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File #: Int 1536-2019    Version: * Name: Expanding the commission on gender equity’s annual report to include reporting on title ix.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Women and Gender Equity
On agenda: 4/18/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding the commission on gender equity's annual report to include reporting on title ix
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Mark Treyger, Donovan J. Richards, Stephen T. Levin, Margaret S. Chin, Mark Levine, Vanessa L. Gibson, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Inez D. Barron, Brad S. Lander, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Adrienne E. Adams, Deborah L. Rose, Laurie A. Cumbo
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would require the Commission on Gender Equity to include information about Title IX compliance in the City in its annual report, which is due on December 1 each year and also requires CGE to report on its activities over the previous twelve months, goals for the following year, and recommendations to advance gender equity in the City.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1536, 2. Int. No. 1536, 3. April 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 4/30/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/30/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/30/19, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-19, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 18, 2019
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4/30/2019*Helen K. Rosenthal Committee on Women and Gender Equity Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/18/2019*Helen K. Rosenthal City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1536

 

By Council Members Rosenthal, Kallos, Treyger, Richards, Levin, Chin, Levine, Gibson, Cornegy, Barron, Lander, Ampry-Samuel, Adams, Rose and Cumbo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to expanding the commission on gender equity’s annual report to include reporting on title ix

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 20-b of Chapter 1 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows: 

§ 20-b. Commission on gender equity. a. There shall be a commission on gender equity to study the nature and extent of inequities facing women and girls in the city; to study their impact on the economic, civic, and social well-being of women and girls; to advise on ways to analyze the function and composition of city agencies through a gender -based lens and ways to develop equitable recruitment strategies; and to make recommendations to the mayor and the council for the reduction of gender-based inequality. Such commission shall consist of 26 members appointed by the mayor; five members appointed by the speaker of the council; and the chair of the commission on human rights, who shall serve as an ex officio member. Members of the commission shall be representative of the New York city population and shall have experience in advocating for issues important to women and girls.  The mayor shall designate one member to serve as chair of the commission, and may also designate a member to serve as co-chair. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. In the event of the death or resignation of any member, his or her successor shall be appointed by the official who appointed such member. The mayor shall appoint an executive director for the commission.

b. The commission shall have the power and duty to:

1. hold at least one meeting every four months, including at least one annual meeting open to the public;

2. keep a record of its activities;

3. determine its own rules of procedure; and

4. perform such advisory duties and functions as may be necessary to achieve its purposes as described in subdivision a of this section.

c. The commission may request information from any city agency or office it deems necessary to enable the commission to properly carry out its functions. The commission may also request from any private organization providing services to women and girls in the city pursuant to a contract with a city agency or office, information necessary to enable the commission to properly carry out its functions.

d. No later than December 1, 2017 and annually by December 1 thereafter, the commission shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and post online a report concerning its activities during the previous twelve months, the goals for the following year, and recommendations pursuant to subdivision a of this section. The report shall also include information on the city’s compliance with section 1681 of title 20 of the United States code, or title ix of the education amendments of 1972 that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities, including but not limited to the number of complaints regarding title ix violations received, disaggregated by agency, the number of complaints that were substantiated and unsubstantiated, categories of complaints, where applicable, any barriers to compliance, including but not limited to vacancies in title ix coordinator positions, a summary of key findings, and recommendations for next steps.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

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LS # 9147

4/5/2019 12:00 p.m.