Legal Library

Local Laws and Executive Orders

Executive Orders 34 & 41

Executive Orders 34 and 41 act as a confidentiality policy that allows all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, to access important City services.


Executive Order 120

Executive Order 120 requires that all City agencies that provide services to the public create a language access plan to ensure that those that do not speak English can still access city services.


Executive Order 128

Executive Order 128 officially creates Immigrant Heritage Week, an annual Citywide program of outreach and education celebrating the histories and traditions of the City's diverse immigrant communities. Immigrant Heritage Week is held every April.


Local Law 31

Local Law 31 is the City's "Immigration Service Provider Law." The law introduced new protections for immigrants against fraud by non-lawyer, for-profit providers.


Local Law 73

Local Law 73 is also known as the “Equal Access to Human Services Law.” This City law strengthens language access services for people with limited English skills seeking important health and human services. The law places requirements on the Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS).