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File #: Int 1225-2016    Version: Name: Requiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to submit a plan for serving the behavioral health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services
On agenda: 6/21/2016
Enactment date: 7/22/2017 Law number: 2017/117
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to submit a plan for serving the behavioral health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons.
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Carlos Menchaca, Andrew Cohen, Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin, Helen K. Rosenthal, Fernando Cabrera , Daniel Dromm , Karen Koslowitz, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Costa G. Constantinides, Corey D. Johnson, Daniel R. Garodnick, James G. Van Bramer, Stephen T. Levin, Deborah L. Rose, Rosie Mendez, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Summary: Proposed Int. No. 1225-A would mandate that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with the office of the mayor and other agencies, create and submit to the Mayor and City Council a plan to serve the behavioral health needs of LGBTQ persons, including young people under 24 and elders over 65. Such plan would be due on June 1, 2018.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1225-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1225, 4. June 21, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 1/10/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/10/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/10/17, 8. Int. No. 1225 - 6/21/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1225-A - 6/22/17, 10. Committee Report 6/20/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 6/20/17, 12. June 21, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-21-17, 14. Int. No. 1225-A (FINAL), 15. Letter to Mayor, 16. Local Law 117, 17. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of June 6, 2017 held on June 21, 2017, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 21, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/22/2017ARitchie J. Torres Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017ARitchie J. Torres Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/10/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/10/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2016*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2016*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1225-A

 

By Council Members Torres, Menchaca, Cohen, Richards, Chin, Rosenthal, Cabrera, Dromm, Koslowitz, Salamanca, Constantinides, Johnson, Garodnick, Van Bramer, Levin, Rose,  Mendez and Kallos

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to submit a plan for serving the behavioral health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  The department of health and mental hygiene, in consultation with the office of the mayor and other agencies, shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council by June 1, 2018 a plan for serving the behavioral health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) persons, including the needs of LGBTQ youth up to age 24 and elders over age 65 who reside in New York city. Such plan shall include discussion of how issues such as (i) coming out, (ii) homophobia and transphobia, (iii) depression, (iv) suicide risk, (v) alcohol and drug use, (vi) trauma including hate violence, (vii) sexual and intimate partner violence, (viii) sexual health, (ix) homelessness, and (x) bullying, affect LGBTQ persons in New York city, and shall describe how ongoing city initiatives seek to address such issues. In preparing such plan, the department shall also seek the advice of not-for-profit organizations with expertise in providing social and mental health services to LGBTQ persons.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately, and remains in effect until the submission of the plan due June 1, 2018, when it is deemed repealed.

 

 

 

JHC/NKA

LS 2611

6/12/2017