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File #: Int 0086-2014    Version: * Name: Creation of a youth sports health and safety task force.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to the creation of a youth sports health and safety task force.
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Corey D. Johnson, Mark Levine, Jumaane D. Williams, Peter A. Koo, Mathieu Eugene, Daniel Dromm , Costa G. Constantinides, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., James G. Van Bramer, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would create a one-year, seven-member taskforce to study injuries occurring in youth sports in New York City and how these injuries affect educational performance and behavior. It would make recommendations on preventing and alleviating these affects. Four members would be appointed by the Mayor or their appointees and three would be appointed by the Council. It would be required to issue its report no later than one year after its appointment.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 86, 2. Committee Report 1/23/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 1/23/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 1/23/15 (Con't), 5. Hearing Transcript 1/23/15
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12/31/2017*Stephen T. Levin City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/23/2015*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Education Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/23/2015*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/23/2015*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/26/2014*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 86
 
By Council Members Levin, Johnson, Levine, Williams, Koo, Eugene, Dromm, Constantinides, Cornegy, Van Bramer, Mendez and Rose
 
 
A Local Law in relation to the creation of a youth sports health and safety task force.  
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Youth Sports Health and Safety Task Force.  a. There shall be a task force to study youth sports in New York city. Such task force shall track injuries sustained during youth sports activities and analyze how such injuries effect the youth participants' educational performance and behavior.   The task force shall then make specific recommendations to the mayor and council for the prevention and alleviation of such impacts.
      b. Such task force shall consist of seven members as follows:    
i. One member shall be appointed by the mayor, provided that he or she shall be a medical professional and shall have experience in sports related injuries.
ii. Three members shall be appointed by the speaker of the council, provided that at least one member shall have a background in education and one member shall have experience in sports management.
iii. The commissioners of the department of health and mental hygiene and the department of parks and recreation and the chancellor of the department of education, or their designees, shall serve ex officio.  
iv. The members shall be appointed within sixty days of the enactment of this local law.
v. At its first meeting, the task force shall select a chairperson from among its members by majority vote of the task force.  
c. Each member shall serve for a term of twelve months, to commence after the final member of the task force is appointed.  Any vacancies in the membership of the task force shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.  A person filling such vacancy shall serve for the unexpired portion of the term of the succeeded member.  
d. The departments of health and mental hygiene, education, and parks and recreation may provide staff to assist the task force.
e. No member of the task force shall be removed from office except for cause and upon notice and hearing by the appropriate appointing official.  
f. Members of the task force shall serve without compensation and shall meet no less than once a month.  
g. No later than twelve months from the date all seven members of the task force are appointed, the task force shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report that shall include the findings and recommendations of the task force.
h. The task force shall dissolve upon submission of the report required by subdivision g of this section.
      ยง 2.  This local law shall take effect immediately after its enactment into law.
 
 
 
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