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File #: Int 0536-2018    Version: Name: Chokeholds and other such restraints.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to chokeholds and other such restraints
Sponsors: Rory I. Lancman, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Costa G. Constantinides, Stephen T. Levin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Daniel Dromm , Andy L. King, Peter A. Koo, Antonio Reynoso, Margaret S. Chin, Inez D. Barron, Adrienne E. Adams, Deborah L. Rose, Carlos Menchaca, Diana Ayala , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , I. Daneek Miller, Bill Perkins, Carlina Rivera , Ben Kallos, Mark Levine, Ritchie J. Torres, James G. Van Bramer, Francisco P. Moya, Brad S. Lander, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Donovan J. Richards, Farah N. Louis, Mark Treyger, Karen Koslowitz, Justin L. Brannan, Keith Powers , Mark Gjonaj , Vanessa L. Gibson, Mathieu Eugene, Andrew Cohen, Corey D. Johnson
Council Member Sponsors: 39
Summary: This bill establishes a misdemeanor for restraining an individual in a manner that restricts the flow of air or blood by compressing the windpipe or the carotid arteries on each side of the neck, or sitting, kneeling, or standing on the chest or back in a manner that compresses the diaphragm, in the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 536-B, 2. Summary of Int. No. 536-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 536, 4. Int. No. 536, 5. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2/14/20, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 14, 2018, 8. Proposed Int. No. 536-A - 6/4/20, 9. Committee Report 6/9/20, 10. Hearing Testimony 6/9/20, 11. Hearing Transcript 6/9/20, 12. Proposed Int. No. 536-B - 6/16/20, 13. Committee Report 6/18/20, 14. Hearing Transcript 6/18/20, 15. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 16. June 18, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 17. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-18-20, 18. Fiscal Impact Statement
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7/7/2020BRory I. Lancman Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020BRory I. Lancman City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020BRory I. Lancman City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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6/18/2020BRory I. Lancman Committee on Public Safety Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/9/2020*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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6/9/2020*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/2018*Rory I. Lancman City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/2018*Rory I. Lancman City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 536-B

 

By Council Members Lancman, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Cornegy, Rosenthal, Constantinides, Levin, Cumbo, Dromm, King, Koo, Reynoso, Chin, Barron, Adams, Rose, Menchaca, Ayala, Ampry-Samuel, Miller, Perkins, Rivera, Kallos, Levine, Torres, Van Bramer, Moya, Lander, Salamanca, Richards, Louis, Treyger, Koslowitz, Brannan, Powers, Gjonaj, Gibson, Eugene, Cohen and the Speaker (Council Member Johnson)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to chokeholds and other such restraints

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 10-181 to read as follows:

§ 10-181 Unlawful methods of restraint. a. Unlawful methods of restraint. No person shall restrain an individual in a manner that restricts the flow of air or blood by compressing the windpipe or the carotid arteries on each side of the neck, or sitting, kneeling, or standing on the chest or back in a manner that compresses the diaphragm, in the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest.

b. Penalties. Any person who violates subdivision a of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year or a fine of not more than $2,500, or both.

                     c. Any penalties resulting from a violation of subdivision a of this section shall not limit or preclude any cause of action available to any person or entity injured or aggrieved by such violation.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

LS # 2203/LS 2271/LS 2680/Int. 540-2014

LS 181

CJG/BG/RC/BC

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