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Meeting Name: Committee on Immigration Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/26/2017 11:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Public Safety and the Committee on Education
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T2017-5872 *Melissa Mark-Viverito An identifying information division.IntroductionThe bill establishes an identifying information division within the Law Department. The division would review disclosures of identifying information; report to the Council on disclosures of identifying information; and review agency policies regarding data collection, retention, and disclosure policies to ensure the City collects only what is necessary to efficiently provide quality services.   Not available Not available
T2017-5879 *Melissa Mark-Viverito Persons not to be detained by the department of probation.IntroductionThis bill limits the Department of Probation from honoring civil immigration detainers under the same restrictions that apply to the Department of Correction.   Not available Not available
T2017-5868 *Daniel Dromm  Requiring the DOE to distribute information regarding educational rights and departmental policies related to interactions with non-local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Education (DOE) to bi-annually distribute information related to students’ and parents’ educational rights and the DOE’s policies and procedures related to interactions with non-local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. Such information would include information on: students’ rights to public education regardless of actual or perceived citizenship status; privacy rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; DOE’s protocol and policies with regard to interactions with non-local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, including procedures for when a student’s parent has been detained or otherwise separated from a family; the number of staff trained on such policies; resources available to individuals seeking legal assistance; and the method by which parents may update a student’s emergency contact information. The bill would also require the DOE to, upon any request by federal immigration authorities for access to a student or student’s records, notify the student’s parent of such request and notify the student and student’s parent that such student has the right to refuse to speak with federal immigration authorities without an attorney.   Not available Not available
T2017-5873 *Daniel Dromm  Expanding the office of immigrant affairs.IntroductionThe bill would expand the role of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) by enhancing its capabilities and the scope of its mission. Under the bill, MOIA would be required to work with the Civil Justice Coordinator to assess the legal service needs of immigrants; establish a State and Federal Affairs unit to follow changing laws and policies; monitor City agency compliance with laws and policies designed to protect immigrants; and report annual to the Council on its activities.   Not available Not available
T2017-5869 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Federal immigration enforcement.IntroductionThe bill would prohibit City agencies from partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enforce federal immigration law, from using City resources in federal immigration enforcement efforts, and would require any requests for assistance by federal immigration enforcement agencies to be denied and documented. The bill would not restrict the City from participating in cooperative agreements with federal officials, so long as such agreements are not primarily intended to further federal immigration enforcement.   Not available Not available
T2017-5867 *Vanessa L. Gibson Prohibiting disorderly behavior.IntroductionThis bill prohibits certain types of disorderly behavior, and creates both criminal and civil penalties for its violation.   Not available Not available
T2017-5874 *Carlos Menchaca An immigrant affairs task force.IntroductionThe bill would establish a task force on immigrant affairs led by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) that would work to improve interagency communication and coordination on issues relating to immigration, review compliance with relevant local laws, and assess legal and policy developments on the state and federal levels.   Not available Not available
T2017-5870 *Carlos Menchaca Access to non-public areas of city property.IntroductionThe bill would prohibit City agencies from granting non-local law enforcement access to non-public areas of City property unless: (1) a judicial warrant is presented; (2) access is required by law; (3) the personnel are participating in a cooperative agreement with the Police Department; or (4) exigent circumstances exist. The City would be required to post signage with immigration enforcement-related “Know Your Rights” information in publicly-accessible areas.   Not available Not available
T2017-5871 *Jumaane D. Williams Identifying information.IntroductionThe bill would require City employees and contractors to protect identifying information—such as sexual orientation, religion, and immigration status—by limiting its disclosure and retention, except where required by law. Requests for disclosures of identifying information would be processed by a newly-established division within the Law Department. Agencies would be required to review their data collection, retention, and disclosure policies to ensure the City collects only what is necessary to efficiently provide quality services.   Not available Not available
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