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File #: Int 2078-2020    Version: * Name: Prohibiting the department of correction from recording privileged communications.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 9/16/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the department of correction from recording privileged communications
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would prohibit the department of correction from recording any communications between an incarcerated individual and any other person with whom they have a privileged relationship.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2078, 2. Int. No. 2078, 3. September 16, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-16-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 16, 2020

Int. No. 2078

 

By Council Members Kallos and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the department of correction from recording privileged communications

 

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 Prohibition on recording privileged communications. The department shall not record or copy any written, audio, or visual communications, including telephone calls, email messages, letters, video conference meetings, and in-person meetings, between an incarcerated individual and a privileged individual. For the purposes of this section, the term “privileged individual” means any person who, as a result of their relationship with an incarcerated individual, is entitled to confidential communication under Article 45 of the Civil Practice Law & Rules.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #15818

8/25/20