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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: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 5/29/2019
Enactment date: 12/4/2019 Law number: 2019/213
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, Andrew Cohen, Stephen T. Levin, Mathieu Eugene
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) 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.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1559-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1559, 3. Int. No. 1559, 4. May 29, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-19, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2019, 7. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019, 8. Committee Report 5/30/19, 9. Hearing Testimony 5/30/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 5/30/19, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1559-A - 11/15/19, 12. Committee Report 11/12/19, 13. Hearing Transcript 11/12/19, 14. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 15. November 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-14-19, 17. Int. No. 1559-A (FINAL), 18. Mayor's Letter, 19. Fiscal Impact Statement
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Int. No. 1559-A

 

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

 

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 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-110.2 to read as follows:

§ 21-110.2 Office of burial services. a. The department shall establish an office to provide support and, where eligible, financial assistance to survivors, next of kin, legally responsible relatives, friends or other designated entities of deceased indigent or unclaimed persons who require information about, and help facilitating the disposal of, decedent remains through public burial, accessing public burial, a burial allowance or any similar program. Such office shall provide services including, without limitation, explaining the availability of public burial options and assistance in applying for a burial allowance.

§ 2. This local law takes effect June 15, 2020, except that the commissioner of social services may 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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