File #: Int 1119-2023    Version: Name: Report by the department of health and mental hygiene on drowning deaths that occur in the city.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 7/13/2023
Enactment date: 11/19/2023 Law number: 2023/159
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a report by the department of health and mental hygiene on drowning deaths that occur in the city
Sponsors: Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Amanda Farías, Kevin C. Riley, Lynn C. Schulman, Shahana K. Hanif, Sandra Ung, Farah N. Louis, Marjorie Velázquez, Diana I. Ayala, Julie Menin, James F. Gennaro, Christopher Marte, Julie Won, Carlina Rivera , Charles Barron, Mercedes Narcisse, Linda Lee, Justin L. Brannan, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to report annually on drowning deaths that occur in the city. The report would include the location and facility type at which the drowning death occurred, the manner in which the drowning death occurred, the age group and gender identity of the decedent, the race and ethnicity of the decedent, whether the decedent had a physical, medical, mental, or psychological impairment; and whether alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication was a contributing factor.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1119-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1119, 3. Int. No. 1119, 4. July 13, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-13-23, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 13, 2023, 7. Committee Report 9/27/23, 8. Hearing Testimony 9/27/23, 9. Hearing Transcript 9/27/23, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1119-A - 10/16/23, 11. Committee Report 10/19/23, 12. Hearing Transcript 10/19/23, 13. October 19, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-19-23, 15. Int. No. 1119-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Local Law 159, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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11/21/2023ASelvena N. Brooks-Powers City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2023ASelvena N. Brooks-Powers Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2023ASelvena N. Brooks-Powers City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2023ASelvena N. Brooks-Powers City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2023*Selvena N. Brooks-Powers Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2023*Selvena N. Brooks-Powers Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2023*Selvena N. Brooks-Powers Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/2023ASelvena N. Brooks-Powers Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2023*Selvena N. Brooks-Powers Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2023*Selvena N. Brooks-Powers Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/13/2023*Selvena N. Brooks-Powers City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/13/2023*Selvena N. Brooks-Powers City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1119-A

 

By Council Members Brooks-Powers, Farías, Riley, Schulman, Hanif, Ung, Louis, Velázquez, Ayala, Menin, Gennaro, Marte, Won, Rivera, Barron, Narcisse, Lee, Brannan and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a report by the department of health and mental hygiene on drowning deaths that occur in the city

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.23 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.23 Report on drownings. a. Report. No later than January 1, 2025, and annually thereafter, the department, in consultation with other relevant agencies as appropriate, shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and post on its website a report on drownings that occurred in the city. Each report shall include the number of drownings in the year for which data on such drownings is most recently available, disaggregated, to the extent available, by:

1. The manner in which the drowning death occurred;

2. The age group of the decedent;

3. The gender identity of the decedent;

4. The race and ethnicity of the decedent;

5. Whether the decedent had any physical, medical, mental, or psychological impairment, or a history or record of such impairment, such as a seizure disorder;

6. Whether alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication was a contributing factor regarding the drowning death;

7. The type of location or facility at which the drowning death occurred, including, but not limited to, a beach, public outdoor pool, public indoor pool, private outdoor pool, or private indoor pool, and whether such location or facility has lifeguard supervision;

8. The council district in which the drowning death occurred; and

9. The community district in which the drowning death occurred.

b. Personally identifiable information. The report required pursuant to subdivision a of this section shall not disclose any identifying information, as defined in section 23-1201, about any individual or any decedent.

c. Information reported. No information that is required to be reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner that would violate any applicable provision of federal, state, or local law relating to the privacy of any individual or any decedent, or that would interfere with law enforcement investigations or otherwise conflict with the interests of any law enforcement agency.

§ 2. This local law takes effect January 1, 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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