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File #: Int 1202-2016    Version: * Name: Demographic data of library card holders.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 6/8/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to demographic data of library card holders
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera , Corey D. Johnson, Ritchie J. Torres
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to publish a report with the demographic data of library card holders at the three library systems, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Queens Public Library, to the extent such data is made available to the office. Such report may be prepared and presented in conjunction with the Preliminary Mayor’s Management Report. Demographic data would include the race, ethnicity, gender, and age of card holders.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1202, 2. June 8, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1202

 

By Council Members Cabrera, Johnson and Torres

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to demographic data of library card holders

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Section 15 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision i to read as follows:

i. 1. For purposes of this section:

(a) Libraries. The term “libraries” means the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Queens Public Library.

(b) Demographic information. The term “demographic information” means information regarding race, ethnicity, gender, and age.

2. Not later than January 30, 2017 and annually thereafter, the office of operations shall submit to the mayor and the speaker a report with data in the aggregate regarding the demographic information of library card holders to the extent such data is made available to the office. Such report may be prepared and presented in conjunction with the preliminary mayor’s management report pursuant to section 12 of this chapter.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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