This bill would transfer jurisdiction and control over Hart Island, the City’s public burial ground, from the Department of Corrections (DOC) to the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)
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Int. No. 906
By Council Members Rodriguez, Holden, Lancman, Constantinides, Adams and Powers
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a transfer of jurisdiction over Hart Island from the department of corrections to the department of parks and recreation
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 9-103 of the administrative code of the city of New York is REPEALED.
§2. Section 21-110 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
§21-110 Potter’s field. The commissioner shall have charge of the Potter's Fields, and when the necessity therefor shall arise, shall have power to lay out additional Potter's Fields or other public burial places for the poor and strangers and from time to time enclose and extend the same to make enclosures therein and to build vaults therein, and to provide all necessary labor and for interments therein. The Potter's Field on [Hart's] Hart island, however, shall [remain] be under the control of the department of [correction] parks and recreation, and the burial of deceased paupers therein shall [continue] occur under rules and regulations established by the joint action of the departments of social services, [and] correction[,] and parks and recreation or in case of disagreement between such departments, under such regulations as may be established by the mayor.
§3. This local law shall take effect 180 after it becomes law.
RCC / BM
Int. No. 134-2014
LS # 6146
4/2/2018 12:00 p.m.