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This bill would require the city to provide free domestic telephone service to individuals within the custody of the department of corrections, and prevent the city from collecting any revenue for providing telephone service.

  • Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)

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Committee on Criminal Justice
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Amendment Proposed by Comm
Committee on Criminal Justice
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Introduced by Council

Int. No. 741-A

 

By The Speaker (Council Member Johnson), and Council Members Brannan, Rosenthal, Powers, Levin, Ampry-Samuel, Rivera, Espinal, Gibson, Rose, Cumbo, Williams, Koslowitz, Lancman and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the provision of telephone services to individuals in custody in city correctional facilities

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-154 to read as follows:

§ 9-154 Telephone services to inmates. The city shall provide telephone services to individuals within the custody of the department in city correctional facilities at no cost to the individuals or the receiving parties for domestic telephone calls. The city shall not be authorized to receive or retain any revenue for providing telephone services.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 270 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

LS #7980/Int. 1634-2017

LS 88

DA

7/10/17