§ 14-101 Definitions
§ 14-102 Composition of Force
§ 14-103 Detective Bureau
§ 14-104 Juvenile Bureau
§ 14-105 Superintendent of Buildings; Compensation
§ 14-106 Special Patrolmen; When May Be Appointed
§ 14-107 Unlawful Use of Police Uniform or Emblem
§ 14-108 Unlawful Use or Possession of Official Police Cards
§ 14-109 Qualifications of Members of Force; Publishing Names and Residence of Applicants and Appointees; Probation
§ 14-110 Warrant of Appointment; Oath
§ 14-111 Salaries of First Grade Police Officers
§ 14-112 Computation of Compensation of Members of the Department After Service in the Fire Department
§ 14-113 Computation of Compensation of Members of the Department Restored to Duty After Service in the Fire Department
§ 14-114 Promotions
§ 14-115 Discipline of Members
§ 14-116 Limitations of Suits
§ 14-117 Assignment to Police Duty
§ 14-118 School Crossing Guards
§ 14-118.1 Voluntary Fingerprinting of School Children
§ 14-118.2 Traffic and Parking Enforcement by Employees Not Police Officers
§ 14-119 Department to Cooperate With Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
§ 14-120 Detail of Officers to Assist Department of Health
§ 14-121 Details to Special Duty
§ 14-122 Relief From Active Duty Due to Disability
§ 14-122.1 Receipt of Line of Duty Pay
§ 14-123 Suspension of Members of Force
§ 14-124 Termination of Service of Members of Force Because of Superannuation
§ 14-125 Rehearing of Charges; Reinstatement of Members of Department
§ 14-126 Resignations, Absence On Leave
§ 14-127 Contingent Expenses of Department, Bond of Commissioner
§ 14-128 Three Platoon System; Traffic Squad Not Affected By
§ 14-129 Commissioner; to Fix Boundaries of Precincts; to Furnish Station Houses
§ 14-130 Returns of Arrests; Accused to Be Taken Before Judge of the Criminal Court
§ 14-131 Accommodations for Women
§ 14-132 Proceedings Where Woman Is Arrested
§ 14-133 Use of Boats
§ 14-134 Civil Process
§ 14-135 Reimbursement for Loss of Property by Member of Force While in Performance of Duty
§ 14-136 Rewards
§ 14-137 Subpoenas; Administration of Oaths
§ 14-138 Minutes of Commissioner; When Evidence
§ 14-139 Disposal of Horses
§ 14-140 Property Clerk
§ 14-141 Common Law and Statutory Powers of Constables
§ 14-147 Workers’ Compensation for Members of Auxiliary Police
§ 14-148 Uniform Allowance for Members of Auxiliary Police
§ 14-149 Police 911 Operational Time Analysis Report
§ 14-150 Police Department Reporting Requirements
§ 14-151 Bias-Based Profiling Prohibited
§ 14-152 School Activity Reporting
§ 14-153 Traffic Data
§ 14-154 Persons Not to Be Detained
§ 14-155 Enforcement Criteria
§ 14-156 Desk Apperance Ticket Report
§ 14-157 Summons Report
§ 14-158 Use of Force Incident Reports
§ 14-159 Use of Force Encounter Reports
§ 14-160 Officer Deployment
§ 14-161 Online Reporting of Domestic Violence and Hate Crime Statistics
§ 14-162 Priority Area Social Service Planning and Accountability
§ 14-163 Arrestee Health Information
§ 14-164 Patrol Guide Publication Required
§ 14-165 Cardiopulminary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Training
§ 14-166 Reporting On Nuisance Abatement Actions
§ 14-167 Collision Reports
§ 14-168 Arrestee Contact Information
§ 14-169 Seized Property Data Reports
§ 14-170 Erroneous Records
§ 14-171 Index Crime Clearance Report
§ 14-172 Online Reporting of Arrests and Summonses for Subway Fare Evasion
§ 14-173 Guidance Regarding Consent Searches
§ 14-174 Identification of Police Officers
§ 14-175 Marijuana Enforcement Report
§ 14-176 Opioid Antagonist Report
§ 14-177 Harassment and Sexual Assault Survivor Sensitivity Training
§ 14-178 Special Victims Case Management System
§ 14-179 Special Victims Division Staffing
§ 14-180 Special Victims Training
§ 14-181 Child Sensitive Arrest Policies
§ 14-182 Data Regarding Animal Cruelty Complaints
§ 14-183 Parking Permits Issued by the Police Department
§ 14-183.1 Electronic Tracking System for City-Issued Parking Permits
§ 14-184 Removal of Vehicles Obstructing Traffic
§ 14-185 Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots
§ 14-186 Internal Disciplinary Matrix
§ 14-187 Shield Numbers and Rank Designations
§ 14-188 Annual Surveillance Reporting and Evaluation
§ 14-189 Right to Record Police Activities
§ 14-190 Early Intervention System

Terms Used In New York Laws > New York City Administrative Code > Title 14 > Chapter 1

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Board: means the New York state board on electric generation siting and the environment, which shall be in the department of public service and consist of seven persons, one of whom shall be the chairman of the public service commission, who shall serve as chairman of the board, one of whom shall be the commissioner of environmental conservation, one of whom shall be the commissioner of health, one of whom shall be the commissioner of the state energy office, one of whom shall be the commissioner of commerce and two of whom shall be public members appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be an ad hoc member who shall be a resident of the judicial district in which the facility as primarily proposed is to be located and one of whom shall be an ad hoc member who shall be a resident of the county in which the facility as primarily proposed is to be located. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140
  • Board: means the New York state board on electric generation siting and the environment, which shall be in the department of public service and consist of five persons, one of whom shall be the chairman of the public service commission, who shall serve as chairman of the board, one of whom shall be the commissioner of environmental conservation, one of whom shall be the commissioner of health, one of whom shall be the commissioner of commerce and one of whom shall be an ad hoc member appointed by the governor, who shall be a resident of the judicial district in which the facility as primarily proposed is to be located. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140*2
  • Board: means the New York state board on electric generation siting and the environment, which shall be in the department and consist of seven persons: the chair of the department, who shall serve as chair of the board; the commissioner of environmental conservation; the commissioner of health; the chair of the New York state energy research and development authority; the commissioner of economic development and two ad hoc public members, both of whom shall reside within the municipality in which the facility is proposed to be located, except if such facility is proposed to be located within the city of New York, then all ad hoc members shall reside within the community district in which the facility is proposed to be located. See N.Y. Public Service Law 160
  • Cable television company: shall mean any person owning, controlling, operating, managing or leasing one or more cable television systems within the state. See N.Y. Public Service Law 212
  • Cable television system: shall mean any system which operates for hire the service of receiving and amplifying programs broadcast by one or more television or radio stations or any other programs originated by a cable television company or by any other party, and distributing such programs by wire, cable, microwave or other means, whether such means are owned or leased, to persons in one or more municipalities who subscribe to such service. See N.Y. Public Service Law 212
  • Certificate: means a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need authorizing the construction of a major steam electric generating facility issued by the board pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140
  • Certificate: means a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need issued by the board pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140*2
  • Certificate: means a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need authorizing the construction of a major electric generating facility issued by the board pursuant to this article. See N.Y. Public Service Law 160
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Commission: means the public service commission of the state of New York. See N.Y. Public Service Law 135-B
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the state department of public service. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Eligible customer: means any person who:

    (a) holds legal title to a one, two, three, or four family home constructed prior to January first, nineteen hundred eighty which receives electric or gas service from a utility other than a person who is the original contractor or builder of any such home unless he lives in such home, or

    (b) is in rightful possession under a lawful lease of a one, two, three, or four family home constructed prior to January first, nineteen hundred eighty who (i) receives at such home and pays for electric or gas services, from a utility, (ii) has the written permission of the holder of legal title to such home to enter into a financing contract and security agreement pursuant to this article, and has the consent of such holder for the financing utility to obtain a security interest in and lien upon the premises, (iii) if the financing utility so requests, provides security of a type and in an amount approved by the commission, and (iv) does not present an undue credit risk as determined in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated for this purpose by the commission. See N.Y. Public Service Law 135-B

  • Energy conservation measures: means :

    (a) caulking and weatherstripping of all exterior doors and windows;

    (b) furnace efficiency modifications including but not limited to:

    (i) replacement burners designed to reduce the firing rate or to achieve a reduction in the amount of fuel consumed as a result of increased combustion efficiency;

    (ii) devices for modifying flue openings which will increase the efficiency of the heating system, and

    (iii) electrical or mechanical furnace ignition systems which replace standing gas pilot lights;

    (c) furnace and boiler retrofits, including but not limited to burner and system derating;

    (d) furnace and boiler replacements regardless of the fuel used, provided that such replacement furnaces or boilers shall meet minimum efficiency standards established by the commission;

    (e) heat pumps provided that such heat pumps shall meet such minimum efficiency standards for heating and cooling purposes established by the commission in the absence of any provision establishing such standards in the energy law;

    (f) clock thermostats;

    (g) ceiling, attic, wall, foundation, air duct, heating pipe and floor insulation;

    (h) hot water heater insulation;

    (i) storm and thermal windows and doors;

    (j) solar and wind systems; and

    (k) load management devices and energy use meters, together with associated wiring; and

    (l) such other measures that the commission shall specify. See N.Y. Public Service Law 135-B

  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Franchise: shall mean and include any authorization granted by a municipality in terms of a franchise, privilege, permit, license or other municipal authorization to construct, operate, maintain, or manage a cable television system in any municipality. See N.Y. Public Service Law 212
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Home conservation plan: means the general program administered and established by each utility pursuant to this article, which sets forth the framework for individual home energy conservation programs for eligible customers. See N.Y. Public Service Law 135-B
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Landlord: means any person (i) who is the owner or managing agent of a multifamily dwelling with five or more residential units or (ii) who is authorized to act for either the board of directors of a cooperative apartment building or board of managers of a multifamily dwelling which is owned as a condominium under article nine-B of the real property law, who receives at such building or dwelling and pays for electric or gas service. See N.Y. Public Service Law 135-B
  • Landowner: means the holder of any right, title, or interest in real property subject to a proposed site or right of way as identified from the most recent tax roll of the appropriate city or county. See N.Y. Public Service Law 120
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local parties: shall mean persons residing in a community who may be affected by the proposed major electric generating facility who individually or collectively seek intervenor funding pursuant to sections one hundred sixty-three and one hundred sixty-four of this article. See N.Y. Public Service Law 160
  • Major electric generating facility: means an electric generating facility with a nameplate generating capacity of twenty-five thousand kilowatts or more, including interconnection electric transmission lines and fuel gas transmission lines that are not subject to review under article seven of this chapter. See N.Y. Public Service Law 160
  • Major steam electric generating facility: means a steam electric generating facility with a generating capacity of fifty thousand kilowatts or more. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140
  • Major steam electric generating facility: means a steam electric generating facility with a generating capacity of fifty thousand kilowatts or more. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140*2
  • Major utility transmission facility: means : (a) an electric transmission line of a design capacity of one hundred twenty-five kilovolts or more extending a distance of one mile or more, or of one hundred kilovolts or more and less than one hundred twenty-five kilovolts, extending a distance of ten miles or more, including associated equipment, but shall not include any such transmission line located wholly underground in a city with a population in excess of one hundred twenty-five thousand or a primary transmission line approved by the federal energy regulatory commission in connection with a hydro-electric facility; and (b) a fuel gas transmission line extending a distance of one thousand feet or more to be used to transport fuel gas at pressures of one hundred twenty-five pounds per square inch or more, excluding appurtenant facilities, but shall not include any such transmission line which is located wholly underground in a city or wholly within the right of way of a state, county or town highway or village street as those terms are defined in article one of the highway law and article six of the village law, or which replaces an existing transmission line, including appurtenant facilities, and extends a distance of less than one mile. See N.Y. Public Service Law 120
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Municipality: means a county, city, town or village in the state. See N.Y. Public Service Law 120
  • Municipality: means a county, city, town or village in the state. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140
  • Municipality: means a county, city, town or village in the state. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140*2
  • Municipality: means a county, city, town or village located in this state. See N.Y. Public Service Law 160
  • Municipality: shall mean any village, town, city or county not wholly contained within a city in the state. See N.Y. Public Service Law 212
  • Nameplate: means a manufacturer's designation, generally as affixed to the generator unit, which states the total output of such generating facility as originally designed according to the manufacturer's original design specifications. See N.Y. Public Service Law 160
  • Network: shall mean a group of programs distributed, packaged, promoted or sold to subscribers as the offering of a single entity, including but not limited to, a channel or station. See N.Y. Public Service Law 212
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, public benefit corporation, political subdivision, governmental agency, municipality, partnership, co-operative association, trust or estate. See N.Y. Public Service Law 120
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, public benefit corporation, political subdivision, governmental agency, municipality, partnership, co-operative association, trust or estate. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, public benefit corporation, political subdivision, governmental agency, municipality, partnership, co-operative association, trust or estate. See N.Y. Public Service Law 140*2
  • Person: shall mean any individual, trustee, partnership, association, corporation or other legal entity. See N.Y. Public Service Law 212
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Program: shall mean any broadcast type program, signal, message, graphics, data, or communication content service. See N.Y. Public Service Law 212
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public information coordinator: means an office created within the department which shall assist and advise interested parties and members of the public in participating in the siting and certification of major electric generating facilities. See N.Y. Public Service Law 160
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State agency: shall mean any office, department, board, commission,

    bureau, division, public corporation, agency or instrumentality of the state. See N.Y. Public Service Law 212

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Utility: means an investor-owned gas or electrical corporation regulated by the commission whose gross revenues for the preceding calendar year exceeded three hundred fifty million dollars. See N.Y. Public Service Law 135-B