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File #: Int 0600-2014    Version: Name: Transparency regarding veterans served by agencies.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 12/17/2014
Enactment date: 3/18/2015 Law number: 2015/023
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to transparency regarding veterans served by agencies.
Sponsors: Paul A. Vallone, Eric A. Ulrich, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Fernando Cabrera , Andrew Cohen, Costa G. Constantinides, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Ruben Wills, Rosie Mendez, Alan N. Maisel, James G. Van Bramer, Daniel Dromm , Vanessa L. Gibson, David G. Greenfield, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Summary: Among the services veterans are eligible to receive in New York City, include those provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to, on an annual basis, and not later than January 30 of each year, report to the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), the Veterans Advisory Board, and the Council on the number of veterans receiving certain city services in the prior year, to the extent practicable. This includes: 1) the total number of veterans residing in Mitchell-Lama housing; 2) the total number of applications received by HPD for Mitchell-Lama Housing from housing containing at least one veteran; 3) the total number of vending licenses provided by DCA to veterans; 4) the total number of veterans who submitted an application to DCA for a vending license; 5) the total number of veterans residing in NYCHA housing utilizing a HUD-VASH voucher; and 6) the total number of veterans receiving services through HRA-operated job centers in the prior year, disaggregated by the number receiving one-shot assistance grants, cash assistance, and supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits. The bill also allows such data to be made part of the Mayor’s Management Report.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 600, 2. Int. No. 600 - 12/17/14, 3. Committee Report 2/10/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 2/10/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 2/10/15, 6. Committee Report 2/25/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 2/25/15, 8. February 26, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Fiscal Impact Statement, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-26-15, 11. Mayor's Letter, 12. Local Law 23, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 26, 2015
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
3/18/2015APaul A. Vallone City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/2015APaul A. Vallone Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/2015APaul A. Vallone Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015APaul A. Vallone City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015APaul A. Vallone City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Veterans Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015APaul A. Vallone Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/2015*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/2015*Paul A. Vallone Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/2014*Paul A. Vallone City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/2014*Paul A. Vallone City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 600-A
By Council Members Vallone, Ulrich, Arroyo, Cabrera, Cohen, Constantinides, Eugene, Gentile, Richards, Rose, Wills, Mendez, Maisel, Van Bramer, Dromm, Gibson, Greenfield, Kallos, Lander and Williams
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to transparency regarding veterans served by agencies.
 
 
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 3-116 to read as follows:
§ 3-116  Veterans receiving certain city services. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1)   "Fee-exempt mobile food vending license" means any license as required by section 17-307 of this code for which the annual fee is waived pursuant to subdivision e of section 17-308 of this code;
(2)   "Food vending permit" means any permit as required by section 17-307 of this code;
(3)   "General vending license" means a license as required by section 20-453 of this code;
(4)    "HUD-VASH voucher" means any voucher funded by the United States department of housing and urban development and United States department of veterans affairs supportive housing program;
(5)    "Mitchell-Lama housing" means any housing development organized pursuant to article two of the private housing finance law that is supervised by the department of housing preservation and development;
(6)    "Veteran" means a person who has served in the active military service of the United States and who has been released from such service otherwise than by dishonorable discharge.
b.   The mayor's office of operations shall report in writing to the director of the office of veterans' affairs, the veterans' advisory board, and the council the following data for the prior calendar year, to the extent practicable, disaggregated by borough: (1) the total number of Mitchell-Lama housing applications received from veterans or their surviving spouses who have identified themselves as the head of household on such applications; (2) the total number of Mitchell-Lama housing applications approved by the department of housing preservation and development for veterans or their surviving spouses who have identified themselves as the head of household on such application; (3) the total number of fee-exempt mobile food vending licenses and food vending permits issued by the department of health and mental hygiene to veterans, (4) the number of general vending licenses issued by the department of consumer affairs to veterans; (5) the total number of veterans who submitted an application to the department of consumer affairs for a general vending license; (6) the total number of veterans residing in  the city who utilized a HUD-VASH voucher; and (7) the total number of civil service examination applications received by the department of citywide administrative services for which the applicant claimed a veterans credit as provided for in section 85 of the civil service law.
c.   Such data may be included as part of the management report provided for in section 12 of the charter, or may be issued as an independent report of the mayor's office of operations, with such independent report being due no later than October 15th of each year.
§ 2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
 
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