2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 21, 2019
        Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services
        AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring family
          homeless shelters for ten or more families in the city of New York  to
          have a working kitchen in each individual housing unit
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
     2  152-c to read as follows:
     3    § 152-c. On-site working kitchens. In the city of New York any provid-
     4  er  of temporary housing assistance for ten or more families in a family
     5  homeless shelter shall be required to have a  working  kitchen  in  each
     6  individual  housing  unit.    Such  "working kitchen" shall be installed
     7  within sixty days of the registration of the contract between the opera-
     8  tor of such family homeless shelter and the city of New  York.  For  the
     9  purposes  of  this section, "working kitchen" shall mean an area in each
    10  individual housing unit where food can  be  prepared  and  cooked.  Such
    11  working  kitchen shall include, at a minimum, a sink, a refrigerator and
    12  a double burner stove.  If a provider of temporary family housing  shel-
    13  ter  fails to meet the requirements set out in this section, it shall be
    14  prohibited from accepting any new clients until  such  requirements  are
    15  met.
    16    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    17  have become a law; provided, however, that  effective  immediately,  the
    18  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
    19  for the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized
    20  and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.