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File #: Int 2177-2020    Version: * Name: Outreach to unsheltered individuals.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 12/10/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to outreach to unsheltered individuals
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would prohibit police officers from engaging in any outreach to unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2177, 2. Int. No. 2177, 3. December 10, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-20, 5. Committee Report 12/14/20, 6. Hearing Testimony 12/14/20, 7. Hearing Testimony 12/14/20 (Con't), 8. Hearing Testimony 12/14/20 (Con't), 9. Hearing Transcript 12/14/20, 10. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 10, 2020
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12/14/2020*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/10/2020*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2020*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 2177

 

By Council Members Levin and Rosenthal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to outreach to unsheltered individuals

 

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 amended by adding a new section 21-324 to read as follows:

§ 21-324 Outreach to unsheltered individuals. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Outreach. The term “outreach” means engaging in contact with or offering services to unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness, including but not limited to the removal of an individual’s personal property.

Unsheltered individual. The term “unsheltered individual” means an individual with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

b. Outreach to unsheltered individuals by any government agency shall not include any involvement by the police department and shall be limited to department staff or staff contracted by the department to contact and offer services to unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, provided that the commissioner may take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

 

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