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File #: Int 1986-2020    Version: * Name: Burial services during a state of emergency.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 6/25/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to burial services during a state of emergency
Sponsors: Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the Office of Burial Services, during any state of emergency declared by the Governor or the Mayor, to inform residents within 24 hours when any changes are made to burial policies in the City. The law would also require that a dedicated burial information hotline to be established during emergencies, such that individuals with burial-related questions or needs can access information directly, without going through 311.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1986, 2. Int. No. 1986, 3. June 25, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-25-20

Int. No. 1986

 

By Council Members Menchaca, Kallos and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to burial services during a state of emergency

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 21-110.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 213 for the year 2019, is amended by adding two subdivisions b and c to read as follows:

b. Whenever a state of emergency declared by the mayor or governor is in effect, the office of burial services shall:

1) Notify New York city residents of any changes in burial services provided by the city within 24 hours of such changes taking effect; and

2) Establish a dedicated hotline to respond to questions regarding burial services in the city.

c. The notification provided by the office pursuant to paragraph 1 of subdivision b of this section shall be made available in each of the designated citywide languages, as defined in section 23-1101.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner may take such actions as are necessary to implement this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date, and is deemed repealed two years after it becomes law.

 

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LS #14931

06/10/20