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File #: Int 1118-2018    Version: Name: Additional reporting requirements for the department of veterans’ services.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 9/26/2018
Enactment date: 2/24/2019 Law number: 2019/044
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to additional reporting requirements for the department of veterans' services
Sponsors: Chaim M. Deutsch, Robert F. Holden, Paul A. Vallone, Ben Kallos, Mathieu Eugene, Margaret S. Chin, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to submit an annual report to the council and post on its website information about its personnel and the services provided. Specifically, DVS would be required to report, among other metrics, on the services the agency provides in their offices, resource centers, and field service, the number of employees, their functional titles, and a summary of responsibilities under those titles. In addition, this report would include an accounting of the number of veterans who have inquired about DVS’s services, those who have received services from DVS, as well as how veterans and their families learned about the services provided by the agency.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1118-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1118, 3. Int. No. 1118, 4. September 26, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 10/29/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/29/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/29/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1118-A - 1/17/19, 9. Committee Report 1/22/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 1/22/19, 11. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 24, 2019, 14. Int. No. 1118-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 44
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
2/26/2019AChaim M. Deutsch City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2019AChaim M. Deutsch Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2019AChaim M. Deutsch City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2019AChaim M. Deutsch City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2019*Chaim M. Deutsch Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2019*Chaim M. Deutsch Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2019*Chaim M. Deutsch Committee on Veterans Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2019AChaim M. Deutsch Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Chaim M. Deutsch Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/2018*Chaim M. Deutsch Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2018*Chaim M. Deutsch City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2018*Chaim M. Deutsch City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1118-A

 

By Council Members Deutsch, Holden, Vallone, Kallos, Eugene, Chin and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to additional reporting requirements for the department of veterans’ services

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 31 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 31-109 to read as follows:

§ 31-109 Reporting requirements. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Engagements. The term “engagements” means any interactions for the purposes of providing services to veterans, caretakers, active servicemembers and their families, including those interactions in resource centers, the department’s office, or in the field.

Services. The term “services” means any activity or resource provided by the department to help veterans, including, but not limited to, providing information, offering referrals, connecting veterans with internal and external resources and any direct action taken for or on behalf of veterans.

Veteran. The term “veteran” means a person who has served in the Armed Forces,

National Guard or Reserves of the United States.

b. No later than December 15, 2019, and no later than December 15 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post to its website an annual report regarding the department’s services and performance.

c. The annual report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information for the prior fiscal year:

1. A list and description of the services provided by the department;

2. The total number of employees, a list of functional titles, the number of employees in each functional title and a summary of the general responsibilities for each title;

3. The total number of engagements, per month, disaggregated by the types of services provided, whether the service was provided at the department’s office, a resource center or in the field, and borough;

4. The types of services veterans have inquired about, including through 311 calls, per month, disaggregated by type of service, and borough where applicable;

5. The methods by which the department provides information to veterans and their families, caretakers and active servicemembers and the methods by which veterans and their families learned about the department;

6. A list of the field services provided by the department in each borough, per month; and

7. The methods utilized by the department in calculating its report on the performance indicators herein.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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