Bill Text: NY A04537 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to limiting the number of shelters in council districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-04 - referred to cities [A04537 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04537-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  COOK,  TITUS, MOSLEY, CRESPO, BLAKE, WALKER,
          WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Cities
        AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
          relation to limiting the number of shelters in council districts
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
     2  by adding a new section 21-315.1 to read as follows:
     3    § 21-315.1 Limits on shelter capacity of council districts. a. For the
     4  purposes  of  this section, the following terms shall have the following
     5  meanings:
     6    1. "Capacity" shall mean the number of shelter beds provided for indi-
     7  vidual homeless single adults and the number of shelter  units  provided
     8  for homeless adult families and families with children.
     9    2.  "Shelter" shall mean temporary emergency housing provided to home-
    10  less adults, adult families, and families with children by  the  depart-
    11  ment  or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the depart-
    12  ment.
    13    b.  The department shall limit the shelter capacity  of  each  council
    14  district  within the city of New York to no more than fifteen percent of
    15  the total shelter capacity of the borough where such council district is
    16  located. The department shall not renew any shelter contract or  similar
    17  agreement if the council district where such shelter is located has more
    18  than  fifteen percent of the total shelter capacity of the borough where
    19  such council district is located.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect six months after it shall have  become
    21  a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.