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File #: Int 2055-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring the DOC to publish all of its rules, policies, and directives.
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 requiring the department of correction to publish all of its rules, policies, and directives
Sponsors: Keith Powers
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Correction to publicly report all of its rules, policies, and directives. The commissioner would be permitted to redact these items as necessary for safety and security purposes.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2055, 2. Int. No. 2055, 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. 2055

 

By Council Member Powers

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction to publish all of its rules, policies, and directives

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Section 9-138 of chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:  

§ 9-138 [Use of force directive] Department rules, policies and directives. The commissioner shall post on the department's website all departmental rules, policies, and directives, including but not limited to the directive stating the department's current policies regarding the use of force by departmental staff on inmates, including but not limited to the circumstances in which any use of force is justified, the circumstances in which various levels of force or various uses of equipment are justified, and the procedures staff must follow prior to using force. The commissioner may redact such rules, policies, and directives [directive] as necessary to preserve safety and security in the facilities under the department's control.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

LS 6645

Int. 1264/2016

BC/JDK

5/9/18