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File #: Int 1559-2019    Version: * Name: Establishment of an office to provide support to those in need of burial assistance.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 5/29/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of an office to provide support to those in need of burial assistance
Sponsors: Diana Ayala , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Kalman Yeger , Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to establish an office to provide support and assistance to individuals who have lost a loved one and need information about and help accessing public burial, a burial allowance or any similar program.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1559, 2. Int. No. 1559, 3. May 29, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2019, 6. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019, 7. Committee Report 5/30/19, 8. Hearing Testimony 5/30/19, 9. Hearing Transcript 5/30/19
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Int. No. 1559

 

By Council Members Ayala, Ampry-Samuel, Kallos, Lander, Yeger and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of an office to provide support to those in need of burial assistance

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.12 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.12 Office of burial support. a. The department shall establish an office to provide support and assistance to survivors of deceased persons who require information about and help accessing public burial, a burial allowance or any similar program. Such office shall provide services including, without limitation, explaining the option of public burial and assistance in applying for a burial allowance.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of health and mental hygiene shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #10326

4/19/2018