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New York

Title - Initiative 536-A

Law Number - New York

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This bill establishes a misdemeanor for restraining an individual in a manner that restricts the flow of air or blood by compressing the windpipe or the carotid arteries on each side of the neck, or sitting, kneeling, or standing on the chest or back in a...

This bill establishes a misdemeanor for restraining an individual in a manner that restricts the flow of air or blood by compressing the windpipe or the carotid arteries on each side of the neck, or sitting, kneeling, or standing on the chest or back in a manner that compresses the diaphragm, in the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest.

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New York

Title - T2020-6256

Law Number - New York

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Resolution calling upon the United States Congress to pass, and the President to sign, the Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2019 (H.R. 4408), which would prohibit police chokeholds and other tactics that result in asphyxiation.

New York

Title - HR 7356 and S4084

Law Number - New York

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To prohibit biometric surveillance by the Federal Government without explicit statutory authorization and to withhold certain Federal public safety grants from State and local governments that engage in biometric surveillance.

New York

Title - Initiative 760-B

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The bill would require the department to maintain a centralized system that is used to record, track, review, and evaluate officer activity and to identify officers who may be in need of enhanced training, monitoring, or reassignment.

New York

Title - Initiative 487-A

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This bill requires the reporting and evaluation of surveillance technologies used by the NYPD. The Department will be required to issue a surveillance impact and use policy about these technologies. The policy would include information on surveillance tec...

This bill requires the reporting and evaluation of surveillance technologies used by the NYPD. The Department will be required to issue a surveillance impact and use policy about these technologies. The policy would include information on surveillance technologies such as the description and capabilities, rules, processes and guidelines, and any safeguards and security measures designed to protect the information collected. Upon publication of the draft surveillance impact and use policy, the public shall have a period of time to submit comments. The commissioner of the department shall consider the comments and provide the final version of the surveillance impact and use policy to the Council, the Mayor and post to the Department’s website. The inspector general for the NYPD shall audit the surveillance impact and use policy to ensure compliance with its terms.

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New York

Title - Initiative 721-A

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This bill would codify a person’s right to record New York City police officers or peace officer acting in their official capacity, with limited exceptions. The bill also allows any individual whose rights are violated to sue the City in state court, an...

This bill would codify a person’s right to record New York City police officers or peace officer acting in their official capacity, with limited exceptions. The bill also allows any individual whose rights are violated to sue the City in state court, and requires reporting related to filming police activities.

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New York

Title - Budget Deal

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The economic decline put extreme pressure on the City’s fiscal position just when the need for City’s social supports became more critical. Recognizing that budget cuts would be necessary to meet the Charter-mandated balanced budget requirement, and w...

The economic decline put extreme pressure on the City’s fiscal position just when the need for City’s social supports became more critical. Recognizing that budget cuts would be necessary to meet the Charter-mandated balanced budget requirement, and with continuing uncertainty around the worsening economic landscape, the Council’s response to the Preliminary Budget was focused and contained our estimation of the components of the baseline budget that are essential and must be preserved while navigating the fiscal pressure.

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