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File #: Int 1463-2017    Version: Name: Establishing a program to provide public notification of hit-and-run incidents.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/1/2017
Enactment date: 12/17/2017 Law number: 2017/243
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a program to provide public notification of hit-and-run incidents
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Vanessa L. Gibson, James G. Van Bramer, Mark Levine, Daniel Dromm , Ritchie J. Torres, Rory I. Lancman, Chaim M. Deutsch, Vincent J. Gentile, Paul A. Vallone, Donovan J. Richards, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Karen Koslowitz, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Peter A. Koo, Alan N. Maisel, Ben Kallos, Costa G. Constantinides, Carlos Menchaca, Andrew Cohen, Daniel R. Garodnick, Margaret S. Chin, I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 24
Summary: The bill would require the City to establish an alert system to notify the public and media of hit-and-run incidents resulting in serious or injury or fatality, in order to assist in the identification of responsible drivers.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1463-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1463, 3. Int. No. 1463 - 2/1/17, 4. February 1, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 5/2/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 5/2/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 5/2/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1463-A - 11/9/17, 9. Committee Report 11/15/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 11/15/17, 11. November 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-16-17, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 1463-A (FINAL), 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 243, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 16, 2017
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12/17/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/27/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1463-A

 

By Council Members Rodriguez, Gibson, Van Bramer, Levine, Dromm, Torres, Lancman, Deutsch, Gentile, Vallone, Richards, Espinal, Koslowitz, Salamanca, Rosenthal, Koo, Maisel, Kallos, Constantinides, Menchaca, Cohen, Garodnick, Chin and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a program to provide public notification of hit-and-run incidents

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

          Section 1. Title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 9 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9

HIT-AND-RUN ALERT

                     § 10-901 Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

                     Administering agency. The term “administering agency” means any city agency, office, department, division, bureau or institution of government, the expenses of which are paid in whole or in part from the city treasury, as the mayor designates.

                     Hit-and-run. The term “hit-and-run” means when any driver who, knowing or having cause to know that serious physical injury has been caused to another person due to an incident involving the driver's motor vehicle, leaves the scene of an incident without complying with all of the provisions of paragraph a of subdivision two of section six hundred of the vehicle and traffic law.

Serious physical injury. The term "serious physical injury" has the same meaning as in section 10.00 of the penal law.

§ 10-902 Hit-and-run alert system. a. The administering agency shall establish a hit-and-run alert system, pursuant to the provisions of this section, to provide rapid notification to the public when a hit-and-run involving serious physical injury or death occurs.

b. The administering agency shall develop a protocol for notification to organizations such as media organizations, medical facilities and community organizations when a hit-and-run alert is issued.

c. The administering agency shall issue a hit-and-run alert within 24 hours of the determination that a hit-and-run involving serious physical injury or death occurred, provided the perpetrator involved in such incident has not been located, and that sufficient information about the perpetrator of the hit-and-run incident or the subject motor vehicle is available to the administering agency. The administering agency may use its discretion to refrain from issuing such alert if the alert is inappropriate under the circumstances or would compromise a law enforcement investigation. The hit-and-run alert may be issued by any appropriate means, including, but not limited to, email notifications, text messages, telephone calls, television broadcasts, or radio broadcasts. The hit-and-run alert may be issued at repeated intervals within the discretion of the administering agency until the perpetrator involved in such hit-and-run has been located or until the administering agency determines that the issuance of a hit-and-run alert is no longer appropriate.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

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