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File #: Int 1625-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring an office or agency designated by the mayor to provide outreach and education to public housing tenants regarding smoking cessation.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Housing
On agenda: 5/24/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring an office or agency designated by the mayor to provide outreach and education to public housing tenants regarding smoking cessation
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Donovan J. Richards
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require an office or agency designated by the mayor to provide outreach and education to public housing tenants regarding smoking cessation.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1625, 2. Int. No. 1625, 3. May 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1625

 

By Council Members Torres and Richards

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring an office or agency designated by the mayor to provide outreach and education to public housing tenants regarding smoking cessation

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-152 to subchapter 5 to read as follows:

§ 3-152 Outreach and education regarding smoking cessation. a. By September 1, 2017, an office or agency designated by the mayor, in consultation with all other relevant agencies, shall establish and implement an outreach and education program to promote smoking cessation for public housing residents. Such outreach and education program shall at a minimum include: (i) creating educational materials concerning the health effects of smoking and ceasing smoking, which shall be made available to the public in writing and online in English and the six languages most commonly spoken by limited English proficient individuals in the city as determined by the department of city planning; and (ii) conducting targeted outreach to public housing residents, including holding events in or near public housing developments. Such program may thereafter be modified from time to time as needed.

b. In establishing and implementing such program, such designated office or agency shall seek the cooperation of the New York city housing authority.

c. Report. By September 1, 2018, and by September 1 in each year thereafter, such designated office or agency shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and make publicly available online, a report on implementation and efficacy of the program required by subdivision a of this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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