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File #: Int 2009-2020    Version: * Name: Provision of videoconferencing services to individuals in custody in city correctional facilities.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of videoconferencing services to individuals in custody in city correctional facilities
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Correction to provide free videoconferencing services to individuals within the custody of the department.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2009, 2. Int. No. 2009, 3. July 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-20
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Int. No. 2009

 

By The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Member Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of videoconferencing services to individuals in custody in city correctional facilities

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of 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 Videoconferencing services. The department shall provide videoconferencing services to individuals in the custody of the department at no cost to such individuals or to the receiving. Such individuals shall be authorized a minimum of five videoconferencing calls per week for a minimum duration of one hour per call. The establishment of videoconferencing services shall not infringe upon the rights of individuals within the custody of the department to have in-person visitations.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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