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File #: Int 0191-2010    Version: * Name: Requiring the police department to notify schools of crimes against children within 1,000 feet of certain schools.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 4/29/2010
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 notify schools of crimes against children within 1,000 feet of certain schools.
Sponsors: Lewis A. Fidler, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Vincent J. Gentile, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Karen Koslowitz, Michael C. Nelson, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Daniel J. Halloran III
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Int. No. 191
 
By Council Members Fidler, Chin, Comrie, Ferreras, Gentile, Gonzalez, James, Koslowitz, Nelson, Vann, Williams, Rodriguez and Halloran
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to notify schools of crimes against children within 1,000 feet of certain schools.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 10-168, to read as follows:
§ 10-168  School notification program. a. The New York City Police Department shall notify schools of reported crimes involving children that occur in close proximity to schools in accordance with the following:
(1). Definitions. For purposes of this subdivision the following terms shall have the following meanings:
        (i). "School" shall mean any buildings, grounds, facilities, property, or portion thereof under the jurisdiction of the New York city department of education or any non-public school that provides educational instruction to students at or below the twelfth grade level.
(ii). "Crime" shall be any misdemeanor or felony in the New York State Penal Code or misdemeanor in the Administrative Code of the City of New York.
     (2). When the Department receives a report of an alleged crime perpetrated against a child under the age of eighteen at or within one thousand feet of a school the Department must notify any school within 1,000 feet of the crime as soon as practical, unless the Department determines that to do so would jeopardize its investigation of such crime.
     (3). The Department shall promulgate rules regarding the manner in which all notifications shall be given including designating who in the Department shall give the notification and who in the school will receive it.
§2. This local law shall take effect 120 days after its enactment into law.
 
 
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Int. 904/2008
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