Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Veterans Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 11/16/2023 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on General Welfare and the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction
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T2023-4217 *   Oversight - Supportive Housing in New York City.Oversight    Action details Not available
Int 1153-2023 *Sandy Nurse  Requiring monthly reports on removals of individuals experiencing homelessness and the outcomes for those individuals.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Social Services to produce two monthly reports, in consultation with the Police Commissioner, the Commissioner of Sanitation, and the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. The first report would track each time a city agency worked to remove a person experiencing homelessness from a public space, including when the removal was coordinated among multiple agencies and when a person was asked to vacate a public space by a police officer. The second report would track how many individuals were affected by the removal, what housing services they were offered and whether there were any involuntary removals or arrests.   Action details Not available
Int 1237-2023 *Eric Dinowitz  Collection of demographic data on veterans.IntroductionThis 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, anonymous, and voluntary survey form that contains demographic questions related to veteran status. Such survey shall include but not be limited to, a question on whether the individual served in the armed forces, national guard, or reserves of the United States, and if so, which military branch. This bill would also require the Department of Veterans Services to compile all survey data collected and submit a report to the speaker on the total number of veterans who have sought social services in the city, disaggregated by agency and type of service requested, inquired about, or received.   Action details Not available
Int 1239-2023 *Linda Lee  Community outreach and public education on mental health resources for veterans.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS), in coordination with agencies such as the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit and the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit, to conduct outreach and public education regarding the mental health resources and services available to veterans in the city. The bill would require DVS to use, at a minimum, the internet, radio, print media, digital kiosks, subway and other citywide public advertisements, to provide information on such resources and to encourage veterans to contact DVS if in need of further assistance. The bill would also require DVS to include a link on its website that allows community-based organizations to submit information about their mental health services and to be included in DVS’s outreach and public education campaign.   Action details Not available
Int 1241-2023 *Mercedes Narcisse  Requiring the commissioner of veterans’ services to submit an annual report on the provision of mental health services by city agencies to veterans.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Veterans’ Services to submit to the Speaker and post on the Department of Veterans’ Services website an annual report summarizing the mental health services offered and provided by City agencies to veterans.   Action details Not available
Int 1244-2023 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Development and distribution of an informational pamphlet on accessing department of veterans services resources.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans Services, to develop an informational pamphlet on resources and services available to veterans through the department. The department shall distribute such informational pamphlet to all social services agencies, council member district offices, community board offices, and any other locations deemed relevant by the department. This bill would also require that the department ensure that a link the department’s website and the veterans resource guide is included on any city website where information on social services and benefits in the city are provided.   Action details Not available
Res 0837-2023 *Robert F. Holden  Authorize the NYS Department of Veterans' Services to provide eligible veterans with financial assistance for purchasing, training, and the upkeep of service dogs and emotional support dogs. (S.4717/A.3149)Resolution    Action details Not available
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