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File #: Int 2101-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring sheriffs and city marshals to report housing displacement to the department of social services/human resources administration to evaluate eligibility for legal counsel.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 9/23/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring sheriffs and city marshals to report housing displacement to the department of social services/human resources administration to evaluate eligibility for legal counsel
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Farah N. Louis, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require that the sheriff and city marshals contact the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration (HRA) when they receive an order that would result in housing displacement. Where HRA receives notice from the sheriff or city marshals about an order that would lead to housing displacement, HRA would be required to respond by examining the person’s eligibility for legal counsel, provide the person with contact for legal counsel and connect the individual to such counsel.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2101, 2. Int. No. 2101, 3. September 23, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-23-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 23, 2020

Int. No. 2101

 

By Council Members Rosenthal, Louis and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring sheriffs and city marshals to report housing displacement to the department of social services/human resources administration to evaluate eligibility for legal counsel

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 808 of the New York city charter, as added by local law number 43 for the year 2018, is renumbered section 809.

§ 2. Chapter 34 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 809-a to read as follows:

§ 809-a. Reporting housing displacement. Where the sheriff or city marshal executing a warrant of eviction or any order or judgment granting legal possession has informed the department that a court order will result in housing displacement, the department shall notify the department of social services/human resources administration within 48 hours of receiving such information.

§ 3. Chapter 5 of title 7 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 7-517 to read as follows:

§ 7-517 Reporting housing displacement. Where the sheriff executing a warrant of eviction or any order or judgment granting legal possession will result in housing displacement, the sheriff shall notify the department of social services/human resources administration within 48 hours of receiving such information.

§ 4. Chapter 1 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-138.1 to read as follows:

§ 21-138.1 Housing displacement response. Where the department is informed that the sheriff or city marshal executing a warrant of eviction or any order or judgment granting legal possession will result in housing displacement, the department shall review such individual’s eligibility for legal counsel pursuant to section 26-1301 of the administrative code of the city of New York within 48 hours of receiving such information. The department shall inform the individual of their eligibility for legal counsel and provide the contact information for such counsel prior to the execution of a warrant of eviction.

§ 5. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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