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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/14/2015 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 - May 14, 2015, Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - May 14, 2015, Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 14, 2015
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    Delivered by: Rev. Robert Lowe, Mount Moriah AME Church, 116-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Queens, N.Y. 11411. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Miller.      Video Video
    Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of April 16, 2015 be adopted as printed by Council Member Deutsch.      Video Video
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M 0279-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Expense Revenue Contract Budget, for FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0280-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Executive Capital Budget for FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0281-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Proposed City FY'16 Community Development Program, the Proposed CFY'16 Budget, the Proposed Reallocations-the CD XLI Funds, Proposed CD XLII Statement of Objectives and Budget, dated 5/7/15.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0282-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Executive Budget Supporting Schedules, for FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0283-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Capital Commitment Plan, Executive Budget, FY'16, Volumes I, II and III.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0284-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Executive Budget -Geographic Reports for Expense Budget for FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0285-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Executive Capital Budget FY'16, Capital Project Detail Data, Citywide Volumes 1 and 2 and Volumes for the Five Boroughs, dated 5/7/15.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0286-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Ten-Year Capital Strategy, Fiscal Year 2016-2025.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0287-2015 * FinanceSubmitting the Budget Summary, Message of the Mayor and Summary of Reduction Program relative to the Executive Budget, FY'16.Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0288-2015 * Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledSubmitting certificate setting forth the maximum amount of debt and reserves which the City, and the NYC Municipal Water Finance Authority, may soundly incur for capital projects for FY'16 and the ensuing three fiscal years.Mayor's Message Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
M 0289-2015 * Rules, Privileges and ElectionsKaren Redlener, Board of HealthMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0290-2015 * Rules, Privileges and ElectionsRamanathan Raju, M.D., Board of HealthMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0291-2015 * Rules, Privileges and ElectionsRosa M. Gil, DSW, Board of HealthMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0292-2015 * Rules, Privileges and ElectionsWilliam Aguado, Taxi and Limousine CommissionMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 0702-2015 AMelissa Mark-ViveritoAmended and Coupled on GORequiring the development of a guide for building owners regarding aging in place.IntroductionUnder the bill, the Department for the Aging, in consultation with the Department of Buildings and the Department for Housing Preservation and Development, would be required to develop and distribute a guide for building owners on how they can modify dwelling units to allow tenants to age in place.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0426-2014 AAndrew CohenAmended and Laid OverEliminating the sunset provisions related to income threshold increases for the SCRIE and DRIE programs. (S.4748/A.5565A)Resolution Laid Over by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 0742-2015 AJames G. Van BramerAmended and Coupled on GOCommunity engagement process in the percent for art law.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) provide reasonable advance notification of its intention to include works of art in a Percent for Art project on the Department’s website. The bill would also require that DCLA hold at least one public hearing on such works of art prior to inclusion. The bill would further require that notice of the hearing be published in the City Record at least fourteen days before the hearing will take place.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0240-2014 AJumaane D. WilliamsAmended and Coupled on GOFiling semiannual reports on catch basin cleanup and maintenanceIntroductionThis bill would require NYCDEP to submit semiannual reports to the Mayor and City Council regarding the inspection, maintenance and repair of catch basins, disaggregated by community district. The bill would also require NYCDEP to inspect every catch basin at least once per year, and to unclog/repair a catch basin within nine days from when a complaint is filed.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Res 0666-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandCoupled on GOLower East Side Business Improvement DistrictResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0689-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - 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 0216-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland 277 Gates Avenue, BrooklynLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0699-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandCoupled on GOLU 216 - 277 Gates Avenue, BrooklynResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0217-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Bensonhurst Housing for the Elderly, BrooklynLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0700-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandCoupled on GOLU 217 - Bensonhurst Housing for the Elderly, BrooklynResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0220-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland 2629 Sedgwick Avenue, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0701-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 220 - 2629 Sedgwick Avenue, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0221-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland 404 East 10th Street, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0702-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 221 - 404 East 10th Street, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0222-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Aquinas Deacon Juan Santos, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0703-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 222 - Aquinas Deacon Juan Santos, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0579-2014 AHelen K. RosenthalAmended and Coupled on GOReporting on the racial and gender makeup of applicants for firefighter civil service examinations, and admission and graduation statistics from the probationary firefighter school.IntroductionTo become a firefighter with the Fire Department of the City of New York (“FDNY”), an applicant must pass multiple phases of testing and evaluation. This bill would require the FDNY to report on the gender and racial demographics of the applicant pool at every step of this process. The bill would require the FDNY to report these statistics for its most recent application period, and for each application period going forward on a yearly basis. The bill also requires the FDNY to report on its recruiting activities for the firefighter position, including its recruiting expenditures, a list of the recruiting events it attended, and a list of the preparatory materials it creates to assist firefighter applicants.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0761-2015 *Elizabeth S. CrowleyCoupled on GOTechnical 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0772-2015 *Corey D. JohnsonCoupled on GOTechnical 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0222-2014 ARosie MendezAmended and Coupled on GOAmending the obligations of owners to provide notice to their tenants for service interruptions.IntroductionThis bill would require landlords to provide building occupants with 72-hours-notice prior to performing work which would cause an interruption in building services. The notice would have to be posted in a prominent place in the building and placed under the door of each dwelling unit. The notice would also have to state the type of work being performed and the estimated start and end date of the service interruption. Work performed on an emergency basis and work performed by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) would be exempt from the notice requirement. This bill would also require HPD to publish rules regarding what constitutes an emergency basis.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0592-2014 ACorey D. JohnsonAmended and Coupled on GOPreservation 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0197-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Vanderbilt Corridor, Manhattan (N 150127 ZRM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0198-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Vanderbilt Corridor, Manhattan (C140440 MMM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0199-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, One Vanderbilt Avenue, Manhattan (C 150128 ZSM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0200-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, One Vanderbilt Avenue, Manhattan (C 150129 ZSM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0201-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, One Vanderbilt Avenue, Manhattan (C150130(A) ZSM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0209-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 39-41 W. 23rd St , Manhattan (C140404ZSM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0210-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 39-41 W. 23rd St, Manhattan (C140405ZSM)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0211-2015 *David G. GreenfieldApproved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Cherry Hill Gourmet Text Amendment, Brooklyn (N150109ZRK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0218-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 222 East 13th St, Manhattan (20155529 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0704-2015 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 218 - Planning, 222 East 13th St, Manhattan (20155529 HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0702-2015 AMelissa Mark-ViveritoA and GORequiring the development of a guide for building owners regarding aging in place.IntroductionUnder the bill, the Department for the Aging, in consultation with the Department of Buildings and the Department for Housing Preservation and Development, would be required to develop and distribute a guide for building owners on how they can modify dwelling units to allow tenants to age in place.   Action details Not available
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Int 0742-2015 AJames G. Van BramerA and GOCommunity engagement process in the percent for art law.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) provide reasonable advance notification of its intention to include works of art in a Percent for Art project on the Department’s website. The bill would also require that DCLA hold at least one public hearing on such works of art prior to inclusion. The bill would further require that notice of the hearing be published in the City Record at least fourteen days before the hearing will take place.   Action details Not available
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Int 0240-2014 AJumaane D. WilliamsA and GOFiling semiannual reports on catch basin cleanup and maintenanceIntroductionThis bill would require NYCDEP to submit semiannual reports to the Mayor and City Council regarding the inspection, maintenance and repair of catch basins, disaggregated by community district. The bill would also require NYCDEP to inspect every catch basin at least once per year, and to unclog/repair a catch basin within nine days from when a complaint is filed.   Action details Not available
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Res 0666-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandGOLower East Side Business Improvement DistrictResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0689-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsiderd - 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 0699-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandGOLU 216 - 277 Gates Avenue, BrooklynResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0700-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandGOLU 217 - Bensonhurst Housing for the Elderly, BrooklynResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0701-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsiderd - GOLU 220 - 2629 Sedgwick Avenue, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0702-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsiderd - GOLU 221 - 404 East 10th Street, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0703-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsiderd - GOLU 222 - Aquinas Deacon Juan Santos, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0579-2014 AHelen K. RosenthalA and GOReporting on the racial and gender makeup of applicants for firefighter civil service examinations, and admission and graduation statistics from the probationary firefighter school.IntroductionTo become a firefighter with the Fire Department of the City of New York (“FDNY”), an applicant must pass multiple phases of testing and evaluation. This bill would require the FDNY to report on the gender and racial demographics of the applicant pool at every step of this process. The bill would require the FDNY to report these statistics for its most recent application period, and for each application period going forward on a yearly basis. The bill also requires the FDNY to report on its recruiting activities for the firefighter position, including its recruiting expenditures, a list of the recruiting events it attended, and a list of the preparatory materials it creates to assist firefighter applicants.   Action details Not available
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Int 0761-2015 *Elizabeth S. CrowleyGOTechnical 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.   Action details Not available
Int 0772-2015 *Corey D. JohnsonGOTechnical 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.   Action details Not available
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Int 0222-2014 ARosie MendezA and GOAmending the obligations of owners to provide notice to their tenants for service interruptions.IntroductionThis bill would require landlords to provide building occupants with 72-hours-notice prior to performing work which would cause an interruption in building services. The notice would have to be posted in a prominent place in the building and placed under the door of each dwelling unit. The notice would also have to state the type of work being performed and the estimated start and end date of the service interruption. Work performed on an emergency basis and work performed by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) would be exempt from the notice requirement. This bill would also require HPD to publish rules regarding what constitutes an emergency basis.   Action details Not available
Int 0592-2014 ACorey D. JohnsonA and GOPreservation 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.   Action details Not available
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Res 0704-2015 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 218 - Planning, 222 East 13th St, Manhattan (20155529 HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Res 0329-2014 BAlan N. MaiselAmended and Adopted by the Committee on VeteransRequiring the SUNY and CUNY Boards of Trustees to adopt policies requiring system universities and colleges to award college credit based on military serviceResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0549-2015 *Donovan J. RichardsAdopted by the Committee on Environmental ProtectionGovernor Andrew Cuomo to veto the application by Liberty Natural Gas, LLC to construct the Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas terminal off the coast of NY.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0652-2015 *Ydanis A. RodriguezAdopted by the Committee on TransportationGROW AMERICA Act.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Res 0686-2015 *Margaret S. ChinWomen's IssuesThe Woman on the Twenty Act (S. 925 / H.R. 1910)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0784-2015 *Elizabeth S. CrowleyPreconsidered - Fire and Criminal Justice ServicesCreation of an inmate bill of rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to communicate to every inmate their rights as inmates in plain and simple language, both in writing and orally.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0785-2015 *Daniel Dromm Governmental OperationsRequiring the 311 call center to log complaints about locations without street addressesIntroductionThis bill would prohibit staff at the 311 citizen service call center from declining to enter complaints or requests for service into their database for the purposes of forwarding to the appropriate agency to respond on account of the caller or texter failing to provide an address or other location that is in the database utilized by 311. In such instances, the 311 citizen service call center would be required to enter the location, whether it is an unrecognized address, intersection, or other location, into the “notes” section of the database entry, which is intended to allow the responding agency to identify the location to which the caller or texter is referring.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0687-2015 *Mathieu EugeneCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsEstablishing October 9th annually as NYC Haitian Day, in recognition of the historic contributions of the Haitian diaspora to the City of NY.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0688-2015 *Mathieu EugeneImmigrationSecretary of the Department of Homeland Security to grant Temporary Protected Status designation to Nepal and eligible Nepalese nationals.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0689-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - 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 0786-2015 *Corey D. JohnsonHealthRetention of DNA profiles by the office of chief medical examiner.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner from placing the DNA profiles of individuals who are, or were at one time, suspects in a crime or otherwise persons of interest to the Police Department, but who were never convicted of a crime, into a database for the purpose of comparing their DNA profiles to DNA evidence gathered at crime scenes in the future.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0690-2015 *Corey D. JohnsonFinanceRaise the minimum threshold for imposition of the “Mansion Tax”.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0691-2015 *Ben KallosGovernmental OperationsCongress and the states authority to regulate the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0787-2015 *Brad S. LanderTransportationSeizure of abandoned bicycles.IntroductionThe bill would allow the City to seize bicycles abandoned in a public place. The proposed local law provides for a period in which an abandoned bicycle may be removed, notice of the City’s intent to remove such a bicycle, a hearing and retrieval process, and a civil penalty of $25 to $100 for abandoning a bicycle in a public place.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0788-2015 *Mark LevineHousing and BuildingsRights and responsibilities of tenants and owners regarding the lawful collection of rents.IntroductionIn 2015, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) published “The ABCs of Housing,” an information guide meant to inform tenants and owners of their rights and obligations with respect to maintaining safe and habitable housing. This bill would amend the rights and responsibilities guide for tenants and owners, published by HPD in accordance with Local Law 45/2014, to include information regarding a tenant’s obligation to pay rent in cases where the owner is found to be violating the building’s certificate of occupancy.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0692-2015 *I. Daneek MillerCivil Service and LaborExtend labor protections to farm workers. (A.4762/S.1291)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0693-2015 *I. Daneek MillerCivil Service and LaborGerawan Farming to respect their workers, and implement the agreement ordered by the contract terms set by the mediator.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0789-2015 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)Governmental OperationsImplementing a pilot project to reduce the number of crashes involving city owned motor vehicles.IntroductionThe proposed local law would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to conduct a year-long pilot program that would utilize collision avoidance technology on no less than 100 City fleet vehicles. The proposed legislation would also require DCAS to produce a report at the end of the pilot program discussing the impact of such technology on the incidence of vehicle accidents, the cost of such technology, and recommendations for expanding the use of such technology.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0694-2015 *Donovan J. RichardsEnvironmental ProtectionUnited States Nuclear Regulatory Commission not to relicense Indian Point 2 and Indian Point 3.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0790-2015 *Ydanis A. RodriguezFinanceExtending the transfer tax exemption period for leases of taxicab licenses.IntroductionThe City imposes a tax on the transfer of taxicab licenses, also known as medallions, but includes an exemption for leases of six months or less. This bill would extend the lease exemption from six months to seven years.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0791-2015 *Helen K. RosenthalLand UseRequiring Community Board referral of certificate of appropriateness applications and subsequent modifications.IntroductionThis bill would impose a mandatory public review process for all applications for certificates of appropriateness filed with the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). It would require LPC to refer all applications for certificates of appropriateness to affected community boards after they are filed with the commission. It would require LPC to wait to hold its required public hearing on the application to allow a sufficient amount of time for the affected community board to review and comment on applications. The bill also would require an additional, second community board referral and notification to the local councilmember when an application is significantly modified after LPC holds its public hearing on the application. A modification would be considered significant if it resulted in: 1. Any change in the footprint of the proposed improvement, 2. Any increase in the height of the proposed improvement, or 3. Any significant change in the exterior design elements or materials Lastly, the bill would require LPC to notify both the community board and the local councilmember if the Commission made further modifications to the proposal after a second community board referral.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0695-2015 *Helen K. RosenthalGovernmental OperationsAllowing 16 and 17 year-olds to pre-register to vote. (A2529/S857)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0792-2015 *Eric A. UlrichGeneral WelfareRequiring HRA to provide rental assistance to disabled veterans.IntroductionThe bill would require the Human Resources Administration to provide rental assistance to disabled veterans residing in apartments with rents at or below the fair market rent amount set by the United States Department of Housing Urban Development. To qualify for the rental subsidy a veteran would have to receive a disability pension from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or receive service-connected disability benefits from the VA at a 50 percent or higher disability rating. In addition, the veteran’s combined earned and unearned income could not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level and resources could not exceed the limit for public assistance recipients under New York State Law. Veterans who meet these qualifications would be required to pay no more than 30 percent of their monthly income toward their rent.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0793-2015 *Eric A. UlrichVeteransCreating a taskforce to study veterans in the criminal justice system.IntroductionThis bill would establish a task force to study the issues confronting veterans involved in the criminal justice system, and issue a report with recommendations on how to limit the involvement of veterans in the criminal justice system, assist veterans transitioning out of the criminal justice system, expand available legal services for veterans, and other recommendations as the task force determines appropriate. The task force would consist of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Department of Correction, the Department of Probation, the Police Department, and two appointees each by the Mayor and Speaker of the Council. Additionally, the bill would require the task force to make a good faith effort to procure certain information regarding veterans in the city’s criminal courts, and would require the Department of Correction to provide certain information on incarcerated veterans in the city to the task force for inclusion in the report. The task force would be required to issue the report, including recommendations, no later than July 1, 2016.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0696-2015 *Eric A. UlrichEconomic DevelopmentEconomic Development Corporation to establish a centralized veterans-exclusive incubator in the City.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0697-2015 *Eric A. UlrichVeteransServicemember Assistance for Lawful Understanding, Treatment and Education (SALUTE) Act of 2015.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0794-2015 *Jumaane D. WilliamsHousing and BuildingsCreation of a task force to assess safety risks at construction sites.IntroductionThis bill would establish a task force, headed by the Departments of Buildings (DOB), and composed of various City agencies to assess the safety risks posed to pedestrians and motorists by construction sites. The task force would also submit recommendations to the Mayor and Council on proposed measures to mitigate such safety hazards.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0795-2015 *Jumaane D. WilliamsHousing and BuildingsClarifying bicycle access in office buildings.IntroductionThe bill would require owners of office buildings to allow bicycles to be brought into their buildings and to use freight elevators in the same manner as ordinary freight. At any time when no freight elevator is operational, it would require owners to allow bicycles to be brought onto one or more designated passenger elevators. This bill would also allow future requesting tenants to receive access under the same bicycle access plan as previous requesting tenants.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0698-2015 *Annabel PalmaPublic SafetyEstablish an Innocence Inquiry Commission.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0220-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Finance2629 Sedgwick Avenue, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0221-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Finance404 East 10th Street, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0222-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceAquinas Deacon Juan Santos, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0223-2015 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, 505-512 W. 23rd St. / W. Chelsea Text Amendment (N 090311 ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0223-2015 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, 505-512 W. 23rd St. / W. Chelsea Text Amendment (N 090311 ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0224-2015 *David G. GreenfieldLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, Brooklyn (20155636 PNK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0224-2015 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, Brooklyn (20155636 PNK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0225-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Disposition and ConcessionsPlanning, PRC Andrews Ave., Bronx (20155570 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0225-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, PRC Andrews Ave., Bronx (20155570 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0226-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Disposition and ConcessionsPlanning, 911 Longwood Portfolio, Bronx (20155631 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0226-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 911 Longwood Portfolio, Bronx (20155631 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0227-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Disposition and ConcessionsPlanning, Compass Residence 2A, Bronx (20155632 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0227-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, Compass Residence 2A, Bronx (20155632 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0228-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Disposition and ConcessionsPlanning, Beach Green North, Queens (20155635 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0228-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, Beach Green North, Queens (20155635 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0229-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Disposition and ConcessionsPlanning, 62 West Tremont Ave, Bronx (20155571 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0229-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 62 West Tremont Ave, Bronx (20155571 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0230-2015 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Disposition and ConcessionsPlanning, 2425 Mermaid Ave, 2427 Mermaid Ave, 3216 Mermaid Ave, 2816 West 16th Street, 3566 Canal Ave, Brooklyn (20155634 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0230-2015 *David G. Greenfield Planning, 2425 Mermaid Ave, 2427 Mermaid Ave, 3216 Mermaid Ave, 2816 West 16th Street, 3566 Canal Ave, Brooklyn (20155634 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available