File #: Int 0139-2022    Version: * Name: Report on the impact of the deaths of parents and guardians from COVID-19 on children and the repeal of such requirement upon the expiration thereof.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 4/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the administration for children's services to report on the impact of the deaths of parents and guardians from COVID-19 on children and the repeal of such requirement upon the expiration thereof
Sponsors: Shaun Abreu, Diana I. Ayala, Tiffany Cabán, Althea V. Stevens, Julie Won, Nantasha M. Williams, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Marjorie Velázquez, Kevin C. Riley, Lynn C. Schulman, Julie Menin, James F. Gennaro, Lincoln Restler, Eric Dinowitz, Mercedes Narcisse, Shekar Krishnan, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Christopher Marte, Sandra Ung, Chi A. Ossé, Carlina Rivera , Crystal Hudson, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Shahana K. Hanif, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Rita C. Joseph, Sandy Nurse, Amanda Farías, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Alexa Avilés, Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden, Keith Powers , Kamillah Hanks, Francisco P. Moya, Linda Lee, Oswald Feliz, Ari Kagan, Erik D. Bottcher, Joseph C. Borelli, David M. Carr, Joann Ariola , Inna Vernikov, Vickie Paladino, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 45
Summary: This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report on the impact of the deaths of parents and guardians from COVID-19 on children. The first such report would provide quarterly data for the period of January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2022. The subsequent quarterly reports would provide data for each quarter beginning May 1, 2022. ACS would submit the reports to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post such reports on its website. The bill would expire in 10 years.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 139, 2. Int. No. 139, 3. April 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 139

 

By Council Members Abreu, Ayala, Cabán, Stevens, Won, Williams, Sanchez, Velázquez, Riley, Schulman, Menin, Gennaro, Restler, Dinowitz, Narcisse, Krishnan, Gutiérrez, Marte, Ung, Ossé, Rivera, Hudson, Brooks-Powers, Hanif, Salamanca, Joseph, Nurse, Farías, De La Rosa, Avilés, Brannan, Holden, Powers, Hanks, Moya, Lee, Feliz, Kagan, Bottcher, Louis, Borelli, Carr, Ariola, Vernikov and Paladino

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the administration for children’s services to report on the impact of the deaths of parents and guardians from COVID-19 on children and the repeal of such requirement upon the expiration thereof

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 9 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-922 to read as follows:

§ 21-922 COVID-19 deaths of parents, guardians; impact on children; report. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

COVID-19. The term “COVID-19” means the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Death from COVID-19. The term “death from COVID-19” means a death of a parent or guardian who had contracted or likely contracted COVID-19.

Young adult. The term “young adult” means a person who is 18 to 26 years of age.

b. Reporting required. Within 60 days of the effective date of the local law that added this section, and quarterly thereafter, ACS shall submit to the mayor and speaker of the council and post on its website a report regarding the impact of the deaths of parents and guardians from COVID-19 on children in New York City. The first such report shall provide quarterly data for the period of January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2022. The subsequent quarterly reports shall provide data for each quarter beginning May 1, 2022. The reports shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

1. For each child placed into foster care due to a death from COVID-19, such child’s race, ethnicity, primary language, income and community district of residence;

2. For each household receiving services from ACS in which young adults are the legal guardians of their younger siblings due to a death from COVID-19, the head of household’s race, ethnicity, primary language, income and community district of residence;

3. The unique needs of such children and households and the plan of ACS, if any, to address such needs; and

4. Any additional information that ACS deems germane to such report.

c. The report required by subdivision b of this section shall include a data dictionary.

d. No information that is otherwise required to be reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner that would violate any applicable provision of federal, state or local law.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and expires and is deemed repealed 10 years after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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