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File #: Int 1085-2016    Version: Name: Requiring the dept of consumer affairs to provide outreach and education on consumer protection issues that affect women.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs
On agenda: 2/24/2016
Enactment date: 8/31/2016 Law number: 2016/099
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of consumer affairs to provide outreach and education on consumer protection issues that affect women
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Melissa Mark-Viverito, Annabel Palma, Inez E. Dickens, Deborah L. Rose, Vincent J. Gentile, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Carlos Menchaca, Brad S. Lander, James G. Van Bramer, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ruben Wills, Andrew Cohen, Margaret S. Chin, Daniel Dromm , Stephen T. Levin, Karen Koslowitz, Paul A. Vallone, Ben Kallos, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Summary: This bill would require DCA to establish and implement an outreach and education program for women on consumer protection issues. These issues include: short- and long- term financial independence, including retirement; navigating public benefits programs; gender-based pricing; and common scams and predatory consumer and financial products. The educational material would also include information about the DCA’s Office of Financial Empowerment. The material would be made available on DCA’s website, translated into the six most common LEP languages, and submitted to the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues and the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. The required program would begin on September 1, 2016.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1085, 3. Int. No. 1085 - 2/24/16, 4. February 24, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/16/16, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/16/16, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/16/16, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1085-A - 8/11/16, 9. Committee Report 8/16/16, 10. Hearing Transcript 8/16/16, 11. August 16, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Int. No. 1085-A (FINAL), 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-16-16, 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 16, 2016, 17. Local Law 99
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
8/31/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/31/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/31/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Consumer Affairs Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Consumer Affairs Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo Committee on Consumer Affairs Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Consumer Affairs Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Consumer Affairs Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Consumer Affairs Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1085-A

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Espinal, The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito), Palma, Dickens, Rose, Gentile, Rodriguez, Menchaca, Lander, Van Bramer, Rosenthal, Wills, Cohen, Chin, Dromm, Levin, Koslowitz, Vallone, Kallos and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of consumer affairs to provide outreach and education on consumer protection issues that affect women

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1.  Subchapter 1 of chapter 5 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-706.5 to read as follows:

                     § 20-706.5 Consumer protection outreach and education program for women. By December 1, 2016, the commissioner, in consultation with the commission on gender equity, the mayor’s office to combat domestic violence, and other city agencies as appropriate, shall establish and implement an outreach and education program to promote women’s financial independence, stability and success. Such program shall provide information on issues that typically and especially affect women, including but not limited to the following: (i) short- and long- term financial planning, including planning for retirement; (ii) navigation of public benefits programs; (iii) the prevalence of gender-based pricing; and (iv) deceptive business practices and predatory consumer and financial products. Such outreach and education program shall also provide information related to the office of financial empowerment and its financial education providers. The outreach and education program required by this section shall include the production of educational materials that shall be made available on the department’s website and submitted to the commission on gender equity and the mayor’s office to combat domestic violence. Such educational materials shall be made available in English and in the six languages most commonly spoken by limited English proficient individuals in the city as determined by the department of city planning. The commissioner shall review the educational materials made available on the department’s website on an annual basis, update the educational material as needed, and submit such updated material to the commission on gender equity, the mayor’s office to combat domestic violence, and other city agencies as appropriate on or before December 1 of each year.

                     § 2.                     This local law takes effect immediately.

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