File #: Int 0487-2022    Version: Name: Establishing a child care subsidy information portal.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Women and Gender Equity
On agenda: 6/2/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a child care subsidy information portal
Sponsors: Julie Menin, Diana I. Ayala, Lynn C. Schulman, Kevin C. Riley, Julie Won, Mercedes Narcisse, Crystal Hudson, Rita C. Joseph, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Althea V. Stevens, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Tiffany Cabán, Farah N. Louis, Linda Lee, Adrienne E. Adams, Shahana K. Hanif, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Shekar Krishnan, Gale A. Brewer, Eric Dinowitz, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Sandy Nurse, Christopher Marte, Sandra Ung, Erik D. Bottcher, Shaun Abreu, Marjorie Velázquez, Nantasha M. Williams, Chi A. Ossé, Lincoln Restler, James F. Gennaro, Oswald Feliz, Amanda Farías, Alexa Avilés, Darlene Mealy, Carlina Rivera , Kamillah Hanks, Francisco P. Moya, Keith Powers , Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 40
Summary: This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services to coordinate with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create an online portal that provides information on child care subsidies. The portal would include information on each subsidy provided by local, state and federal agencies, the eligibility for each subsidy, and instructions on how to apply for each subsidy. The portal would also include the forms needed to apply for each subsidy, including any electronic forms available which may be submitted online through the portal.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 487, 2. Int. No. 487, 3. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-2-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 2, 2022, 6. Committee Report 6/29/22, 7. Hearing Testimony 6/29/22, 8. Hearing Transcript 6/29/22, 9. Proposed Int. No. 487-A - 9/23/22

Proposed Int. No. 487-A


By Council Members Menin, Ayala, Schulman, Riley, Won, Narcisse, Hudson, Joseph, De La Rosa, Stevens, Gutiérrez, Cabán, Louis, Lee, The Speaker (Council Member Adams), Hanif, Brooks-Powers, Krishnan, Brewer, Dinowitz, Sanchez, Nurse, Marte, Ung, Bottcher, Abreu, Velázquez, Williams, Ossé, Restler, Gennaro, Feliz, Farías, Avilés, Mealy, Rivera, Hanks, Moya, Powers and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a child care subsidy information portal


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Section 3-119.6 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 79 for the year 2022, is renumbered as section 3-119.7.

§ 2. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-119.8 to read as follows:

§ 3-119.8 Child care subsidy information portal. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Child care subsidy. The term “child care subsidy” means any subsidy subject to title 5-C of article 6 of the social services law.

Designated citywide languages. The term “designated citywide languages” has the same meaning ascribed to such term in subdivision a of section 23-1101.

b. Information provided by the portal. By February 1, 2023, an agency or office designated by the mayor, in collaboration with the department of information technology and telecommunications and any other relevant agency or office, shall create and maintain a publicly accessible online portal regarding child care subsidies. The portal shall be available in the designated citywide languages and shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information for each user of the portal, based on information provided by the user:

1. The name of each child care subsidy for which such user is eligible;

2. Eligibility requirements for each such subsidy;

3. Instructions on how to apply for each such subsidy; and

4. All of the forms needed to apply for each such subsidy, including electronic forms that may be submitted for application through the portal, as practicable.

c. Privacy. The agency or office designated by the mayor pursuant to subdivision b shall maintain the privacy of users who use the online portal to obtain information or apply for child care subsidies.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.









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