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File #: Int 0444-2018    Version: Name: Requiring all NYPD officers to receive sensitivity training to assist them in responding to victims of harassment and sexual assault.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: 12/1/2018 Law number: 2018/189
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring all NYPD officers to receive sensitivity training to assist them in responding to victims of harassment and sexual assault.
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Helen K. Rosenthal, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Jumaane D. Williams, Donovan J. Richards, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Costa G. Constantinides, Vanessa L. Gibson, Deborah L. Rose, Diana Ayala , Stephen T. Levin, I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill ensures that all NYPD officers receive sensitivity training to assist them in responding to survivors of gender-based street harassment and sexual assault as part of their academy training, as well as up-to-date training every two years. The training will be sensitive to cultural differences, gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 444-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 444, 3. Int. No. 444, 4. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 4/9/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/9/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/9/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 444-A - 10/25/18, 9. Committee Report 10/29/18, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/29/18, 11. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-31-18, 13. Int. No. 444-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 189, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 31, 2018
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12/3/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/1/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Public Safety Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018ALaurie A. Cumbo Committee on Public Safety Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Women and Gender Equity Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Women and Gender Equity Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/14/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 444-A

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Rosenthal, Espinal, Williams, Richards, Kallos, Lander, Constantinides, Gibson, Rose, Ayala, Levin and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring all NYPD officers to receive sensitivity training to assist them in responding to victims of harassment and sexual assault.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-177 to read as follows:

§ 14-177 Harassment and sexual assault survivor sensitivity training. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Harassment. The term “harassment” means harassment, as defined under article 240 and consistent with the provisions of article 485 of the New York penal law, directed at a victim because of a belief or perception regarding the gender or sexual orientation of such victim, regardless of whether such belief or perception is correct.

                     Interactive training. The term “interactive training” means participatory teaching whereby the trainee is engaged in a trainer-trainee interaction, use of audio-visuals, computer or online training program or other participatory forms of training as determined by the commissioner. Such "interactive training" is not required to be live or facilitated by an in-person instructor.

Sexual assault. The term “sexual assault” means conduct defined under article 130 of the New York penal law.

Survivor. The term “survivor” means any person who has been the victim of harassment or sexual assault.

b. Training. 1. New recruits. All new department recruits shall receive in person sensitivity training for responding to survivors of harassment and sexual assault as part of their academy training. The training shall be sensitive to cultural differences, gender, gender expression, and sexual orientation, and shall include a demonstration of proficiency in responding to survivors.

2. Ongoing training. All uniformed members of the department whose responsibilities include routinely interacting with victims of crime, shall receive interactive training, on a biennial basis, to assist them in responding to survivors of harassment and sexual assault.

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

 

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