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File #: Int 0906-2018    Version: Name: Transfer of control over Hart island from the dept of corrections to the dept of parks and recreation.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 5/9/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a transfer of control over Hart island from the department of corrections to the department of parks and recreation, and to provide for the repeal of section 9-103 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to the segregation of prisoners on Hart island
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Robert F. Holden, Rory I. Lancman, Costa G. Constantinides, Adrienne E. Adams, Keith Powers , Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Andrew Cohen, Diana Ayala , James G. Van Bramer, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would transfer jurisdiction and control over Hart Island, the City’s public burial ground, from the Department of Corrections (DOC) to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 906-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 906, 3. Int. No. 906, 4. May 9, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 5/30/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 5/30/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 5/30/19, 8. Proposed Int. No. 906-A - 9/19/19, 9. Committee Report 11/13/19, 10. Hearing Testimony 11/13/19, 11. November 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
11/14/2019AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2019AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Parks and Recreation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Parks and Recreation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2019AYdanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Parks and Recreation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Parks and Recreation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/2019*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 906-A

 

By Council Members Rodriguez, Holden, Lancman, Constantinides, Adams, Powers, Kallos, Lander, Ampry-Samuel, Cohen, Ayala, Van Bramer and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a transfer of control over Hart island from the department of corrections to the department of parks and recreation, and to provide for the repeal of section 9-103 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to the segregation of prisoners on Hart island

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 9-103 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED.

§ 2. Section 21-110 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 21-110 Potter’s field. The commissioner shall have charge of the Potter's Fields, and when the necessity therefor shall arise, shall have power to lay out additional Potter's Fields or other public burial places for the poor and strangers and from time to time enclose and extend the same to make enclosures therein and to build vaults therein, and to provide all necessary labor and for interments therein. The Potter's Field on [Hart's] Hart island, however, shall remain under the control of the department of correction[, and the] until the earlier of (i) the commissioner laying out additional Potter’s Fields, or (ii) July 1, 2021, at which time Hart island shall be under the control of the department of parks and recreation. At such time, burial of deceased paupers [therein] at Hart island shall [continue] occur under rules and regulations established by either the joint action of the departments of social services[, and correction, or in case of disagreement between such departments, under such regulations as may be established] and parks and recreation, or by action of another agency designated by the mayor.

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

 

RCC/BM/SIL

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