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File #: Int 0883-2015    Version: Name: Requiring advertising and other materials pertaining to public events to include information regarding accessibility for people with disabilities.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services
On agenda: 8/13/2015
Enactment date: 3/14/2016 Law number: 2016/028
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring advertising and other materials pertaining to public events to include information regarding accessibility for people with disabilities.
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Ritchie J. Torres, Andrew Cohen, Rosie Mendez, Mathieu Eugene, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Ruben Wills, Karen Koslowitz, Fernando Cabrera , Margaret S. Chin, James G. Van Bramer, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Stephen T. Levin, Antonio Reynoso, Annabel Palma, Chaim M. Deutsch, Daniel Dromm , Carlos Menchaca, Mark Treyger, Paul A. Vallone
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Summary: This bill would require that all advertisements, posters, invitations, and other publicity materials for events open to the public hosted by city agencies contain information on who to contact for information regarding accessibility at the event, and a deadline for when requests for accommodations for people with disabilities must be received by the event’s organizer. Agencies are required to encourage their contractors to comply with this requirement, and community boards and community district education councils are permitted to comply if practicable. Furthermore, the bill would require that publicity materials, to the extent practicable for the particular form of media, include information regarding the availability of wheelchair accessibility, communication access real-time translation, sign language interpretation, assistive listening systems, and any other accommodations. Finally, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities would be required to develop and distribute a guide to assist agencies in complying with these requirements.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Council Operations , Oversight
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 883-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 883, 4. Int. No. 883 - 8/13/15, 5. Committee Report 10/22/15, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/22/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/22/15, 8. Proposed Int. No. 883-A - 2/17/16, 9. Committee Report 2/22/16, 10. Hearing Transcript 2/22/16, 11. February 24, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-24-16, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 24, 2016, 16. Local Law 28
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3/14/2016AHelen K. Rosenthal City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/14/2016AHelen K. Rosenthal Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/14/2016AHelen K. Rosenthal Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2016AHelen K. Rosenthal City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2016AHelen K. Rosenthal City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/22/2016*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/22/2016*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/22/2016*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/22/2016AHelen K. Rosenthal Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2015*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2015*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/2015*Helen K. Rosenthal City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/2015*Helen K. Rosenthal City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 883-A

 

By Council Members Rosenthal, Torres, Cohen, Mendez, Eugene, Koo, Rose, Wills, Koslowitz, Cabrera, Chin, Van Bramer, Crowley, Levin, Reynoso, Palma, Deutsch, Dromm, Menchaca, Treyger and Vallone

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring advertising and other materials pertaining to public events to include information regarding accessibility for people with disabilities.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 10 of title 23 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 23-1003 to read as follows:

§ 23-1003 Notification of accessibility for events open to the public. a. For the purposes of this section, “events open to the public” shall mean any event to which members of the general public are invited, whether for a fee or complimentary, hosted by a city agency, except that community boards and community district education councils may comply with the provisions of this section if practicable.

b.   Agencies shall encourage contracted entities to comply with the requirements of subdivisions c and d of this section for events hosted by such entities.

c.   All advertisements, posters, invitations, and other publicity materials for events open to the public, whether in print or via electronic means, shall contain information regarding who to contact for information regarding accessibility for people with disabilities at the event and a deadline for when requests for accommodations for people with disabilities must be received by the organizer of the event.

d. All materials described in subdivision c of this section, to the extent practicable for the selected form of media, shall include information regarding the availability of:

1. wheelchair accessibility at the venue or venues for the event, which shall be designated by the symbol provided for in section one hundred one of the executive law, or successor symbol;

2. communication access real-time translation, which shall be designated by the letters “C-A-R-T”; sign language interpretation at the event for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, which shall be designated by the international symbol or successor symbol to indicate the availability of sign language interpretation; or any other technology or service for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, at the venue or venues for the event;

3. assistive listening systems for people with hearing loss at the venue or venues for the event, which shall be designated by the international symbol of access for hearing loss or successor symbol, and when available, the specific kind of system, including, but not limited to, induction loop assistive listening systems; and

4. any other accommodations for people with disabilities that will be available at the venue or venues for the event, which shall be indicated by the relevant international symbol if applicable.

e.  The mayor’s office for people with disabilities shall develop, make available on its website, and distribute to each agency, and members of the public upon request, a guide to assist agencies in notifying the public about the availability of, and responding to requests for, reasonable accommodations described in subdivision d of this section. The guide shall contain a comprehensive list of common disability access symbols, and shall be periodically updated as appropriate.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the mayor’s office for people with disabilities shall take such actions as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such date.

 

 

 

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