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File #: Int 0622-2015    Version: Name: Requiring the dept of homeless services to educate homeless persons on domestic violence.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 1/22/2015
Enactment date: 11/17/2017 Law number: 2017/201
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of homeless services to educate homeless persons on domestic violence
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Mathieu Eugene, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Andrew Cohen, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: Recently, there have been a number of fatal child abuse incidents in New York city homeless shelters. Domestic violence also continues to be an issue in homeless shelters. This bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to educate all new recipients of shelter on domestic violence and child abuse. Specifically, the bill would require DHS to provide to homeless persons undergoing intake educational materials, including a video and an illustrated brochure explaining what domestic violence and child abuse are.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 622-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 622, 4. Int. No. 622, 5. Committee Report 4/20/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/20/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/20/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 622-A - 10/11/17, 9. Committee Report 10/16/17, 10. Hearing Testimony 10/16/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 10/16/17, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. October 17, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-17-17, 15. Int. No. 622-A (FINAL), 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 201, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 17, 2017
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11/17/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/6/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/16/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/16/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/16/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/16/2017AElizabeth S. Crowley Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2015*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2015*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 622-A

 

By Council Members Crowley, Eugene, Koo, Rose, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Cohen and Espinal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of homeless services to educate homeless persons on domestic violence

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-318 to read as follows:

§ 21-318 Distribution of domestic violence education materials. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Domestic violence. The term “domestic  violence” means any crime or violation, as defined  in the penal law, alleged to have been committed by any family or household member against any member of the same family or household, as the term family or household member is defined in the social services law.

Intake facility. The term “intake facility” means the prevention assistance and temporary housing center and the adult family intake center, or any successor entities.

b. The department shall develop and distribute written or electronic materials containing information with respect to domestic violence. Such information shall be distributed to eligible homeless persons at an intake facility. At a minimum, such information shall include the nature and proper reporting of domestic violence, and shall include information on accessing relevant services.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after its enactment into law.

 

 

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