File #: Int 1244-2023    Version: Name: Online resource tool and pamphlet for veterans.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 11/2/2023
Enactment date: 1/20/2024 Law number: 2024/040
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an online resource tool and pamphlet for veterans
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Farah N. Louis, Althea V. Stevens, Shahana K. Hanif, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Marjorie Velázquez, Alexa Avilés, Tiffany Cabán, Julie Won, James F. Gennaro, Eric Dinowitz
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) to maintain and operate an online resource tool to enable a veteran or a member of their household to request assistance with accessing and obtaining resources for veterans. This bill would require DVS to maintain a link to the online resource tool on its website and require the city to ensure that a link to the online resource tool is provided on any online platform through which the city disseminates information on social services and benefits. The bill further requires that DVS develop a pamphlet that provides information on the online resource tool, the veteran resource guide, and the locations of veteran resource centers. DVS would be required to distribute this pamphlet to agencies that provide social services, council member district offices, and community board offices.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1244-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1244, 3. Int. No. 1244, 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. 1244-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. 1244-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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1/20/2024APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2024APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/20/2023APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023*Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Committee on Veterans Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2023APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2023*Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2023*Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2023*Public Advocate Jumaane Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2023*Public Advocate Jumaane Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1244-A

 

By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Gutiérrez, Louis, Stevens, Hanif, Sanchez, Velázquez, Avilés Cabán, Won, Gennaro and Dinowitz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an online resource tool and pamphlet 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 31-116 to read as follows:

§ 31-116 Online resource tool and pamphlet for veterans.

a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Veteran. The term “veteran” has the same meaning as set forth in section 3101 of the charter.

Veteran service organization. The term “veteran service organization” means an organization, recognized by the United States department of veterans affairs pursuant to section 5902 of title 38 of the United States code, for the purpose of assisting with the claims for benefits provided by such department.

b. The department shall maintain and operate an online resource tool to enable a veteran or a member of their household to request assistance with accessing resources and obtaining services for veterans, including, but not limited to, services and resources provided by veteran service organizations, community based organizations, the department, or federal, state or local government agencies.

c. The department shall provide a link to the online resource tool described in subdivision b of this section on the website of the department.

d. The city shall ensure that a link to such online resource tool is provided on any online platform through which the city disseminates information on social services and benefits.

e. The department shall develop a pamphlet that provides information about resources and services provided by the department. Such pamphlet shall include, but need not be limited to, information about the online resource tool described in subdivision b of this section, the veteran resource guide required by section 31-108, and the locations of veteran resource centers as described in section 31-106. The department shall distribute copies of such pamphlet to agencies that provide social services, council member district offices, and community board offices.

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

 

 

 

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