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File #: Int 1555-2019    Version: * Name: Anti-discrimination training on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression for senior service providers.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 5/8/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to anti-discrimination training on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression for senior service providers
Sponsors: Paul A. Vallone, Margaret S. Chin, (by request of the Bronx Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This legislation would require senior service providers to attend a training to prevent and eliminate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression and to take a refresher training at least once every three years. The Department would also be required to hold at least two educational sessions each year to provide counseling and training to guests and senior center members on such discrimination. Senior centers would also be required to post signs in common areas with information about discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, including how to report such instances and available avenues of relief and action.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1555, 2. Int. No. 1555, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-8-19, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 8, 2019

Int. No. 1555

 

By Council Members Vallone and Chin (by request of the Bronx Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to anti-discrimination training on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression for senior service providers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-210 to read as follows:

§ 21-210 Anti-discrimination training. a. The commissioner shall require that employees

of senior centers and employees of entities that contract with the department to provide services to senior citizens, be trained in the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and receive supplemental refresher training regarding the same at least once every three years, if such employee has or is expected to have significant and direct person to person contact with senior citizens.

b.   The commissioner shall require senior centers to hold at least two educational sessions per year during which guests and members of the senior center will receive counseling regarding the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and be instructed on how to report instances of such discrimination and what avenues of relief and action are available to those who have experienced such discrimination.

                       c. The commissioner shall require that every senior center post signage in a prominent common area within the center that directs those who need information regarding discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, including how to report such incidents, and what avenues of relief and action are available to those who have experienced such discrimination.

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

NJC

LS 8812

3/28/2019