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File #: Int 0704-2015    Version: Name: Requiring a survey and study of racial, ethnic and gender diversity among the directors, officers and executive level staff members of city contractors.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Economic Development
On agenda: 3/11/2015
Enactment date: 4/21/2016 Law number: 2016/044
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring a survey and study of racial, ethnic and gender diversity among the directors, officers and executive level staff members of city contractors
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Darlene Mealy, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, Karen Koslowitz, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Inez E. Dickens, Rosie Mendez, Laurie A. Cumbo, Inez D. Barron, Helen K. Rosenthal, Rory I. Lancman, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Andy L. King, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Antonio Reynoso, Ritchie J. Torres, Ben Kallos, Alan N. Maisel, Ruben Wills, Carlos Menchaca, Daniel R. Garodnick, Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 25
Summary: This bill would require SBS to produce a voluntary survey to be distributed to all prospective city contractors that would collect racial, ethnic and gender information regarding the executive boards of those companies. The Mayor would also assign a city agency to produce a report analyzing the information obtained from that survey. Notably, no agency would be able to use the information obtained in the survey as a basis for any procurement decisions.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 704-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 704, 4. Int. No. 704 - 3/11/15, 5. March 11, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 10/22/15, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/22/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/22/15, 9. Committee Report 4/6/16, 10. Hearing Transcript 4/6/16, 11. April 7, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-7-16, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 704-A - FINAL, 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 7, 2016, 17. Local Law 44
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
4/21/2016AElizabeth S. Crowley City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/21/2016AElizabeth S. Crowley Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/21/2016AElizabeth S. Crowley Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/7/2016AElizabeth S. Crowley City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/7/2016AElizabeth S. Crowley City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Economic Development Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Economic Development Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2016AElizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Economic Development Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2015*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Economic Development Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2015*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Economic Development Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2015*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2015*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 704-A

 

By Council Members Crowley, Mealy, Chin, Gibson, Palma, Rose, Koslowitz, Ferreras-Copeland, Dickens, Mendez, Cumbo, Barron, Rosenthal, Lancman, Cornegy, King, Espinal, Reynoso, Torres, Kallos, Maisel, Wills, Menchaca, Garodnick and Cohen

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring a survey and study of racial, ethnic and gender diversity among the directors, officers and executive level staff members of city contractors

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. By January 15, 2017, the department of small business services shall create a voluntary survey, to be distributed to and completed by proposed city contractors and subcontractors in conjunction with employment reports pursuant to subdivision e of section 1305 of the New York city charter. That survey shall solicit information regarding the selection and employment practices, policies, and procedures pertaining to the racial, ethnic and gender composition of such entities’ directors, officers, and other executive-level staff members and such entities’ plans for diversity in leadership. No information submitted to the department through such survey may be the basis for any decision by the city in relation to any contract award or renewal unless otherwise authorized by law.

§ 2. a. By July 1, 2018, the mayor, or such office or agency as the mayor may designate, shall submit to the speaker of the city council and publish on the website of the department of small business services a report analyzing:

1. Racial, ethnic and gender diversity among directors, officers and executive-level staff members of entities holding goods or service contracts with the city;

2. Such entities’ plans for improving racial, ethnic and gender diversity in such positions and such entities’ efforts to achieve those plans.

b. The report described in subdivision a of this section may be based on data and information from the surveys described in section one of this local law and any other available source. The information generated for or used in preparing such report shall not be the basis for any decision by the city in relation to any contract award or renewal unless otherwise authorized by law. The report shall not name or identify any contracting entity.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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