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File #: Int 1044-2009    Version: * Name: Creation of a division of LGBT youth services within the department of health and mental hygiene.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 7/29/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a division of LGBT youth services within the department of health and mental hygiene.
Sponsors: Bill De Blasio, Gale A. Brewer, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, John C. Liu, Annabel Palma, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Larry B. Seabrook, David I. Weprin, Robert Jackson, Alan J. Gerson, Rosie Mendez, Helen Sears, Helen D. Foster, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, David Yassky, Melissa Mark-Viverito
Council Member Sponsors: 20

Int. No. 1044

 

By Council Members de Blasio, Brewer, Comrie, Dickens, Gonazlez, James, Koppell, Liu, Palma, Recchia Jr., Seabrook, Weprin, Jackson, Gerson, Mendez, Sears, Foster, Ferreras, Yassky and Mark-Viverito.

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a division of LGBT youth services within the department of health and mental hygiene.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-196 to read as follows:

§ 17-196 Division of LGBT Youth Services. a. There shall be a division within the department tailored to the unique needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth up to age 24.  This division shall address the physical and mental health needs of the LGBT youth community.  The division shall also research and develop programs and initiatives including, but not limited to, the prevention of suicide, depression, violence, and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases within the LGBT youth community of the city. 

§ 2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.

 

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LS # 7447

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