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File #: Int 1334-2019    Version: Name: Requiring the board of correction to conduct surveys of the correctional system’s grievance process.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: 7/14/2019 Law number: 2019/133
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the board of correction to report on the department of correction's grievance process
Sponsors: Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlina Rivera , Daniel Dromm , Ben Kallos, Laurie A. Cumbo, Stephen T. Levin, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would require the Board of Correction to issue a report on the Department of Correction’s grievance and complaint process and provide recommendations for improving the procedures.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1334-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1334, 3. Int. No. 1334, 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. Hearing Transcript 6/13/19, 11. Committee Report 6/13/19, 12. June 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-13-19, 14. Proposed Int. No. 1334-A - 6/17/19, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 13, 2019, 16. Int. No. 1334-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 133, 20. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 18, 2019, 21. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 19, 2019
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7/18/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Criminal Justice Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Criminal Justice Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Criminal Justice Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Criminal Justice Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/29/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Criminal Justice Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/29/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Criminal Justice Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1334-A

 

By Council Members Ampry-Samuel, Rosenthal, Rivera, Dromm, Kallos, Cumbo, Levin and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the board of correction to report on the department of correction’s grievance process

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision f of section 626 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law number 102 for the year 1977, is amended to read as follows:

f. The board shall establish procedures for the hearing of grievances, complaints or

requests for assistance (1) by or on behalf of any person held or confined under the jurisdiction of the department or (2) by any employee of the department. [The board, or by written designation, a member of the board or the executive director, may conduct hearings, or study or investigate any matter within the jurisdiction of the department, and the board may make recommendations and submit reports of its findings to the appropriate authorities.] Starting July 1, 2021, the board shall issue a report, at least every three years, on issues related to the department’s grievance process. Such report shall incorporate direct feedback from incarcerated individuals and proposed recommendations for relevant improvements, and shall include a section of recommendations on how to improve the grievance process for vulnerable populations, including incarcerated individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming. Such report shall be submitted to the council and posted on the board’s website.

§ 2. Section 626 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision h to read as follows:

h. The board, or by written designation, a member of the board or the executive director, may conduct hearings, or study or investigate any matter within the jurisdiction of the department, and the board may make recommendations and submit reports of its findings to the appropriate authorities.

§ 3. This local law takes effect on the same date that a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to requiring the department of correction to make the grievance process more efficient, as proposed in introduction number 1340 for the year 2019, takes effect.  

 

MKW/AS

LS #7318

4/26/2019