prohibits or restricts the consumption or possession with intent to consume an open container of alcohol, shall be no greater than the civil penalties established by section 10-125 of the code.

§ 4. Sections 1 and 2 of this local law take effect 30 days after it becomes law, and applies to proceedings for enforcement of section 10-125 of the administrative code commenced on and after such date. Section 3 of this local law takes effect 9 months after it becomes law.

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