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File #: Int 1562-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring reporting about the racial and gender makeup of the city’s uniformed personnel.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
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 requiring reporting about the racial and gender makeup of the city's uniformed personnel
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Correction, Department of Sanitation, and Fire Department to report data to the Mayor’s office for inclusion in the Mayor’s Management Report on the racial and gender makeup of their respective uniformed services overall, and by rank. It would also require this same reporting quarterly from the Police Department as part of its existing statutorily-mandated quarterly reports to the Council on its operations.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1562, 2. April 25, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Int. No. 1562
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12/31/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1562

 

By Council Members Crowley and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring reporting about the racial and gender makeup of the city’s uniformed personnel

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-148 to read as follows:

§ 9-148 Reporting of demographics. The commissioner of correction shall submit a statistical breakdown of the overall uniformed force by race and gender, and of each rank of the uniformed force by race and gender, to the Mayor’s office for inclusion in the mayor’s management report, and the preliminary mayor’s management report, released pursuant to section 12 of the charter, and such data shall be included in such reports.

§ 2. Paragraph 3 of subdivision a of section 14-150 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

                     3. A report detailing the number of uniformed personnel and civilian personnel assigned to each and every patrol borough and operational bureau performing an enforcement function within the police department, including, but not limited to, each patrol precinct, housing police service area, transit district and patrol borough street crime unit, as well as the narcotics division, fugitive enforcement division and the special operations division including its subdivisions, but shall not include internal investigative commands and shall not include undercover officers assigned to any command. Such report shall also include a statistical breakdown of the overall uniformed force by race and gender, and of each rank of the uniformed force by race and gender. Such report shall also include, for each school operated by the department of education to which school safety agents are assigned, the number of school safety agents, averaged for the quarter, assigned to each of those schools.

§ 3. Chapter 1 of title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-132 to read as follows:

§ 15-132 Reporting of demographics. The department shall submit a statistical breakdown of the overall uniformed force by race and gender, and of each rank of the uniformed force by race and gender, to the Mayor’s office for inclusion in the mayor’s management report, and the preliminary mayor’s management report, released pursuant to section 12 of the charter, and such data shall be included in such reports.

§ 4. Section 16-103 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 16-103. Uniformed forces. a. The commissioner, from time to time, shall prescribe distinctive uniforms, badges and insignia to be worn and displayed by members of the uniformed force and prescribe and enforce penalties for the failure of any member of such force to wear and exhibit the same while engaged in the performance of his or her duties.

b. The commissioner shall submit a statistical breakdown of the overall uniformed force by race and gender, and of each rank of the uniformed force by race and gender, to the Mayor’s office for inclusion in the mayor’s management report, and the preliminary mayor’s management report, released pursuant to section 12 of the charter, and such data shall be included in such reports.

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

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LS 3585/2014

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