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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/28/2015 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: Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files - April 28, 2015, Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - April 28, 2015, Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 28, 2015
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    1.       Roll call Video Video
    2.Delivered by: Rev. Dr. Barbara Austin-Lucas, Agape International Fellowship, 8712 Glenwood Road, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11236. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Maisel.      Video Video
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of March 31, 2015 be adopted as printed by Council Member Cumbo.      Video Video
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M 0277-2015 *  Preconsidered - FinanceTransfer City funds between various agencies in FY'15 to implement changes to the City's expense budget. (MN-5)Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0278-2015 *  Preconsidered - FinanceAppropriate new revenues of $1.074 billion in FY'15. (MN-6)Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 0178-2014 AJumaane D. Williams Amended and Coupled on GOPrice displays for second-hand automobiles.Introduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0419-2014 AStephen T. Levin Amended and Coupled on GOComprehensive cultural plan.IntroductionThe bill would require reports detailing the progress of all recommendations, initiatives and priorities coming out of the Plan, to be submitted two years after the Plan’s release and biannually thereafter. The Plan would be revised as appropriate every ten years.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Res 0665-2015 *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
M 0277-2015 *   Transfer City funds between various agencies in FY'15 to implement changes to the City's expense budget. (MN-5)Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0675-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 277 - Transfer City funds between various agencies in FY'15 to implement changes to the City's expense budget. (MN-5)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0278-2015 *   Appropriate new revenues of $1.074 billion in FY'15. (MN-6)Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0676-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 278 - Appropriate new revenues of $1.074 billion in FY'15. (MN-6)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0051-2014 BMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the department of health and mental hygiene to issue an annual report regarding hepatitis B and hepatitis C.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to issue an annual report regarding Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV). HBV and HCV can cause chronic, persistent infection, which can lead to chronic liver disease. The information required to be reported by the proposed legislation would include: • The number of new cases and the prevalence of HBV and HCV infections, and the top five causes of HBV & HCV in new cases; • Demographic information (e.g., age, gender, neighborhood, borough, national origin, race and ethnicity) of persons infected with HBV and HCV; • The number of deaths where HBV or HCV was a factor, the number of new liver cancer diagnoses, and the number of liver cancers diagnoses that overlap with HBV or HCV; • The number of people in a DOHMH-operated or contracted program or a Council-funded program who are receiving care at various stages; • Information relating to the number of HBV vaccine doses given and completed; and • Information relating to DOHMH’s HBV and HCV-related funding, outreach efforts, and program outcomes, as well as best practices in addressing HBV & HCV prevention, treatment, care, outreach and education. Some of the above information would not be required to be reported every year. Additionally, some of the demographic and other information would only be culled only from persons who are involved in certain DOHMH-operated or contracted programs or a Council-funded program. Annual reports would be submitted to the Council and available on DOHMH’s website.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0181-2014 AJumaane D. Williams Amended and Coupled on GONotice requirements for hotel development plans.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 181-A would require that the Department of Buildings, upon receiving an application for a new hotel, provide notice to each affected Borough President, Community Board, Borough Board and Council Member.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0205-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Stairwells Text Amendment, Citiwide (N 150167 ZRY)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0677-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 205 - Zoning, Stairwells Text Amendment, Citiwide (N 150167 ZRY)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0208-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Sidewalk café, 181 East 78th St, Manhattan (20155354TCM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0678-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 208 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, 181 East 78th St, Manhattan (20155354TCM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0212-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0679-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 212 - Planning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0213-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0680-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 213 - Planning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0214-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150175HAX)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0681-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 214 - Planning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150175HAX)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0215-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150174PQX)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0682-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 215 - Planning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150174PQX)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0189-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C140407 ZRM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0683-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 189 - Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C140407 ZRM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0190-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C 140408 ZSM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0684-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 190 - Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C 140408 ZSM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0191-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C 140409 ZSM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0685-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 191 - Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C 140409 ZSM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
T2014-0002 * ~coupledCoupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0178-2014 AJumaane D. Williams~coupledA and GOPrice displays for second-hand automobiles.Introduction    Action details Not available
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Int 0419-2014 AStephen T. Levin~coupledA and GOComprehensive cultural plan.IntroductionThe bill would require reports detailing the progress of all recommendations, initiatives and priorities coming out of the Plan, to be submitted two years after the Plan’s release and biannually thereafter. The Plan would be revised as appropriate every ten years.   Action details Not available
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Res 0665-2015 *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 0675-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 277 - Transfer City funds between various agencies in FY'15 to implement changes to the City's expense budget. (MN-5)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0676-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 278 - Appropriate new revenues of $1.074 billion in FY'15. (MN-6)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0051-2014 BMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GORequiring the department of health and mental hygiene to issue an annual report regarding hepatitis B and hepatitis C.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to issue an annual report regarding Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV). HBV and HCV can cause chronic, persistent infection, which can lead to chronic liver disease. The information required to be reported by the proposed legislation would include: • The number of new cases and the prevalence of HBV and HCV infections, and the top five causes of HBV & HCV in new cases; • Demographic information (e.g., age, gender, neighborhood, borough, national origin, race and ethnicity) of persons infected with HBV and HCV; • The number of deaths where HBV or HCV was a factor, the number of new liver cancer diagnoses, and the number of liver cancers diagnoses that overlap with HBV or HCV; • The number of people in a DOHMH-operated or contracted program or a Council-funded program who are receiving care at various stages; • Information relating to the number of HBV vaccine doses given and completed; and • Information relating to DOHMH’s HBV and HCV-related funding, outreach efforts, and program outcomes, as well as best practices in addressing HBV & HCV prevention, treatment, care, outreach and education. Some of the above information would not be required to be reported every year. Additionally, some of the demographic and other information would only be culled only from persons who are involved in certain DOHMH-operated or contracted programs or a Council-funded program. Annual reports would be submitted to the Council and available on DOHMH’s website.   Action details Not available
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Int 0181-2014 AJumaane D. Williams~coupledA and GONotice requirements for hotel development plans.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 181-A would require that the Department of Buildings, upon receiving an application for a new hotel, provide notice to each affected Borough President, Community Board, Borough Board and Council Member.   Action details Not available
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Res 0677-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 205 - Zoning, Stairwells Text Amendment, Citiwide (N 150167 ZRY)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0678-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 208 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, 181 East 78th St, Manhattan (20155354TCM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0679-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 212 - Planning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0680-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 213 - Planning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0681-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 214 - Planning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150175HAX)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0682-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 215 - Planning, 1561 Walton Ave, Bronx (C150174PQX)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Res 0683-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 189 - Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C140407 ZRM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0684-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 190 - Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C 140408 ZSM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0685-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 191 - Zoning, Special Clinton District, Manhattan (C 140409 ZSM)Resolution    Action details Not available
T2014-0002 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Res 0576-2015 AHelen K. Rosenthal Amended and Adopted by the Committee on State and Federal LegislationDeclaring the City of New York a “TPP-Free Zone”.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0610-2015 *Melissa Mark-Viverito Adopted by the Committee on Civil Service and LaborGranting NYC the authority to set its own minimum wage.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0611-2015 *Melissa Mark-Viverito Adopted by the Committee on Civil Service and LaborGrant NYC the authority to enforce State worker protection laws.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0612-2015 *Melissa Mark-Viverito Adopted by the Committee on Civil Service and LaborWage Theft Prevention Act. (A.5501)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0615-2015 ARory I. Lancman Amended and Adopted by the Committee on Civil Service and LaborPaid Family Leave Act to provide support and security for NY’s working families.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0638-2015 *Eric A. Ulrich Adopted by the Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability ServicesRecognizing this and every April as Autism Awareness Month in the City of NY.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0648-2015 *Costa G. Constantinides Adopted by the Committee on HealthRecognizing this and every April as Organ Donation Awareness Month in the City of NY.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0649-2015 *Corey D. Johnson Adopted by the Committee on Women's IssuesProhibition of differential pay based on gender. (A.6075/S.1)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0757-2015 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAmending the definition of harassment to include certain buyout offers.IntroductionThis bill makes contacting a tenant about a buyout offer, after such tenant has notified the owner or his or her agent that such tenant does not wish to be communicated with about buyouts, a form of harassment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0758-2015 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the commissioner of the dept of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the department's grievance system.IntroductionThe Department of Correction operates a grievance system in which inmates may file formal complaints regarding the conditions of incarceration, pursuant to state mandates. This system has multiple levels of review, from the initial filing of the grievance through multiple phases of review and appeal. Grievances may be filed through a grievance office or through a box in which grievance forms may be deposited. This bill requires the Department to report on the number of grievances filed at every step of the grievance process, and the outcome of such grievances at each state of the grievance system. The bill also requires the Department to list separately the system’s functioning in those facilities in which grievance offices or grievance form deposit boxes are not available, and to list separately whether grievances are filed through the grievance office, the grievance form drop box, or through grievance program staff members.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0759-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the depts of correction and health and mental hygiene to report on cases of injuries to inmates and staff in city jails, and to refer such cases to investigative agencies.IntroductionThe Department of Health and Mental Health (“DOHMH”) oversees the health care of all inmates in the custody of the Department of Correction (“DOC”). This bill requires the DOHMH to review all treatment of inmates for particularly serious injuries, including injuries to the head or other serious physical injuries. The DOHMH would be required to report all such injuries to agencies that have the authority to investigate them: the Board of Correction, the Department of Investigation, and the Investigative Division of the DOC. The bill would also require the DOHMH to report on the number of such injuries they treat on a quarterly basis. The bill would also require the Investigation Division of the DOC to investigate all such injuries, and to report on the outcomes of these investigations at every step of the process, including any disciplinary steps taken against staff who cause such injuries. The bill also requires the DOC to report on the number of such injuries that are incurred by inmates on a quarterly basis. The bill also imposes parallel reporting requirements for incidents in which inmates assault Correction staff: the DOC must report on all injuries and serious injuries incurred by staff due to an assault by an inmate on a quarterly basis, must refer all such physical injuries to the Investigation Division of the DOC, and must refer all such serious injuries to the District Attorney’s office with jurisdiction over the alleged assault. The DOC must also make a good faith effort to obtain information from the District Attorney regarding the outcomes of any such referrals.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0760-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSOREducationDepartment of education associate degree programs.IntroductionThis bill would require the Chancellor of the Department of Education to provide data to the Council about associate degree programs offered at New York City public high schools. The data provided would include the names of the schools that currently offer associate degree programs, which degrees are offered, and the criteria used by the Department of Education to determine which high schools will offer associate degree programs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0761-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORPreconsidered - HealthTechnical changes to certain pet shop requirements, as added by local laws 5 and 7 for the year 2015.IntroductionThis bill would make technical changes to local laws 5 and 7 for the year 2015 related to pet shops.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0762-2015 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORTransportationDistress signals for passengers in taxicabs, street hail liveries, and for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThe bill would require all taxicabs, HAIL vehicles, liveries, black cars, and luxury limousines to have a panic button installed that would allow a passenger to send a distress signal to law enforcement.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0664-2015 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsEstablish October 9th annually, as Haitian Day in recognition of the historic contributions of Haitians to the United States of America.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0763-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the dept of correction to report on security indicators in city jails, and to repeal section 9-130 of such code, jail data reporting on adolescents.IntroductionThe Department of Correction is currently required to report on a broad array of violence statistics for adolescent inmates. This bill repeals that law and replaces it with an expanded reporting requirement that includes adult inmates. The Department must report on 7 violence-related statistics monthly, an additional 16 statistics quarterly, and an additional 4 statistics yearly. This report will also separate reporting for inmates aged 16-17, 18-21, and 22 years old or older.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0764-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceLower East Side Business Improvement DistrictIntroductionThis bill would authorize the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (“BID”) to modify existing services and change the method of assessment upon which the district charge is based as set forth in the BID’s amended district plan.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0765-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceFashion Center Business Improvement DistrictIntroductionThis bill would authorize the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (“BID”) to change the method of assessment upon which the district charge is based as set forth in the BID’s amended district plan.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0665-2015 *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
Res 0666-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceLower East Side Business Improvement DistrictResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0667-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceFashion Center Business Improvement DistrictResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0766-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the dept of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.IntroductionThe Department of Correction (“DOC”) currently tracks certain demographic information regarding its inmates, including their age, gender, race, and the borough in which they were arrested. This bill requires the DOC to publish this information quarterly, based on the average daily population of the city’s jails for the preceding quarter.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0767-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesPublication of the dept of correction's policies on the use of force.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to publish their rules and regulations/directives regarding the use of force by Correction staff on inmates, including describing in what circumstances the use of force, or the use of certain equipment, is warranted.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0768-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the dept of correction to report on enhanced supervision housing.IntroductionThe Department of Correction is currently required to report on certain conditions in their punitive segregation facilities and other specialized facilities in which inmates are punished for committing certain infractions while in custody. This bill expands the list of facilities for which such reporting is required, adding any facility in which inmates are regularly kept to their cells for more than the maximum number of hours allowed by the jail standards, regardless of whether such placement is due to a punishment for committing an infraction or not. This would mean that the Department’s new Enhanced Supervision Housing would be included in this reporting requirement.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0769-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSORPublic SafetyAltering the prohibition against certain forms of aggressive solicitation to include persons that sell tickets to places of interest, amusement or attractions in an aggressive manner.IntroductionTitle 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York prohibits certain forms of aggressive solicitation. This bill will prohibit persons from hawking, peddling, selling or offer to lease retail tickets to places of interest, amusement or attractions in an aggressive manner as defined in Title 10 of the administrative code. This bill would amend Title 10 of the administrative code by adding a new subdivision 10-136(b)(4)Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0770-2015 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring that the dept of correction establish a crisis intervention program.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to work in conjunction with the Department of Health and Mental Health to develop a “crisis intervention program.” This program would be designed to address situations in which inmates with mental health issues act out, typically by refusing to leave their cells or disobeying correction officers. The program would create protocols to address these issues. The bill also requires the Department of Correction to provide specialized training in how to address such situations, and to create a policy of addressing these situations with teams of officers with such training. These teams would also be required to include one civilian associated with the Department of Health and Mental Health who has received specialized training on addressing these situations. The Departments of Correction and Health and Mental Health must meet at least yearly to address issues with the crisis intervention program. The bill also requires the Department of Correction to report yearly on the status of this program, including the number of officers who have received crisis intervention training, the number of crisis intervention teams utilized by the department, and the number of crisis situations involving inmates with mental health issues were addressed with such teams.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0771-2015 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSOREducationRequiring the department of education to report on student health services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to provide a report on student health and student health services to the Council. The report would include data with respect to nurses, school based health centers, common student illness, and health screenings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0772-2015 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORPreconsidered - HealthTechnical changes to certain pet shop requirements, as added by local laws 6 and 8 for the year 2015.IntroductionThis bill would make technical changes to local laws 6 and 8 for the year 2015 related to pet shops.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0773-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSOREducationRequiring the DOE to provide data related to student participation in meals provided by the dept in school.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website a report including data related to meals served by DOE to students in school, including breakfast served before school, breakfast served after the school day begins, lunch, afterschool snacks and after school suppers. The report would provide information about initiatives and programs aimed at increasing student participation in the meals. The report would include information about the food items offered at each meal, and would require future reports to include year-to-year comparisons with the preceding year’s report. The information required to be reported would be disaggregated by school, community school district and borough.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0774-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGeneral WelfareRequiring information regarding subsidized child care.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report to the Council and post on its website information related to subsidized child care. The bill would require ACS to report quarterly on its procedures on closing child care centers, eligibility for subsidized care, and the number of children receiving subsidized child care that are living in the shelter system, receiving preventive services and in the foster care system. The bill would also require ACS to report monthly on the number of children enrolled in subsidized child care centers, family child care networks and informal care.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0775-2015 *Peter A. Koo~SPONSORLand UseEstablishing a time period for the landmarks preservation commission to take action on an item upon a motion to calendar such item for consideration of landmark status.IntroductionThis bill would impose a timeline on designation of landmarks, interior landmarks, scenic landmarks, and historic districts. For individual landmarks, the bill would require the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to designate a property as a landmark within one year of calendaring the property for consideration, with the option for a one year extension with owner consent. For historic districts the time period would be two years from the time the property is calendared. Lastly, the bill would require LPC to make a determination on whether to designate items (both individual landmarks and historic districts) that are currently on the calendar within 18 months of the effective date of the local law. In all cases, if LPC disapproves or fails to designate any item, the property in question would be automatically removed from the calendar.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0668-2015 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORTransportationLegislation that would make killing someone while driving and using a phone or handheld device a felony and seriously injuring someone while driving and using a phone or handheld device, a misdemeanor.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0776-2015 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORParks and RecreationCreation of a citywide wildlife management plan.IntroductionThis bill would create a wildlife management advisory board to develop a citywide wildlife management plan, to analyze wildlife management issues and recommend policies to preserve and promote biological diversity and the humane treatment of wildlife. All agencies would be required to consider the effect of their actions on wildlife and an annual report would be released by the Department of Parks and Recreation updating the status of ongoing wildlife management problems.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0669-2015 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORRules, Privileges and ElectionsAmend rule 7.60 of the rules of the council in relation to allowing the submission of written and video testimony to public hearings through the council’s website.ResolutionThis change to the Council’s rules would allow the submission of video and written testimony through the Council’s website, which could be added to the record of the hearing, or distributed or shown at the hearing itself, at the discretion of the chair of the committee.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0777-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequiring the City to be responsible for sidewalks outside of buildings owned by or used exclusively by nonprofit organizations.IntroductionUnder the bill, the City would be responsible for the upkeep and liability for sidewalks outside of buildings owned or used exclusively by nonprofit organizations. While the City has shifted responsibility to property owners for sidewalk maintenance, this bill would return to the City responsibility for those sidewalks abutting properties owned or exclusively used by a nonprofit organization.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0778-2015 *Rosie Mendez~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesDOC to submit regular reports regarding the investigations of the use of force by correction officers on inmates.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction (“DOC”) to issue a yearly report regarding investigations into the use of force by staff on inmates, including the number of investigations and outcomes of such investigations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0670-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORTransportationMTA to allow riders travelling within NYC City limits to pay a fare for commuter rail equal to that of a MetroCard ride on NYC Transit subways and buses.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0671-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORTransportationMaintain the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system’s operation as a governmental entity.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0779-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationProviding certain parking privileges for press vehicles.IntroductionFor purposes of this legislation, the term “press vehicle” means a registered motor vehicle which contains a license plate issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles indicating that the registration was provided to a member of the press, or a vehicle registered by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission or the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles in a series reserved for members of the press working in New York State. The proposed legislation would permit press vehicles to park where parking or standing is otherwise prohibited (except where prohibited to all motor vehicles) and would provide that they are not required to use an authorized payment method for a metered parking space or comply with any sign indicating a time limit for such metered parking. These rules would apply only if at the time of parking the operator or any occupant of the vehicle is actually engaged in the covering of a news event or a matter of public concern. Finally, the proposed legislation would establish that where any city agency has granted by sign any parking or driving privilege to “vehicles with NYP license plates,” such privilege is extended only to press vehicles and on-duty emergency vehicles.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0780-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring a color photograph of designated building janitors in buildings with multiple dwellingsIntroductionThis bill would require that building owners of buildings that contain multiple dwellings post a color photograph of the designated building janitor in addition to the contact information they are already required to make available to all tenants.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0781-2015 *Eric A. Ulrich~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsLiability for the cost and expense of sidewalk repairs and for injuries resulting from failure to repair by the owner of a house of worship.IntroductionThis bill would exempt owners of real property used as a house of worship from liability for any injury to property or personal injury, including death, resulting from the failure of the owner to maintain abutting sidewalks in a reasonably safe condition. The bill would further exempt owners of real property used as a house of worship from liability for the cost and expense of installation, construction, re-pavement, reconstruction, or repair of sidewalks in front of or abutting the property.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0782-2015 *Eric A. Ulrich~SPONSORHealthRequiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to provide notice of deaths to certain agencies and to require certain agencies to update records of program beneficiaries on a regular and continuous basis.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to deliver at least monthly notice of all persons for whom death certificates were issued in the prior calendar month to certain agencies. These agencies include, but are not limited to: the Department of Finance, the Human Resources Administration, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and the New York City Housing Authority. These notices would need to be arranged by borough of residence, and include the name, last residence address, and birth date of each person for whom a certificate was issued. The bill would also require the specified agencies to consult the Social Security Death Index administered by the Social Security Administration and update their records on a regular and continuous basis. Furthermore, the bill would require the Commissioner of DOHMH to issue guidance to ensure the confidentiality of information contained in the notices they provide to agencies.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0672-2015 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORHealthRecognizing and commemorating June 21st as World Yoga Day in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0783-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsInterest rate applied to unpaid charges for emergency repairs performed by the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionThis bill would change the rate of interest applied by the Department of Finance to unpaid charges owed by landlords to the City for emergency repair work conducted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Currently, the rate of interest is set at 7%. This bill would change the rate of interest to whatever rate the Council adopts in each fiscal year for the nonpayment of real property taxes.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0673-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyRetrofit police patrol cars with bulletproof glass. (A.4279/S.1710)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0674-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyNicholas’ Law (A.53-A/S.2291-A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0216-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinance277 Gates Avenue, BrooklynLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0217-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceBensonhurst Housing for the Elderly, BrooklynLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0218-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, 222 East 13th St, Manhattan (20155529 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0218-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 222 East 13th St, Manhattan (20155529 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0219-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, West 140th St. Cluster, Manhattan (20155554 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0219-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, West 140th St. Cluster, Manhattan (20155554 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available