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File #: Int 0376-2018    Version: Name: Educational outreach and materials on bullying prevention, awareness and resources.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: 12/15/2018 Law number: 2018/213
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to educational outreach and materials on bullying prevention, awareness and resources
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Justin L. Brannan, Fernando Cabrera , Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Brad S. Lander, Costa G. Constantinides, Deborah L. Rose, Margaret S. Chin, Mathieu Eugene, Stephen T. Levin, I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: The proposed bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to conduct outreach informing as many youth as practicable about the availability of bullying awareness and prevention resources, including those that provide counseling, mental health resources, mobile texting or internet chat functionality and referrals. Outreach would include disseminating resource materials through existing DYCD programs and posting information on DYCD’s website and on any other agency websites as determined by the mayor. The proposed bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to distribute to students information regarding any existing online portal operated by DOE through which students or their parents may report bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination. DYCD would also provide information regarding DOE’s portal to youth participating in its programs.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 376-B, 2. Summary of Int. No. 376-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 376, 4. Int. No. 376, 5. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 6. Proposed Int. No. 376-A - 3/28/18, 7. Committee Report 4/26/18, 8. Hearing Testimony 4/26/18, 9. Hearing Transcript 4/26/18, 10. Proposed Int. No. 376-B - 11/13/18, 11. Committee Report 11/13/18, 12. Hearing Transcript 11/13/18, 13. November 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-14-18, 15. Int. No. 376-B (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Local Law 213, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 14, 2018
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12/18/2018BRitchie J. Torres City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/15/2018BRitchie J. Torres Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2018BRitchie J. Torres City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2018BRitchie J. Torres City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Youth Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Youth Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2018BRitchie J. Torres Committee on Youth Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2018*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2018*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Youth Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2018*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Youth Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 376-B

 

By Council Members Torres, Salamanca, Brannan, Cabrera, Kallos, Rosenthal, Lander, Constantinides, Rose, Chin, Eugene, Levin and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to educational outreach and materials on bullying prevention, awareness and resources

 

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 21-412 to read as follows:

§ 21-412 Educational outreach on bullying awareness and prevention resources. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Youth hotline. The term “youth hotline” means any hotline operated by the department for the purpose of providing information, resources and referrals to youth.

311 customer service center. The term “311 customer service center” means the existing 311 citizen service center, which generally provides callers with information and referrals to appropriate resources and services, including referral to emergency services as necessary.

b. Educational outreach. The department shall engage in educational outreach regarding the availability of bullying awareness and prevention resources and conduct such outreach in a manner designed to reach as many youth as practicable. Such outreach shall include, but need not be limited to, posting bullying awareness and prevention resource information on the department’s website and on the websites of any other agency as determined by the mayor, as well as the dissemination of bullying awareness and prevention resource materials through existing departmental youth programs.

c. Bullying awareness and prevention resources. The bullying awareness and prevention resources referenced in subdivision b of this section shall include, but need not be limited to:

1. Resources that provide confidential or anonymous counseling to youth via phone, text messaging, or internet-based chat functionality, including any comprehensive service providing mental health resources established within any agency or agencies as determined by the mayor, if such service exists, and any portal relating to the reporting of bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination operated by the department of education, if such resource exists; and

2. The numbers to text or to call, the operating hours applicable to each number or text function, and the website address for bullying awareness and prevention resources operated by the city, including but not limited to the 311 customer service center and, for materials directed at youth in a program funded by the department, the youth hotline.

§ 2. Chapter 18 of title 21-a of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-981.1 to read as follows:

§ 21-981.1 Information regarding any online portal relating to harassment, bullying, intimidation and discrimination. The department shall distribute to each school for distribution to every student of such school information regarding how to access any online portal relating to the reporting of bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination operated by the department, if such portal exists.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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