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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/6/2016 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, Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting, Minutes of the Stated Meeting
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    2.Delivered by: Pastor Patrick Henry Young, First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst, 100-10 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, N.Y. 11369. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Ferreras-Copeland.      Video Video
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M 0461-2016 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsMaria R. Guastella, Esq., Commissioner of Elections of the Board of ElectionsCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0462-2016 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsJeanine R. Johnson, Commissioner of Elections of the Board of ElectionsCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 1099-2016 AMark Treyger Amended and Coupled on GORequiring DOE to report information on Career and Technical Education programs in New York city schools.IntroductionThis bill would require the DOE to report annually to the Council regarding information related to Career and Technical education programs, including the number of CTE schools and programs available to students, the number and percentage of students at each high school in a CTE program, the number and percentage of students who applied to and enrolled in a CTE-designated high school, the 4 and 6 year graduations rates from CTE-designated high schools, the number of full-time and part-time certified CTE instructors, and the number of professional development trainings administered by the DOE relating to CTE instruction.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1193-2016 AMark Levine Amended and Coupled on GORequiring DOE to report information on computer science education in NYC schools.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Education (DOE) to track and report information regarding Computer Science (CS) programs offered to students K to 12, including the number of CS programs offered in each school, the number and percentage of students who enrolled in a CS program, the number of designated full-time and part-time certified science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors, information regarding the STEM institute administered by the DOE, information regarding the DOE’s computer science initiatives, and information regarding the available bandwidth at each school building and whether the building contains more than one school.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1260-2016 AMelissa Mark-Viverito Amended and Coupled on GOTransporting inmates in the custody of the DOC to all criminal court appearances.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to determine whether inmates admitted to their custody have other open criminal court cases, notify the court system of their incarceration, and transport those inmates to all required court appearances for such cases.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1261-2016 AMelissa Mark-Viverito Amended and Coupled on GOAuthorizing the waiver of fees in the collection of cash bail.IntroductionThis bill would authorize the Department of Finance to waive a fee of up to 3% that the Department currently collects from cash bail posted in criminal cases.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1262-2016 AMelissa Mark-Viverito Amended and Coupled on GORegulating the use of uniforms by the department of correction for court appearances.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to produce inmates for trial or grand jury appearances in their personal clothing, and where such clothing is not available the Department must provide inmates adequate non-uniform clothing. Such clothing must also be provided to inmates released from a court.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1182-2016 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GORemoving deed restrictions placed on city properties when they are sold or otherwise disposed of.IntroductionThe bill would set forth a process for the removal or modification of deed restrictions by the Department for Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). DCAS would be required to conduct an extensive review of a request, including a public hearing, to determine whether the requested removal or modification furthers the best interests of the City. Following that review, the request would need to be approved by a committee of representatives from other City agencies and the Mayor’s Office, as well as the Mayor. The City would also be required to maintain an online database of any City property sold, exchanged, or otherwise disposed of with deed restrictions since 1966.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0506-2016 *David G. Greenfield 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.Zoning, 550 Washinton Street/Special Hudson River Park District, Manhattan (N160308ZRM)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 0507-2016 *David G. Greenfield 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.Zoning, 550 Washinton Street/Special Hudson River Park District, Manhattan (C160309ZMM)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 0508-2016 *David G. Greenfield 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.Zoning, 550 Washinton Street/Special Hudson River Park District, Manhattan (C160310ZSM)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 0509-2016 *David G. Greenfield 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.Zoning, 550 Washinton Street/Special Hudson River Park District, Manhattan (C160311ZSM)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 0510-2016 *David G. Greenfield 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.Zoning, 550 Washinton Street/Special Hudson River Park District, Manhattan (C160312ZSM)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 0511-2016 *David G. Greenfield 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.Zoning, 550 Washinton Street/Special Hudson River Park District, Manhattan (C160313ZSM)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 0525-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, PRC FOX STREET/MARIA ESTELA I, Manhattan (20175118 HAX)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1326-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 525 - Planning, PRC FOX STREET/MARIA ESTELA I, Manhattan (20175118 HAX)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0530-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 227TH STREET REZONING, Queens (C 170031 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1327-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 530 - Zoning, 227TH STREET REZONING, Queens (C 170031 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0533-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, 646-Seat Intermediate Public School Facility, Queens (20165186 SCQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1328-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 533 - Landmarks, 646-Seat Intermediate Public School Facility, Queens (20165186 SCQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0534-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, 180-Seat Pre-Kindergarten Facility, Brooklyn (20165205 SCK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1329-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 534 - Landmarks, 180-Seat Pre-Kindergarten Facility, Brooklyn (20165205 SCK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0535-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 2, Queens (20175123 HAQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1330-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 535 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 2, Queens (20175123 HAQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0536-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 3, Queens (20175124 HAQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1331-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 536 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 3, Queens (20175124 HAQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0537-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 4, Queens (20175125 HAQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1332-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 537 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 4, Queens (20175125 HAQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0538-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 5, Queens (20175126 HAQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1333-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 538 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 5, Queens (20175126 HAQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0539-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 6, Brooklyn (20175128 HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1334-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 539 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 6, Brooklyn (20175128 HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1099-2016 AMark Treyger~coupledA and GORequiring DOE to report information on Career and Technical Education programs in New York city schools.IntroductionThis bill would require the DOE to report annually to the Council regarding information related to Career and Technical education programs, including the number of CTE schools and programs available to students, the number and percentage of students at each high school in a CTE program, the number and percentage of students who applied to and enrolled in a CTE-designated high school, the 4 and 6 year graduations rates from CTE-designated high schools, the number of full-time and part-time certified CTE instructors, and the number of professional development trainings administered by the DOE relating to CTE instruction.   Action details Not available
Int 1193-2016 AMark Levine~coupledA and GORequiring DOE to report information on computer science education in NYC schools.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Education (DOE) to track and report information regarding Computer Science (CS) programs offered to students K to 12, including the number of CS programs offered in each school, the number and percentage of students who enrolled in a CS program, the number of designated full-time and part-time certified science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors, information regarding the STEM institute administered by the DOE, information regarding the DOE’s computer science initiatives, and information regarding the available bandwidth at each school building and whether the building contains more than one school.   Action details Not available
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Int 1260-2016 AMelissa Mark-Viverito~coupledA and GOTransporting inmates in the custody of the DOC to all criminal court appearances.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to determine whether inmates admitted to their custody have other open criminal court cases, notify the court system of their incarceration, and transport those inmates to all required court appearances for such cases.   Action details Not available
Int 1261-2016 AMelissa Mark-Viverito~coupledA and GOAuthorizing the waiver of fees in the collection of cash bail.IntroductionThis bill would authorize the Department of Finance to waive a fee of up to 3% that the Department currently collects from cash bail posted in criminal cases.   Action details Not available
Int 1262-2016 AMelissa Mark-Viverito~coupledA and GORegulating the use of uniforms by the department of correction for court appearances.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to produce inmates for trial or grand jury appearances in their personal clothing, and where such clothing is not available the Department must provide inmates adequate non-uniform clothing. Such clothing must also be provided to inmates released from a court.   Action details Not available
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Int 1182-2016 AMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GORemoving deed restrictions placed on city properties when they are sold or otherwise disposed of.IntroductionThe bill would set forth a process for the removal or modification of deed restrictions by the Department for Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). DCAS would be required to conduct an extensive review of a request, including a public hearing, to determine whether the requested removal or modification furthers the best interests of the City. Following that review, the request would need to be approved by a committee of representatives from other City agencies and the Mayor’s Office, as well as the Mayor. The City would also be required to maintain an online database of any City property sold, exchanged, or otherwise disposed of with deed restrictions since 1966.   Action details Not available
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Res 1326-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 525 - Planning, PRC FOX STREET/MARIA ESTELA I, Manhattan (20175118 HAX)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1327-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 530 - Zoning, 227TH STREET REZONING, Queens (C 170031 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1328-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 533 - Landmarks, 646-Seat Intermediate Public School Facility, Queens (20165186 SCQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1329-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 534 - Landmarks, 180-Seat Pre-Kindergarten Facility, Brooklyn (20165205 SCK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1330-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 535 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 2, Queens (20175123 HAQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1331-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 536 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 3, Queens (20175124 HAQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1332-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 537 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 4, Queens (20175125 HAQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1333-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 538 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 5, Queens (20175126 HAQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1334-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 539 - Planning, SMALL HOMES REHAB - NYCHA - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-PHASE 6, Brooklyn (20175128 HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Res 1290-2016 *Mathieu Eugene Adopted by the Committee on ImmigrationGrant Haiti a new designation for Temporary Protected Status.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1321-2016 *Melissa Mark-Viverito Preconsidered - Adopted by the Committee on ImmigrationAffirming that despite president-elect Donald Trump’s senseless threats, NYC will remain a Sanctuary City for immigrant residents.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Res 1321-2016 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORPreconsidered - ImmigrationAffirming that despite president-elect Donald Trump’s senseless threats, NYC will remain a Sanctuary City for immigrant residents.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1381-2016 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesProcedures for the transportation of staff on Rikers Island.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to ensure that Department-provided transportation on Rikers Island does not permit the intermingling of staff and visitors or recently released inmates.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1382-2016 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORSmall BusinessReporting of information on the workforce of contractors performing construction work for the city.IntroductionThis bill would require certain contractors employed to work on city-funded construction projects to disclose to an agency designated by the mayor, the zip code of their employees’ primary address; the address, block, and lot number of the city-funded construction project; and whether such contractor is certified as a minority-owned or women-owned business enterprise. This bill would also require the designated agency to make such disclosures public after the data collected is sufficiently anonymized as well as to report on observable trends in the data. This bill would also create recordkeeping requirements for such contractors and would give the authority to enforce the provisions of this bill to the designated agency.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1383-2016 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring NYC emergency responders to use appropriate bulletproof vests.IntroductionThis bill requires those employees of the Fire Department of the City of New York who are required to use bulletproof vests to use only those vests that meet certain safety requirements related to their warranty, history of use, and fit. Such vests would also be required to meet standards for bullet resistance developed by the National Institute of Justice.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1322-2016 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORGeneral WelfareDevelop a parents’ bill of rights to be distributed at initial home visits in child protective investigations and made available online.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1384-2016 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborProviding fast food employees the ability to make voluntary contributions to not-for-profit organizations of their choice through payroll deductions, and the expiration and repeal of such amendment.IntroductionThis bill would allow fast food employees to designate part of their salary to a not-for-profit of their choosing and require employers to deduct and remit such donation to such not-for-profit.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1385-2016 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceSale of tax liens and notice to property owners when property tax bills are available online.IntroductionThis bill would reauthorize the City’s tax lien sale program for another four years. It would also do the following: 1) Allow for greater flexibility with payment plans, including the option of monthly payments and a one-time opportunity to enter into a second payment plan if the property owner has defaulted on a previous plan; 2) Change notification and communication requirements, including the provision of written notification to the owner when a property is removed from the lien sale due to payment or any other reason, expansion of the use of telephone and email as outreach methods, and connecting property owners to financial counseling resources; 3) Mandate greater data collection and reporting on the impact of the lien sale, including the reporting of currently available data on the charges accrued to properties after the lien sale, mortgage and title transfers of properties included in the lien sale, and surveys to determine the circumstances that lead property owners to fall behind on municipal charges; and 4) Allow emergency repair charges of at least $1,000, that had remained unpaid for at least one year, to trigger lien sale eligibility for non-owner occupied one-, two-, and three-family homes. It would also renumber one of the two sections 11-245.8 of the Administrative Code to become 11-245.10 to resolve the conflict between the two identically numbered sections.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1323-2016 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceApproving 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 1386-2016 *Vincent J. Gentile~SPONSORHealthReducing rodent infestation.IntroductionThis bill would raise the initial fine for failure to abate rodents from $300 to $500.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1387-2016 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborProhibiting on-call scheduling for retail employees and providing advance notice of work schedules to retail employees.IntroductionThis bill will ban the practice of “on-call scheduling” for retail employees. On-call scheduling is when an employer requires an employee to be available to work, to contact the employer or to wait to be contacted by the employer, to determine whether the employee must report to work. This bill will prohibit retail employers from cancelling, changing or adding work shifts within 72 hours of the start of the shift (except in limited cases). The bill also requires a retail employer to: post the schedule for the retail employees’ schedule 72 hours before the beginning of the scheduled hours of work, to provide (upon request by the a retail employee) a written copy of said employee’s work schedule for any week worked within the prior three years, or to provide (upon request by the a retail employee at the work location) the most current version of the work schedule for all retail employees at the at work location.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1388-2016 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborBanning consecutive work shifts in fast food restaurants involving both the closing and opening of the restaurant.IntroductionThis bill would ban “clopenings” for fast food employees; fast food employers would not be allowed to require fast food workers to work back-to-back shifts when the first shift closes the establishment and the second shift opens it the next day, with fewer than 11 hours in between. The employer will need to pay pay an employee who works a “clopening” shift $100 for each instance that such employee works such shifts.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1389-2016 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRemoving construction-related equipment.IntroductionThis bill would create timeframes for the removal of construction-related equipment when there is no active construction and would permit the city to correct unsafe conditions of exterior walls.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1390-2016 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsA board of standards and appeals coordinator within the department of city planning.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of City Planning to publicly post the name and contact information of the employee acting as a coordinator with the Board of Standards and Appeals. The Department would also post a record of each application for a variance or a special permit to the Board of Standards and Appeals for which the Department provided testimony, as well as a copy of such testimony. The Board of Standards and Appeal website would link to such testimony.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1391-2016 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsQualifications of staff members of the board of standards and appeals.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Board of Standards and Appeals have access to the advice of a State certified general real estate appraiser with no less than five years’ experience in analyzing and auditing real estate investments.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1392-2016 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsApplications for variances and special permits before the board of standards and appeals.IntroductionThis bill would require certain standards for applications, and the application process, for variances and special permits before the Board of Standards and Appeals. Additional minimum standards for application materials would be set by rule by the Board. The bill would also establish a civil penalty for knowingly making or allowing to be made false statements to the Board of Standards and Appeals. The civil penalty would be enforced by the Corporation Counsel or an agency designated by the Mayor.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1393-2016 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequiring the board of standards and appeals to report on variances and special permits.IntroductionThis bill would require the Board of Standards and Appeals to report information about applications for variances and special permits, and appeals of decisions regarding variances and special permits, to the Council twice per year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1394-2016 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsAdding zoning variance and special permit information on a map on a city website.IntroductionThis bill would require the Board of Standards and Appeals to compile data on the location of all variances and special permit applications filed since January 1, 1998 into a data set. Such data set would then be required to be included as a filter on an interactive City map.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1395-2016 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborRequiring fast food employers to offer work shifts to current employees before hiring additional employees.IntroductionThis bill would require fast food employers with available hours to offer shifts to existing employees before hiring new employees. This bill is intended to provide part-time fast food workers with a path toward additional hours and full-time employment, should they want it. Employers would only be required to offer hours to current employees up until the point at which the employer would be required to pay overtime, or until all current employees have rejected available hours, whichever comes first. Only after the employer had exhausted options to provide shifts to current workers would the fast food employers be free to hire additional part-time workers. This bill is part of a package of bills aimed at improving working conditions related to employee work schedules.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1396-2016 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborEstablishing general provisions governing fair work practices and requiring certain fast food employers to provide advance notice of work schedules to employees and to provide a schedule change premium when hours are changed after required notices.IntroductionThis bill will make the schedules of fast food employees more predictable. It will create general provisions for a fair work week chapter of the Administrative Code and will require certain fast food employers to provide employees with an estimate of their work schedule upon hire and a work schedule 14 days in advance (including all shifts). This bill will require a premium to be paid to employees for schedule changes made by the employer with less than 14 days’ notice to the employee (a greater schedule change premium is as the start of the first shift nears). Changes to schedules will will canceling, shortening, or moving shifts, adding additional hours to scheduled shifts, and adding shifts. This bill is part of a package of bills aimed at improving working conditions related to employee work schedules. The bill also renumbers, without substantive change, provisions on shipboard gambling to make room for new provisions administered by the Department of Consumer Affairs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1397-2016 *Steven Matteo~SPONSORTransportationRestoration requirements after the opening of a protected street.IntroductionThis bill would require any restoration of pavement, made subsequent to opening a protected street, to be subject to conditions that may be established by rule, including appropriate guarantees against the deterioration of the restored pavement and may include restoration of the pavement.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1398-2016 *Steven Matteo~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementAllowing community service as a civil penalty for dumping.IntroductionThis bill would allow for community service to be a civil penalty for dumping (transporting in a vehicle and illegally disposing of materials on public or private land) in lieu of a fine. Currently, fines, imprisonment, and vehicle impoundment are penalties for dumping.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1399-2016 *Deborah L. Rose~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborProtecting employees who seek temporary changes to work schedules for personal events and certain other schedule changes.IntroductionThe bill would require an employer to allow employees to take two temporary schedule changes per calendar year—including paid time off, remote work, changing work hours and unpaid leave—relating to a caregiving emergency, a legal proceeding or hearing for subsistence benefits, or any circumstance that would constitute a basis for permissible use of safe time or sick time under chapter 8 of title 20 of the administration code. The bill would also establish a written process for employees and employers to communicate regarding requests for such changes. This bill would also protect employees from employers retaliating against them for making schedule change requests, because section 20-1204’s prohibition on retaliation would apply. This bill would not affect leave granted under the city’s earned sick and safe time act or apply to employees under certain collective bargaining agreements or to certain employees in the entertainment industry.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1400-2016 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentParticipation of minority-and women-owned business enterprises in construction projects related to properties receiving tax benefits in accordance with the industrial and commercial abatement program.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 67 of 2008, governing participation of minority-and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) in construction projects receiving benefits under the Industrial and Commercial Abatement (ICAP) program. It would: 1) lower the project cost threshold requiring ICAP applicants to directly solicit M/WBEs to work on the project from $1.5 million to $750,000; 2) require applicants to inform the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) after it has received a final ICAP award of contracting and subcontracting opportunities at the applicable site as they arise; and 3) require all applicants to submit certifications of compliance with M/WBE program requirements to SBS, in addition to the Department of Finance, along with the final application for benefits.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1324-2016 *Eric A. Ulrich~SPONSORVeteransRecognize both the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the sacrifices of our military members during World War II on December 7th.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1325-2016 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSOREducationCreate a curriculum in public schools on the study of genocide and the Holocaust.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1401-2016 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsMembers of the art commission.IntroductionThis bill would add the speaker of the city council or the speaker’s representative to the members of the art commission.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1402-2016 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsMembers of the art commission.IntroductionThis bill would add the president of the Brooklyn Public Library and the president of the Queens Public Library to the members of the art commission.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1403-2016 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring anemometers on cranes.IntroductionThis bill would require the installation of anemometers on cranes.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1404-2016 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsPenalties for violations of site safety provisions of the construction codes.IntroductionThis bill would increase the minimum and maximum civil penalties and fines for immediately hazardous and major violations of the site safety provisions of the New York City Building Code and the Administrative Code of the City of New York.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available