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File #: Int 1474-2019    Version: * Name: Establishing a universal youth employment program.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 3/13/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a universal youth employment program
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Ben Kallos, The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Mark Treyger, Mark Levine, Deborah L. Rose, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Services to establish a universal employment program for youth aged 14 to 17 and for youth aged 18 to 21 who attend a middle school or high school. The program would provide a summertime or part-time school year job to all eligible youth who seek employment through the program.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1474, 2. Int. No. 1474, 3. March 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-13-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 13, 2019, 6. Committee Report 10/8/19, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/8/19, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/8/19
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10/8/2019*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/2019*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Youth Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2019*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2019*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1474

 

By Council Members Torres, Kallos, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Treyger, Levine, Rose and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a universal youth employment program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 30 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 737 as follows:

§ 737 Universal Youth Employment Program

a. For the purposes of this section, the term “youth” means:

1. Any person aged 14 to 17 who is authorized to work in accordance with the provisions of article 4 of the labor law; and

2. Any person aged 18 to 21 who is enrolled full time in a middle school or high school provided that their work hours are limited to those prescribed for minors aged 16 and 17 pursuant to section 143 of title 4 of the labor law.

b. The department shall develop and administer a program for youth in consultation with the department of small business services and department of education. Subject to appropriation, the program shall:

1. Provide a summertime or part-time school year job to every youth who seeks one through the program;

2. Identify and cultivate relationships with employers from the public and private sectors that may offer youth employment opportunities;

3. Identify obstacles to youth obtaining a job through the program, including but not limited to, issues related to transportation, child care, language and cultural barriers; and

4. Ensure that youth are connected with city agencies, or community based organizations that will enable them to address obstacles identified pursuant to paragraph 3 of this section.

c. The commissioner, or such other entity as determined by such commissioner, shall engage in outreach to inform youth about the program created pursuant to subdivision b of this section. Such outreach shall include, but is not limited to, posting information about the program on the department’s website.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

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LSs #3159, 5156

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