Amendment of Rules Regarding Immigration Assistance Services

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

 DCA implements this amendment of Subchapter N, Chapter 5, Title 6 to reflect Local Law 63 for the Year 2017 (“Local Law 63”), which amended subchapter 14-a of chapter 5 of the Code.  Among other things, Local Law 63 adds required statements and information to the required written agreement, lengthens the period of time provider must maintain a surety bond, contract of indemnity or irrevocable letter of credit, requires signage explaining a new mechanism for consumers to file complaints, renumbers the sections in Chapter 14-a (previously Chapter 14), and increases penalties.


Specifically, these rules:

Replace “type” with “font.”

Replace “consultant” with “provider.”

Update Code references.

Remove a section about size of letters on signage.

Delete a requirement that providers post a sign regarding how to file a DCA complaint.

Amend the surety sign requirement.

Update the penalty schedule.