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File #: Int 1576-2017    Version: Name: Requiring the NYPD to permit arrestees to access contact information.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 4/25/2017
Enactment date: 7/22/2017 Law number: 2017/126
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the New York city police department to permit arrestees to access contact information
Sponsors: Rory I. Lancman, Daniel Dromm , Andrew Cohen, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill requires the New York City Police Department to permit those arrested to access their personal property in order to write down contact information for those they may wish to contact while in custody.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1576-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1576, 4. Int. No. 1576, 5. April 25, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 5/2/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 5/2/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 5/2/17, 9. Committee Report 6/19/17, 10. Hearing Testimony 6/19/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 6/19/17, 12. Proposed Int. No. 1576-A - 6/22/17, 13. June 21, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-21-17, 16. Int. No. 1576-A (FINAL), 17. Letter to Mayor, 18. Local Law 126, 19. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of June 6, 2017 held on June 21, 2017, 20. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 21, 2017
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7/22/2017ARory I. Lancman Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017ARory I. Lancman City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017ARory I. Lancman City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2017*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2017*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2017*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2017ARory I. Lancman Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/2017*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/2017*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017*Rory I. Lancman City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017*Rory I. Lancman City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1576-A

 

By Council Members Lancman, Dromm, Cohen, Menchaca and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the New York city police department to permit arrestees to access contact information

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-168 to read as follows:  

§ 14-168 Arrestee contact information. The department, to the extent practicable and in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and officer safety, shall offer individuals while in the department’s custody and due to be arraigned within 24 hours the opportunity to obtain personal contact information that such individual may require and which is stored in such individual’s personal property, provided that any member of the department who requests access to such individual’s property pursuant to this section shall request access only for the purpose of obtaining such contact information and for no other purpose. The provisions of this section shall not permit a person in the department’s custody and due to be arraigned within 24 hours access to such property for any purpose other than obtaining personal contact information, or to “arrest evidence” as defined in the rules of the city of New York, or to any property that constitutes relevant evidence of a crime.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

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