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File #: Int 0976-2012    Version: * Name: City agencies’ collection of demographic data.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 12/10/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to city agencies’ collection of demographic data.
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Daniel Dromm , Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Jumaane D. Williams, Ruben Wills, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, James G. Van Bramer, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Gale A. Brewer, Charles Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Margaret S. Chin City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2012*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2012*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 976
By Council Members Chin, Dromm, Gonzalez, James, Koo, Lander, Mendez, Williams, Wills, Rodriguez, Arroyo, Van Bramer, Mark-Viverito, Ferreras, Brewer and Barron
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to city agencies' collection of demographic data.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  Section 15 of chapter 1 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision g to read as follows:
g. 1. The office of operations shall ensure that any city agency that collects via form documents demographic information regarding the ancestry or ethnic origin of city residents seeking services shall include on any such form documents an option for multiracial ancestry or ethnic origin; provided, however, that such requirement shall not apply to form documents used by a city agency that originate from a state or federal agency.
      2.  Within three years of the effective date of this subdivision, every agency that collects via form documents demographic information regarding the ancestry or ethnic origin of city residents seeking services shall ensure that any computer system or database used by such agency for the purpose of maintaining or compiling such information has the capacity to receive and maintain information regarding multiracial ancestry or ethnic origin.
§2.  This local law shall take effect one-hundred twenty days following its enactment.
 
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