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File #: Int 0744-2011    Version: * Name: Requiring that agencies educate business owners on issues concerning access for persons with disabilities.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services
On agenda: 12/19/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that agencies educate business owners on issues concerning access for persons with disabilities.
Sponsors: Deborah L. Rose, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mathieu Eugene, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Darlene Mealy, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Jumaane D. Williams, G. Oliver Koppell, Rosie Mendez, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, David G. Greenfield, Annabel Palma, James Vacca, Peter A. Koo, Michael C. Nelson, Charles Barron, Helen D. Foster, Stephen T. Levin, Daniel R. Garodnick, James G. Van Bramer, Robert Jackson
Council Member Sponsors: 27
Int. No. 744
 
By Council Members Rose, Brewer, Chin, Comrie, Eugene, Gonzalez, James, Koslowitz, Lander, Mark-Viverito, Mealy, Recchia, Williams, Koppell, Mendez, Rodriguez, Greenfield, Palma, Vacca, Koo, Nelson, Barron, Levin, Garodnick, Van Bramer and Jackson
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring that agencies educate business owners on issues concerning access for persons with disabilities.   
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Title 8 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 12 to read as follows:
CHAPTER 12
Accessible Businesses
§ 8-1104 Definitions
§ 8-1105 Education on accessibility issues
§ 8-1106 Reporting
      §8-1104 Definitions.  For the purposes of this chapter, the term "office" shall mean the mayor's office for people with disabilities or such other office of the mayor or agency designated by the mayor.
§8-1105 Education on accessibility issues.  The office shall work in conjunction with city agencies to develop a plan to educate business owners on issues concerning access for persons with disabilities.  Such plan shall include, but not be limited to, education on federal state and local disability access laws, common barriers to accessibility, and methods to help pay for modifications that are required to meet accessible standards.   
§8-1106 Reporting.  Within one year of the effective date of this section, the office shall submit to the council a plan to educate business owners on issues concerning access for persons with disabilities and a report on how such plan will be implemented.
      §2. This local law shall take effect immediately after its enactment into law.
 
 
 
LS# 3020
12/12/11
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