File #: Int 0771-2024    Version: * Name: Requiring distribution of information regarding phone interpretation services.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 4/11/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring distribution of information regarding phone interpretation services
Sponsors: Linda Lee, Sandra Ung, Shekar Krishnan, Rita C. Joseph, James F. Gennaro, Gale A. Brewer, Julie Won, Crystal Hudson, Susan Zhuang, Farah N. Louis, Lynn C. Schulman
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Education to distribute information to students regarding phone interpretation services offered by the Department, including information on how to access such services and examples of how such services might be used. The required materials would be made available in English and in additional languages.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 771, 2. Int. No. 771, 3. April 11, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-11-24

Int. No. 771

 

By Council Members Lee, Ung, Krishnan, Joseph, Gennaro, Brewer, Won, Hudson, Zhuang, Louis and Schulman

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring distribution of information regarding phone interpretation services

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 29 to read as follows:

Chapter 29

Distribution of Information Regarding Phone Interpretation Services

§ 21-1001. Distribution of information regarding phone interpretation services. a. Definitions. As used in this chapter, the term “school” means a school of the city school district of the city of New York.

b. Information to be distributed. No later than September 15, 2023, and annually thereafter, the department shall distribute to each school, to be shared with every student of such school, the following information in writing, in hard copy and electronically, using plain language:

1. A list of phone interpretation services offered by the department;

2. Information on how to access such services;

3. Examples of how such services may be used, included, but not limited to, helping parents communicate with school staff; and

4. Any other information that the department determines could increase awareness and understanding of such services.

c. Such materials shall be made available in English and in additional languages as determined by the department.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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