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File #: Int 1955-2020    Version: * Name: Maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a person in the custody of the department of correction.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 5/28/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a person in the custody of the department of correction
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Brad S. Lander, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Kalman Yeger , Diana Ayala , Margaret S. Chin, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the department of correction to ensure that members of the public depositing funds into institutional fund account established pursuant to subdivision 7 of section 500-c of the correction law are not charged a service fee that is more than $5.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1955, 2. Int. No. 1955, 3. Committee Report 5/19/20, 4. Hearing Testimony 5/19/20, 5. Hearing Transcript 5/19/20, 6. Hearing Testimony - Brooklyn Defender Services, 7. Hearing Testimony - District Attorney Vance, 8. Hearing Testimony - JLUSA, 9. Hearing Testimony - Legal Aid Society, 10. Hearing Testimony - Special Narcotics Prosecutor Brennen, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-28-20, 12. May 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 28, 2020
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Int. No. 1955

 

By Council Members Powers, Lander, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Yeger, Ayala, Chin and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a person in the custody of the department of correction

 

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 9-161 to read as follows:

§ 9-161 Accounts of people in custody. The department of correction shall ensure that members of the public depositing funds into institutional fund account established pursuant to subdivision 7 of section 500-c of the correction law are not charged a service fee that is more than $5. This fee cap applies to all devices or systems capable of allowing members of the public to deposit funds into a person in custody’s institutional fund account, including wire and online transfers.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

AS

LS 8804

5/12/20