File #: Int 0700-2022    Version: * Name: Translation services for compliance materials.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 9/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to translation services for compliance materials
Sponsors: Julie Won, Lincoln Restler, Shahana K. Hanif, Crystal Hudson, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would amend the Language Access Law to require agencies that provide direct public services to produce translations of written materials that the agency distributes when enforcing New York City laws and carrying out compliance actions.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 700, 2. Int. No. 700, 3. September 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-22

Int. No. 700

 

By Council Members Won, Restler, Hanif, Hudson, Sanchez and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to translation services for compliance materials

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision a of section 23-1102 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended read as follows:

1. identifying and translating:

(a) those documents most commonly distributed to the public that contain or elicit important and necessary information regarding the provision of basic city services; and

(b) documents distributed to the public that contain or elicit important and necessary information regarding enforcement of the laws and rules enforced by such agency;

§ 2. Paragraphs 7 and 8 of subdivision b of section 23-1102 of the administrative code of the city of New York are amended to read as follows:

7. incorporate plain language principles for documents most commonly distributed to the public that contain or elicit important and necessary information regarding the provision of basic city services, enforcement actions, and for other public communications, by using plain language, where possible, in place of technical, legal, or specialized terms, and by using layout and design strategies to make such documents and communications easier to read, understand, and act upon;

8. incorporate the training of frontline workers and managers, and inspectors and other enforcement staff, on language access policies and procedures;

§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

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