senate Bill S1235

Requires the annual reporting of criminal activity on subways

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.924
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CITIES

Summary

Requires the annual reporting of criminal activity on subways.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5188
Versions:
S1235
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง14-150, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1389, A1800
2009-2010: S7419A, A10444A

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1235

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
the reporting of criminal activity on subways

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill will amend section 14-150 of the administrative code of the
city of New York by requiring the New York city police department to
submit to the city council annually a report detailing the total
number of criminal Complaints and arrests, categorized by class of
crime, for violent felony offenses that Occur on subway lines and bus
routes operated by the New York City Transit Authority.

Specifically the report shall detail the following criminal activity:

-- section 70.02 of the penal law such as murder, kidnapping,
manslaughter, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual conduct against a
child, criminal-use or sale of a firearm, etc.,

-- assault and related offenses as defined in article one hundred twenty
of the penal law such as intent to cause physical injury to another,

-- sex offenses as defined in article one hundred thirty of the penal law
such as sexual misconduct, rape, and criminal sexual acts,

-- disorderly conduct as defined in section 240.20 of the penal law
such as intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or
recklessness, by engaging in fighting or threatening behavior,
unreasonable noisemaking, use of abusive or obscene language or
gestures,

-- harassment as defined in section 240.25 and 240.26 of the penal law
such as intentionally following or by engaging in a course of conduct
or by repeatedly committing acts which places such person in
reasonable fear of physical injury, with intent to annoy or
alarm-another-person by subjecting such person to physical contact,
or attempts or threatens to do the same follows a person,

-- aggravated harassment as defined in section 240.30 and 240.31 of the
penal law such as intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another
person either by communicating with a person, attempting to contact,
subjecting another person to physical contact, or threatening to do
the same because of a belief or perception.

The report shall specify where such criminal conduct has occurred by
police precinct, including specific subway line, subway transit
division, and, bus route operated by the New York City Transit
Authority.

Such statistics shall be tabulated on a monthly basis and on an annual
basis and shall be maintained and transmitted in an electronic format
to the department of records and information services, and be made
available to the public via the Internet.


JUSTIFICATION:
This bill will improve the transparency and accountability of the New
York police Department. It will provide the public information on the
location of criminal activity, including sexual harassment; while
providing the police department data that will allow them to focus
their resources on areas most in need of protection: By requiring
that these statistics be updated quarterly, and posted on the
Internet, the public will be able to Monitor the progress in reducing
crime hour transit system.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.1389 Referred to Cities
2010: S.7419A Referred to Cities; Reported to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, with the first posting of the required information 90
following enactment.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1235

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation to the reporting of criminal activity on subways

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 14-150 of the administrative code of  the  city  of
New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:
  D.  THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT SHALL SUBMIT TO THE CITY COUN-
CIL ANNUALLY A REPORT DETAILING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CRIMINAL  COMPLAINTS
AND  ARRESTS, CATEGORIZED BY CLASS OF CRIME, FOR VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES
AS DEFINED IN SECTION 70.02  OF  THE  PENAL  LAW,  ASSAULT  AND  RELATED
OFFENSES  AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY OF THE PENAL LAW, SEX
OFFENSES AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED  THIRTY  OF  THE  PENAL  LAW,
DISORDERLY  CONDUCT  AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  240.20  OF THE PENAL LAW,
HARASSMENT AS DEFINED IN SECTION 240.25 AND 240.26  OF  THE  PENAL  LAW,
AGGRAVATED  HARASSMENT  AS  DEFINED  IN SECTION 240.30 AND 240.31 OF THE
PENAL LAW, AND OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC SENSIBILITIES AS DEFINED IN ARTI-
CLE TWO HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE OF THE PENAL LAW, WHERE THE CONDUCT OCCURS ON
SUBWAY LINES AND BUS ROUTES  OPERATED  BY  THE  NEW  YORK  CITY  TRANSIT
AUTHORITY, SPECIFYING WHERE SUCH CRIMINAL CONDUCT HAS OCCURRED BY POLICE
PRECINCT,  INCLUDING  SPECIFIC SUBWAY LINE, SUBWAY TRANSIT DIVISION, AND
BUS ROUTE OPERATED BY THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY.  SUCH  REPORT
SHALL  CONTAIN  A  SEPARATE  TABULATION  FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE AUTHORITY,
PASSENGERS AND OTHER NON-EMPLOYEES.  SUCH STATISTICS SHALL BE  TABULATED
ON  A  MONTHLY  BASIS AND ON AN ANNUAL BASIS AND SHALL BE MAINTAINED AND
TRANSMITTED IN AN ELECTRONIC FORMAT TO THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  RECORDS  AND
INFORMATION  SERVICES, OR ITS SUCCESSOR AGENCY, AND BE MADE AVAILABLE TO
THE PUBLIC ON OR THROUGH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  RECORDS  AND  INFORMATION
SERVICES'  WEBSITE, OR ITS SUCCESSOR'S WEBSITE. SUCH STATISTICS SHALL BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02700-01-3

S. 1235                             2

FIRST MADE AVAILABLE ON SUCH WEBSITE NINETY  DAYS  AFTER  THE  EFFECTIVE
DATE  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  AND  SHALL BE UPDATED ON AT LEAST A MONTHLY
BASIS THEREAFTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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