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File #: Int 1246-2018    Version: * Name: Voter assistance advisory committee providing interpreters and materials in Arabic.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 11/28/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the voter assistance advisory committee providing interpreters and materials in Arabic
Sponsors: Justin L. Brannan, Mark Levine, Brad S. Lander, Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Voter Assistance Advisory Committee to provide Arabic interpreters at poll sites, where appropriate.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1246, 2. Int. No. 1246, 3. November 28, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1246

 

By Council Members Brannan, Levine, Lander and Ampry-Samuel

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the voter assistance advisory committee providing interpreters and materials in Arabic

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Section 1054 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. The committee shall provide arabic language interpreters for all poll sites which contain an election district with 50 or more voting age residents with limited English proficiency based on United States census data, or american community survey data, whose primary language is arabic. Such data shall be reviewed every two years, beginning on January 1, 2020. To the extent permissible under state law, such interpreters shall be made available to the public within such poll sites, provided that where it is not permissible then such interpreters shall be made available to the public within a legally permissible distance of such poll site.

                     § 2.  This local law takes effect six months after becoming law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TCJ/BJR

LS # 6876

11/14/18