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File #: Int 0898-2015    Version: Name: Requiring a data dictionary for every data set on the open data portal.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 9/17/2015
Enactment date: 11/30/2015 Law number: 2015/107
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a data dictionary for every data set on the open data portal
Sponsors: Vincent J. Gentile, Rosie Mendez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Costa G. Constantinides, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, David G. Greenfield, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Ruben Wills
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This bill would require every data set on the open data portal to be accompanied by a plain language data dictionary. This data dictionary would include descriptions of each column header in the data set, as well as contextual information to aid users in understanding the data being presented. The data dictionary for each data set shall be accessible directly from the portal.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Council Operations
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 898-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 898, 4. Int. No. 898 - 9/17/15, 5. September 17, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 10/1/15, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/1/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/1/15, 9. Proposed Int. No. 898-A - 11/19/15, 10. Committee Report 11/23/15, 11. Hearing Testimony 11/23/15, 12. Hearing Transcript 11/23/15, 13. November 24, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Int. No. 898-A - FINAL, 17. Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - November 24, 2015, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 24, 2015, 19. Local Law 107
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11/30/2015AVincent J. Gentile City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/30/2015AVincent J. Gentile Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2015AVincent J. Gentile City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2015AVincent J. Gentile City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/23/2015*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/23/2015*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Technology Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/23/2015*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Technology Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/23/2015AVincent J. Gentile Committee on Technology Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/1/2015*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/1/2015*Vincent J. Gentile Committee on Technology Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2015*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2015*Vincent J. Gentile City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 898-A

By Council Members Gentile, Mendez, Rosenthal, Constantinides, Arroyo, Greenfield, Kallos, Levin and Wills

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a data dictionary for every data set on the open data portal

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 23-505 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

                     c. Each data set on the single web portal shall include a plain language data dictionary; provided that for any data set available on the single web portal before the effective date of the local law that added this subdivision, a data dictionary shall be added to such data set no later than December 31, 2017; and provided further that for any data set made available on the single web portal on or after the effective date of the local law that added this subdivision and before December 31, 2017, a data dictionary shall be added to such data set no later than thirty days after such data set is made available on the single web portal. Such data dictionary shall provide a description for each column heading used within the data set and shall include a description of any acronym, technical term, unit of measure, range of possible values, relationship between or among columns within the data set, frequency of updates to the data set, and other information or description that can provide context to the data, such as the method of collection, a history of modifications to the data set format, data or methods of collection, or any other contextual information that the agency providing the data deems relevant or the technical standards manual requires. Such data dictionary shall be in a format and layout to be determined by the technical standards manual. The data dictionary accompanying each data set, or a link to such data dictionary, shall be included directly on the single web portal. The most recent upload date and generation date for each data set shall be included directly on the single web portal.      

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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