File #: Int 0326-2022    Version: * Name: Voter assistance advisory committee providing interpreters and materials in Arabic.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the voter assistance advisory committee providing interpreters and materials in Arabic
Sponsors: Justin L. Brannan, Shahana K. Hanif, Amanda Farías, Alexa Avilés, Lincoln Restler, Shaun Abreu, Julie Won
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Voter Assistance Advisory Committee to provide Arabic interpreters at poll sites with 50 or more voting age residents with limited English proficiency whose primary language is Arabic.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 326, 2. Int. No. 326, 3. May 5, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-5-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 5, 2022

Int. No. 326

 

By Council Members Brannan, Hanif, Farías, Avilés, Restler, Abreu and Won

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the voter assistance advisory committee providing interpreters and materials in Arabic

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1.  Section 1054 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. The committee shall provide Arabic language interpreters for all poll sites which contain an election district with 50 or more voting age residents with limited English proficiency based on United States census data, or American community survey data, whose primary language is Arabic. Such data shall be reviewed every two years, beginning on January 1, 2023. To the extent permissible under state law, such interpreters shall be made available to the public within such poll sites, provided that where it is not permissible then such interpreters shall be made available to the public within a legally permissible distance of such poll site.

                     § 2.  This local law takes effect six months after becoming law.

 

 

 

 

 

Session 12

CJM

LS #1223

4/26/2022_6:20PM

 

Session 11

TCJ/BJR

LS # 6876

Int. #1246-2018