senate Bill S335

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to dividing the one hundred fifth and one hundred ninth precincts of the New York city police department into subdivisions

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S335 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A277
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-129, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6106, A9142

S335 - Bill Texts

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Relates to dividing the one hundred fifth and one hundred ninth precincts of the New York city police department into subdivisions.

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BILL NUMBER:S335

TITLE OF BILL: REVISED 12/10/12

An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
dividing the one hundred fifth and one hundred ninth precincts of the
New York city police department into subdivisions

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The legislation will amend the applicable Administrative Code sections
concerning the "fixing of boundaries of precincts" as set forth in
§14-129, as this section relates to the 105th and 109th NYPD
Precincts in the borough of Queens.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends §14-129 of the administrative code of the
city of New York by adding a new section c that will divide the 105th
precinct into two separate subdivisions, one representing the
northern portion of the precinct and one representing the southern
portion of the precinct.

Section 2 amends §14-129 of the administrative code of the city of New
York by adding a new section d that will divide the 109th precinct
into two separate subdivisions, one representing the northern portion
of the precinct including the "North Shore - College Point,
Whitestone, Clearview and Bay Terrace" and one representing the
southern portion of the precinct including "Flushing South",

Section 3 provides for this act to take effect on the 120 day after it
becomes law.

JUSTIFICATION:

The current configurations of the 10Sth and 109th Precincts of the New
York Police Department ("NYPD") are too large geographically with
large population density to adequately provide sufficient services to
the neighborhoods included within the current precinct boundaries.

The 109th Precinct currently includes the neighborhoods of Flushing.
Bay Terrace, College Point, Whitestone, Malba, Beechhurst, Queensboro
Hill, and Willets Point. The l09th Precinct Stationhouse is located
on Union Street in the heart of Flushing.

The 105th Precinct currently includes the neighborhoods of Queens
Village, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens,
Bellerose, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park and Floral Park. The 105th
Precinct's Stationhouse is located on 22nd Street in Queens Village
situated in the northern reaches of the precinct

The New York City Department of City Planning Community Data Portal(1)
reports the population in Community Board District 7/109th Precinct
is approximately 242,952 and the population in Community Board
13/105th Precinct is approximately 196,284 (based on 2000 Census


figures).
In comparing the population across different community districts, it
can be seen that community board districts with like or lesser
populations are serviced by multiple precincts. For example,
Community Board District 12 has a population of 223,602 and is
covered by two precincts, the 103rd and the 113th. The population in
those precincts respectively is approximately 101,527 and 122,103.
Community Board District 14 has an even smaller population, 106,686,
and is also covered by two precincts, the 100 and the 101st,
respective populations of approximately 43,584 and 63,154.

In addition, the Community Data Portal reveals a marked increase in
population in Community Board District 7 and Community Board 13
between the 1990 and 2000 census. Yet these figures does not reflect
any of the additional forecasted increases in the population in the
more than 10 years since the last census figures were reflected in
the Community Data Portal.

The 109th Precinct station house is currently located in the downtown
Flushing area, and is already situated in the heart of the area with
the greatest population density, placing a disproportionate demand on
precinct resources, increasing the likelihood other neighborhoods
will be left without sufficient services.

In 2007, NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly recognized the need to
create a "satellite station house" in southern end of the 105th
Precinct in order to "improve police services, including response
times in this geographically large precinct".(2) This was an
appropriate action to take and resulted in an 8% drop in crime in the
next year. Therefore, it is wholly appropriate to now take this
action a step further and create a formal subdivision of the 105th
Precinct.

The geographic nature and population statistics in the areas covered
by both the 105th and 109th Precincts require that they be formally
subdivided in order to more effectively serve each of the
neighborhoods under their protection.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S.6106/A.9142 (Braunstein)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred and
twentieth day after it shall have become a law.

FOOTNOTES:

(1) http//www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/neigh info/nhmap.shtml

(2) NYPD Press Release


032, Thursday, July 26, 2007

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

                                   335

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  dividing  the  one  hundred  fifth and one hundred ninth
  precincts of the New York city police department into subdivisions

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

  Section  1.  Section  14-129 of the administrative code of the city of
New York is amended by adding two new subdivisions c and d  to  read  as
follows:
  C.  THE  ONE HUNDRED FIFTH PRECINCT SHALL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO SEPARATE
SUBDIVISIONS, ONE SUBDIVISION REPRESENTING THE NORTHERN PORTION OF  SUCH
PRECINCT  AND  ONE SUBDIVISION REPRESENTING THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF SUCH
PRECINCT. ALL  CORRESPONDING  BOUNDARIES  SHALL  BE  DETERMINED  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER,  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE  REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT,
WHEREUPON, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALLOCATE  SUCH  RESOURCES  NECESSARY  TO
ESTABLISH AND SUPPORT BOTH PRECINCT SUBDIVISIONS.
  D.  THE  ONE HUNDRED NINTH PRECINCT SHALL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO SEPARATE
SUBDIVISIONS, ONE SUBDIVISION REPRESENTING  "FLUSHING  SOUTH",  AND  THE
OTHER  REPRESENTING THE "NORTH SHORE - COLLEGE POINT, WHITESTONE, CLEAR-
VIEW AND BAY TERRACE". ALL CORRESPONDING BOUNDARIES SHALL BE  DETERMINED
BY  THE  COMMISSIONER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPART-
MENT, WHEREUPON, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALLOCATE SUCH RESOURCES  NECESSARY
TO ESTABLISH AND SUPPORT BOTH PRECINCT SUBDIVISIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03389-01-3

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