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File #: Int 1370-2019    Version: Name: 311 complaints made by incarcerated individuals and informing incarcerated individuals of the protections against retaliation for filing a grievance.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: 7/14/2019 Law number: 2019/135
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to 311 complaints made by incarcerated individuals and informing incarcerated individuals of the protections against retaliation for filing a grievance
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Brad S. Lander, The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlina Rivera , Daniel Dromm , Margaret S. Chin, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Correction (“DOC”) to process 311 complaints in the same manner as formal grievances, to inform incarcerated individuals of how to access the grievance process.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1370-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1370, 3. Int. No. 1370, 4. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19, 6. Committee Report 1/29/19, 7. Hearing Testimony 1/29/19, 8. Hearing Transcript 1/29/19, 9. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1370-A - 6/17/19, 11. Committee Report 6/13/19, 12. Hearing Transcript 6/13/19, 13. June 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-13-19, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 13, 2019, 16. Int. No. 1370-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 135, 20. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 18, 2019
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6/13/2019*Keith Powers Committee on Criminal Justice Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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1/29/2019*Keith Powers Committee on Criminal Justice Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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1/24/2019*Keith Powers City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2019*Keith Powers City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1370-A

 

By Council Members Powers, Lander, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Rosenthal, Rivera, Dromm, Chin, Kallos, Levin and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to 311 complaints made by incarcerated individuals and informing incarcerated individuals of the protections against retaliation for filing a grievance

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 9-136 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:

e. Complaints and requests made by or on behalf of an incarcerated individual to 311 and forwarded to the department shall be addressed by the office of constituent and grievance services.

§ 2. Section 9-139 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new subdivisions g and h to read as follows:

g. The department shall inform all incarcerated individuals in writing, using plain and simple language, of the protections against retaliation for filing a grievance, complaint, or request. The department shall also inform all incarcerated individuals in writing and in plain and simple language upon the filing of a grievance, complaint, or request, about which complaints are not subject to the grievance process; the process for resolving such complaints; and the protections against retaliation for filing such grievance, complaint, or request. Grievable complaints made through 311, to the board of correction, by email, by attorneys or other advocates, public officials, or other third parties on behalf of an incarcerated individual and over the phone shall be addressed by the office of constituent and grievance services. 

h. The department shall include on all grievance forms instructions on how to appeal resolutions and post such forms on the department’s website.

§ 3. This local law takes effect on the same date that a local law for the year 2019 amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to the grievance process for incarcerated individuals, takes effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM/AS

LS #7232/7458/7314/7315/7319

3/26/2019