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File #: Int 1560-2017    Version: * Name: Selective service applications in city jails.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 4/25/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to selective service applications in city jails
Sponsors: Andrew Cohen, Karen Koslowitz, Vincent J. Gentile, Mark Levine, Helen K. Rosenthal, Laurie A. Cumbo, Corey D. Johnson, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: The bill requires the Department of Correction to facilitate inmates applying to the Selective Service System.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1560, 2. April 25, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Int. No. 1560

Int. No. 1560

 

By Council Members Cohen, Koslowitz, Gentile, Levine, Rosenthal, Cumbo, Johnson and Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to selective service applications in city jails

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 9-128 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:  

§ 9-128. Applications for government benefits.

d. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department shall provide any inmate between the ages of 18 and 25 with materials necessary to apply to the selective service system, and shall ensure that any inmate between the ages of 18 and 25 that is engaged in programming for more than 30 days is provided with materials, guidance, and any assistance necessary to register with the selective service system. For the purposes of this subdivision, “inmate programming” includes but is not limited to any structured services offered directly to inmates for the purposes of vocational training, counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, addressing drug dependencies, or any similar purpose.

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

LS #8957

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12/9/2016