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File #: Int 2199-2021    Version: * Name: Requiring covered entities to maintain a record of requests from persons requesting a reasonable accommodation.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Civil and Human Rights
On agenda: 1/6/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring covered entities to maintain a record of requests from persons requesting a reasonable accommodation
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require covered entities to maintain a written record of requests for reasonable accommodations, to maintain those records for a minimum period of three years following the initial request, and to make those records available to the New York City Commission on Human Rights upon reasonable notice.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2199, 2. Int. No. 2199, 3. January 6, 2021 - Charter Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-6-21, 5. Minutes of the Charter Meeting - January 6, 2021

Int. No. 2199

 

By Council Members Rivera and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring covered entities to maintain a record of requests from persons requesting a reasonable accommodation

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision 28 of section 8-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:

(g) Retention of request records. A covered entity shall maintain a written record of the initial written request for a reasonable accommodation and any update to the initial written request made pursuant to subdivisions 3, 15, 22 and 27 of this section. The record shall include, at a minimum, the date of the initial request and the date of any subsequent update to the request, and the information required pursuant to paragraph (d) of this subdivision. Covered entities shall maintain these records for a minimum period of three years from the date of the initial request. Covered entities shall allow the commission access to such records upon reasonable notice and at a time mutually agreed upon by the covered entity and the commission in accordance with applicable law. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to require the disclosure of information that is confidential or privileged or the disclosure of which would violate any other applicable provision of law.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

AS

LS # 8546

11/21/18