The bill would require the New York Police Department (NYPD) to notify schools of any reported crime involving a child under the age of eighteen that occurred within 1,000 feet of certain public and private schools. The bill would require the NYPD to promulgate rules regarding such notifications.
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Int. No. 951
By Council Members Vallone, Holden, Ampry-Samuel and Yeger
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to notify schools of crimes against children within 1,000 feet of certain schools
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 14-175, to read as follows:
§ 14-175. School notification program. The department shall notify schools of reported crimes involving children that occur in close proximity to schools in accordance with the following:
a. Definitions. For purposes of this subdivision the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1. School. The term “school” means any buildings, grounds, facilities, property, or portion thereof under the jurisdiction of the department of education or any non-public school that provides educational instruction to students at or below the twelfth grade level.
2. Crime. The term “crime” means any misdemeanor or felony defined in the New York state penal code or any misdemeanor defined in the administrative code.
b. When the department receives a report of an alleged crime perpetrated against a child under the age of eighteen at or within one thousand feet of a school, the department must notify any school within 1,000 feet of the crime as soon as practicable, unless the department determines that such notification would jeopardize the investigation of such crime.
c. The department shall promulgate rules regarding the manner in which all notifications shall be given, including designating who in the department shall give the notification and who in the school will receive it.
§2. This local law shall take effect 120 days after its enactment into law.
LS 36 / Int. 0061-2014