File #: Int 1203-2023    Version: Name: Requiring the department of correction to provide a letter of incarceration to all individuals as they leave the department’s custody.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 9/28/2023
Enactment date: 1/20/2024 Law number: 2024/036
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction to provide a letter of incarceration to all individuals as they leave the department's custody
Sponsors: Kevin C. Riley, Lincoln Restler, Gale A. Brewer, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Althea V. Stevens, Marjorie Velázquez, Crystal Hudson, Tiffany Cabán, Julie Won, Shahana K. Hanif, Eric Dinowitz, Carlina Rivera , Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would require the the department of correction to provide a letter of incarceration, also known as jail release papers or discharge papers, to every person that gets released from the department’s custody. The letter of incarceration must specify the date that a person entered and was released from custody.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1203-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1203, 3. Int. No. 1203, 4. September 28, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-28-23, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 28, 2023, 7. Committee Report 9/29/23, 8. Hearing Testimony 9/29/23, 9. Hearing Transcript 9/29/23, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1203-A - 12/14/23, 11. Committee Report 12/20/23, 12. Hearing Transcript 12/20/23, 13. December 20, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-20-23, 15. Int. No. 1203-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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1/20/2024AKevin C. Riley Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2024AKevin C. Riley City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AKevin C. Riley City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AKevin C. Riley City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Kevin C. Riley Committee on Criminal Justice Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Kevin C. Riley Committee on Criminal Justice Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Kevin C. Riley Committee on Criminal Justice Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AKevin C. Riley Committee on Criminal Justice Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/29/2023*Kevin C. Riley Committee on Criminal Justice Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/29/2023*Kevin C. Riley Committee on Criminal Justice Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2023*Kevin C. Riley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2023*Kevin C. Riley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1203-A

 

By Council Members Riley, Restler, Brewer, Brooks-Powers, Stevens, Velázquez, Hudson, Cabán, Won, Hanif, Dinowitz, Rivera and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction to provide a letter of incarceration to all individuals as they leave the department’s custody

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 9-128 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. Upon release, the department of correction shall provide a letter of incarceration to every person discharged from a New York city correctional facility, regardless of whether such person was held pre-trial or was subject to an order of commitment that provided that such incarcerated individual remain in the custody of the department. Such letter shall specify both the date the person entered and the date such person was released from the custody of the department.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

JW

LS 14245

12/6/23