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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

The New York City Identification Card Program ("IDNYC Card Program") was established to ensure that every New Yorker is provided with the opportunity and peace of mind that come with possessing a government-issued photo identification.  The program was officially launched on January 12, 2015, to immediate and extraordinary public enthusiasm. Less than fifteen months later, the program has enrolled more than 800,000 New Yorkers, and demand remains high.  Some applicants, however, are unable to qualify for the card because their only identity or residency documents are not included in the Rule as acceptable forms of documentation.  Many of these applicants are among those with the greatest need for government-issued photo identification to help them connect with public and private sector services, programs and benefits.

 

In response, IDNYC is expanding and refining the number and types of reliable and verifiable documents that can be accepted as proof of identity and residency. Based on the experience over the past year, and on recommendations from stakeholders, including applicants, advocates, IDNYC enrollment staff, and members of the City Council, the IDNYC program is now proposing revisions and additions to Chapter 6 of Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York, which contains the rules that govern the IDNYC program.

 

These amendments:

 

  • Expand the number and type of government-issued documents accepted to establish residency, including those issued by U.S. immigration authorities, New York City government programs, and records from an expanded list of hospitals and health care facilities located within New York City;
  • Facilitate access to the card for young people in New York City public schools;
  • Add new categories of caretakers for applicants who are 21 or younger, including recently arrived refugee children and unaccompanied child migrants;
  • Add a new section facilitating the enrollment of physically or mentally impaired individuals who have court-appointed guardians, custodians or conservators;
  • Add provisions enabling the enrollment of applicants recently released from New York State correctional facilities;
  • Expand the categories of government-issued professional and occupational licenses accepted for proof of identity; and
  • Enable applicants to establish residency using documents bearing the name of the spouse or domestic partner with whom they live.

 

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.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Mon, 04/25/2016

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

The New York City Identification Card Program (“IDNYC Card Program”) was established to ensure that every New Yorker is provided with the opportunity and peace of mind that come with possessing a government-issued photo identification.  The program was officially launched on January 12, 2015, to immediate and extraordinary public enthusiasm. One year later, the program has enrolled more than 730,000 New Yorkers, and demand remains high.  Some applicants, however, are unable to qualify for the card because their only identity or residency documents are not included in the Rule as acceptable forms of documentation.  Many of these applicants are among those with the greatest need for government-issued photo identification to help them connect with public and private sector services, programs and benefits.

In response, IDNYC seeks to expand and refine the number and types of reliable and verifiable documents that can be accepted as proof of identity and residency. Based on the experience over the past year, and on recommendations from stakeholders, including applicants, advocates, IDNYC enrollment staff, and members of the City Council, the IDNYC program is now proposing revisions and additions to Chapter 6 of the Rules of the City of New York, which contains the rules that govern the IDNYC program.

These proposed amendments:

  • Expand the number and type of government-issued documents accepted to establish residency, including those issued by U.S. immigration authorities, New York City government programs, and records from an expanded list of hospitals and health care facilities located within New York City;
  • Facilitate access to the card for young people in New York City public schools;
  • Add new categories of caretakers for applicants who are 21 or younger, including recently arrived refugee children and unaccompanied child migrants;
  • Add a new section facilitating the enrollment of physically or mentally impaired individuals who have court-appointed guardians, custodians or conservators;
  • Add provisions enabling the enrollment of applicants recently released from New York State correctional facilities;
  • Expand the categories of government-issued professional and occupational licenses accepted for proof of identity; and
  • Enable applicants to establish residency using documents bearing the name of the spouse or domestic partner with whom they live.

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.

Subject: 

Amendments to IDNYC Rules.

Location: 
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10007-1216
Contact: 

929-221-0051; IDNYCRULE@hra.nyc.gov

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION

 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

Revision of New York City Department of Parks & Recreation’s Rules

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to the authority vested in the Commissioner of the Department of Parks & Recreation (“the Department”) by Sections 389 and 533(a)(9) of the New York City Charter and in accordance with the requirement of Section 1043 of the New York City Charter, the Department hereby revises § 2-14 of Chapter 2 to Title 56 of the Official Compilation of the Rules of the City of New York.

 

Written comments regarding the rules were received in accordance with the notice published in the City Record or electronically through NYC RULES at www.nyc.gov/nycrules and a public hearing was held on December 15, 2014, at Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, New York, NY  10001.  Written comments and a recording of the oral testimony from the hearing were made available to the public within a reasonable time after the hearing Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., at The Arsenal, Room 313, telephone (212) 360-1313.

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 

The purpose of the rule is to enhance access to recreational opportunities for New York City residents at the Parks Department’s recreation centers and tennis courts. The rule will establish a new membership fee category for recreation centers, with a reduced membership fee and a reduced tennis permit fee for adults with a valid New York City Identification (IDNYC) Card.

 

The rule will:

 

  • Allow adults between 25 and 61 years of age with a valid IDNYC Card to purchase or renew a recreation center membership for $90 at recreation centers without an indoor pool, or $135 at recreation centers with an indoor pool.  The fees were $100 and $150, respectively; and

 

  • Allow adults between 25 and 61 years of age with a valid IDNYC Card to purchase a tennis permit for $180.  The fee was $200.

 

The rule also rewords certain provisions of the Parks Department’s rules in order to make the language of those rules consistent with the language of the added provisions relating to fee discounts for IDNYC cardholders. The Parks Department’s authority for these rules is found in section 533 of the New York City Charter.

 

New material is underlined.

[Deleted material is in brackets.]

 

“Shall” and “must” denote mandatory requirements and may be used interchangeably in the rules of this department, unless otherwise specified or unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

 

Section 1. Section 2-09 of Title 56 of the Official Compilation of the Rules of the City of New York is amended to read as follows:

 

(a)    All boroughs.

 

Permit

 

Fee

TENNIS

   

    Adult (18 years to [62] 61 years)

 

$200.00

    Adult (18 years to 61 years) with valid IDNYC Card

 

$180.00

    Senior (62 years and above)

 

$  20.00

    Junior

 

$  10.00

    Adult Duplicate

 

$  15.00

    Junior Duplicate

 

$    6.00

    Single Play

 

$  15.00

    Reservation Ticket

 

$  15.00

    Lockers

 

$  20.00

LAWN BOWLING

 

$  30.00

CROQUET

 

$  30.00

MODEL YACHT STORAGE

 

$  20.00

KAYAK/CANOE

 

$  15.00

POOL PERMITS (Groups of 10 or more supervised
individuals)

 

$25.00 plus

$1.00 for each

individual [in]

in group

SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT

 

$25.00

USE OF BOARDWALK SPACE BY RESTAURANTS

 

 

    Self-serve Restaurants

 

$55.00/linear foot

    Table Service Restaurants

 

$110.00/linear foot

 

Section 2. Subdivision (a) of Section 2-14 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended by adding a new paragraph titled “Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card)” after the paragraph titled “Adult Membership Fee”, and by amending the paragraphs titled “Adult Membership Fee”, “Young Adult Membership Fee”, “Senior Citizen Membership Fee”, and “Child Membership Fee” to read as follows:

 

Adult Membership Fee. “Adult Membership Fee” [shall] means the membership fee for use of recreation centers [in a particular class (i.e. Recreation Center with Indoor Pool, Recreation Center without Indoor Pool)] for all patrons between and including [twenty-five (]25[)] and [sixty-one (]61[)] years of age [,not including session fees,], except for patrons who otherwise qualify for the Senior Citizen Membership Fee. This membership fee does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

 

Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card). “Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card)” means the membership fee for use of recreation centers for all patrons who present a valid IDNYC Card when purchasing or renewing a membership and who are between and including 25 and 61 years of age, except for patrons who otherwise qualify for the Senior Citizen Membership Fee. This membership does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

 

Young Adult Membership Fee “Young Adult Membership Fee” [shall] means the membership fee for use of recreation centers  [in a particular class (i.e. Recreation Center with Indoor Pool, Recreation Center without Indoor Pool)] for all patrons between and including [eighteen (]18[)] and [twenty-four (]24[)] years of age[, not including session fees].  For patrons who, as of June 1, 2013, are between and including [eighteen (]18[)] and [twenty-four (]24[)] years of age and have [six (]6[)] months or more remaining on their Adult Membership, the Department will extend membership for [three (]3[)] months beyond the current expiration date.  For patrons who, as of June 1, 2013, are between and including [eighteen (]18[)] and [twenty-four (]24[)] years of age and have less than [six (]6[)] months remaining on their Adult Membership, the Department will extend membership for [one (]1[)] month beyond the current expiration date.  This membership fee does not include session fees.  Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

 

Senior Citizen Membership Fee "Senior Citizen Membership Fee" [shall] means the membership fee for use of recreation centers  [in a particular class (i.e. Recreation Center with Indoor Pool, Recreation Center without Indoor Pool)] for all patrons [sixty-two (]62[)] years of age and over[, not including session fees]. Patrons who held active Senior Citizen Recreation Center Memberships as of June 30, 2011, but allowed their membership to expire, have until December 31, 2013 to purchase a new membership at the Senior Citizen rate.  Patrons who held active Senior Citizen Recreation Center Memberships as of June 30, 2011, but allowed their Senior Citizen Membership to expire and subsequently purchased an Adult Membership, may purchase a new membership at the Senior Citizen rate after the expiration of their current Adult Membership. This membership fee does not include session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

 

Child Membership Fee "Child Membership Fee" [shall] means the membership fee for use of recreation centers  [in a particular class (i.e. Recreation Center with Indoor Pool, Recreation Center without Indoor Pool)] for all patrons under [eighteen (]18[)] years of age[,].  This membership does not include[ing] session fees. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of fitness equipment, indoor pools and computer resource centers.

 

Section 3. Subdivision (c) of Section 2-14 of Title 56 of the Rules of the City of New York is amended to read as follows:

 

(c)    Recreation Center Membership Fee Schedules. The Commissioner shall charge a recreation center member subject to these provisions the amount set forth in the following schedule for an annual membership. Such annual membership does not include session fees.

 

Type of Recreation Center

Child Membership  Fee

Young Adult Membership Fee

Adult Membership Fee

Adult Membership Fee (with valid IDNYC Card)

Senior Citizen Membership Fee

Recreation Center with Indoor Pool

$0

$25

$150

$135

$25

Recreation Center without Indoor Pool

$0

$25

$100

$90

$25

 

 

Effective Date: 
Wed, 01/28/2015

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

On July 10, 2014, Mayor de Blasio signed Local Law No. 35 of 2014, establishing the New York City Identification Card Program (“IDNYC Card Program”) to ensure that every New Yorker is provided with the opportunity and peace of mind that comes with possessing a government issued photo identification.  On August 4, 2014, the Mayor issued Executive Order No. 6, designating the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) as the administering agency of the IDNYC Card Program.  HRA published a proposed rule concerning the program on September 5, 2014 and a public hearing was held on October 8, 2014.  In accordance with Local Law No. 35 (now codified as New York City Administrative Code Section 3-115) and Executive Order No. 6, HRA now adds Chapter 6 to Title 68 of the Rules of the City of New York to implement the program and set forth more details regarding the program.

The need for the City of New York to create an additional form of government issued photo identification is significant, as approximately half of New York City residents age 16 and over do not have a New York State Driver’s License. The IDNYC Card will better connect more New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, homeless status, or gender identity, to public and private sector services, programs and benefits. 

The City of New York will launch a citywide public awareness and community engagement campaign to effectively educate New Yorkers about how to apply for this card and the value it will offer to cardholders. The City of New York will address the needs of limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in the administration of the IDNYC Card Program through, among other things, staff training, community outreach, and the use of language assistance tools. The City of New York will also provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities to promote access to the card for all New Yorkers.

This rule establishes requirements to implement the IDNYC Card Program and provides guidance to critical stakeholders and applicants interested in obtaining the IDNYC Card. The proposed rule was identified as the “Municipal ID Card Program.” The name of the program has been changed to the “IDNYC Card Program,” and the final rule reflects this change.

Specifically, the rule:

•             Establishes that the IDNYC Card will be provided to applicants free of charge;

•             Establishes that cards will expire after five years;

•             Creates a mechanism for homeless New Yorkers without a permanent address to obtain a card;

•             Sets the minimum age to apply for the card at 14 years of age;

•             Provides protections to survivors of domestic violence;

•             Sets forth the documents with which applicants may demonstrate identity and residency and the weight each document will have;

•             Establishes that cardholders who change their residential address, gender, or name should update the information appearing on the card within 10 days of the change;

•             Establishes privacy protections that safeguard information collected for issuing the identification card to protect against identity theft and fraud; and

•             Provides that an applicant who has been denied an IDNYC Card may seek review of this denial by submitting a review request to the Executive Director of the IDNYC Card program within 30 days of issuance of the denial.

Effective Date: 
Sat, 01/10/2015