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File #: Int 2040-2020    Version: * Name: Reporting on Hart Island burials related to COVID-19.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 8/27/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on Hart Island burials related to COVID-19
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Kalman Yeger , Helen K. Rosenthal, Bill Perkins, Diana Ayala , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Corrections (DOC) to include information about the number of burials that were related to deaths caused by COVID-19 in the agency’s electronic database of people buried at Hart Island.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2040, 2. Int. No. 2040, 3. August 27, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-27-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 27, 2020

Int. No. 2040

 

By Council Members Gibson, Yeger, Rosenthal, Perkins, Ayala, Ampry-Samuel and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on Hart Island burials related to COVID-19

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 9-132 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 120 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

§ 9-132 Hart's Island electronic burial database.

a. For the purposes of this section, the term “COVID-19” means the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

[a] b. The department of correction shall post and maintain an electronic database of all burials on Hart's Island since [nineteen hundred seventy-seven] 1977 on the department's website, and shall not charge a fee to the public to search such database. Such database shall also provide the total number of burials that were related to a death caused by COVID-19, disaggregated by month.     

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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