The proposed legislation would require the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct an outreach campaign to help ensure that survivors of sexual assault in New York know their rights and the services they are legally entitled to.
Int. No. 753
By Council Members Cumbo, Treyger, Espinal, Brannan and Ayala
A Local Law in relation to informing sexual assault survivors of their rights
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “sexual assault” means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by federal or state law, including when the victim lacks capacity to consent.
b. The department of health and mental hygiene shall conduct an outreach campaign to notify survivors of sexual assault of their rights under chapter 238 of title 18 of the United States code, section 631(13) of the New York executive law, and sections 2805-i and 2805-p of the New York public health law, or any successor to such provisions, and any regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner may take such actions as are necessary to implement this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date, and is deemed repealed two years after it becomes law.