File #: Int 1239-2023    Version: Name: Community outreach and engagement on mental health resources for veterans.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 11/2/2023
Enactment date: 1/20/2024 Law number: 2024/038
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to community outreach and engagement on mental health resources for veterans
Sponsors: Linda Lee, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Lincoln Restler, Gale A. Brewer, Farah N. Louis, Althea V. Stevens, Shahana K. Hanif, Sandra Ung, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Marjorie Velázquez, Crystal Hudson, Alexa Avilés, Tiffany Cabán, Julie Won, James F. Gennaro, Eric Dinowitz
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS), in coordination with the Office of Community Mental Health and any agencies identified by the commissioner to conduct outreach and engagement through social media, internet, radio, print media, or digital kiosks on mental health resources available to veterans and how to access such services. This bill further requires DVS to include on its website a form that allows organizations that provide mental health services to veterans to submit information about the services offered to the department for potential inclusion in the required outreach and engagement.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1239-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1239, 3. Int. No. 1239, 4. November 2, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-2-23, 6. Committee Report 11/30/23, 7. Hearing Testimony 11/30/23, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/30/23, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1239-A - 12/13/23, 10. Committee Report 12/20/23, 11. Hearing Transcript 12/20/23, 12. December 20, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-20-23, 14. Int. No. 1239-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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1/20/2024ALinda Lee Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2024ALinda Lee City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/20/2023*Linda Lee Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Linda Lee Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/30/2023*Linda Lee Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2023*Linda Lee Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2023*Linda Lee City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2023*Linda Lee City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1239-A

 

By Council Members Lee, Gutiérrez, Restler, Brewer, Louis, Stevens, Hanif, Ung, Sanchez, Velázquez, Hudson, Avilés, Cabán, Won, Gennaro and Dinowitz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to community outreach and engagement on mental health resources for veterans

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 31 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 31-114 to read as follows:

§ 31-114 Outreach and engagement on mental health resources.

a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “veteran” has the same meaning as set forth in section 3101 of the charter.

b. The commissioner, in consultation with the office of community mental health and any agencies identified by the commissioner, shall conduct outreach and engagement regarding the availability of mental health resources for veterans. Such resources shall include, but need not be limited to, veteran crisis hotlines and mental health resources included in the veteran resource guide as described in section 31-108.

c. In conducting such outreach and engagement, the department shall utilize social media, internet, radio, print media, or digital kiosks, and shall advise veterans as to how to obtain additional information about mental health resources for veterans.

d. The department shall include on its website a form that allows non-profit organizations or other entities that provide mental health services to veterans to submit information about such services to the department. The commissioner may include such information in the outreach and engagement required by subdivision b of this section and in the veteran resource guide as described in section 31-108.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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