File #: Int 1610-2017    Version: * Name: Offering resources and trainings to hairdressers to help them recognize potential signs of domestic violence in their clients.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Women's Issues
On agenda: 5/10/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to offering resources and trainings to hairdressers to help them recognize potential signs of domestic violence in their clients
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Vincent J. Gentile
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill requires the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence to offer resources and trainings to hairdressers to help them recognize potential signs of domestic violence in their clients and offer resources to survivors.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1610, 2. Int. No. 1610, 3. May 10, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 6/27/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 6/27/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/27/17
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6/27/2017*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Committee on Women's Issues Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2017*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Committee on Women's Issues Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1610

 

By Council Members Salamanca, Rosenthal and Gentile

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to offering resources and trainings to hairdressers to help them recognize potential signs of domestic violence in their clients

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Paragraph 5 of subdivision c of section 19 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subparagraph i to read as follows: 

                     (i) For the purposes of this paragraph, “such other functions as may be appropriate” shall include offering at least one hour of training biennially to persons licensed to practice cosmetology, as defined by section 400(7) of the general business law of New York, in relation to recognizing signs of domestic violence and connecting potential victims of domestic violence to city resources as needed.

§ 2. Title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-699.7 to read as follows:

§ 20-699.7 Training to recognize signs of domestic violence. a. Required training. Every two years, any cosmetologist practicing in the city of New York must complete training on recognizing signs of domestic violence in their clients, provided by the mayor’s office to combat domestic violence. For purposes of this section of the code the term “cosmetologist” means any natural person, engaged in the practice of cosmetology, as defined by section 400(7) of the general business law of New York.

b. Penalty. Any person who violates subdivision a of this section or any of the regulations promulgated thereunder is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $250 for each violation. Each failure to comply with subdivision a of this section constitutes a separate violation.

c. Rules and regulations. The department is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to implement and enforce the provisions of this section.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after its enactment.

 

 

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LS 9923/2017

04/05/2017