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File #: Int 1488-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the NYPD to obtain information on the disposition of sex offense cases and requiring the mayor’s office of criminal justice to report on outcomes of sex offense cases.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 3/28/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to obtain information on the disposition of sex offense cases and requiring the mayor's office of criminal justice to report on outcomes of sex offense cases
Sponsors: Deborah L. Rose, Helen K. Rosenthal, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Police Department to obtain information on the disposition of sex offense cases. Additionally, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice would be require to compile information related to sex offense case disposition and report on such outcomes.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1488, 2. Int. No. 1488, 3. March 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-28-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 28, 2019

Int. No. 1488

 

By Council Members Rose, Rosenthal and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to obtain information on the disposition of sex offense cases and requiring the mayor’s office of criminal justice to report on outcomes of sex offense cases

 

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.  Sex crime case disposition.  a. Definitions.  Disposition.  The term “disposition” means the judicial outcome of a criminal action, including but not limited to, dismissal, conviction, and acquittal.

Sex offense.  The term “sex offense” means any alleged violation of article 130 of the penal law.

b. The department shall obtain information regarding the disposition of criminal cases arising from an arrest for a sex offense. 

§2. Chapter 3 of Title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-307 to read as follows:

§9-307.  Sex crime reporting. a. Definitions. Disposition.  The term “disposition” means the judicial outcome of a criminal action, including but not limited to, dismissal, conviction, and acquittal. Pending criminal appeals shall not otherwise alter the classification of case disposition.  

Sex offense.  The term “sex offense” means any alleged violations of article 130 of the penal law.

b. By January 30, 2019, and no later than 30 days after the end of each calendar year, the office shall submit to the speaker of council and make publicly available on the office’s website a report on arrests and dispositions for sex offense cases.  Such report shall include but not be limited to:

1. the total number of arrests for sex offenses, disaggregated by top charge at arrest and borough;

2. the total number of prosecutions for sex offenses, disaggregated by top charge at the commencement of the criminal action as defined in section 100.05 of the criminal procedure law and borough;

3. the total number of indictments for sex offenses, disaggregated by top charge at indictment and borough; and

4. the disposition of criminal actions for sex offenses, disaggregated by the category of disposition as defined in subdivision a of this section or whether no disposition had been reached, top charge at time of disposition, and borough.

c.  By April 30, 2019, and no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter, the department shall amend prior reports made pursuant to subdivision b of this section, with updated information pertaining to dispositions reached in the prior quarter.   

§2. This local law takes effect 3 months after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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