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File #: Int 0574-2007    Version: Name: The abolition of fees for certified birth certificates for any person who is being released from a NYS correctional facility, after any duration, and any person who is being released from a NYC jail after at least 90 consecutive days of incarceration.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 5/9/2007
Enactment date: 12/31/2007 Law number: 2007/064
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of certified birth certificates for certain people being released from a New York city or state correctional facility.
Sponsors: Annabel Palma, Gale A. Brewer, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Miguel Martinez, James Vacca, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bill De Blasio, James Sanders, Jr., David I. Weprin, Inez E. Dickens, Helen Sears, Darlene Mealy, Robert Jackson
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 574 - 5/9/07, 2. Committee Report 6/6/07, 3. Hearing Transcript 6/6/07, 4. Hearing Testimony 6/6/07, 5. Committee Report 12/11/07, 6. Hearing Transcript 12/11/07, 7. Hearing Testimony 12/11/07, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12/11/07, 9. Press Release, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Mayor's Message of Necessity, 12. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2007AAnnabel Palma City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/31/2007AAnnabel Palma Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/31/2007AAnnabel Palma Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2007AAnnabel Palma City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2007AAnnabel Palma City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2007*Annabel Palma Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2007*Annabel Palma Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2007*Annabel Palma Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2007AAnnabel Palma Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/2007*Annabel Palma Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/2007*Annabel Palma Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2007*Annabel Palma City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2007*Annabel Palma City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 574-A
By Council Members Palma, Brewer, James, Koppell, Martinez, Vacca, Mark-Viverito, DeBlasio, Sanders, Weprin, Dickens, Sears, Mealy and Jackson
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of certified birth certificates for certain people being released from a New York city or state correctional facility.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1.  Section 9-128 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:
      c. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person born in the city of New York and sentenced to ninety days or more in a New York city correctional facility who will serve, after sentencing, thirty days or more in a New York city correctional facility, shall be provided by the department before or at release, or within two weeks thereafter if extenuating circumstances exist, at no cost to such person, a certified copy of his or her birth certificate to be used for any lawful purpose; provided that such person has requested a copy of his or her birth certificate from the department at least two weeks prior to release. Upon such request, the department shall request such certificate from the department of health and mental hygiene in a form and manner approved by the commissioner of the department of health and mental hygiene. The department shall inform such person of his or her ability to receive such certificate pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision within three days of his or her admission to a sentencing facility. No person shall receive more than one birth certificate without charge pursuant to this subdivision.
§ 2.   Section 17-169 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:
d. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person born in the city of New York being released from a New York state correctional facility shall, prior to release, be provided by the department, at no cost to such person, a certified copy of his or her birth certificate to be used for any lawful purpose; provided that such person has requested a copy of his or her birth certificate at least ninety days prior to his or her release, from the (a) department, or (b) New York state department of correctional services and the New York state department of correctional services has submitted such request to the department. No person shall receive more than one birth certificate without charge pursuant to this subdivision.
§3.  This local law shall take effect 90 days after enactment.
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