New York City Council Header
File #: Int 0059-2010    Version: Name: Requiring the department of education to distribute information on obtaining a library card and a library card application to all students.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 2/11/2010
Enactment date: 4/14/2010 Law number: 2010/008
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of education to distribute information on obtaining a library card and a library card application to all students.
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Inez E. Dickens, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Lewis A. Fidler, James F. Gennaro, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Diana Reyna, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, James Sanders, Jr., Jumaane D. Williams, Michael C. Nelson, Jessica S. Lappin, Robert Jackson, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Fernando Cabrera , Joel Rivera, Helen D. Foster, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Albert Vann, Eric A. Ulrich, Daniel J. Halloran III, Vincent Ignizio, Charles Barron, James Vacca, Thomas White, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 31
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 59 - 2/11/10, 2. Committee Report 2/23/10, 3. Hearing Testimony 2/23/10, 4. Hearing Transcript 2/23/10, 5. Committee Report 3/24/09, 6. Hearing Transcript 3/24/10, 7. Committee Report - Stated Meeting 3/25/09, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3/25/10, 9. Fiscal Impact Statement, 10. Local Law 8
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
4/14/2010AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2010AJames G. Van Bramer Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2010AJames G. Van Bramer Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/2010AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/2010AJames G. Van Bramer City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2010*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2010*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2010*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2010AJames G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2010*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2010*James G. Van Bramer Committee on Education Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2010*James G. Van Bramer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2010*James G. Van Bramer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 59-A

 

By Council Members Van Bramer, Brewer, Chin, Dickens, Ferreras, Fidler, Gennaro, Gentile, James, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Reyna, Rodriguez, Sanders Jr., Williams, Nelson, Lappin, Jackson, Recchia, Cabrera, Rivera, Foster, Crowley, Vann, Ulrich, Halloran, Ignizio, Barron, Vacca and White

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of education to distribute information on obtaining a library card and a library card application to all students. 

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter one of chapter two of title three of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-209.1 to read as follows:

§ 3-209.1  Distribution of library card application materials.  a. Definitions.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

1. “Department” shall mean the department of education.

2. “Public library systems” shall mean the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library.

3. “School” shall mean any public school in the city of New York under the jurisdiction of the department of education that contains any combination of grades from and including kindergarten through grade twelve.

b. The department, in consultation with the public library systems, shall develop written or electronic materials containing information regarding each public library system and how students can obtain a library card.  At a minimum, such written or electronic materials shall include: (i) a description of the public library system; (ii) an application for a library card; and (iii) instructions on how to obtain a library card.  Such written or electronic materials shall be produced and distributed by the department to each school for distribution to every student of such school upon his or her entry into kindergarten, grade six and grade nine and to every student upon his or her entry into a school as a new student.

c. The department shall ensure that written or electronic materials developed pursuant to subdivision b of this section are provided to all schools in sufficient quantity to satisfy the requirements of subdivisions b and d of this section.

d. The department shall ensure that such written materials are available in the main or central office in each school for students and parents who wish to obtain such materials. 

§2.                     This local law shall take effect one hundred twenty days after its enactment.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RC

LS# 452

3/17/10