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File #: Int 1571-2019    Version: * Name: DOE and the DHMH to individuals who were students, teachers and staff at schools near the World Trade Center during the 2001-2002 school year.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 5/29/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring a report on outreach by the department of education and the department of health and mental hygiene to individuals who were students, teachers and staff at schools near the World Trade Center during the 2001-2002 school year
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Mark Treyger, I. Daneek Miller, Robert F. Holden, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to submit a report to the Council about outreach to individuals who were students, teachers or staff members at schools near the World Trade Center during the 2001-2002 school year. The report would include information about efforts to inform these individuals about their eligibility for programs to help people who may have been harmed due to the attacks on September 11, 2001, difficulties and issues with these efforts and recommendations for further outreach.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1571, 2. Int. No. 1571, 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

Int. No. 1571

 

By Council Members Levine, Treyger, Miller, Holden and Brannan

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring a report on outreach by the department of education and the department of health and mental hygiene to individuals who were students, teachers and staff at schools near the World Trade Center during the 2001-2002 school year

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. No later than the first anniversary of the effective date of this local law, the department of education, in collaboration with the department of health and mental hygiene, shall submit to the council a report on outreach to all individuals who were enrolled as students or employed as teachers or staff members at schools within one and one-half miles of the World Trade Center during the 2001-2002 school year. Such report shall, at a minimum:

1. Include information about all efforts to inform such individuals about their eligibility for any programs to help, monitor or compensate individuals who may have been harmed as a result of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and its aftermath, including, without limitation, the World Trade Center Health Registry, the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund;

2. Identify any difficulties in identifying or contacting such individuals as well as any other gaps or deficiencies in such outreach efforts; and

3. Make recommendations regarding further outreach to such individuals.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

NAB

LS #9814

4/18/2019