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File #: Int 1261-2016    Version: Name: Authorizing the waiver of fees in the collection of cash bail.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 9/14/2016
Enactment date: 12/22/2016 Law number: 2016/179
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to authorizing the waiver of fees in the collection of cash bail
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin, Daniel Dromm , Helen K. Rosenthal, Stephen T. Levin, Brad S. Lander, Ben Kallos, Carlos Menchaca, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would authorize the Department of Finance to waive a fee of up to 3% that the Department currently collects from cash bail posted in criminal cases.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1261, 3. Int. No. 1261 - 9/14/16, 4. September 14, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 9/26/16, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/26/16, 7. Hearing Transcript 9/26/16, 8. Committee Report 12/5/16, 9. Hearing Transcript 12/5/16, 10. December 6, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1261-A - 12/7/16, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Mayor's Letter, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-6-16, 15. Local Law 179, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 6, 2016
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12/22/2016AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/22/2016AMelissa Mark-Viverito Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/2016AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/2016AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/2016*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/2016*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/2016*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/2016AMelissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2016*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2016*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1261-A

 

By The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito) and Council Members Richards, Chin, Dromm, Rosenthal, Levin, Lander, Kallos, Menchaca, Espinal and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to authorizing the waiver of fees in the collection of cash bail

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Paragraph b of subdivision 3 of section 1504 of the Charter, as amended by vote of the electors on November 7, 1989, is amended to read as follows:

b.  The department shall administer and manage all trust funds received or held by the city pursuant to a judgment, decree or order of any court or under section eleven hundred twenty-three of the surrogate’s court procedure act, section ninety-nine-m of the general municipal law, sections eighty-seven and [three-h] one hundred eleven-h of the social services law, sections four hundred twenty-six and four hundred thirty-two of the real property law, section two hundred four of the lien law and section five hundred fifty-three of the county law, and in such administration it shall be deemed to be acting in a fiduciary capacity. The department shall provide for the receipt and safekeeping of all such moneys of the trust funds held by the city and disburse the same on warrants signed by the comptroller.  The department may waive the fees to which the commissioner is entitled under section ninety-nine-m of the general municipal law after consideration of the budgetary impact on the city of such a waiver, the purpose of orders of bail and the equitable administration of justice.

§2.  This local law takes effect immediately.

BC

LS 8928

11/17/16