This bill would provide for a reward for individuals who provide information leading to the apprehension, arrest, or conviction of an individual involved in a hit-and-run resulting in a serious physical injury. This bill will mobilize the public in helping to ensure that drivers involved in hit-and-runs are identified, as many hit-and-runs remain unsolved.
Int. No. 316
By Council Members Rodriguez and Maisel
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a reward for individuals who provide information leading to the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of a person who seriously injures or kills another individual in a hit-and-run accident
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter 1 of title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 10-179 to read as follows:
§ 10-179 a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following term has the following meaning:
Serious physical injury. The term “serious physical injury” has the same meaning as set forth in section 10 of the penal law.
b. The mayor, upon the recommendation of the police commissioner, is authorized to offer and pay a reward in an amount not exceeding $1,000 to any person who provides information leading to the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of any person who may have violated the provisions of section 600 of the vehicle and traffic law resulting in serious physical injury or death to an individual, including to a pedestrian, a bicyclist or an individual in another motor vehicle.
c. The offer and reward made available by this section is not available for:
1. Any police officer, peace officer or other law enforcement officer or official in the state;
2. Any other officer, official or employee of the city or state; or
3. Any person who has obtained the information directly or indirectly from a person specified in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this subdivision.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.
LS #7333/Int. No. 1418-2017