Queens councilwomen pass language access legislation for immigrant families, small businesses


Councilwoman Julie Won and community advocates celebrated the passage of her legislation to greatly expand language access for immigrant New Yorkers.

Intro 136-B will create a resource guide of community-based organizations to provide translation and interpretation services that are culturally competent, in the correct language and dialect and specific to New York City, while Intro 700-A will require city agencies to translate written materials that they distribute when enforcing city laws or carrying out compliance actions.