File #: Int 0154-2022    Version: Name: Requiring the office to end domestic and gender-based violence to create an online services portal and guide.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Women and Gender Equity
On agenda: 4/14/2022
Enactment date: 11/22/2022 Law number: 2022/113
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the office to end domestic and gender-based violence to create an online services portal and guide
Sponsors: Tiffany Cabán, Kevin C. Riley, Farah N. Louis, Diana I. Ayala, Sandra Ung, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Althea V. Stevens, Shahana K. Hanif, Julie Won, Lincoln Restler, Shekar Krishnan, Shaun Abreu, Christopher Marte, Crystal Hudson, Sandy Nurse, Nantasha M. Williams, Kalman Yeger , Jennifer Gutiérrez, Mercedes Narcisse, Julie Menin, Linda Lee, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Lynn C. Schulman, Alexa Avilés, Erik D. Bottcher, Gale A. Brewer, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Amanda Farías, James F. Gennaro, Kamillah Hanks, Marjorie Velázquez, Ari Kagan, Carlina Rivera , Darlene Mealy
Council Member Sponsors: 35
Summary: This bill would require the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) to establish an online portal and a written resource guide of available services for survivors of domestic or gender-based violence in New York City. The portal and guide would be available in the designated citywide languages. The guide would also be available in Braille. The portal would also include a clear and conspicuous link to any other relevant City-run websites and portals that provide information on survivor services located within the city, and a description of the types of such resources. The bill would also require ENDGBV to conduct outreach on the portal and guide and ensure the portal is secure and confidential to protect the privacy of survivors.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 154-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 154, 3. Int. No. 154, 4. April 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-14-22, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 14, 2022, 7. Committee Report 6/14/22, 8. Hearing Testimony 6/14/22, 9. Hearing Transcript 6/14/22, 10. Proposed Int. No. 154-A - 10/19/22, 11. Committee Report 10/25/22, 12. Hearing Testimony 10/25/22, 13. Hearing Transcript 10/25/22, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. October 27, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-27-22
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11/22/2022ATiffany Cabán City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2022ATiffany Cabán Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2022ATiffany Cabán Mayor Bill Signing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2022ATiffany Cabán Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2022ATiffany Cabán City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2022ATiffany Cabán City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/2022*Tiffany Cabán Committee on Women and Gender Equity Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/2022*Tiffany Cabán Committee on Women and Gender Equity Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/2022*Tiffany Cabán Committee on Women and Gender Equity Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/2022ATiffany Cabán Committee on Women and Gender Equity Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/14/2022*Tiffany Cabán Committee on Women and Gender Equity Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/14/2022*Tiffany Cabán Committee on Women and Gender Equity Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2022*Tiffany Cabán City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2022*Tiffany Cabán City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 154-A

 

By Council Members Cabán, Riley, Louis, Ayala, Ung, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Stevens, Hanif, Won, Restler, Krishnan, Abreu, Marte, Hudson, Nurse, Williams, Yeger, Gutiérrez, Narcisse, Menin, Lee, De La Rosa, Richardson Jordan, Schulman, Avilés, Bottcher, Brewer, Sanchez, Farías, Gennaro, Hanks, Velázquez, Kagan, Rivera and Mealy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the office to end domestic and gender-based violence to create an online services portal and guide

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subchapter 8 of chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-186 to read as follows:

§ 3-186 Online services portal and guide. a. 1. Within 180 days of the effective date of the local law that added this section, the office, in consultation with relevant agencies and relevant organizations, shall establish and maintain a publicly accessible online portal of services for survivors provided by relevant organizations and all relevant agencies in the city. The online portal shall be available in the designated citywide languages, as defined by section 23-1101, and shall organize such services by service category, which shall include, but not be limited to, child and youth, education, employment, health, housing, immigration, income, legal, counseling, safety planning, and transportation services. Information about the services within each such service category shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) The name, address, contact information, and website of the relevant agency or relevant organization that provides such service;

(b) The specific population of survivors, if any, that such agency or organization serves;

(c) The languages in which such service is provided by such agency or organization;

(d) Whether such agency or organization provides such service in-person or remotely;

(e) Whether and how such agency or organization and such service is accessible to persons with disabilities, including, but not limited to, providing services in American Sign Language;

(f) How survivors may access such service from such agency or organization;

(g) A clear and conspicuous link to any other relevant city-run websites and portals that provide information on survivor services located within the city, and a description of the types of such resources; and

(h) Any additional information that the office deems relevant including, but not limited to, whether such organizations indicate that they provide culturally appropriate services.

2. The office, in consultation with the office of information privacy, shall ensure the online portal as required by paragraph 1 of this subdivision is secure to protect the privacy of survivors who access and utilize such portal to obtain information about and apply for services.

b. Within 180 days of the effective date of the local law that added this section, the office, in consultation with relevant agencies and relevant organizations, shall create and publish on its website a culturally appropriate guide, written in plain language, of services listed on the portal as required by paragraph 1 of subdivision a of this section, organized by service category. The office, in consultation with relevant agencies, including, but not limited to, the mayor’s office for people with disabilities, shall translate such guide in the designated citywide languages, as defined by section 23-1101, and in Braille, and distribute it to individuals and community-based organizations who may otherwise not have access to such guide or to the online portal required by paragraph 1 of subdivision a of this section. The office shall publish on its website, and in any hard copy of such guide, information about how such organizations may update the office about any changes in such services.

c. The online portal, required by paragraph 1 of subdivision a of this section, and guide, required by subdivision b of this section, shall include a statement that for non-citizens, eligibility for programs and services may depend on a variety of factors, including immigration status, length of stay in the United States, state law relevant to the particular program or service, and characteristics of the particular program or service.

d. Beginning 180 days after the effective date of the local law that added this section, and continuing thereafter, the office, in consultation with relevant agencies and relevant organizations, shall conduct culturally appropriate outreach in the designated citywide languages, as defined by section 23-1101, and in Braille to survivors regarding the availability of the online portal required by paragraph 1 of subdivision a of this section and the written guide required by subdivision b of this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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