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File #: Int 1306-2018    Version: * Name: Conducting remote meetings for purposes of reviewing and revising independent living plans.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 12/20/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to conducting remote meetings for purposes of reviewing and revising independent living plans
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Kalman Yeger , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Andy L. King, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Diana Ayala , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Bill Perkins, Rory I. Lancman, Alan N. Maisel
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would allow persons receiving temporary housing assistance from the Department of Homeless Services, and who are subject to an Independent Living Plan (ILP), to meet to discuss or revise their ILP with Department or shelter staff via telephone. ILPs set forth strategies for meeting an individual’s or family’s housing-related public assistance and care needs, and for obtaining permanent housing. Pursuant to state regulations, such plans must be reviewed biweekly. This bill would give individuals flexibility to meet remotely without need to take time off from work or school.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1306, 2. Int. No. 1306, 3. December 20, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 20, 2018

Int. No. 1306

 

By Council Members Gibson, Yeger, Ampry-Samuel, King, Salamanca, Ayala, Cornegy, Perkins, Lancman and Maisel

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to conducting remote meetings for purposes of reviewing and revising independent living plans

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-324 to read as follows: 

§ 21-324 Independent living plans. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Shelter. The term “shelter” means temporary emergency housing provided to homeless single adults, adult families, and families with children by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. Remote meetings. Consistent with rules promulgated by the commissioner, an individual subject to an independent living plan, as defined in section 352.35 of Title 18 of the New York codes, rules, and regulations, may participate in a meeting to review and revise such plan with the department or a shelter by telephone.

c. Rulemaking. The commissioner may promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of homeless services may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date. 

 

 

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November 20, 2018 11:10 a.m.