File #: Int 0946-2023    Version: Name: Creating a mental health coordinator to inform city employees about mental health support and services.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction
On agenda: 3/2/2023
Enactment date: 1/20/2024 Law number: 2024/028
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a mental health coordinator to inform city employees about mental health support and services
Sponsors: Crystal Hudson, Linda Lee, Kalman Yeger , Farah N. Louis, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Shaun Abreu, Amanda Farías, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Lynn C. Schulman, Robert F. Holden, Kevin C. Riley, Sandra Ung, Christopher Marte, Mercedes Narcisse, Eric Dinowitz, Chi A. Ossé, Charles Barron, Alexa Avilés, Sandy Nurse, Julie Won, Tiffany Cabán, Shekar Krishnan, Rita C. Joseph, Kamillah Hanks, Julie Menin, Francisco P. Moya, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Justin L. Brannan, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, James F. Gennaro, Nantasha M. Williams, Gale A. Brewer, Marjorie Velázquez, Shahana K. Hanif, Keith Powers , Erik D. Bottcher, Oswald Feliz, Carlina Rivera , Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Althea V. Stevens, Vickie Paladino, Ari Kagan
Council Member Sponsors: 43
Summary: This bill would require each city agency to have a mental health coordinator to assist and perform outreach to city employees about mental health services and support services available to them, such as the employee assistance program. The bill would require the head of each agency to designate an employee as such agency’s mental health coordinator.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 946-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 946, 3. Int. No. 946, 4. March 2, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-2-23, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 2, 2023, 7. Committee Report 9/15/23, 8. Hearing Testimony 9/15/23, 9. Hearing Transcript 9/15/23, 10. Proposed Int. No. 946-A - 12/12/23, 11. Committee Report 12/20/23, 12. Hearing Transcript 12/20/23, 13. December 20, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-20-23, 15. Int. No. 946-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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1/20/2024ACrystal Hudson Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/20/2023ACrystal Hudson City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/20/2023*Crystal Hudson Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Crystal Hudson Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Crystal Hudson Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Crystal Hudson Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/15/2023*Crystal Hudson Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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9/15/2023*Crystal Hudson Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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3/2/2023*Crystal Hudson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/2023*Crystal Hudson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 946-A

 

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

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a mental health coordinator to inform city employees about mental health support and services

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 12 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 12-141 to read as follows:

                     § 12-141 Mental health coordinator. a. The head of each agency shall designate an employee as such agency’s mental health coordinator.

                     b. Such mental health coordinator shall assist their respective agency in coordinating such agency’s efforts to comply with the Americans with disabilities act of 1990, as amended, and other federal, state, and local laws and regulations concerning accessibility and support for city employees with mental health needs.

                     c. Such mental health coordinator shall conduct outreach to employees of their respective agency about mental health services and support services available to such employees, including but not limited to the employee assistance program and, as appropriate, referral to the agency’s equal employment opportunity officer for assessment for a reasonable accommodation.

                     § 2. This local law shall take effect in 120 days.

 

Session 12

NJF/SOS

LS #11101

12/8/23 3:07pm

 

Session 11

SSY

LS #691

Int. #0064-2018