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File #: Int 1578-2017    Version: Name: An immigrant affairs task force.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Immigration
On agenda: 4/25/2017
Enactment date: 10/8/2017 Law number: 2017/186
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to an immigrant affairs task force
Sponsors: Carlos Menchaca, Daniel Dromm , Jumaane D. Williams, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson, Vincent J. Gentile, Helen K. Rosenthal, Peter A. Koo, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: The bill would create an inter-agency task force led by MOIA. The task force will bring together the heads of city agencies and mayoral offices to coordinate City services for immigrants, especially particularly vulnerable immigrants such as victims of crime and human trafficking; individuals who are LGBTQI, individuals with criminal justice system involvement; and minors.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1578-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1578, 3. April 25, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Int. No. 1578, 5. Committee Report 4/26/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/26/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/26/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1578-A - 8/30/17, 9. Committee Report 9/6/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 9/6/17, 11. Fiscal Impact Statement, 12. September 7, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Int. No. 1578-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-7-17, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 7, 2017, 18. Local Law 186
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
10/11/2017ACarlos Menchaca City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2017ACarlos Menchaca Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/7/2017ACarlos Menchaca City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/7/2017ACarlos Menchaca City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/6/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Immigration Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/6/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Immigration Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/6/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Immigration Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/6/2017ACarlos Menchaca Committee on Immigration Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Education Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Immigration Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2017*Carlos Menchaca Committee on Immigration Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017*Carlos Menchaca City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017*Carlos Menchaca City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1578-A

 

By Council Members Menchaca, Dromm, Williams, The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito), Levin, Kallos, Chin, Gibson, Gentile, Rosenthal, Koo and Espinal

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to an immigrant affairs task force

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 18 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision g to read as follows:

g. 1. There is hereby established an interagency task force on immigrant affairs to ensure interagency communication and coordination on issues relating to and impacting immigrant affairs. Such task force shall:

(i) review and make recommendations to relevant agencies on implementation of sections of the charter and the administrative code that are relevant to immigrants;

(ii) review legal and policy developments presented by the state and federal affairs unit in the office and their potential impact on city agencies;

(iii) review and make recommendations to address obstacles to accessing city programs, benefits, and services;

(iv) review and make recommendations to address the unique needs of particularly vulnerable immigrant populations, including, but not limited to, victims of crime, domestic violence, and human trafficking; individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex; individuals involved in the criminal justice system; and minors;

(v) review the solicitation and consideration of community and stakeholder input received by the office pursuant to paragraph 6 of subdivision d of this section; and

(vi) perform such other functions as may be appropriate in furtherance of the policies set forth in this chapter.

2. Such task force shall be led by the director, or by the head of such other officer or agency as the mayor may designate, and shall include at a minimum: 

(a) the commissioners of the following agencies or offices or such commissioners’ designees:

(1) the administration for children’s services;

                     (2) department of social services;

                     (3) department of homeless services;

(4) department of health and mental hygiene;

                     (5) department of youth and community development;

(6) department for the aging;

                     (7) police department;

                     (8) department of correction; and

                     (9) department of probation;

(b) the chancellor of the city school district, or their designee;

(c) the coordinator of the office of civil justice, or their designee; and

(d) representatives of other such agencies or offices as the mayor may designate.

3. Such task force shall meet regularly in furtherance of its functions and at any other time at the request of the director or other designated task force leader.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

 

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