New York City Council Header
File #: Int 0198-2006    Version: * Name: Sufficiency of proof of domestic partnership as evidence of the existence of a family unit for purposes of applications for shelter.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 3/22/2006
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sufficiency of proof of domestic partnership as evidence of the existence of a family unit for purposes of applications for shelter provided by the department of homeless services.
Sponsors: Maria Baez, Joel Rivera, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Gale A. Brewer, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Lewis A. Fidler, Helen D. Foster, James F. Gennaro, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Jessica S. Lappin, Annabel Palma, Larry B. Seabrook, Helen Sears, David I. Weprin, Melinda R. Katz, Bill De Blasio, Daniel R. Garodnick, Tony Avella, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Robert Jackson, Eric N. Gioia, Betsy Gotbaum
Council Member Sponsors: 24
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 6/14/06, 2. Hearing Transcript 6/14/06
Int. No. 198
 
By Council Members Baez, Rivera, Arroyo, Brewer, Comrie, Dickens, Fidler, Foster, Gennaro, James, Koppell, Lappin, Palma, Seabrook, Sears, Weprin, Katz, de Blasio, Garodnick, Avella, Mark-Viverito, Jackson, Gioia and The Public Advocate (Ms. Gotbaum)
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sufficiency of proof of domestic partnership as evidence of the existence of a family unit for purposes of applications for shelter provided by the department of homeless services.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby amended to add a new section 21-316 to read as follows:
§21-316.  Proof of domestic partnership recognized as evidence of the existence of a family unit.  Two adults who can demonstrate that they have a valid certificate of domestic partnership registration issued under section 3-244 of the administrative code of the city of new york or a relationship recognized as a domestic partnership under section 3-245 of the administrative code of the city of new york, shall be considered a family unit for purposes of determining eligibility for shelter.  
      §2.  This local law shall take effect 3upon enactment.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L.S. 40
J.D.S.