File #: Int 0137-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring agencies to translate and distribute to community-based organizations emergency information in the designated citywide languages.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 3/24/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring agencies to translate and distribute to community-based organizations emergency information in the designated citywide languages
Sponsors: Julie Won, Shahana K. Hanif, Crystal Hudson, Gale A. Brewer, Sandra Ung, Shekar Krishnan, Althea V. Stevens, Rita C. Joseph, Chi A. Ossé, Marjorie Velázquez, James F. Gennaro, Tiffany Cabán, Sandy Nurse, Lynn C. Schulman, Nantasha M. Williams, Julie Menin, Alexa Avilés, Mercedes Narcisse, Eric Dinowitz, Farah N. Louis, Amanda Farías, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Lincoln Restler, Justin L. Brannan, Diana I. Ayala, Erik D. Bottcher, Kevin C. Riley, Christopher Marte, Carlina Rivera , Inna Vernikov
Council Member Sponsors: 30
Summary: This 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.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 137, 2. Int. No. 137, 3. March 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-24-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 24, 2022

Int. No. 137

 

By Council Members Won, Hanif, Hudson, Brewer, Ung, Krishnan, Stevens, Joseph, Ossé, Velázquez, Gennaro, Cabán, Nurse, Schulman, Williams, Menin, Avilés, Narcisse, Dinowitz, Louis, Farías, De La Rosa, Restler, Brannan, Ayala, Bottcher, Riley, Marte, Rivera and Vernikov

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring agencies to translate and distribute to community-based organizations emergency information in the designated citywide languages

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Paragraph 5 of subdivision b of section 23-1102 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 30 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

5. incorporate planning to address language access needs in the agency’s emergency preparedness and response, including considering providing emergency notifications in the designated citywide languages;

§ 2. Section 23-1102 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new subdivision e to read as follows:

e. Each covered agency shall translate into the designated citywide languages and distribute to relevant community-based organizations any document that the federal and state government provides to such agency that relates to a declaration of emergency affecting the city.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #6882                     

3/7/2022