File #: Int 1237-2023    Version: Name: Collection of demographic data on veterans.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 11/2/2023
Enactment date: 1/20/2024 Law number: 2024/037
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the collection of demographic data on veterans
Sponsors: Eric Dinowitz, Linda Lee, Mercedes Narcisse, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Farah N. Louis, Althea V. Stevens, Shahana K. Hanif, Amanda Farías, Sandra Ung, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Marjorie Velázquez, Alexa Avilés, Tiffany Cabán, Julie Won, James F. Gennaro
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would require any city agency that directly, or by contract, collects demographic information through form documents from individuals seeking social services in the city to offer all such individuals a standardized and voluntary survey form that contains a demographic question on whether such person or any member of their household has served in the armed forces, national guard, or reserves of the United States and an option for any person who responds affirmatively to such question to consent to being contacted by the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) regarding services and resources for veterans. This bill would also require DVS to compile all survey data collected and submit a report to the speaker on the total number of veterans who have responded affirmatively to the veteran status question disaggregated by the agency to which such person applied for services, the type of service sought, and the council district in which such person resides.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1237-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1237, 3. Int. No. 1237, 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. 1237-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. 1237-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/20/2024AEric Dinowitz Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2024AEric Dinowitz City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AEric Dinowitz City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AEric Dinowitz City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Veterans Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023AEric Dinowitz Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2023*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2023*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2023*Eric Dinowitz City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2023*Eric Dinowitz City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1237-A

 

By Council Members Dinowitz, Lee, Narcisse, Gutiérrez, Louis, Stevens, Hanif, Farías, Ung, Sanchez, Velázquez, Avilés, Cabán, Won and Gennaro

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the collection of demographic data on 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 31-113 to read as follows:

§ 31-113 Demographic data collection on veterans.

a. Any agency that requests demographic information from any person applying for services, including services provided by such agency directly or by contract, shall include on any application for such services:

1. A question about whether such person or any member of their household has served in the armed forces, national guard, or reserves of the United States, provided that responding to such question shall be voluntary; and

2. An option for any person who responds affirmatively to the question included pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subdivision to indicate whether such person consents to the department contacting them regarding services and resources for veterans.

b. Subdivision a of this section shall not apply where applicable law would prohibit an agency from modifying a form to include such question or option.  

c. No later than December 15, 2024, and annually thereafter, the department shall include in the annual report required pursuant to section 31-109 the total number of persons who responded affirmatively to questions included in any application for services from any city agency, as required by paragraph 1 of subdivision a of this section, disaggregated by (i) the agency to which such person applied for services; (ii)  the type of service sought; (iii) and the council district in which such person resides.

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

 

 

 

 

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LS # 6876/11715/9325/10689

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