This bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to audit and report on the accessibility of the court facilities in its portfolio. The report would be submitted annually to the mayor, the council, and the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities.
Int. No. 521
By Council Member Lancman
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an assessment of city managed court facilities to determine accessibility for persons with disabilities
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 4 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 4-211 to read as follows:
§ 4-211. Audit of courthouse accessibility for persons with disabilities. a. By July 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the department of citywide administrative services shall audit each court facility maintained by the department to assess compliance with the Americans with disabilities act.
b. Within 30 days of the completion of each audit, the department of citywide administrative services shall create and submit a report to the mayor, the speaker of the council and the commissioner of the mayor’s office for people with disabilities. The report shall be posted to the department’s website in a human and machine-readable format. The report shall include, but not be limited to the following information for each court facility:
1. Whether the court facility is currently in compliance with the accessibility requirements of the American with disabilities act;
2. A description of all measures currently implemented to comply with the Americans with disabilities act;
3. A description of all reasonable measures, including structural measures, that would increase accessibility of the court facility for persons with disabilities and for each such measure, the cost to implement;
4. An action plan, summarizing the department of citywide administrative services’ recommendations on increasing accessibility based on these reasonable measures, including a schedule to implement such recommendations;
5. In each annual report subsequent to the first report required by this section, the report shall also include an update on the implementation of the recommendations of the action plan.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
LS 4612/Int. 872-2015
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