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File #: Int 0648-2011    Version: Name: HRA and the Dept of Youth & Community Development to publish on the agencies’ websites information relating to the process for youth & young adults aged 16 through 20 applying for or receiving public assistance.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 8/17/2011
Enactment date: 10/25/2012 Law number: 2012/049
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the Human Resources Administration and the Department of Youth and Community Development to publish on the agencies’ websites information relating to the process for youth and young adults aged sixteen through twenty applying for or receiving public assistance.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Annabel Palma, Margaret S. Chin, Lewis A. Fidler, Letitia James, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Stephen T. Levin, Rosie Mendez, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Michael C. Nelson, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Charles Barron, Helen D. Foster, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Sara M. Gonzalez, Daniel R. Garodnick, James G. Van Bramer, James Vacca, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Deborah L. Rose, Daniel Dromm , Jessica S. Lappin, Inez E. Dickens, Mathieu Eugene, James F. Gennaro, Robert Jackson, Darlene Mealy, Daniel J. Halloran III
Council Member Sponsors: 30
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 648 - 8/17/11, 2. Committee Report 9/22/11, 3. Hearing Testimony 9/22/11, 4. Hearing Transcript 9/22/11, 5. Committee Report 10/10/12, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/10/12, 7. Fiscal Impact Statement, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-11-12, 9. Mayor's Letter, 10. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
10/25/2012AGale A. Brewer City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/2012AGale A. Brewer Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/25/2012AGale A. Brewer Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/2012AGale A. Brewer City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/2012AGale A. Brewer City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/2012*Gale A. Brewer Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/2012*Gale A. Brewer Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/2012*Gale A. Brewer Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/10/2012AGale A. Brewer Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/2011*Gale A. Brewer Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/2011*Gale A. Brewer Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/2011*Gale A. Brewer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/2011*Gale A. Brewer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 648-A
By Council Members Brewer, Palma, Chin, Fidler, James, Koslowitz, Lander, Levin, Mendez, Vann, Williams, Nelson, Rodriguez, Barron, Foster, Mark-Viverito, Gonzalez, Garodnick, Van Bramer, Vacca, Arroyo, Rose, Dromm, Lappin, Dickens, Eugene, Gennaro, Jackson, Mealy and Halloran
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the Human Resources Administration and the Department of Youth and Community Development to publish on the agencies' websites information relating to the process for youth and young adults aged sixteen through twenty applying for or receiving public assistance.
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-133 to read as follows:
§21-133. Web-based information for youth and young adults aged sixteen through twenty applying for or receiving public assistance.   
a.        Definitions.  For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1.       "Public assistance" shall mean safety net assistance and family assistance provided by the New York city department of social services/human resources administration;
2.       "Young adult" shall mean any person between and including the ages of eighteen and twenty; and
3.       "Youth" shall mean any person between and including the ages of sixteen and seventeen.
b.       Web-based Information.  No later than sixty days from the effective date of the local law that added this section, the department shall publish, through an easily identifiable link on its website, answers to frequently asked questions relating to the rights of and options available to youth and young adults who apply for or are receiving public assistance as head of household, including but not limited to a description of how to apply for public assistance, the types of public assistance that are available, and how recipients may satisfy work requirements through educational activities.  Such information shall be updated as often as necessary and at a minimum on an annual basis.
§2.  Chapter 4 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-403 to read as follows:
§21-403. Web-based information for youth and young adults aged sixteen through twenty applying for or receiving public assistance.   
a.  Definitions.  For the purposes of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1.  "Public assistance" shall mean safety net assistance and family assistance provided by the New York city department of social services/human resources administration;
2.  "Young adult" shall mean any person between and including the ages of eighteen and twenty; and
3.  "Youth" shall mean any person between and including the ages of sixteen and seventeen.
b.  Web-based Information.  No later than sixty days from the effective date of the local law that added this section, the department shall publish, through an easily identifiable link on its website, answers to frequently asked questions relating to the rights of and options available to youth and young adults who apply for or are receiving public assistance as head of household, including but not limited to a description of how to apply for public assistance, the types of public assistance that are available, and how recipients may satisfy work requirements through educational activities.  Such information shall be updated as often as necessary and at a minimum on an annual basis.
§3.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
LS# 2655
JMG/PC
10/3/2012