Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Immigration Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 10/19/2022 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Governmental Operations
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T2022-2166 *   Oversight - Supporting Immigrant Small Businesses and Promoting Language Access.Oversight    Action details Not available
Int 0137-2022 *Julie Won  Requiring agencies to translate and distribute to community-based organizations emergency information in the designated citywide languages.IntroductionThis bill would require each covered agency to translate into the designated citywide languages and distribute to relevant community-based organizations any documents provided by the federal and state government that relate to declarations of emergency affecting New York City. It would also require agency language access plans to consider providing emergency notifications in the designated citywide languages.   Action details Not available
Int 0382-2022 *Gale A. Brewer  Requiring certain agencies to publish guidance on responding to settlement offers, translate such guidance into the designated citywide languages, and notify settlement offer recipients about such guidance.IntroductionThis bill would require each settlement offer sent by the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to be accompanied by a multilingual notice that: (1) informs the recipient that they are receiving a settlement offer because they are being charged with a violation of the law; and (2) directs the recipient (via a QR code or similar mechanism) to a portion of the agency’s website with plain language information about the recipient’s options for responding to the settlement offer. Both the notice and the online information would need to be translated into each of the designated citywide languages, which are the top ten languages spoken by New Yorkers with limited English proficiency.   Action details Not available
Int 0570-2022 *Shahana K. Hanif  Establishing an office of translation and interpretation within the office of immigrant affairs.IntroductionThis bill would require the creation of an Office of Translation and Interpretation within the Office of Immigrant Affairs. This office would employ individuals proficient in the designated citywide languages to provide translation and interpretation services to city agencies. This office would also be required to assist city agencies with identifying translation and interpretation services for languages other than the designated citywide languages.   Action details Not available
Int 0685-2022 *Julie Menin  Establishing an office of small business digitalization and technical amendments in relation thereto.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Small Business Digitalization, headed by a director, to coordinate and facilitate the digitalization of small businesses in the City. This bill would also require the Office to submit an annual report regarding the Office’s activities and the digitalization of small businesses to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post such report on its website.   Action details Not available
Int 0697-2022 *Sandra Ung  Providing supplemental language access services in connection with temporary language needs.IntroductionThis bill would expand upon the City’s Language Access Law by requiring agencies to provide services in additional languages, as necessary, to respond to an emergency in which a large number of people who do not speak one of the designated citywide languages are arriving in the City and seeking city services.   Action details Not available
Int 0699-2022 *Sandra Ung  Enhancing language access for small business owners, and to repeal a related definition in section 17-1501 of such code.IntroductionThis bill would strengthen existing protections for small business owners who speak a language other than English. The bill would clarify and strengthen protections outlined in the Business Owner’s Bill of Rights and the Food Service Establishment Code of Conduct, including by requiring the Bill of Rights and Code of Conduct to be translated into additional languages. In addition, the bill would require certain city agencies that regularly conduct inspections to report annually on the number of bilingual inspectors they employ and the languages spoken by those inspectors. Furthermore, the bill would require the Hearings Division of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings to translate its written decisions upon request.   Action details Not available
Int 0700-2022 *Julie Won  Translation services for compliance materials.IntroductionThis bill would amend the Language Access Law to require agencies that provide direct public services to produce translations of written materials that the agency distributes when enforcing New York City laws and carrying out compliance actions.   Action details Not available
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