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File #: Int 2351-2021    Version: * Name: Limiting communication between the department of correction and federal immigration authorities.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Immigration
On agenda: 6/17/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to limiting communication between the department of correction and federal immigration authorities
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Carlos Menchaca, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would prohibit the Department of Correction from communicating with federal immigration authorities regarding any person in the department’s custody unless the communication was in relation to a person for which a civil immigration detainer was being honored or the communication was unrelated to the enforcement of civil immigration laws.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2351, 2. Int. No. 2351, 3. Committee Report 6/9/21, 4. Hearing Testimony 6/9/21, 5. Hearing Transcript 6/9/21, 6. June 17, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-17-21
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Int. No. 2351

 

By Council Members Powers, Menchaca and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to limiting communication between the department of correction and federal immigration authorities

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Paragraph 1 of subdivision h of section 9-131 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 228 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

1. Department personnel shall not expend time while on duty or department resources of any kind disclosing information that belongs to the department and is available to them only in their official capacity, in response to federal immigration inquiries or in communicating with federal immigration authorities regarding any person's incarceration status, release dates, court appearance dates, or any other information related to persons in the department's custody, [other than information related to a person's citizenship or immigration status,] unless such response or communication:

(i) [relates to a person convicted of a violent or serious crime or identified as a possible match in the terrorist screening database] is made pursuant to subdivision b of this section; or

(ii) is unrelated to the enforcement of civil immigration laws[; or

(iii) is otherwise required by law].

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

 

 

 

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5/25/21