Meeting Name: Committee on Women and Gender Equity Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/29/2022 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: HYBRID HEARING - Committee Room - City Hall
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Int 0242-2022 *Jennifer Gutiérrez  Establishment of a Marshall Plan for Moms Task Force.IntroductionThis bill would require the creation of a Marshall Plan for Moms task force to study, develop and issue proposals and recommendations on how to support working mothers and caregivers, particularly in light of the issues that have become more acute due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force would be composed of the Executive Directors of the City’s Commission on Gender and the Office for Economic Opportunity, the Commissioners of Citywide Administrative Services, the Office of Labor Relations and the Department of Social Services, as well as three members appointed by the Mayor and one member appointed by the Speaker of the Council. The task force would be required to submit a report within one year of the task force’s convening, including recommendations for legislation, policy and best practices relating to supporting working mothers and a summary of information the task force considered in formulating its recommendations.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0242-2022 *Jennifer Gutiérrez  Establishment of a Marshall Plan for Moms Task Force.IntroductionThis bill would require the creation of a Marshall Plan for Moms task force to study, develop and issue proposals and recommendations on how to support working mothers and caregivers, particularly in light of the issues that have become more acute due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force would be composed of the Executive Directors of the City’s Commission on Gender and the Office for Economic Opportunity, the Commissioners of Citywide Administrative Services, the Office of Labor Relations and the Department of Social Services, as well as three members appointed by the Mayor and one member appointed by the Speaker of the Council. The task force would be required to submit a report within one year of the task force’s convening, including recommendations for legislation, policy and best practices relating to supporting working mothers and a summary of information the task force considered in formulating its recommendations.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0477-2022 *Crystal Hudson  Establishing a child care task force.IntroductionThis bill would establish a child care task force to examine how to make child care more affordable and accessible for families in the City, and how the City could provide additional support and funding to child care providers and workers. The task force would be required to submit a report that includes recommendations for establishing child care for all children in the City ages five and under.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0477-2022 *Crystal Hudson  Establishing a child care task force.IntroductionThis bill would establish a child care task force to examine how to make child care more affordable and accessible for families in the City, and how the City could provide additional support and funding to child care providers and workers. The task force would be required to submit a report that includes recommendations for establishing child care for all children in the City ages five and under.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0485-2022 *Julie Menin  Electronic child care directory.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to coordinate with the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create a website that provides a list of every child care provider that operates in the City. The website would include, for each child care provider, the provider’s name, address, telephone number, program type, status of any permit or license required to operate the program, and whether the program is regulated by New York State or New York City. The website would also be required to include a search function, where users could search by key words for a child care provider by name and location.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0485-2022 *Julie Menin  Electronic child care directory.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to coordinate with the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create a website that provides a list of every child care provider that operates in the City. The website would include, for each child care provider, the provider’s name, address, telephone number, program type, status of any permit or license required to operate the program, and whether the program is regulated by New York State or New York City. The website would also be required to include a search function, where users could search by key words for a child care provider by name and location.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0486-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishing a child care advisory board.IntroductionThis bill would establish a Child Care Advisory Board, which would be responsible for submiting an annual report that includes an assessment of the needs of child care providers and recipients across the City. The Board would be required to make recommendations on how to improve child care and make it more affordable, including reviewing and assessing universal child care and subsidies to families whose income equals up to 300% and 400% of the federal poverty guidelinesHearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0486-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishing a child care advisory board.IntroductionThis bill would establish a Child Care Advisory Board, which would be responsible for submiting an annual report that includes an assessment of the needs of child care providers and recipients across the City. The Board would be required to make recommendations on how to improve child care and make it more affordable, including reviewing and assessing universal child care and subsidies to families whose income equals up to 300% and 400% of the federal poverty guidelinesLaid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0487-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishing a child care subsidy information portal.IntroductionThis bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services to coordinate with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create an online portal that provides information on child care subsidies. The portal would include information on each subsidy provided by local, state and federal agencies, the eligibility for each subsidy, and instructions on how to apply for each subsidy. The portal would also include the forms needed to apply for each subsidy, including any electronic forms available which may be submitted online through the portal.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0487-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishing a child care subsidy information portal.IntroductionThis bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services to coordinate with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create an online portal that provides information on child care subsidies. The portal would include information on each subsidy provided by local, state and federal agencies, the eligibility for each subsidy, and instructions on how to apply for each subsidy. The portal would also include the forms needed to apply for each subsidy, including any electronic forms available which may be submitted online through the portal.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0488-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishing a child care program fund.IntroductionThis bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to establish a child care program fund to award grants to child care programs in the City. To be eligible for a grant, a child care program would have to be experiencing a significant risk of closure or displacement, in addition to meeting other requirements as determined by ACS. ACS would be permitted to award grants of $1,000 per full-time employee of a child care program, up to a maximum of 20 employees. This bill would also require ACS to submit an annual report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council on grants awarded to child care programs in the preceding fiscal year, and would require ACS to publish on its website information on child care grants, including eligibility, instructions for the application process, and required documentation.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0488-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishing a child care program fund.IntroductionThis bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to establish a child care program fund to award grants to child care programs in the City. To be eligible for a grant, a child care program would have to be experiencing a significant risk of closure or displacement, in addition to meeting other requirements as determined by ACS. ACS would be permitted to award grants of $1,000 per full-time employee of a child care program, up to a maximum of 20 employees. This bill would also require ACS to submit an annual report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council on grants awarded to child care programs in the preceding fiscal year, and would require ACS to publish on its website information on child care grants, including eligibility, instructions for the application process, and required documentation.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0489-2022 *Julie Menin  Child care certification program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor to designate an administering agency to create a child care certification program by which building owners that provide space in buildings for child care programs may apply to be recognized as a child care certified building. A certification would be issued upon submission of an application and documentation that a child care program operates in the building and meeting other requirements as determined by the administering agency. The certification would be valid for three years and may be renewed. This bill would also require the administering agency to maintain a database on its website containing a list of the buildings that are certified pursuant to the program.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0489-2022 *Julie Menin  Child care certification program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor to designate an administering agency to create a child care certification program by which building owners that provide space in buildings for child care programs may apply to be recognized as a child care certified building. A certification would be issued upon submission of an application and documentation that a child care program operates in the building and meeting other requirements as determined by the administering agency. The certification would be valid for three years and may be renewed. This bill would also require the administering agency to maintain a database on its website containing a list of the buildings that are certified pursuant to the program.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0526-2022 *Tiffany Cabán  Childcare services at public meetings.IntroductionThis bill would require the provision of childcare services, upon request, for certain meetings open to the public.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0526-2022 *Tiffany Cabán  Childcare services at public meetings.IntroductionThis bill would require the provision of childcare services, upon request, for certain meetings open to the public.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0069-2022 *Julie Menin  Supporting the provision of financial assistance to families and child care providers in order to make child care more accessible and affordable. (S. 7595, A. 8623, S. 6706B, A. 7582A, S. 7615 and A. 8625)Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0069-2022 *Julie Menin  Supporting the provision of financial assistance to families and child care providers in order to make child care more accessible and affordable. (S. 7595, A. 8623, S. 6706B, A. 7582A, S. 7615 and A. 8625)Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available