File #: Int 1619-2017    Version: * Name: Runaway youth and homeless youth who have been turned away from any shelter under the jurisdiction of the department of youth and community development.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 5/24/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to runaway youth and homeless youth who have been turned away from any shelter under the jurisdiction of the department of youth and community development
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Stephen T. Levin, Costa G. Constantinides, Vincent J. Gentile, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require the department of youth and community development to provide a quarterly count of runaway youth and homeless youth who have been turned away from their shelters.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1619, 2. Int. No. 1619, 3. May 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 9/28/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 9/28/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 9/28/17
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9/28/2017*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2017*Corey D. Johnson Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2017*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Youth Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2017*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2017*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2017*Corey D. Johnson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1619

 

By Council Members Johnson, Levin, Constantinides, Gentile and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to runaway youth and homeless youth who have been turned away from any shelter under the jurisdiction of the department of youth and community development

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-404 to read as follows:

§ 21-404 Homeless and runaway youth shelter exclusion count.  a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Runaway youth.  The term “runaway youth” means a person under the age of 18 years who is absent from their legal residence without the consent or knowledge of their parent, legal guardian, or custodian; and

Homeless youth.  The term “homeless youth” means a person under the age of 21 who is in need of services and is without a place of shelter where supervision and care are available.

b.   Beginning July 1, 2018, and on the first day of each succeeding calendar quarter, the department shall submit to the speaker and post on its website a report detailing each incident in which a homeless youth has been turned away from a shelter. Such a report shall include but not be limited to, the following information for the previous calendar quarter:

1.   The name of the shelter from which the youth was turned away;

2.   The age of the youth turned away;

3.   The sex or gender of the youth;

4.   The youth’s status if ascertainable such as runaway, homeless, or both;

5.   The number of beds available at such shelter;

6.   The number of beds available at such shelter at the time the youth was turned away; and

7.   The reason the youth was turned away.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

 

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LS # 5747, 10526

3/30/17