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A03022 Summary:

BILL NOA03022
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02556
 
SPONSORFall
 
COSPNSRCymbrowitz
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 21-324, NYC Ad Cd (as proposed in S.7215-A & A.7820-A)
 
Requires a process for notification of new homeless shelters and conducting a public information session in the community where the proposed shelter is to be located.
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A03022 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3022
 
SPONSOR: Fall
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a process for notification of new homeless shel- ters and conducting a public information session in the community where the proposed shelter is to be located   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to provide technical amendments to Chapter 383 of 2020, which relates to public hearings for homeless shelters.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Revises the process of community involvement-in the siting of new homeless shelters to include explicit notification and posting requirements and at least one public information session. The Department of Homeless Services shall provide notice to the public on its website no later than 14 days prior to such public information session at which the public shall be allowed to ask questions and submit comments. This legislation also clarifies that the community involvement process shall not be conducted in a manner that delays the siting of the proposed shelter. Section 2. provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: This chapter amendment would require the Department of Homeless Services to provide notification prior to the siting of new homeless shelters, and to conduct public information sessions in the communities where these shelters may be located. These proposed changes help clarify the intent of the original legislation, which was not to prevent homeless shelters from opening to assist women, children or men with appropriate housing. Instead, this legislation was intended to increase accountabil- ity and transparency when community leaders, elected officials and resi- dents raise public safety, transportation and educational accessibility concerns with sites of homeless shelters. The more specific criteria of this legislation help more clearly achieve that intent.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None noted.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as chapter 383 of the laws of 2020 amending the administrative code of the city of New York relating to requiring new homeless shelters to conduct a public hearing in the community where the proposed shelter is to be located before being sited, as proposed in legislative bills numbers 5.7215-A and A.7280-A, takes effect.
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