This bill would require the New York Police Department to notify the Administration for Children’s Services when it arrests a person who is the primary caregiver to a child under the age of 18.
Int. No. 531
By Council Member Lancman
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enacting the Child Protection Notification Act.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-170 to read as follows:
§14-170. Arrest of individuals with minor children. a. For the purposes of this section, the term “primary caregiver” shall mean the person who is primarily responsible for providing care to a child under the age of eighteen.
b. Upon making an arrest, the department shall ascertain whether the individual being arrested is the primary caregiver to a child under the age of eighteen. In the event that the department determines such individual is the primary caregiver to a child under the age of eighteen, the department shall notify the administration for children’s services of such an arrest, unless the department determines that doing so would jeopardize an ongoing investigation.
§2. This local law shall take effect 60 days after its enactment into law.
LS 630/Int. 207-2014