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File #: Int 2144-2020    Version: * Name: Culturally competent training on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Women and Gender Equity
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to culturally competent training on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Farah N. Louis, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Education, the Department of Health, the Police Department, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence and service providers who work with families and contract with such agencies conduct culturally competent training for all staff on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation and cutting, including with regard to information on resources for individuals who have undergone physical or psychological trauma.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2144, 2. Int. No. 2144, 3. Committee Report 10/28/20, 4. Hearing Testimony 10/28/20, 5. Hearing Transcript 10/28/20, 6. October 29, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-29-20, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 29, 2020
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Int. No. 2144

 

By Council Members Rosenthal, Louis, Kallos and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to culturally competent training on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 7 of chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 38 for the year 2019, is renumbered subchapter 8.

§ 2. Section 3-170 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 38 for the year 2019, is renumbered section 3-180 and amended by adding a new definition of “female genital mutilation and cutting” and a new definition of “relevant agencies” in alphabetical order to read as follows:

Female genital mutilation and cutting. The term “female genital mutilation and cutting” means partially or totally removing clitoral or labial tissue or altering the structure or function of clitoral or labial tissue for non-medical purposes, including, but not limited to, circumcision, clitorectomy, clitoroplasty, clitoral reduction, clitoral revision, clitoral recession, excision or infibulation of the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris. Such term does not include a procedure immediately necessary to preserve the health of the person on whom it is performed in the course of medical treatment or for gender affirming treatment as requested by the person on whom it is performed when either procedure (i) is performed by a person licensed in the place of its performance as a medical practitioner; or (ii) is performed on a person in labor or who has just given birth and is performed for medical purposes connected with that labor or birth by a person licensed in the place it is performed as a medical practitioner, midwife or person in training to become such a practitioner or midwife.

Relevant agencies. The term “relevant agencies” means the department of education, the department of health, the police department, the administration for children’s services, the mayor’s office to end domestic and gender-based violence, and service providers who work with families and contract with such agencies.

§ 3. Sections 3-171, 3-172 and 3-173 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 38 for the year 2019, are renumbered sections 3-181, 3-182 and 3-183, respectively.

§ 4. Subchapter 8 of chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as renumbered by section one of this local law, is amended by adding a new section 3-184 to read as follows:

§ 3-184 Training on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation and cutting. Relevant agencies shall conduct culturally competent training for all staff on recognizing the signs of female genital mutilation and cutting. Such training shall include information on resources for individuals who have undergone physical or psychological trauma.

§ 5. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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