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File #: Int 0537-2014    Version: Name: Designation of a small business accessibility coordinator.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Small Business
On agenda: 11/13/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the designation of a small business accessibility coordinator
Sponsors: Peter A. Koo, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: Would require an employee within the Mayor’s Office For People With Disabilities to be designated as a small business accessibility coordinator, responsible for liaising with agencies involved in accessibility projects and for educating business owners and operators about their obligations under local, state, and federal law to make their businesses accessible to people with disabilities.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 537, 2. Int. No. 537 - 11/13/14, 3. Committee Report 9/25/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 9/25/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 9/25/15, 6. Proposed Int. No. 537-A - 7/25/17
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12/31/2017APeter A. Koo City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/25/2015*Peter A. Koo Committee on Small Business Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/25/2015*Peter A. Koo Committee on Small Business Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/25/2015*Peter A. Koo Committee on Small Business Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2014*Peter A. Koo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2014*Peter A. Koo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Proposed Int. No. 537-A

 

By Council Members Koo, Cornegy, Gentile, Rose, Vallone and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the designation of a small business accessibility coordinator

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Subchapter one of chapter one of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-118 to read as follows:

§ 3-118  Small business accessibility coordinator.  a.  The director of the mayor’s office for people with disabilities or other representative of the mayor designated by the mayor shall designate an employee or employees to serve as small business accessibility coordinator(s) within the mayor’s office for people with disabilities.  Each such coordinator shall serve as a resource and be available to organize and coordinate programs for educating small business owners and operators about obligations that they may have under local, state and federal law, rules and regulations to make their business or businesses accessible to people with disabilities.  Each accessibility coordinator shall to the extent practicable, meet regularly with the small business community and serve as a liaison between such community and city agencies that are involved with accessibility projects, including, but not limited to, the department of buildings, the commission on human rights, the landmarks preservation commission, and the department of small business services. 

b.  No later than January 1, 2016, and no later than every January 1st thereafter, the director of the mayor’s office for people disabilities, or other representative of the office of the mayor designated by the mayor, shall provide to the mayor and the speaker of the council a listing of the name and contact information of the designated small business accessibility coordinator(s).

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.

 

JHC

Int. 1103/2013

LS 472

9/18/15