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File #: Int 1618-2017    Version: Name: Requiring that DOI conduct public outreach campaigns and issue yearly annual reports on complaints received.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Oversight and Investigations
On agenda: 5/24/2017
Enactment date: 1/11/2018 Law number: 2018/043
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring that the department of investigation conduct public outreach campaigns and issue yearly reports on complaints received
Sponsors: Vincent J. Gentile, Daniel Dromm , Rory I. Lancman, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ritchie J. Torres, Bill Perkins, Carlos Menchaca, Mark Treyger, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: The bill would require that the Department of Investigation conduct public outreach efforts to educate the public on how to identify and submit complaints regarding different forms of government corruption, fraud, and waste. The Department will also be required to submit yearly public reports detailing complaints received, the mechanism through which complaints are submitted, and a summary of relevant outreach efforts undertaken by the agency in the previous year.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1618-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1618, 3. Int. No. 1618, 4. May 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/19/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/19/17, 7. Hearing Testimony - Reclaim New York, 8. Hearing Testimony - Citizens Union of the City of New York, 9. Hearing Testimony - Mark Peters, Commissioner (Department of Investigations), 10. Hearing Transcript 6/19/17, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1618-A - 12/12/17, 12. Committee Report 12/7/17, 13. Hearing Transcript 12/7/17, 14. December 11, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-11-17, 16. Int. No. 1618-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 43, 20. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/17/2018AVincent J. Gentile City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/11/2018AVincent J. Gentile Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017AVincent J. Gentile Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2017AVincent J. Gentile City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2017AVincent J. Gentile City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017AVincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2017*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Oversight and Investigations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2017*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2017*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1618-A

 

By Council Members Gentile, Dromm, Lancman, Rosenthal, Torres, Perkins, Menchaca, Treyger and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring that the department of investigation conduct public outreach campaigns and issue yearly reports on complaints received

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 34 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 808 to read as follows:

§ 808. Public outreach and reporting. (a) The department shall conduct annual outreach campaigns to educate the public on forms of government corruption, fraud, and waste, and provide information regarding how the public can submit complaints to the department. Such outreach campaigns are not limited to but whenever practicable shall include the use of print, radio, and public forums. 

(b) The department shall post a report on its website by March 1st of each year regarding public complaints received by the department for the preceding year. Such reports shall include the total number of complaints disaggregated by the mechanism through which the complaint was submitted and a summary of relevant outreach activities. 

Section 2. This local law takes effect in 120 days. 

 

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