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File #: Int 1269-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring police officers to receive training related to recognizing and interacting with individuals with autism.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 11/28/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring police officers to receive training related to recognizing and interacting with individuals with autism
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Justin L. Brannan, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill ensures that all NYPD officers receive training to assist them in recognizing and responding to individuals with autism as part of their academy training. The training will be sensitive to a wide variation of conditions as experienced by individuals with autism.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1269, 2. Int. No. 1269, 3. November 28, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1269

 

By Council Members Eugene, Brannan and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring police officers to receive training related to recognizing and interacting with individuals with autism

 

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 14-176 to read as follows:

§14-176 Autism safety training. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Autism. The term “autism” means a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as other unique conditions which may be caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.

b. Training. The New York city police department shall train patrol officers in recognizing and responding to individuals with autism as part of their academy training. The training shall be sensitive to a wide variation in challenges and strengths possessed by each individual with autism.

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

 

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LS 4992

3/19/18