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File #: Int 0673-2015    Version: Name: Access to the translation feature of city websites.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 2/12/2015
Enactment date: 3/14/2016 Law number: 2016/025
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to access to translation of city websites.
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Margaret S. Chin, Mathieu Eugene, Deborah L. Rose, Daniel Dromm , Mark Levine, Laurie A. Cumbo, Costa G. Constantinides, Vanessa L. Gibson, Inez E. Dickens, Inez D. Barron, Ben Kallos, Corey D. Johnson, Donovan J. Richards, Andy L. King, Antonio Reynoso, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Alan N. Maisel, Chaim M. Deutsch, I. Daneek Miller, Mark Treyger, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Carlos Menchaca, David G. Greenfield, Paul A. Vallone, Andrew Cohen, James G. Van Bramer, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 29
Summary: This bill would require that all city websites include a feature to translate the text of that website into languages other than English, whenever practicable. Such translation feature should also be indicated in a means that is comprehensible to speakers of several of the most commonly spoken languages.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 673-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 673, 4. Int. No. 673 - 2/12/15, 5. Committee Report 4/20/15, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/20/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/20/15, 8. Committee Report 2/23/16, 9. Hearing Transcript 2/23/16, 10. Proposed Int. No. 673-A - 2/24/16, 11. February 24, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-24-16, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 24, 2016, 16. Local Law 25
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3/14/2016AJumaane D. Williams City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/14/2016AJumaane D. Williams Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/14/2016AJumaane D. Williams Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2016AJumaane D. Williams City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2016AJumaane D. Williams City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2016*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2016*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Technology Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2016*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Technology Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2016AJumaane D. Williams Committee on Technology Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2015*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2015*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Technology Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/12/2015*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/12/2015*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 673-A

By Council Members Williams, Chin, Eugene, Rose, Dromm, Levine, Cumbo, Constantinides, Gibson, Dickens, Barron, Kallos, Johnson, Richards, King, Reynoso, Cornegy, Rosenthal, Maisel, Deutsch, Miller, Treyger, Espinal, Menchaca, Greenfield, Vallone, Cohen, Van Bramer and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to access to translation of city websites.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 23 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 8 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 8

CITY WEBSITES

§ 23-801 Access to translation.  Every website maintained by or on behalf of the city or a city agency shall include a translation feature for viewing the text of that website, wherever practicable, in languages other than English. Such translation feature shall be indicated by a means, other than or in addition to English, that is comprehensible to speakers of the seven most commonly spoken languages within the city as determined by the department of city planning, which may include a rotating language sequence.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

BJR

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