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File #: Int 1261-2018    Version: Name: Requiring educational outreach within the office of prevention of hate crimes.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 11/28/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring educational outreach within the office of prevention of hate crimes
Sponsors: Chaim M. Deutsch, Donovan J. Richards, Mark Levine, Paul A. Vallone, Mathieu Eugene, Carlos Menchaca, Francisco P. Moya, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Fernando Cabrera , Vanessa L. Gibson, Stephen T. Levin, Rory I. Lancman, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Ben Kallos, Jumaane D. Williams, Karen Koslowitz, Margaret S. Chin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Summary: This bill would require the office for the prevention of hate crimes to conduct educational outreach and trainings.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1261-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1261, 3. Int. No. 1261, 4. Committee Report 11/19/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 11/19/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 11/19/18, 7. November 28, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1261-A - 1/22/19, 9. Committee Report 1/22/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 1/22/19, 11. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
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 Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2019*Chaim M. Deutsch Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2019*Chaim M. Deutsch Committee on Public Safety Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2019AChaim M. Deutsch Committee on Public Safety Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/2018*Chaim M. Deutsch City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/2018*Chaim M. Deutsch City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2018*Chaim M. Deutsch Committee on Public Safety Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2018*Chaim M. Deutsch Committee on Public Safety P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1261-A

 

By Council Members Deutsch, Richards, Levine, Vallone, Eugene, Menchaca, Moya, Ampry-Samuel, Cabrera, Gibson, Levin, Lancman, Rodriguez, Kallos, Williams, Koslowitz, Chin, Cumbo and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring educational outreach within the office of prevention of hate crimes

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph 4 of subdivision b of section 20-g of the New York city charter, as added by a local law for the year 2019 amending the New York city charter, relating to creating the office for the prevention of hate crimes, as proposed in introduction number 1234 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

4. Prepare and submit to the mayor and the council and post on the city’s website by January 30 of each year an annual report of the activities of the office, regarding the prevalence of hate crimes during the previous calendar year and the availability of services to address the impact of these crimes. Such report shall include but need not be limited to the following information: (i) identification of areas or populations within the city that are particularly vulnerable to hate crimes, (ii) identification and assessment of the efficacy of counseling and resources for victims of hate crimes, making recommendations for improvements of the same, [and] (iii) collation of city, state and federal statistics on hate crime complaints and prosecutions within the city, including incidents by offense, bias motivation, and demographic characteristics such as age and gender of offenders, (iv) the populations to which the division of educational outreach addressed, (v) the types of programs created or provided by the division of educational outreach and the names of the providers of such programs, and (vi) any other outreach, education, and prevention efforts made by the division of educational outreach.

§ 2. Section 20-g of the New York city charter, as added by a local law for the year 2019 amending the New York city charter, relating to creating the office for the prevention of hate crimes, as proposed in introduction number 1234 for the year 2018, is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

c. The coordinator shall establish a division of educational outreach. The division shall have the power and the duty to:

1. Ensure, by such means as necessary, including coordination with relevant city agencies and interfaith organizations, community groups, and human rights and civil rights groups, the provision of effective outreach and education on the impact and effects of hate crimes, including measures necessary to achieve greater tolerance and understanding, and including the use of law enforcement where appropriate.

2. Create a K-12 curriculum addressing issues related to hate crimes, in consultation with the department of education.

                     3. Perform other duties as the mayor may assign.                     

                     § 3. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law for the year 2019 amending the New York city charter, relating to creating the office for the prevention of hate crimes, as proposed in introduction number 1234 for the year 2018, takes effect.

 

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