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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/18/2017 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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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: Rabbi Rachel Ain, Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 East 51st Street, New York, N.Y. 10022. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Garodnick.      Not available
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of December 6, 2016 be adopted as printed by Council Member Deutsch.      Not available
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M 0466-2017 *Rosie Mendez  Zoning, Sidewalk café, 365 Park Ave S, Manhattan (20175151 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1061-2016 *Margaret S. Chin Coupled on GOSale of plants and flowers during the Asian Lunar New Year.IntroductionThis bill would grant an exemption to the current laws that require street vendors to secure a license before vending goods and services on the streets of New York. This bill would allow individuals to sell plants and flowers on the day of the Asian Lunar New Year and during the seven days prior.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0865-2015 BJames G. Van Bramer Amended and Coupled on GOReporting certain data regarding institutions in the Cultural Institutions Group.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to report data of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) individual organizations’ performance for the previous fiscal year. The data would include total visitor attendance, the number of free or reduced-price visits, the total attendance of public school students through school-organized visits, the number of partnerships with public schools, the total number of free admission hours, the number of programs related to the cultural institution’s mission or discipline and targeted to a general audience, and the number of programs targeted or designed to reach specific groups of people. CIG includes any cultural institution that is in the CIG as determined by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Members of the CIG are located on City-owned property and receive significant capital and operating support from the City. Members operate as publicly-owned facilities whose mandate is to provide cultural services to all New Yorkers.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1276-2016 BJames G. Van Bramer Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the art commission to conduct an annual report.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Art Commission to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker a report detailing the number of submissions received by the Commission, the number of submissions acted upon, the membership of the Art Commission, a summary of the methods of procedure used to determine the approval or disapproval or rejection of submissions and the number of works of art cleaned, maintained, or repaired, in the previous year.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1290-2016 AJames G. Van Bramer Amended and Coupled on GOPercent for art advisory panel.IntroductionThis bill would require an advisory panel to recommend eligible works of art in a project administered by the Department of Cultural Affairs in the Percent for Art program. The bill would require that the panel be comprised of members who are knowledgeable about public art, about the project, and about the community in which the project will be located. The panel would also include, but not be limited to, at least one representative of the Borough President’s office of the borough in which the project will be located, at least one representative of the City Council Member in whose district the project will be located, and at least one representative of the community board for the community district in which the project will be located. These representatives would be non-voting ex-officio members. Percent for Art refers to the law that requires that one percent of the budget for eligible City-funded construction projects be spent on artwork for City facilities.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1295-2016 ALaurie A. Cumbo Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of cultural affairs to publish information on percent for art projects.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (the Department) to publish on its website information about all works of art in the Percent for Art program. The Department would also be required to publish on its website aggregated demographic information about the artists whose works of art are in the Percent for Art program, to the extent such information is provided to the Department. Percent for Art refers to the law that requires that one percent of the budget for eligible City-funded construction projects be spent on artwork for City facilities.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1296-2016 ALaurie A. Cumbo Amended and Coupled on GOPercent for art program.IntroductionThis bill would provide that at least one percent of the first 50 million dollars of capital funds appropriated by the city for a capital project be allocated for works of art. This bill would raise the threshold for the expenditure for works of art for any capital project to 900,000 dollars. This bill would also raise the threshold for expenditures for works of art in any fiscal year to 4 million dollars.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1297-2016 ALaurie A. Cumbo Amended and Coupled on GOOutreach and education regarding public art opportunities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to engage in outreach and educational efforts regarding the opportunity to submit works of art for the Percent for Art program. Outreach and education would include information sessions in each borough and the development of written materials containing information on the submission and selection process for works of art in the program. DCLA would be required to make these materials available to arts and cultural organizations, community-based organizations and colleges/universities, and to make them available in the seven most commonly spoken languages in New York City, as determined by the Department of City Planning.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1281-2016 AJulissa Ferreras-Copeland Amended and Coupled on GOReview and evaluation of economic development tax expenditures, and to repeal chapter 29 of title 11 of such code, relating to the establishment of the tax study commission.IntroductionThis bill would require the Independent Budget Office (“IBO”) to review and evaluate economic development tax expenditures identified by the Council on a schedule set forth by the Council. Such schedule and identification of tax expenditures would be set in collaboration with the IBO. For each economic development tax expenditure reviewed and evaluated, the IBO would submit a report to the Council, and post such report on its website, which would include a description of the data considered and the methodology and assumptions used in such review and evaluation, an analysis of the effectiveness of the tax expenditure and whether the tax expenditure is achieving its intended goals, whether those goals are still relevant, and recommendations for future evaluations. The bill would state that agencies must provide the IBO with the information necessary for IBO to conduct its review and evaluation, and that such agencies must provide IBO and the Council with an explanation when the agencies cannot disclose certain information and include a citation to the laws that prohibit such disclosure. Finally, the bill would also repeal a provision of the Administrative Code that established a tax study commission, which has expired.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1371-2016 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Coupled on GODUMBO BIDIntroductionThis bill would authorize an increase in the amount that the DUMBO Business Improvement District (“BID”) could collect and spend annually and expand the existing boundaries of the BID as set forth in the BID’s amended district plan.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1385-2016 AJulissa Ferreras-Copeland Amended and Coupled on GOSale 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1352-2017 *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
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Res 1349-2017 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOAuthorizing the NYC DOT to grant a franchise for the provision of aerial tramway service over the East River between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1052-2016 AJames Vacca Amended and Coupled on GOAgency disposal of electronics.IntroductionThis bill would require any agency disposing of electronic equipment that contains a data storage device, including printers, copiers and computers, to fully erase such device before its disposal. Disposal includes transfers of equipment between agencies when such equipment contains sensitive or confidential information that is not relevant to the work of the agency receiving the equipment. City agencies, and third party contractors obligated to dispose of such equipment, must also certify that they have complied with the law.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0570-2014 AJumaane D. Williams Amended and Coupled on GOCommuter VansIntroductionThe bill would remove the requirement that commuter van services renew their authorization with the Department of Transportation (DOT) every six years and that such services provide DOT with public support statements upon their initial application. Additionally, commuter van services would no longer be required to maintain records of requests for service and trips, as well as passenger manifests. The bill would also repeal a section of the Code referring to temporary restrictions that expired in 1998.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0860-2015 AI. Daneek Miller Amended and Coupled on GOCommuter VansIntroductionThe bill would limit the number of commuter van licenses to 735, provided that the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) could increase the number of available licenses upon a finding that there is a need for additional vans in an annual study. In such study, the TLC would review safety in the commuter van industry, in addition to the demand for commuter van service.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0861-2015 AI. Daneek Miller Amended and Coupled on GOCommuter VansIntroductionThe bill would make the unlicensed operation of any vehicle as a commuter van punishable by a fine of $1,000-$2,000, imprisonment of up to 60 days, or both. In addition, the bill would set the minimum civil penalty for a first violation involving the operation of a commuter van to $1,000. Currently, the maximum penalty is $1,000, with no minimum. The civil penalty for a violation involving the operation of a commuter van service without the required authorizations or license would be raised from a range $500-$1,000 to $1,000-$3,000 for a first offense and $1,000-$2,500 to $2,000-$4,000 for subsequent offenses within two years.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 *  Coupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1061-2016 *Margaret S. Chin~coupledGOSale of plants and flowers during the Asian Lunar New Year.IntroductionThis bill would grant an exemption to the current laws that require street vendors to secure a license before vending goods and services on the streets of New York. This bill would allow individuals to sell plants and flowers on the day of the Asian Lunar New Year and during the seven days prior.   Action details Not available
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Int 0865-2015 BJames G. Van Bramer~coupledA and GOReporting certain data regarding institutions in the Cultural Institutions Group.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to report data of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) individual organizations’ performance for the previous fiscal year. The data would include total visitor attendance, the number of free or reduced-price visits, the total attendance of public school students through school-organized visits, the number of partnerships with public schools, the total number of free admission hours, the number of programs related to the cultural institution’s mission or discipline and targeted to a general audience, and the number of programs targeted or designed to reach specific groups of people. CIG includes any cultural institution that is in the CIG as determined by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Members of the CIG are located on City-owned property and receive significant capital and operating support from the City. Members operate as publicly-owned facilities whose mandate is to provide cultural services to all New Yorkers.   Action details Not available
Int 1276-2016 BJames G. Van Bramer~coupledA and GORequiring the art commission to conduct an annual report.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Art Commission to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker a report detailing the number of submissions received by the Commission, the number of submissions acted upon, the membership of the Art Commission, a summary of the methods of procedure used to determine the approval or disapproval or rejection of submissions and the number of works of art cleaned, maintained, or repaired, in the previous year.   Action details Not available
Int 1290-2016 AJames G. Van Bramer~coupledA and GOPercent for art advisory panel.IntroductionThis bill would require an advisory panel to recommend eligible works of art in a project administered by the Department of Cultural Affairs in the Percent for Art program. The bill would require that the panel be comprised of members who are knowledgeable about public art, about the project, and about the community in which the project will be located. The panel would also include, but not be limited to, at least one representative of the Borough President’s office of the borough in which the project will be located, at least one representative of the City Council Member in whose district the project will be located, and at least one representative of the community board for the community district in which the project will be located. These representatives would be non-voting ex-officio members. Percent for Art refers to the law that requires that one percent of the budget for eligible City-funded construction projects be spent on artwork for City facilities.   Action details Not available
Int 1295-2016 ALaurie A. Cumbo~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of cultural affairs to publish information on percent for art projects.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (the Department) to publish on its website information about all works of art in the Percent for Art program. The Department would also be required to publish on its website aggregated demographic information about the artists whose works of art are in the Percent for Art program, to the extent such information is provided to the Department. Percent for Art refers to the law that requires that one percent of the budget for eligible City-funded construction projects be spent on artwork for City facilities.   Action details Not available
Int 1296-2016 ALaurie A. Cumbo~coupledA and GOPercent for art program.IntroductionThis bill would provide that at least one percent of the first 50 million dollars of capital funds appropriated by the city for a capital project be allocated for works of art. This bill would raise the threshold for the expenditure for works of art for any capital project to 900,000 dollars. This bill would also raise the threshold for expenditures for works of art in any fiscal year to 4 million dollars.   Action details Not available
Int 1297-2016 ALaurie A. Cumbo~coupledA and GOOutreach and education regarding public art opportunities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to engage in outreach and educational efforts regarding the opportunity to submit works of art for the Percent for Art program. Outreach and education would include information sessions in each borough and the development of written materials containing information on the submission and selection process for works of art in the program. DCLA would be required to make these materials available to arts and cultural organizations, community-based organizations and colleges/universities, and to make them available in the seven most commonly spoken languages in New York City, as determined by the Department of City Planning.   Action details Not available
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Int 1281-2016 AJulissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledA and GOReview and evaluation of economic development tax expenditures, and to repeal chapter 29 of title 11 of such code, relating to the establishment of the tax study commission.IntroductionThis bill would require the Independent Budget Office (“IBO”) to review and evaluate economic development tax expenditures identified by the Council on a schedule set forth by the Council. Such schedule and identification of tax expenditures would be set in collaboration with the IBO. For each economic development tax expenditure reviewed and evaluated, the IBO would submit a report to the Council, and post such report on its website, which would include a description of the data considered and the methodology and assumptions used in such review and evaluation, an analysis of the effectiveness of the tax expenditure and whether the tax expenditure is achieving its intended goals, whether those goals are still relevant, and recommendations for future evaluations. The bill would state that agencies must provide the IBO with the information necessary for IBO to conduct its review and evaluation, and that such agencies must provide IBO and the Council with an explanation when the agencies cannot disclose certain information and include a citation to the laws that prohibit such disclosure. Finally, the bill would also repeal a provision of the Administrative Code that established a tax study commission, which has expired.   Action details Not available
Int 1371-2016 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledGODUMBO BIDIntroductionThis bill would authorize an increase in the amount that the DUMBO Business Improvement District (“BID”) could collect and spend annually and expand the existing boundaries of the BID as set forth in the BID’s amended district plan.   Action details Not available
Int 1385-2016 AJulissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledA and GOSale 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.   Action details Not available
Res 1352-2017 *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
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Res 1349-2017 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOAuthorizing the NYC DOT to grant a franchise for the provision of aerial tramway service over the East River between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation.Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 1052-2016 AJames Vacca~coupledA and GOAgency disposal of electronics.IntroductionThis bill would require any agency disposing of electronic equipment that contains a data storage device, including printers, copiers and computers, to fully erase such device before its disposal. Disposal includes transfers of equipment between agencies when such equipment contains sensitive or confidential information that is not relevant to the work of the agency receiving the equipment. City agencies, and third party contractors obligated to dispose of such equipment, must also certify that they have complied with the law.   Action details Not available
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Int 0570-2014 AJumaane D. Williams~coupledA and GOCommuter VansIntroductionThe bill would remove the requirement that commuter van services renew their authorization with the Department of Transportation (DOT) every six years and that such services provide DOT with public support statements upon their initial application. Additionally, commuter van services would no longer be required to maintain records of requests for service and trips, as well as passenger manifests. The bill would also repeal a section of the Code referring to temporary restrictions that expired in 1998.   Action details Not available
Int 0860-2015 AI. Daneek Miller~coupledA and GOCommuter VansIntroductionThe bill would limit the number of commuter van licenses to 735, provided that the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) could increase the number of available licenses upon a finding that there is a need for additional vans in an annual study. In such study, the TLC would review safety in the commuter van industry, in addition to the demand for commuter van service.   Action details Not available
Int 0861-2015 AI. Daneek Miller~coupledA and GOCommuter VansIntroductionThe bill would make the unlicensed operation of any vehicle as a commuter van punishable by a fine of $1,000-$2,000, imprisonment of up to 60 days, or both. In addition, the bill would set the minimum civil penalty for a first violation involving the operation of a commuter van to $1,000. Currently, the maximum penalty is $1,000, with no minimum. The civil penalty for a violation involving the operation of a commuter van service without the required authorizations or license would be raised from a range $500-$1,000 to $1,000-$3,000 for a first offense and $1,000-$2,500 to $2,000-$4,000 for subsequent offenses within two years.   Action details Not available
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Res 0104-2014 *Fernando Cabrera  Adopted by the Committee on Women's IssuesRequire the Integrated Domestic Violence Courts in NYC to issue regular reports on batterer intervention programs.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1419-2017 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Penalties for construction site safety violations that result in or are accompanied by death or serious physical injury.IntroductionThis bill would allow the city to recover penalties of up to $500,000 for companies and $150,000 for individuals for a violation of the site safety provisions of the construction code, where the violation is accompanied by death or serious physical injury. In determining the amount of the civil penalty, the court must consider several factors, including the extent and severity of the injury, history of violations, degree of willfulness or negligence displayed by the defendant, and the defendant’s financial resources.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1350-2017 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborRequire NYC & State employees to forfeit their pensions when they are found to have violated the law and deemed ineligible for employment.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1420-2017 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORPublic SafetyRegulating the use of conducted electrical weapons by the NYPD.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department to provide all appropriate personnel with conducted electrical weapons, as well as training on the proper usage of such weapons. The bill would also require a yearly report on the usage of these weapons, including any injuries they caused.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1421-2017 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Requiring cranes to be equipped with global positioning systems or similar locating devices.IntroductionThis bill would require all cranes to be equipped with a global positioning system (GPS), or other similar device, which is capable of transmitting the location of the crane to which it is attached to the Department of Buildings (DOB). Where there is no device, DOB must be notified of the date upon which the crane will arrive at the site before work begins, and the date of the departure of the crane from the site upon conclusion of the work.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1422-2017 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Crane wind restrictions.IntroductionThis bill would require that cranes which require actions to be taken at 20mph wind speeds or less to operate within a safety zone. This bill would also require that cranes which require actions to be taken between 20mph and 30mph to operate within a safety zone, and to submit a plan for monitoring and securing the crane is submitted to the department of buildings, fire department and department of transportation. This bill also requires orientation for assembly/disassembly directors, lift directors and hoisting machine operators.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1423-2017 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring information on sidewalk sheds.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to report on the number of, and the condition of, sidewalk sheds. It would also require the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create a dashboard of such information.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1424-2017 *Andrew Cohen~SPONSORMental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability ServicesDisability classification reporting from the DOE.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to include data on the number of students with autism in the annual demographics report that is submitted to the Council and posted online.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1425-2017 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRequiring the city to prepare a plan to prevent sewer system backups.IntroductionThis bill would require, that by December 31, 2018, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection submit a plan to prevent sewer backups to the Mayor and the Council. Such plan would also have to be posted on the Department of Environmental Protection’s website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1351-2017 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionState Dept of Environmental Conservation to make publicly available on their website the air pollutant emissions and fuel use data that facilities with Title V Permits are required to submit annually.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1426-2017 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORConsumer AffairsBanning companies that charge a fee for “student debt relief” already provided by the federal government.IntroductionThis law is intended to ban businesses that offer student debt relief services for a fee. These businesses profit by charging vulnerable individuals exorbitant monthly fees for acting as middlemen in accessing services that are otherwise free from the federal government (with a phone call). The federal Department of Education has identified this practice as a “scam” and has warned holders of federal student loans about these businesses. This law also bans advertisements on behalf of such businesses and also includes a civil cause of action for individuals who fall victim to such businesses. These businesses typically advertise with signage in store front windows with a phone number to call.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1427-2017 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsDefining the term reside in the lead law.IntroductionThis bill would add a definition of the words “reside” and “residency” to the City’s Lead Law, in response to a decision of the New York State Court of Appeals from April of 2016. That decision held that a girl with elevated blood lead levels did not “reside” in her grandmother’s apartment, where she spent 50 hours per week, and that the landlord of the grandmother’s apartment therefore had no duty to abate the lead paint there. This bill would define “residency” as spending 15 or more hours in an apartment in a typical week.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1428-2017 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionAge limitations on school buses and replacing such school buses with all electric school buses.IntroductionThe local law amends Title 24 of the New York City Administrative Code, adding a new section § 24-163.9 (k) to require that commencing September 1, 2020, all school buses subject to New York City school bus contracts, that do not use a closed crankcase ventilation system, shall be electric vehicles. Electricity for such electric vehicles shall be generated on-site. This local law further requires that all other school buses, shall, after ten years of use, be replaced by compressed natural gas, hybrid school buses or all electric, and further provides that use of such compressed natural gas or hybrid school buses is limited to ten years and such school buses must thereafter be replaced with all electric zero emission school buses, and as long as the particulate matter emissions of all such school buses does not exceed emission levels permitted in the most recent diesel engine emissions standards issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the mileage meets the most recent corporate average fuel economy standards for compact and large trucks.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1429-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Requiring pre-shift safety meetings for workers at construction sites.IntroductionThis bill would require that workers at construction sites receive pre-shift instructions, including a discussion of safety concerns regarding the tasks and activities to be performed during that shift.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1352-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1430-2017 *Vincent J. Gentile~SPONSORTransportationStreet containersIntroductionIf enacted, this bill would regulate commercial refuse containers as well as construction debris containers. In the case of commercial refuse containers, the bill would limit the number of permit renewals and, in the case of construction debris containers, it would require a permit from the Department of Buildings or a statement certifying that the construction work necessitating the use of such container does not require a permit.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1353-2017 *Barry S. Grodenchik~SPONSORTransportationRequire the NYC DOT to allow NYC homeowners to repair curbs adjacent to their sidewalk and receive a tax credit for the cost of the repair.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1431-2017 *Barry S. Grodenchik~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Registration and duties of lift directors.IntroductionThis bill would require registration of lift directors and sets forth the qualifications and duties of lift directors.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1432-2017 *Ben Kallos~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentTraining and transparency requirements for certain projects receiving city financial assistance.IntroductionThis bill would require that contractors working on certain projects receiving City financial assistance participate in an apprenticeship program. It would also require reporting of certain information concerning such projects.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1433-2017 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Requiring DOB to report on all construction incidents that result in an injury or fatality to a member of the public or a construction worker.IntroductionThis legislation would expand the data that must be reported when an accident that results in an injury or fatality to a member of the public or a construction worker occurs at a construction site. Additionally, the legislation would impose a minimum civil penalty of $2,500 for failure to report such information to the Department of Buildings following an incident.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1354-2017 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSOREducationAcknowledging January 16-20 as No Name-Calling Week in NYC schools.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1434-2017 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSOREducationMandated reporting of PCB remediation in city public schools.IntroductionThis proposed law will require reporting regarding PCB remediation in city schools. Caulking (primarily in window and door frames), soil, and HVAC systems in city schools have been recognized as sources of PCBs that require remediation. This law would keep the public informed regarding remediation efforts regarding these sources to make sure that the Department of Education is following EPA guidelines.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1435-2017 *Alan N. Maisel~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Maintaining crane event records.IntroductionThis bill would require all cranes to be equipped with event recorders to collect the following data: crane configurations, any overload condition, status of limit switches, and operator overrides. This information will be available to the Department of Buildings (DOB) upon request.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1436-2017 *Steven Matteo~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Requiring DOB to report on site safety managers and coordinators.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to report to the City Council on site safety managers and coordinators.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1437-2017 *Carlos Menchaca~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Increasing the civil penalties for construction sites with excessive violations.IntroductionThis bill would increase the civil penalties for construction sites with excessive violations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1355-2017 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORTransportationIncrease the penalty on commercial vehicles that park in residential neighborhoods.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1438-2017 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)~SPONSORFinanceEstablishment of a preservation trust program with respect to certain tax liens.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”), in conjunction with the Department of Finance (“DOF”), to promulgate rules establishing a preservation trust program which would allow for the negotiated sale of tax liens on distressed properties to a trust created for the purpose of rehabilitating and preserving affordable housing. The legislation would also authorize DOF to sell such tax liens to a trust eligible under the preservation trust program and expand the definition of distressed property.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1439-2017 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORHealthRequiring agencies to notify food rescue organizations before disposing of food.IntroductionThis bill would require any city agency, when confiscating food deemed safe for human consumption by an agent of the department of health and mental hygiene, to notify at least one food rescue organization that they may retrieve such food at their own expense before disposing of the food.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1440-2017 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionSigns near diaper changing tables.IntroductionThis bill would require that, where a building contains a restroom intended for public or common use, a building owner must post a sign in or near each restroom that contains a diaper changing table stating that baby wipes should not be flushed.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1441-2017 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORTransportationRequiring the DOT to clean and maintain all medians at least once a year and to create a web-based tracking system.IntroductionThis bill defines the term median and ensures that medians throughout the city are cleaned and maintained by DOT.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1442-2017 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Enforcement of safety registration numbers and repealing section 28-420.5 of the administrative code of the city of New York.IntroductionThis bill establishes a tiered system for enforcement of safety registration numbers based on performance of contractors required to hold safety registration numbers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1443-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORGeneral WelfareRequiring that certain Dept of Homeless Services employees be trained in administering opioid antagonists.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 1443-A would require training for certain staff working in Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters and Human Resources Administration (HRA) HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) facilities in administering naloxone (Narcan) to individuals who have overdosed on opioids. The bill would also require those facilities to have at least one trained staff on duty at all times. Proposed Int. 1443-A would require the agencies to develop and implement a plan to offer training to residents of HASA facilities and DHS shelters who may encounter persons experiencing or who are at a high risk of experiencing an opioid overdose. The bill would also require the agencies to annually report on the number of staff and residents who were trained, and the number of times an opioid antagonist was administered to a resident.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1444-2017 *Mark Treyger~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Requiring site-specific safety orientations for workers at all construction sites.IntroductionThis bill expands the requirement that workers at construction sites receive site-specific safety orientations and periodic refreshers to all construction sites.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1445-2017 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Requiring safety netting and guardrail systems to protect floor openings.IntroductionThis bill would require safety netting systems and guardrails to protect floor openings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1446-2017 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Licensing for operators of certain complex cranes.IntroductionThis bill would require hoisting machine operators to obtain a licensing rating in order to operate particularly large cranes. The licensing rating would be obtained through satisfactory demonstration by operation, practical examination, or completion of simulator training specific to the make and model of the crane.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1447-2017 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction site safety training and repealing section 3310.10.2 of the NYC building code.IntroductionThis bill specifies certain training and qualification requirements that the persons engaged in the construction and demolition of certain buildings must meet.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1448-2017 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsConstruction Safety - Requiring construction superintendents at certain construction sites.IntroductionThis bill would require that certain buildings under ten stories, excluding 1-, 2- and 3-family buildings, retain a construction superintendent, who, among other things, is responsible for maintaining a safe job site. Further, it would require that such buildings create a site safety plan and keep such plan on site.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0544-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Sidewalk café, BREAD & TULIPS, 365 Park Ave S, Manhattan (20175151 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0544-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Sidewalk café, BREAD & TULIPS, 365 Park Ave S, Manhattan (20175151 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0545-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Theater Subdistrict Fund Text Amendment, Manhattan (N 160254 (A) ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0545-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Theater Subdistrict Fund Text Amendment, Manhattan (N 160254 (A) ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0546-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, Rainbow Plaza, Bronx (20175171 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0546-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, Rainbow Plaza, Bronx (20175171 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available