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File #: Int 1529-2019    Version: Name: Requiring the office of the civil justice coordinator to work with community groups in educating tenants about their rights in housing court.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 4/18/2019
Enactment date: 5/11/2021 Law number: 2021/053
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the office of the civil justice coordinator to work with community groups in educating tenants about their rights in housing court
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Vanessa L. Gibson, Helen K. Rosenthal, Adrienne E. Adams, Margaret S. Chin, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Diana Ayala , Keith Powers , Antonio Reynoso, Stephen T. Levin, Carlina Rivera , Carlos Menchaca, Justin L. Brannan, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Brad S. Lander, Deborah L. Rose, Bill Perkins, Barry S. Grodenchik, James G. Van Bramer, Francisco P. Moya, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Karen Koslowitz, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Farah N. Louis, Ben Kallos, Laurie A. Cumbo, Mathieu Eugene, Mark Treyger, Alan N. Maisel, Fernando Cabrera , Eric Dinowitz, Peter A. Koo, James F. Gennaro, Inez D. Barron, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 35
Summary: This bill would require the office of the civil justice coordinator to collaborate with community groups in engaging and educating tenants of their rights in housing court, and then report on their efforts.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 1529, 2. April 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-19, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 18, 2019, 5. Committee Report 2/24/20, 6. Hearing Testimony 2/24/20, 7. Hearing Transcript 2/24/20, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1529-A - 4/28/21, 9. Committee Report 4/29/21, 10. Hearing Transcript 4/29/21, 11. April 29, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Int. No. 1529-A (FINAL), 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Mayor's Letter
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5/11/2021AMark Levine City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/2021AMark Levine Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/2021AMark Levine Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2021AMark Levine City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2021AMark Levine City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2021*Mark Levine Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2021*Mark Levine Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2021*Mark Levine Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/2021AMark Levine Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/2020*Mark Levine City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2020*Mark Levine Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2020*Mark Levine Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2020*Mark Levine Committee on Justice System Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2020*Mark Levine Committee on Justice System Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/29/2020*Mark Levine City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2019*Mark Levine City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2019*Mark Levine City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1529-A

 

By Council Members Levine, Gibson, Rosenthal, Adams, Chin, Cornegy, Ayala, Powers, Reynoso, Levin, Rivera, Menchaca, Brannan, Ampry-Samuel, Lander, Rose, Perkins, Grodenchik, Van Bramer, Moya, Salamanca, Koslowitz, Rodriguez, Louis, Kallos, Cumbo, Eugene, Treyger, Maisel, Cabrera, Dinowitz, Koo, Gennaro, Barron and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the office of the civil justice coordinator to work with community groups in educating tenants about their rights in housing court

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Section 26-1304 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

                     c. No later than December 1, 2022, and every December 1 thereafter, the coordinator shall submit to the speaker of the council, and post online, a report on community engagement and education conducted pursuant to section 26-1306 in the previous year. The report shall include metrics from designated community groups, including but not limited to the number of buildings in which outreach was conducted, the number of know your rights education sessions held, the number of attendees at those education sessions, the number of people referred to nonprofits and the number of community forums conducted.

§ 2. Chapter 13 of title 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 26-1306 to read as follows:

§ 26-1306 Community engagement. a. For purposes of this section, the term “designated community group” means a not-for-profit organization that has the capacity to conduct tenant outreach, engagement, education and information provision, as determined by the civil justice coordinator.

b. Subject to appropriation, the coordinator shall work with designated community groups to make efforts to educate and inform tenants about their rights in housing court, including but not limited to holding know your rights education sessions, distributing written information to tenants and facilitating referrals of tenants to designated community groups. Such education and information shall be available in any designated citywide language as defined in section 23-1101.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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