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File #: Int 0421-2014    Version: Name: Powers and duties of the commission on human rights.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Civil Rights
On agenda: 7/24/2014
Enactment date: 4/20/2015 Law number: 2015/029
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the powers and duties of the commission on human rights.
Sponsors: Darlene Mealy, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Daniel R. Garodnick, Costa G. Constantinides, Margaret S. Chin, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Mark Levine, James G. Van Bramer, I. Daneek Miller, Rory I. Lancman, Inez D. Barron, Daniel Dromm , Mathieu Eugene, Andy L. King, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 421 - 7/24/14, 2. Committee Report 3/3/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 3/3/15, 4. Hearing Transcript 3/3/15, 5. Committee Report 3/30/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 3/30/15, 7. March 31, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-31-15, 10. Mayor's Letter, 11. Local Law 29, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 31, 2015
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
4/21/2015ADarlene Mealy City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2015ADarlene Mealy Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2015ADarlene Mealy Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/31/2015ADarlene Mealy City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/31/2015ADarlene Mealy City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/30/2015*Darlene Mealy Committee on Civil Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/30/2015*Darlene Mealy Committee on Civil Rights Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/30/2015*Darlene Mealy Committee on Civil Rights Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/30/2015ADarlene Mealy Committee on Civil Rights Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2015*Darlene Mealy Committee on Civil Rights Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2015*Darlene Mealy Committee on Civil Rights Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/24/2014*Darlene Mealy City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/24/2014*Darlene Mealy City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 421-A
 
By Council Members Mealy, Rodriguez, Rosenthal, Garodnick, Constantinides, Chin, Rose, Williams, Levine, Van Bramer, Miller, Lancman, Barron, Dromm, Eugene, King, Kallos, Lander and Levin
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the powers and duties of the commission on human rights.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Subdivision 10 of section 8-105 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law 39 of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
(10) To submit an annual report by March 1 to the mayor and the council which shall be published in the City Record. Such annual report shall include information for the calendar year that is the subject of the report regarding: (i) inquiries received by the commission from the public; provided that such information for calendar years 2009 and 2010 must only be included in the annual report submitted by March 1, 2012, (ii) investigations initiated by the commission; (iii) complaints filed with the commission, and [(iii)](iv) education and outreach efforts made by the commission.
(a) The information regarding inquiries received by the commission from the public shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the total number of inquiries; (ii) the number of inquiries made by limited English proficient persons disaggregated by language; (iii) the subject matter of inquiries disaggregated by the alleged category of unlawful discriminatory practice as set forth by sections 8-107 and 8-107.1(2) of this chapter and the protected class of person, and (iv) the number of inquiries resolved by pre-complaint intervention.
(b) The information regarding investigations initiated by the commission shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the total number of investigations initiated by the commission disaggregated by the category of unlawful discriminatory practice as set forth by sections 8-107 and 8-107.1(2) of this chapter and the protected class at issue; (ii) the total number of commission-initiated complaints filed pursuant to section 8-109 of this chapter after an investigation finding that a person or group of persons may be engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination; (iii) the total number of investigations referred to the corporation counsel for the purpose of commencing a civil action pursuant to chapter four of this title; and (iv) the total number of  publications and reports of investigations  designed to promote good will and minimize or eliminate prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, discrimination and disorder occasioned thereby.
(c) The information regarding complaints filed with the commission shall include, but not be limited to, the number of complaints filed with the commission and shall be disaggregated by: (i) the category of unlawful discriminatory practice, as set forth by sections 8-107 and 8-107.1(2) of this chapter, alleged; (ii) the basis of the alleged discriminatory practice based on protected class of the complainant; (iii) whether the complaint was resolved by mediation and conciliation, as set forth in section 8-115 of this chapter; a determination of no probable cause, as set forth in section 8-116 of this chapter; or a hearing, as set forth by section 8-119 of this chapter; (iv) the number of days the complaint was outstanding at the time such resolution occurred; and (v) whether a fine, penalty, or cash award was imposed and, if so, the dollar amount of such fine, penalty or cash award.
[(c)](d) The information regarding the commission's education and outreach efforts as required by sections 8-105(1) and 8-105(2) of this chapter shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the types of outreach initiated; (ii) the number of people with whom the commission made contact as a result of outreach; (iii) the number of limited English proficient persons served; and (iv) the languages in which such outreach was conducted.
ยง2. This local law shall take effect on March 1, 2017.
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