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File #: Int 0150-2018    Version: * Name: Task force regarding the transportation of homeless students.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to a task force regarding the transportation of homeless students
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Justin L. Brannan, Keith Powers , Helen K. Rosenthal, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Margaret S. Chin, Brad S. Lander, Rory I. Lancman, Inez D. Barron, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the creation of a task force regarding the transportation of homeless students. The task force would include the commissioners of the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Social Services, the Deputy Chancellor for Operations at the Department of Education (DOE), which oversees student transportation, family assistants from the DOE, representatives of organizations that provide shelter for families with children, and representatives of companies that provide student-busing services. The task force would meet at least quarterly for a year for a year and at the end of the year would issue a report assessing the barriers to arranging transportation for students living in shelter and recommendations for addressing those barriers. The task force would terminate upon the publication of its report.
Indexes: Other Appointment Required, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 150, 2. Int. No. 150, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1/31/18, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 31, 2018

Int. No. 150

 

By Council Members Levin, Brannan, Powers, Rosenthal, Salamanca, Chin, Lander, Lancman, Barron and Rivera

 

A Local Law in relation to a task force regarding the transportation of homeless students

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

                     Family assistant. The term “family assistant” means department of education staff assigned to work with shelters and schools to assist homeless families with obtaining transportation assistance and other services for which they are eligible.

Shelter. The term “shelter” means temporary emergency housing provided to homeless individuals and families by the department of homeless services, the department of social services or a provider under contract or similar agreement with such departments.

b. There shall be a task force regarding the transportation of homeless students consisting of at least nine members. Members of the task force shall be appointed by the mayor after consultation with the speaker of the council. Such task force shall include the following members:

1. the commissioner of homeless services, or their designee, who shall serve as chair;

2. the commissioner of the department of social services, or their designee;

3. the deputy chancellor for operations of the city school district, or their designee;

4. at least two family assistants;

5. at least two representatives of organizations which provide shelter for families with children; and

6. at least two representatives of a companies which provide busing services to students.

c. All members of the task force shall serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the mayor. Any vacancies in the membership of the task force shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. All members shall be appointed within 60 days of the enactment of this local law.

d. The task force shall meet at least quarterly and shall submit a report of its recommendations to the mayor and the speaker of the council no later than 12 months after the final member of the task force is appointed. Such report shall include an assessment of the barriers to arranging transportation for students living in shelter and recommendations for addressing such barriers.

e. The task force shall cease to exist upon the publication of the report required pursuant to subdivision d.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS #10606/Int. 1641-2017

LS 764

12/21/17