Final IDNYC Rule Amendments

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Effective Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
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Effective Date: The effective date of the amendments concerning enrollments of students at designated New York City Department of Education middle schools -- specifically, the amendments to sections 6-02(a), 6-02(b)(6), 6-03(g), and subsection (e) et seq. of section 6-04 -- is October 21, 2019. The effective date of the remaining amendments is December 2, 2019. This rule is published twice on NYC Rules to allow for the posting of the two different effective dates.

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The New York City Identification Card Program (“IDNYC Card Program”), first launched in January 2015, is now in its fifth year of operations and includes over a million cardholders. Previously, in April 2016, and July 2018, IDNYC amended the rules governing the program based on its experience operating the program and recommendations from stakeholders, including applicants, advocates, IDNYC enrollment staff and members of the City Council. Based on additional experience and feedback, in July 2019, the IDNYC program proposed an additional set of amendments to Chapter 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, designed to facilitate access to the card while maintaining program integrity. This final rule is the same as the proposed rule, except for some minor clarifications and technical non-substantive corrections.

Summary of provisions

• Card renewals. IDNYC cards were designed to expire after five years, and with the fifth anniversary of the IDNYC program approaching, these amendments will allow for a more streamlined and flexible renewal process, including online renewals.
• Allow existing cardholders to update their address, including at renewal, without requiring them to present original residency documents.
• Allow 10-13 year olds to apply for the card without a caretaker present at middle school pop-up enrollment sites.
• Add provisions concerning card invalidations.
• Allow non-students to use university housing agreements if they reside in housing in New York City that is affiliated with the school.
• Waive replacement fee for those who can establish that their card was stolen. HRA’s authority for this rule may be found in Sections 603 and 1043 of the City Charter, Administrative Code Section 3-115, and Executive Order No. 6 of 2014.