File #: Int 0185-2022    Version: * Name: Limiting communication between the department of correction and federal immigration authorities.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Immigration
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 limiting communication between the department of correction and federal immigration authorities
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Shahana K. Hanif, Carlina Rivera , Tiffany Cabán, Althea V. Stevens, Julie Won, Lincoln Restler, Shekar Krishnan, Crystal Hudson, Sandy Nurse, Shaun Abreu
Council Member Sponsors: 11
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. 185, 2. Int. No. 185, 3. April 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-14-22

Int. No. 185

 

By Council Members Powers, Hanif, Rivera, Cabán, Stevens, Won, Restler, Krishnan, Hudson, Nurse and Abreu

 

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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