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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/17/2014 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - December 17, 2014, Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 17, 2014
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    1.       Roll call Video Video
    2.Delivered by: Rabbi Eli Mansour, The Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, 1801 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11223. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Treyger.      Video Video
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of November 25, 2014 be adopted as printed by Council Member Ulrich.      Video Video
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M 0211-2014 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privilleges and ElectionsCouncil Member Ben Kallos, Commission on Public Information and Communication.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0212-2014 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privilleges and ElectionsBarbara A. Lowe, MS., R.N., Health and Hospitals Corporation Board of Directors.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0213-2014 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privilleges and ElectionsCouncil Member Deborah Rose, Waterfront Management Advisory BoardCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 0588-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GO with a Message of NecessityFY'16 Preliminary Budget ExtenderIntroductionThis legislation would change the charter-mandated deadline dates for the following: 1. Mayor’s submission of the preliminary management report no later than February 24, 2015. 2. Completion of the City Council’s public hearings on the preliminary management report and submission of recommendations no later than May 4, 2015. 3. Office of Management and Budget Office’s and City Planning Commission’s (CPC) submission of draft ten-year capital strategy no later than February 9, 2015. 4. CPC’s submission of the report on the draft ten-year capital strategy no later than March 12, 2015. 5. Mayor’s submission of the preliminary certificate regarding debt and reserves and appropriations and expenditures for capital projects no later than February 9, 2015. 6. Mayor’s submission of the preliminary budget no later than February 9, 2015. 7. Independent Budget Office’s submission of report on revenues and expenditures no later than February 24, 2015. 8. Community Boards’ submission of assessment of the preliminary budget no later than March 12, 2015 9. Commissioner of Finance’s submission on estimates of the assessed valuation of real property and a certified statement of all real property taxes due no later than March 12, 2015. 10. Mayor’s submission of tax benefit report no later than March 12, 2015 11. Borough Boards’ submission of budget priorities no later than March 23, 2015. 12. City Council’s submission of its operating budget no later than April 7, 2015.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0519-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0160-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  Lands End I, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0521-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 160 - Lands End I, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0161-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  Green Point Landing – also known as 31 Eagle Street; BrooklynLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0522-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 161 - Green Point Landing – also known as 31 Eagle Street; BrooklynResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0162-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  3160 Park Avenue – Low Income Project, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0523-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 162 - 3160 Park Avenue – Low Income Project, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0163-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  3160 Park Avenue – Mixed Income Project, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0524-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 163 - 3160 Park Avenue – Mixed Income Project, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0055-2014 AElizabeth S. Crowley Amended and Coupled on GORegulating pet shops.Introduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0073-2014 ACorey D. Johnson Amended and Coupled on GOUpdating the definition of “pet shop” within the animal abuse registration act.IntroductionThis bill would change the definition of pet shop in the Animal Abuse Registration Act (AARA) to include pet shops that sell cats and dogs. The AARA mandates the establishment of an animal abuse registry listing persons 18 or older who reside in New York City that were convicted of animal abuse crimes. It requires pet shops to consult the registry before selling an animal to any prospective purchaser and prohibits the transfer of any animal to a person whose name appears on the registry.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0136-2014 AElizabeth S. Crowley Amended and Coupled on GOSpaying, neutering and licensing of animals sold in pet shops.IntroductionThis bill would amend the Animal Shelters and Sterilization Act to prohibit the sale of any dog or cat in any pet store unless such animal has been spayed or neutered. It would require that such procedures be performed by a licensed veterinarian and that the animals be no younger than eight weeks and weigh no less than two pounds. The bill would also prohibit a pet shop from releasing any dog to a customer who resides in New York City, unless such customer first completes a dog license application and tenders to the pet store the dog license application fee. Pet shops would be required to report information about all dogs sold to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on a monthly basis. A pet shop that violates the provisions of this law related to sterilization and dog licensing, or the provisions of law added by Proposed Int. No. 146-A related to microchipping, would be subject to a penalty of $500 per violation.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0146-2014 ACorey D. Johnson Amended and Coupled on GOMicrochipping animals sold in pet shops.IntroductionThis bill would amend the Animal Shelter and Sterilization Act to prohibit a pet shop from releasing a cat or dog to a purchaser until such dog or cat has been implanted with a microchip and such microchip has been registered with the purchaser’s contact information. It would require pet shops to maintain records of the date of sale and the microchip registration information for a period of ten years. Pet shops that allow shelters and non-profit rescues to use their property for the purpose of making animals available for adoption would be exempt from this bill with respect to those animals.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0358-2014 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GORegulating social adult day care.IntroductionThe bill would require that social adult day cares—programs which provide functionally impaired individuals, such as those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, with personal care, nutritious meals, and the opportunity to socialize in a safe, supervised setting—operating in the City that do not receive direct City or State funding register with the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and adhere to the same standards that apply to directly-funded programs. Program and registration requirements would be enforced through civil penalties. DFTA would promulgate regulations outlining the penalties for specific violations, which would range from $250 to $500 per day, except that failure to register would result in a penalty of $250 to $1,000 per day. The Department of Consumer Affairs (or such other agency designated by the Mayor) will work with DFTA to issue violations for failure to register or follow program standards. In addition, DFTA would appoint an ombudsperson to receive complaints, conduct investigations regarding programs, and refer results of such investigations to any managed long-term care companies reimbursing such program, the New York City Department of Investigation, and the State, as necessary.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0147-2014 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 304-306 E. 8th St, Manhattan (20155176 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0525-2014 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 147 - Planning, 304-306 E. 8th St, Manhattan (20155176 HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0151-2014 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Eliminating a C1-1 District from within an existing R3-2 District and establishing a C1-2 within an existing R3-2 District, in between Mariner’s Harbor and Elm Park areas, Staten Island (C 110122 ZMR)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0526-2014 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 151 - Zoning, Eliminating a C1-1 District from within an existing R3-2 District and establishing a C1-2 within an existing R3-2 District, in between Mariner’s Harbor and Elm Park areas, Staten Island (C 110122 ZMR)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0159-2014 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 538-548 West 53rd St, Manhattan (20155248 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0527-2014 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 159 - Planning, 538-548 West 53rd St, Manhattan (20155248 HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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M 0211-2014 *   Council Member Ben Kallos, Commission on Public Information and Communication.Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0528-2014 *Brad S. Lander Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 211 - Council Member Ben Kallos, Commission on Public Information and Communication.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0212-2014 *   Barbara A. Lowe, MS., R.N., Health and Hospitals Corporation Board of Directors.Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0529-2014 *Brad S. Lander Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 212 - Barbara A. Lowe, MS., R.N., Health and Hospitals Corporation Board of Directors.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0213-2014 *   Council Member Deborah Rose, Waterfront Management Advisory BoardCommunication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0530-2014 *Brad S. Lander Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 213 - Council Member Deborah Rose, Waterfront Management Advisory BoardResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledCoupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0588-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledGO with M/NFY'16 Preliminary Budget ExtenderIntroductionThis legislation would change the charter-mandated deadline dates for the following: 1. Mayor’s submission of the preliminary management report no later than February 24, 2015. 2. Completion of the City Council’s public hearings on the preliminary management report and submission of recommendations no later than May 4, 2015. 3. Office of Management and Budget Office’s and City Planning Commission’s (CPC) submission of draft ten-year capital strategy no later than February 9, 2015. 4. CPC’s submission of the report on the draft ten-year capital strategy no later than March 12, 2015. 5. Mayor’s submission of the preliminary certificate regarding debt and reserves and appropriations and expenditures for capital projects no later than February 9, 2015. 6. Mayor’s submission of the preliminary budget no later than February 9, 2015. 7. Independent Budget Office’s submission of report on revenues and expenditures no later than February 24, 2015. 8. Community Boards’ submission of assessment of the preliminary budget no later than March 12, 2015 9. Commissioner of Finance’s submission on estimates of the assessed valuation of real property and a certified statement of all real property taxes due no later than March 12, 2015. 10. Mayor’s submission of tax benefit report no later than March 12, 2015 11. Borough Boards’ submission of budget priorities no later than March 23, 2015. 12. City Council’s submission of its operating budget no later than April 7, 2015.   Action details Not available
Res 0519-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0521-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 160 - Lands End I, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0522-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 161 - Green Point Landing – also known as 31 Eagle Street; BrooklynResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0523-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 162 - 3160 Park Avenue – Low Income Project, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0524-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 163 - 3160 Park Avenue – Mixed Income Project, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0055-2014 AElizabeth S. Crowley~coupledA and GORegulating pet shops.Introduction    Action details Not available
Int 0073-2014 ACorey D. Johnson~coupledA and GOUpdating the definition of “pet shop” within the animal abuse registration act.IntroductionThis bill would change the definition of pet shop in the Animal Abuse Registration Act (AARA) to include pet shops that sell cats and dogs. The AARA mandates the establishment of an animal abuse registry listing persons 18 or older who reside in New York City that were convicted of animal abuse crimes. It requires pet shops to consult the registry before selling an animal to any prospective purchaser and prohibits the transfer of any animal to a person whose name appears on the registry.   Action details Not available
Int 0136-2014 AElizabeth S. Crowley~coupledA and GOSpaying, neutering and licensing of animals sold in pet shops.IntroductionThis bill would amend the Animal Shelters and Sterilization Act to prohibit the sale of any dog or cat in any pet store unless such animal has been spayed or neutered. It would require that such procedures be performed by a licensed veterinarian and that the animals be no younger than eight weeks and weigh no less than two pounds. The bill would also prohibit a pet shop from releasing any dog to a customer who resides in New York City, unless such customer first completes a dog license application and tenders to the pet store the dog license application fee. Pet shops would be required to report information about all dogs sold to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on a monthly basis. A pet shop that violates the provisions of this law related to sterilization and dog licensing, or the provisions of law added by Proposed Int. No. 146-A related to microchipping, would be subject to a penalty of $500 per violation.   Action details Not available
Int 0146-2014 ACorey D. Johnson~coupledA and GOMicrochipping animals sold in pet shops.IntroductionThis bill would amend the Animal Shelter and Sterilization Act to prohibit a pet shop from releasing a cat or dog to a purchaser until such dog or cat has been implanted with a microchip and such microchip has been registered with the purchaser’s contact information. It would require pet shops to maintain records of the date of sale and the microchip registration information for a period of ten years. Pet shops that allow shelters and non-profit rescues to use their property for the purpose of making animals available for adoption would be exempt from this bill with respect to those animals.   Action details Not available
Int 0358-2014 AMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GORegulating social adult day care.IntroductionThe bill would require that social adult day cares—programs which provide functionally impaired individuals, such as those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, with personal care, nutritious meals, and the opportunity to socialize in a safe, supervised setting—operating in the City that do not receive direct City or State funding register with the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and adhere to the same standards that apply to directly-funded programs. Program and registration requirements would be enforced through civil penalties. DFTA would promulgate regulations outlining the penalties for specific violations, which would range from $250 to $500 per day, except that failure to register would result in a penalty of $250 to $1,000 per day. The Department of Consumer Affairs (or such other agency designated by the Mayor) will work with DFTA to issue violations for failure to register or follow program standards. In addition, DFTA would appoint an ombudsperson to receive complaints, conduct investigations regarding programs, and refer results of such investigations to any managed long-term care companies reimbursing such program, the New York City Department of Investigation, and the State, as necessary.   Action details Not available
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Res 0525-2014 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 147 - Planning, 304-306 E. 8th St, Manhattan (20155176 HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0526-2014 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 151 - Zoning, Eliminating a C1-1 District from within an existing R3-2 District and establishing a C1-2 within an existing R3-2 District, in between Mariner’s Harbor and Elm Park areas, Staten Island (C 110122 ZMR)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0527-2014 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 159 - Planning, 538-548 West 53rd St, Manhattan (20155248 HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Res 0528-2014 *Brad S. Lander~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 211 - Council Member Ben Kallos, Commission on Public Information and Communication.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0529-2014 *Brad S. Lander~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 212 - Barbara A. Lowe, MS., R.N., Health and Hospitals Corporation Board of Directors.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0530-2014 *Brad S. Lander~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 213 - Council Member Deborah Rose, Waterfront Management Advisory BoardResolution    Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Res 0417-2014 *Peter A. Koo Adopted by the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsRecognizing and commemorating January 13th as Korean American Day in NYC.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Res 0516-2014 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORLand UseRe-examine the standards in the CEQR regulations and the Technical Manual.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0517-2014 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSOREducationState Education Law to mandate a firm, common deadline for all charter school applications and a common lottery date for any charter schools using lottery admissions, or alternatively, to pass legislation allowing NYC to enact such a law locally.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0518-2014 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSOREducationNYS Charter Schools Act requiring charter schools to fill any vacancies created by departing students, at any grade level, if students remain on the charter school’s wait-list, or alternatively, to pass legislation allowing NYC to enact such a law locallyResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0585-2014 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsEstablishing term limits for community board members.IntroductionThis bill would institute term limits for community board members. Under current law, there is no limit on the number of consecutive two-year terms for which community board members may be appointed and serve. Under this bill, community board members appointed for a first term beginning on April 1, 2016 or later would be permitted to serve for a maximum of six consecutive terms (twelve years) before they could no longer serve.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0586-2014 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORConsumer AffairsSigns, posters or placards that advertise gas prices.IntroductionThis bill would amend the requirements for gas station road signs that advertise the price of gasoline to consumers. The bill would require gas stations that sell gasoline at a lower price for purchases made in cash or other specific form of payment to clearly disclose that the advertised price is available only for purchases made in cash or such other specific forms of payment. The bill would also set a minimum size for gas station road signs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0587-2014 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORTransportationRequiring the taxi and limousine commission to create a fine and civil penalty payment plan.IntroductionDrivers licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) can face fines and civil penalties for violations of dozens of TLC rules and Administrative Code provisions. If a TLC-licensed driver does not pay any owed fines or penalties within 30 days of a decision of the Taxi and Limousine Tribunal, their license will be suspended. Under the bill, the TLC would be required to establish a payment plan program to allow drivers to pay fines and penalties in installments and would be prohibited from suspending a driver’s TLC license for non-payment, so long as the driver is in compliance with the payment plan.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0588-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceFY'16 Preliminary Budget ExtenderIntroductionThis legislation would change the charter-mandated deadline dates for the following: 1. Mayor’s submission of the preliminary management report no later than February 24, 2015. 2. Completion of the City Council’s public hearings on the preliminary management report and submission of recommendations no later than May 4, 2015. 3. Office of Management and Budget Office’s and City Planning Commission’s (CPC) submission of draft ten-year capital strategy no later than February 9, 2015. 4. CPC’s submission of the report on the draft ten-year capital strategy no later than March 12, 2015. 5. Mayor’s submission of the preliminary certificate regarding debt and reserves and appropriations and expenditures for capital projects no later than February 9, 2015. 6. Mayor’s submission of the preliminary budget no later than February 9, 2015. 7. Independent Budget Office’s submission of report on revenues and expenditures no later than February 24, 2015. 8. Community Boards’ submission of assessment of the preliminary budget no later than March 12, 2015 9. Commissioner of Finance’s submission on estimates of the assessed valuation of real property and a certified statement of all real property taxes due no later than March 12, 2015. 10. Mayor’s submission of tax benefit report no later than March 12, 2015 11. Borough Boards’ submission of budget priorities no later than March 23, 2015. 12. City Council’s submission of its operating budget no later than April 7, 2015.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0519-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0589-2014 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSORPublic SafetyAvigation of unmanned aircrafts by city agencies.IntroductionThis bill creates policies and procedures for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, used by the New York City Police Department and other city agencies.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0590-2014 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORTransportationAllowing parking at missing or broken muni-meters up to the maximum time permitted in that parking meter zone.IntroductionCurrently, motorists may park for no cost at up to the maximum time permitted in that parking meter zone if all meters within the parking field or block are broken or missing, requiring motorists to check for operational muni-meters on both sides of the street on an entire block. Under the proposed local law, a motorist could park for no cost at up to the maximum time permitted in that parking meter zone free if 50 percent of more of muni-meters on the side of the street of the block or parking field are broken or missing.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0591-2014 *Steven Matteo~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementAllowing the department of sanitation to purchase appropriate vehicles to utilize during a snowfall.IntroductionThe bill would allow the Department of Sanitation to purchase light- and medium-duty vehicles that can be used in response to a snowfall or other emergency that do not meet certain low-emission ratings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0592-2014 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsPreservation of hotelsIntroductionThis bill would place limitations on the conversion of certain hotel space for purposes other than use as a hotel. The bill would affect hotels having 150 units or more and would allow such a hotel to convert approximately 20 percent of the floor area used for sleeping accommodations to a different use. In order to convert additional hotel space, a hotel owner would have to apply to the Hotel Conversion Review Board, created by this bill, for a waiver and would have to demonstrate that the hotel was unable to earn a reasonable financial return. The Board would evaluate relevant financial information relating to the hotel and hold a public hearing with respect to each application for a waiver. If the Board found that the hotel was unable to earn a reasonable financial return, it would be authorized to allow the owner to convert additional hotel space for other uses to the minimum extent necessary to allow the hotel to earn a reasonable return. The waiver procedure would first become available 180 days after this bill became law.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0593-2014 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsEarly voting in municipal elections.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0594-2014 *Ben Kallos~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionProhibiting hydraulic fracturing in NYC.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0595-2014 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsEstablishing a public library commission.IntroductionThe bill would establish a temporary commission to evaluate opportunities for innovation and continued operation of New York City’s public library systems—the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Queens Public Library. The commission would meet quarterly and by April 1, 2016, submit a report to the Mayor and Council on its findings and recommendations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0520-2014 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORFinanceProvide a property tax exemption for privately-owned vacant land while such property is being used for the public benefit. (A.6272/S.4490)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0596-2014 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORParks and RecreationRequiring a study and mitigation of the impacts of methane gas emissions on city trees.IntroductionThe bill adds a new section 142 to Title 18 of the administrative code mandating that the department study and mitigate the impacts of methane gas emissions on city-owned trees. The bill calls for the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Protection, to create or review and adopt maps showing fugitive methane gas emissions from gas mains in the city. Where maps of the canopy of trees under DPR’s jurisdiction, when overlaid upon the maps of methane gas emissions from gas mains, indicate that such trees may be impacted by fugitive methane gas emissions, DPR would have to perform a field survey to determine whether the trees have been damaged by the emissions. Where the field surveys confirm damage to such trees, DPR must document the damage, take appropriate steps to notify the responsible utility and require mitigation or seek reimbursement as may be appropriate.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0597-2014 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORTransportationCar sharing in the city fleet.IntroductionThe City to establish a car sharing program for the fleet of light-duty passenger vehicles owned by the City, excluding certain emergency, specially designed, enforcement, and inspection vehicles. Over a five-year period beginning in 2016, the City would be required to reduce the size of City’s light-duty passenger vehicle fleet by at least nine percent through strategies including car sharing. The City would also be required to submit annual reports on the program to the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0598-2014 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORHealthInspections, reinspections and penalties concerning violations relating to rodents.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0599-2014 *James Vacca~SPONSORHealthPosting of information and warnings regarding anabolic steroids and human growth hormone in locker rooms.IntroductionThis local law would require all schools (grades 6-12), gyms, health clubs and athletic clubs to post warnings in locker rooms regarding anabolic steroid and human growth hormone use, which would be provided by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0601-2014 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORPublic SafetyRegulation of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in city airspace.IntroductionThis bill would place restrictions on the times, locations and altitudes at which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sometimes also known as drones, may be operated. The bill also would prohibit the use of UAVs for conducting surveillance and the operation of UAVs that are equipped with weapons or dangerous instruments. Additionally, the bill would make technical and conforming changes to Administrative Code § 10-126. This bill would not affect the operation of UAVs by City agencies.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0600-2014 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORVeteransTransparency regarding veterans served by agencies.IntroductionAmong the services veterans are eligible to receive in New York City, include those provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to, on an annual basis, and not later than January 30 of each year, report to the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), the Veterans Advisory Board, and the Council on the number of veterans receiving certain city services in the prior year, to the extent practicable. This includes: 1) the total number of veterans residing in Mitchell-Lama housing; 2) the total number of applications received by HPD for Mitchell-Lama Housing from housing containing at least one veteran; 3) the total number of vending licenses provided by DCA to veterans; 4) the total number of veterans who submitted an application to DCA for a vending license; 5) the total number of veterans residing in NYCHA housing utilizing a HUD-VASH voucher; and 6) the total number of veterans receiving services through HRA-operated job centers in the prior year, disaggregated by the number receiving one-shot assistance grants, cash assistance, and supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits. The bill also allows such data to be made part of the Mayor’s Management Report.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0602-2014 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORTransportationSuspension of alternate side of the street parking rules on Christmas Day as observed by the Eastern Orthodox Church.IntroductionThe bill would suspend alternate side of the street parking rules for the observance of the Eastern Orthodox Christmas.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0603-2014 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSORTransportationIncreasing civil penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.IntroductionIn 2014, the Council enacted Local Law 50, instituting civil penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting. This bill would increase the civil penalties for those leaving the scene of an incident without reporting on more than one occasion. Repeat offenders would be subject to pay a civil penalty of up to $1,000 if property damage results from the incident; $2,00-$5,000 if a person is injured; $10,000-$15,000 if there is a serious injury; and $15,000-$20,000 if death results. The bill would also raise the maximum penalty for a first offense involving property damage to $1,000 and the penalty for a first offense resulting in death from $5,000-$10,000 to $10,000-$15,000.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0604-2014 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSORTransportationReporting information related to leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.IntroductionIn 2014, the Council enacted Local Law 50, instituting civil penalties for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting. This bill would require that the Police Department (PD) report quarterly the number of notices of violation issued in response to an incident resulting in a critical injury pursuant to that law. PD would also report annually the number of complaints for leaving the scene involving property damage, personal injury, or death, as well as the number of arrests for such an incident involving personal injury or death.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0605-2014 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequire the police department to post quarterly reports on its website relating to the use of “seat belt holds” and “chokeholds.”IntroductionThis bill requires the NYPD to report the total number of “seatbelt holds” used, including instances when the holds were deemed failed and a chokehold was used.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0606-2014 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyNYPD use of force encounter reports.IntroductionTitle 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York provides regulation and oversight of the New York Police Department (“NYPD”). This bill requires that the NYPD issue quarterly reports on the use of force and their relationship to quality of life offenses. This bill would amend Title 14 of the administrative code by adding a new section 14-155.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0607-2014 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyCreation of a police officer body-worn camera task force.IntroductionThis bill would create a task force to study the issues involved with requiring New York City Police Department officers to wear body-worn cameras that record their activities. The task force would be comprised of three members appointed by the Mayor, three members appointed by the Speaker of the City Council, and four members appointed jointly by the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council. The task force would be required to submit a report within one year of its final member being appointed. This report must include information regarding a body-worn camera program: its cost, privacy implications, best practices regarding data storage, when such cameras must be recording and when they may be switched off, evidentiary issues involved in using such footage, and any other recommendations the task force believes will assist in implementing a body-worn camera program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0608-2014 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyProhibiting unauthorized surveillance by a global positioning system or similar technology.IntroductionUnder the bill, it would be a misdemeanor to use a GPS device on another person’s motor vehicle without their consent to track or monitor such vehicle. The bill would not apply to individuals tracking the use of their vehicle by a minor or a law enforcement official working pursuant to a warrant or a lawful exception to the warrant requirement. The misdemeanor would be punishable by a fine of not more than $250, and/or imprisonment for not more than thirty days, with an additional or alternate civil penalty of up to $250 permitted.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0160-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceLands End I, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0161-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceGreen Point Landing – also known as 31 Eagle Street; BrooklynLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0162-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - Finance3160 Park Avenue – Low Income Project, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0163-2014 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - Finance3160 Park Avenue – Mixed Income Project, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0164-2014 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Unenclosed sidewalk cafes in areas of the Special District, Manhattan (N 150102 ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0164-2014 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Unenclosed sidewalk cafes in areas of the Special District, Manhattan (N 150102 ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0165-2014 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Special West Chelsea District, Manhattan (C 150101 ZMM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0165-2014 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Special West Chelsea District, Manhattan (C 150101 ZMM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0166-2014 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Doering Bohack House, 1090 Green Avenue, Brooklyn (20155174 HKK (N 150124 HKK))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0166-2014 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Doering Bohack House, 1090 Green Avenue, Brooklyn (20155174 HKK (N 150124 HKK))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0167-2014 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, First German Baptist Church, 334 East 14th Street, Manhattan (20155204 HKM (N 150157 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0167-2014 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, First German Baptist Church, 334 East 14th Street, Manhattan (20155204 HKM (N 150157 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0168-2014 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Mills Hotel No. 3, 485 Seventh Ave, Manhattan (20155203 HKM (N 150158 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0168-2014 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Mills Hotel No. 3, 485 Seventh Ave, Manhattan (20155203 HKM (N 150158 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available