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File #: Int 1835-2019    Version: * Name: Repealing subdivision g of section 18 of such charter relating to the interagency task force on immigrant affairs, placing such task force in the administrative code of the city of NY, and expanding such interagency task force.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Immigration
On agenda: 12/19/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to repealing subdivision g of section 18 of such charter relating to the interagency task force on immigrant affairs, placing such task force in the administrative code of the city of New York, and expanding such interagency task force
Sponsors: Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would amend the local law establishing an interagency task force on immigrant affairs.
Indexes: Council Appointment Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1835, 2. Int. No. 1835, 3. December 19, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 1/9/20, 5. Hearing Testimony 1/9/20, 6. Hearing Transcript 1/9/20, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-19, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 19, 2019

Int. No. 1835

 

By Council Member Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to repealing subdivision g of section 18 of such charter relating to the interagency task force on immigrant affairs, placing such task force in the administrative code of the city of New York, and expanding such interagency task force

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision g of section 18 of the New York city charter is REPEALED.

§2. Chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 8 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 8

OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS

§ 3-180 Definitions. a. As used in this subchapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

Office. The term “office” means the office of immigrant affairs.

Director. The term “director” means the director of the office of immigrant affairs.

§ 3-181 Interagency taskforce on immigrant affairs. a. There is hereby established an interagency task force on immigrant affairs to ensure interagency communication and coordination on issues relating to and impacting immigrant affairs. Such task force shall:

1. review and make recommendations to relevant agencies on implementation of sections of the charter and the administrative code that are relevant to immigrants;

2. review legal and policy developments presented by the state and federal affairs unit in the office and their potential impact on city agencies;

3. review and make recommendations to address obstacles to accessing city programs, benefits, and services;

4. review and make recommendations to address the unique needs of particularly vulnerable immigrant populations, including, but not limited to, victims of crime, domestic violence, and human trafficking; individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex; individuals involved in the criminal justice system; and minors;

5. review the solicitation and consideration of community and stakeholder input received by the office pursuant to paragraph 6 of subdivision d of this section; and

6. perform such other functions as may be appropriate in furtherance of the policies set forth in this chapter.

b. Such task force shall be co-chaired by the director, or by the head of such other officer or agency as the mayor may designate, and a representative designated by the speaker of the council and shall include at a minimum:

 1. the commissioners of the following agencies or offices or such commissioners’ designees:

(a) the administration for children’s services;

(b) department of social services;

(c) department of homeless services;

(d) department of health and mental hygiene;

(e) department of youth and community development;

(f) department for the aging;

(g) police department;

(h) department of correction; and

(i) department of probation;

(j) the chancellor of the city school district, or their designee;

(k) the coordinator of the office of civil justice, or their designee;

(l) representatives of other such agencies or offices as the mayor may designate.

c. Such task force shall meet no less than once each quarter in furtherance of its functions and at any other time at the request of either co-chair.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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