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File #: Int 1707-2017    Version: Name: Amending open data standards.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 9/7/2017
Enactment date: 12/17/2017 Law number: 2017/251
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to amending open data standards
Sponsors: James Vacca, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Carlos Menchaca, Andrew Cohen, (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would extend the time agencies have to complete their open data compliance plan and publish data on the open data portal; it would codify agency’s existing practice of designating an employee to be the agency’s open data coordinator; it requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to collect, analyze, and publish site analytics of the open data portal; and it requires the creation of a master list to track all public data sets scheduled for publication.
Indexes: Council Operations , Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1707-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1707, 3. Int. No. 1707, 4. September 7, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 9/20/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/20/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 9/20/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1707-A - 11/13/17, 9. Committee Report 11/15/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 11/15/17, 11. November 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-16-17, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 1707-A (FINAL), 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 251, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 16, 2017
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12/17/2017AJames Vacca Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/16/2017AJames Vacca City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/15/2017*James Vacca Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/2017*James Vacca Committee on Technology Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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9/20/2017*James Vacca Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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9/7/2017*James Vacca City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/7/2017*James Vacca City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1707-A

By Council Members Vacca, Rosenthal, Kallos, Menchaca and Cohen (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to amending open data standards

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Subdivision d of section 23-502 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 11 for the year 2012, is amended to read as follows:

                     d. Such public data sets shall be made available without any [registration requirement, license requirement or] restrictions on their use provided that the department may require a third party providing to the public any public data set, or application utilizing such data set, to explicitly identify the source and version of the public data set, and a description of any modifications made to such public data set. [Registration requirements, license requirements, or restrictions] Restrictions as used in this section shall not include measures required to ensure access to public data sets, to protect the single web site housing public data sets from unlawful abuse or attempts to damage or impair use of the web site, or to analyze the types of data being used to improve service delivery.

                     § 2. Section 23-505 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 108 for the year 2015, is amended to add a new subdivision e to read as follows:
                     e. Every two years, the department shall review the technical standards manual and electronically submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report of this review, including any updates pursuant to the compliance plan required under 23-506. The department shall establish a method through which the public may comment on the technical standards manual.

§ 3. Subdivision c of section 23-506 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 11 for the year 2012, is amended to read as follows:

c. No later than [July] September fifteen, [2014] 2018, and every [July] September fifteen thereafter, the department shall submit and post on the web portal an update of the compliance plan to the mayor and the council until all public data sets have been made available through a single web portal in compliance with this chapter. Such update shall include the specific measures undertaken to make public data sets available on the single web portal since the immediately preceding update, specific measures that will be undertaken prior to the next update, an update to the list of public data sets, if necessary, any changes to the prioritization of public data sets and an update to the timeline for the inclusion of data sets on the single web portal, if necessary. If a public data set cannot be made available on the single web portal on or before December 31, 2018, the update shall state the reasons why it cannot and, to the extent practicable, the date by which the agency believes that such public data set will be available on the single web portal.

§ 4. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 23-507 to read as follows:

§ 23-507 Agency open data coordinator. The head of each agency shall designate an employee of such agency to serve as the open data coordinator for such agency. Such coordinator shall be responsible for ensuring that such agency complies with the requirements of this chapter and for receiving and responding to feedback from the public regarding such agency’s public data sets.

§ 5. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 23-508 to read as follows:

§ 23-508 Web portal site analytics. The department shall collect, analyze and publish data on how users interact with the portal established pursuant to section 23-502. Such data shall include, but need not be limited to, number of page views, number of unique users and the location from which a user accesses such portal. Location shall not refer to any user’s internet protocol address and it shall not include the user’s personally identifying information.

§ 6. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 23-509 to read as follows:

§ 23-509 Status of all public data sets. No later than September fifteen, 2018, the department shall provide, and update in real-time, the following information on each data set classified as a public data set on or after March 7, 2012:

(1) Each scheduled publication date;

(2) If such data set has been published, the date of such publication, the date of the most recent update to such data set, and the current location of the data set;

(3) Status of compliance with subdivision c of section 23-502 of this chapter;

(4) Status of compliance with subdivision c and subdivision d of section 23-505 of this chapter;

(5) Whether the data set is automated; and

(6) Whether the data set feasibly can be automated. 

                     § 7. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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