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File #: Int 2108-2020    Version: Name: Increasing penalties for damaging houses of religious worship.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 10/15/2020
Enactment date: 6/12/2021 Law number: 2021/068
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing penalties for damaging houses of religious worship
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera , Margaret S. Chin, Kalman Yeger , Robert F. Holden, Paul A. Vallone, Mark Gjonaj , Kevin C. Riley, Oswald Feliz, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Farah N. Louis, Helen K. Rosenthal, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Eric Dinowitz, Mark Treyger, Vanessa L. Gibson, Inez D. Barron, James F. Gennaro
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would increase the minimum fine for a violation of the section from five hundred dollars to one thousand dollars.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2108-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 2108, 3. Int. No. 2108, 4. October 15, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-15-20, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 15, 2020, 7. Committee Report 4/28/21, 8. Hearing Testimony 4/28/21, 9. Hearing Transcript 4/28/21, 10. Proposed Int. No. 2108-A - 5/11/21, 11. Committee Report 5/12/21, 12. Hearing Transcript 5/12/21, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. May 12, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-12-21, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 12, 2021, 17. Int. No. 2108-A (FINAL), 18. Fiscal Impact Statement, 19. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 20. Local Law 68
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6/14/2021AFernando Cabrera City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/12/2021AFernando Cabrera Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/28/2021AFernando Cabrera Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
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5/12/2021*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2021*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/28/2021*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/2020*Fernando Cabrera City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 2108-A

 

By Council Members Cabrera, Chin, Yeger, Holden, Vallone, Gjonaj, Riley, Feliz, Salamanca, Louis, Rosenthal, Cornegy, Dinowitz, Treyger, Gibson, Barron and Gennaro

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing penalties for damaging houses of religious worship

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 10-116 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 102 for the year 2005, is amended to read as follows:

§ 10-116. Damaging houses of religious worship or religious articles therein prohibited. Any person who [wilfully] willfully and without authority breaks, defaces or otherwise damages any house of religious worship or any portion thereof, or any appurtenances thereto, including religious figures or religious monuments, or any book, scroll, ark, furniture, ornaments, musical instrument, article of silver or plated ware, or any other chattel contained therein for use in connection with religious worship, or any person who knowingly aids, abets, conceals or in any way assists any such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year or by a fine of not more than [two thousand five hundred dollars] $2,500 nor less than [five hundred dollars] $1,000, or both. In addition, any person violating this section shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than [ten thousand dollars] $10,000 and not more than [twenty-five thousand dollars] $25,000. Such civil penalty shall be in addition to any criminal penalty or sanction that may be imposed, and such civil penalty shall not limit or preclude any cause of action available to any person or entity aggrieved by any of the acts prohibited by this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

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