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File #: Int 1316-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of correction to offer inmates civics education.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 1/9/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction to offer inmates civics education
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera , Antonio Reynoso, Brad S. Lander, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Correction (“DOC”) to provide offer inmates with civics education programming; including but not limited to the following topics: the structure of local, state and federal government, information on the value of civic engagement, and information on voting rights and the ability to vote while incarcerated.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1316, 2. Int. No. 1316, 3. January 9, 2019 - Charter Meeting with Links to Files

Int. No. 1316

 

By Council Members Cabrera, Reynoso, Lander and Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction to offer inmates civics education

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-155 to read as follows:

§ 9-155 Civics education. The department shall offer all inmates access to in-person programming related to civics education. Such programming shall include, but need not be limited to, the following topics: the structure of local, state and federal government, information on the value of civic engagement, and voting rights and the ability to vote while incarcerated.

§ 2.   This local law takes effect 6 months after it becomes law.

 

 

 

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