STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
May 23, 2019
Introduced by M. of A. FALL, RICHARDSON -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Cities -- recommitted to the Committee on Cities in
accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in
relation to requiring new homeless shelters conduct a public hearing
in the community where the proposed shelter is to be located before
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
2 by adding a new section 21-324 to read as follows:
3 § 21-324 Community involvement. a. Notwithstanding any other provision
4 of law to the contrary, the department shall establish a process for the
5 siting of new homeless shelters for adults, other than short-term emer-
6 gency homeless shelters.
7 b. The process developed by the department under this section shall
8 include conducting at least one public hearing on the siting of any new
9 homeless shelter. Such public hearings shall be held in the community
10 district in which such proposed homeless shelter is to be located.
11 § 2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become a
12 law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
13 rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
14 effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such
15 effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.