File #: Int 0570-2022    Version: * Name: Establishing an office of translation and interpretation within the office of immigrant affairs.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Immigration
On agenda: 7/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing an office of translation and interpretation within the office of immigrant affairs
Sponsors: Shahana K. Hanif, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Christopher Marte, Justin L. Brannan, Mercedes Narcisse, Gale A. Brewer, Sandra Ung, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Tiffany Cabán, Farah N. Louis, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Rita C. Joseph, Alexa Avilés, Sandy Nurse, Crystal Hudson, Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: This bill would require the creation of an Office of Translation and Interpretation within the Office of Immigrant Affairs. This office would employ individuals proficient in the designated citywide languages to provide translation and interpretation services to city agencies. This office would also be required to assist city agencies with identifying translation and interpretation services for languages other than the designated citywide languages.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 570, 2. Int. No. 570, 3. July 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-14-22

Int. No. 570

 

By Council Members Hanif, De La Rosa, Marte, Brannan, Narcisse, Brewer, Ung, Gutiérrez, Cabán, Louis, Brooks-Powers, Joseph, Avilés, Nurse, Hudson and Sanchez

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing an office of translation and interpretation within the office of immigrant affairs

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 18 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision h to read as follows:

h. There is hereby established an office of translation and interpretation within the office of immigrant affairs, the head of which shall be the director of the office of immigrant affairs. Within appropriations therefor, the office of translation and interpretation shall employ individuals who are proficient in the designated citywide languages, as defined in section 23-1101 of the administrative code, for the purpose of providing translation and interpretation services to the city and its agencies. The office of translation and interpretation shall have the power and duty to:

1. Upon request, translate documents created by agencies into the designated citywide languages;

2. Provide interpretation services to agencies for the designated citywide languages; and

3. Perform any other appropriate function related to providing translation and interpretation services to city agencies, including identifying translation and interpretation services for languages other than the designated citywide languages.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

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