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File #: Int 1337-2019    Version: Name: Requiring space for children at dept of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: 9/14/2019 Law number: 2019/164
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring space for children at department of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers
Sponsors: Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Stephen T. Levin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Helen K. Rosenthal, Brad S. Lander, Adrienne E. Adams, Donovan J. Richards, The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Antonio Reynoso, Diana Ayala , Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Vanessa L. Gibson, Margaret S. Chin, Ben Kallos, Costa G. Constantinides, Deborah L. Rose, Carlina Rivera , Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Social Services (“DSS”) to designate a sanitary space with comfortable seating and age-appropriate and educational materials for children in job centers and SNAP centers. The bill would require DSS to create a poster containing information on the availability of such space and report to the Council and post on DSS’s website a list of locations where such spaces are available.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1337-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1337, 3. Int. No. 1337, 4. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19, 6. Committee Report 2/4/19, 7. Hearing Testimony 2/4/19, 8. Hearing Transcript 2/4/19, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1337-A - 8/15/19, 10. Committee Report 8/13/19, 11. Hearing Testimony 8/13/19, 12. Hearing Transcript 8/13/19, 13. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019, 16. Int. No. 1337-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 164
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9/16/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/14/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/13/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1337-A

 

By Council Members Ampry-Samuel, Levin, Cumbo, Rosenthal, Lander, Adams, Richards, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Reynoso, Ayala, Salamanca, Gibson, Chin, Kallos, Constantinides, Rose, Rivera and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring space for children at department of social services/human resources administration job centers and SNAP centers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new section 21-142.4 to read as follows:

§ 21-142.4 Space for children in job centers and SNAP centers. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Child. The term “child” means a natural person under the age of 13 years.

Client. The term “client” means a visitor who has made initial contact with the department at a job center or SNAP center, either through a self-service kiosk or with a staff member responsible for keeping track of visitors.

Job center. The term “Job center” has the same meaning as set forth in section 21-142.1.

SNAP center. “SNAP center” has the same meaning as set forth in section 21-142.1.

b. The department shall designate a sanitary space in every job center and SNAP center for any client with a child in such center where providing such space is practicable and does not compromise the space needs of the department or safety of clients. Such designated space shall include comfortable seating and age-appropriate and educational materials for any child who utilizes such space.

c. The department shall create a poster containing information on availability of space for children pursuant to this section and any additional accommodations for children. Such poster shall be displayed in a clear and conspicuous manner in all job centers and SNAP centers. Information about space for children in job centers and SNAP centers shall be made available on the department’s website. Within 30 days after the effective date of the local law adding this subdivision, the department shall create a list of all locations with spaces for children available pursuant to this section. The department shall submit such list to the speaker of the council and make such list available on the department’s website.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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