File #: Int 0181-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of correction to publish all of its rules, policies and directives.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 4/14/2022
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 , Carlina Rivera , Tiffany Cabán, Shahana K. Hanif, Julie Won, Lincoln Restler, Crystal Hudson, Sandy Nurse, Shaun Abreu, Mercedes Narcisse, Alexa Avilés, Erik D. Bottcher, Chi A. Ossé, Diana I. Ayala, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Kevin C. Riley, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Charles Barron, Lynn C. Schulman
Council Member Sponsors: 19
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. 181, 2. Int. No. 181, 3. April 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-14-22, 5. Committee Report 4/29/22, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/29/22, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/29/22

Int. No. 181

 

By Council Members Powers, Rivera, Cabán, Hanif, Won, Restler, Hudson, Nurse, Abreu, Narcisse, Williams, Avilés, Bottcher, Ossé, Ayala, Richardson Jordan, Riley, Gutiérrez, Barron and Schulman

 

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 the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 89 for the year 2015, 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 the directive stating the department's current policies regarding the use of force by departmental staff on [inmates] incarcerated individuals, 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 directive] sections of any rule, policy or directive [as] when necessary to preserve safety and security in the facilities under the department's control.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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