File #: 230868    Version: Name: Administrative, Campaign and Governmental Conduct Codes - Language Access Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayors Office
Introduced: 7/25/2023 In control: Budget and Appropriations Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/11/2024
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to amend the Language Access Ordinance to clarify Departments’ responsibilities to provide language access services to members of the public, and to clarify the role of the Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs in administering the Language Access Ordinance; to require language access service be provided in Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, and any other language for which the requisite number of persons qualify as a Substantial Number of Limited English Proficient Persons; to lower the threshold amount for the requisite number of persons needed to meet the definition of Substantial Number of Limited English Proficient Persons; to amend the formula for determining when a language becomes eligible for language access services; to require Departments to translate signage; to require Departments to translate digital content provided on digital platforms; to clarify that crisis situations also includes but is not limited to pandemics, refugee relief, and disaster-related activities; to require departments that provide emergency response services in the event of a crisis situation or disaster-related services, involving an immediate threat of serious harm, mass causalities, conditions of natural disaster, or conditions posing extreme peril to the safety of persons and property to provide language access services; to rename the Annual Compliance Plan to Annual Compliance Report; to impose requirements for the Language Access Ordinance Summary Report; to require Departments to inform members of the public of their right to file a complaint, and of a process for providing feedback on the Department’s Language Access Services; to require Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs to create a know-your-rights brochure; to require Departments’ posting notice of the availability of Language Access Services and a know-your-rights brochure; to require Departments to budget and plan for delivery of Language Access Services; to require Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs to prepare an investigation summary report of each investigation that will include findings and recommendation to address the issues raised, and to create and maintain a website for the posting of investigation summary reports; and to delete the financial disclosure requirement for Immigrant Rights Commission members.
Sponsors: Shamann Walton, Connie Chan, Ahsha Safai, Hillary Ronen, Dean Preston
Attachments: 1. Leg Ver1, 2. Leg Dig Ver1, 3. Referral FYI 080823, 4. Comm Pkt 050624, 5. Policy Review, 6. 2024 Language Access Compliance Report 050624, 7. Leg Ver2, 8. Leg Dig Ver2, 9. Comm Pkt 051324, 10. Leg Ver3, 11. Leg Dig Ver3, 12. BLA Referral - Amended Legislation 051324, 13. BLA Det Fiscal Impact 051424, 14. BLA Rpt 052224, 15. Cmte Pkt 052224, 16. OCEIA Presentation 052224, 17. PAM - Temp Assign 052124, 18. Board Pkt 060424, 19. Board Pkt 061124
Related files: 240655, 240144
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/11/20243 Board of Supervisors FINALLY PASSEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/4/20243 Board of Supervisors PASSED ON FIRST READINGPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/22/20243 Budget and Appropriations Committee RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/14/20243 Clerk of the Board RESPONSE RECEIVED  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/13/20243 Clerk of the Board REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/13/20242 Rules Committee AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING SAME TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/13/20243 Rules Committee REFERRED AS AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20241 Rules Committee AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLEPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/6/20242 Rules Committee CONTINUED AS AMENDEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/20231 Clerk of the Board REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/25/20231 President ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE  Action details Meeting details Not available
Legislation Details
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