File #: Int 0418-2022    Version: * Name: Establishment of a drag laureate program.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 5/19/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to the establishment of a drag laureate program
Sponsors: Kristin Richardson Jordan, Shahana K. Hanif, Crystal Hudson, Sandy Nurse, Shekar Krishnan, Carlina Rivera , Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the establishment of a drag laureate program, pursuant to which the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Director of the Office of Nightlife, would annually choose a drag laureate. The drag laureate would act as an ambassador to local businesses and LGBTQ+ spaces and would promote arts and culture in the City.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 418, 2. Int. No. 418, 3. May 19, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-19-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 19, 2022

Int. No. 418

 

By Council Members Richardson Jordan, Hanif, Hudson, Nurse, Krishnan, Rivera and Sanchez

 

A Local Law in relation to the establishment of a drag laureate program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Definitions. For purposes of this local law, the following terms have the following meanings:

City. The term “city” means the city of New York.

LGBTQ plus. The term “LGBTQ plus” means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning, and other non-heterosexual sexual orientations or non-cisgender gender identities.

§ 2. The commissioner of cultural affairs, in collaboration with the director of the office of nightlife, shall establish a drag laureate program. Pursuant to such program, the commissioner of cultural affairs, in collaboration with the director of the office of nightlife, shall appoint, no later than January 30 of each year, an individual to serve as a drag laureate. Such drag laureate shall:

a. Serve as an ambassador to local businesses and LGBTQ plus spaces; and

b. Promote arts and culture in the city.

§ 3. Subject to appropriation, the commissioner of cultural affairs shall provide the drag laureate with a fee and in-kind resources to facilitate the performance of the duties of the drag laureate.

§ 4. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

Session 12

AV

LS 8588

4/23/22

 

Session 11

NAB

LS #16539

Int. 2203-2021