This bill would require an office or agency designated by the mayor to provide outreach and education to public housing tenants regarding smoking cessation.
Int. No. 375
By Council Members Torres, Richards, Brannan and Salamanca
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring an office or agency designated by the mayor to provide outreach and education to public housing tenants regarding smoking cessation
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-152 to subchapter 5 to read as follows:
§ 3-152 Outreach and education regarding smoking cessation. a. By September 1, 2018, an office or agency designated by the mayor, in consultation with all other relevant agencies, shall establish and implement an outreach and education program to promote smoking cessation for public housing residents. Such outreach and education program shall at a minimum include: (i) creating educational materials concerning the health effects of smoking and ceasing smoking, which shall be made available to the public in writing and online in English and the six languages most commonly spoken by limited English proficient individuals in the city as determined by the department of city planning; and (ii) conducting targeted outreach to public housing residents, including holding events in or near public housing developments. Such program may thereafter be modified from time to time as needed.
b. In establishing and implementing such program, such designated office or agency shall seek the cooperation of the New York city housing authority.
c. Report. By September 1, 2019, and by September 1 in each year thereafter, such designated office or agency shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and make publicly available online, a report on implementation and efficacy of the program required by subdivision a of this section.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
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Int. 1625-2017 / LS 10158
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