Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/5/2017 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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    Delivered by: Rabbi Eli Cohen, Exec. Director, The Crown Heights Jewish Community Council (CHJCC), 387 Kingston Ave. Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Cumbo.      Video Video
    Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meetings of February 15, 2017 and March 1, 2017 be adopted as printed by Council Member Crowley.      Video Video
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M 0492-2017 *Ben Kallos Zoning, Sidewalk café, 1640 Second Ave, Manhattan (20175241 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1253-2016 AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James)Amended and Coupled on GOProhibiting employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history during all stages of the employment process. In the event that an employer is already aware of a prospective employee’s salary history, this bill would prohibit reliance on that information in the determination of salary. When employers rely on salary histories to determine compensation, they perpetuate the gender wage gap. Adopting measures like this bill can reduce the likelihood that women will be prejudiced by prior salary levels and help break the cycle of gender pay inequity.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0746-2015 ADaniel Dromm Amended and Coupled on GOPreventing the unauthorized practice of immigration law.IntroductionTitle 20, Chapter 5, Subchapter 14 of the New York City Administrative Code regulates Immigration Assistance Service Providers. This bill would amend Subchapter 14 to impose stricter guidelines for providers and further protect customers against immigration services fraud and unauthorized practice of the law. Providers would be required to include specific language in their contracts related to the provider’s duties and limitations, as well as the customer’s rights. Additionally, providers would have to post required signage in English, as well as in any languages in which they provide or offer to provide services. Providers would be prohibited from offering and providing services that should only be provided by an attorney, and from making statements that could lead a customer to believe that the provider is an attorney or an immigration expert. Additionally, this bill would require that the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) provide periodic reports to the Council with information regarding the number, type, source and result of complaints against providers.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0359-2014 ACosta G. ConstantinidesAmended and Coupled on GORequiring a study of environmental justice areas and the establishment of an environmental justice portal.IntroductionThe bill requires the Environmental Justice (EJ) Interagency Working Group (IWG), as put forth by Proposed Int. No. 886-A, to conduct a comprehensive EJ Study identifying the locations and boundaries of EJ areas within the City, describing environmental concerns affecting these areas and identifying data, studies, programs and other resources that are available and that may be used to advance EJ goals. The bill requires the IWG to issue recommendations for legislation, policy, budget initiatives and other measures to address environmental concerns affecting EJ communities. The bill also requires the IWG to make publicly available online an interactive map showing the boundaries of EJ areas within the City and the locations of sites, facilities and infrastructure which may raise environmental concerns. Finally, the bill requires the Administration to create an Environmental Justice Portal on the City’s website, providing easy access to EJ resources including relevant maps, data, studies and information about Agency programs.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0886-2015 AInez D. BarronAmended and Coupled on GOIdentifying and addressing environmental justice issues.IntroductionEnvironmental Justice (EJ) means the fair treatment and involvement of all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, policies and activities, and with respect to the distribution of environmental benefits (such as financial assistance for environmental projects). The City currently does not have a comprehensive law relating to EJ. The bill requires the Mayor to establish an Interagency Working Group (IWG) consisting of representatives from City agencies relevant to EJ, including DEP, DOHMH, Planning, DOT, DSNY and DOB. The IWG will be chaired by a special coordinator of EJ, who will be appointed by the Mayor. The bill requires the IWG to develop a comprehensive Environmental Justice Plan (EJ Plan) that provides guidance on incorporating EJ concerns into City decision-making, identifies possible Citywide initiatives for promoting EJ and provides specific recommendations for City agencies to bring their operations, programs and projects in line with EJ concerns. The IWG must update the EJ Plan every five years. The bill also establishes an EJ Advisory Board (AB) consisting of Mayoral and Speaker appointees, all of whom must have EJ qualifications. The AB will make recommendations to the IWG concerning ways to promote EJ, will hold public hearings to fact-find and will closely consult the IWG during development of the EJ Plan.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1454-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandCoupled on GONew Dorp BID, Staten IslandIntroductionThis bill would establish the New Dorp Business Improvement District (“BID”) in Staten Island.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1431-2017 *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 0599-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Bronxview at Serviam Heights, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1435-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 599 - Bronxview at Serviam Heights, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0600-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Casa Cecilia, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1436-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 600 - Casa Cecilia, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0579-2017 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (YMCA) BUILDING, 181 West 135th Street, Manhattan (20175215 HKM (N 170205 HKM))Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1437-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 579 - Landmarks, YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (YMCA) BUILDING, 181 West 135th Street, Manhattan (20175215 HKM (N 170205 HKM))Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0580-2017 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, LOEW’S 175TH STREET THEATER, 4140 Broadway, Manhattan (20175216 HKM (N 170206 HKM))Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1438-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 580 - Landmarks, LOEW’S 175TH STREET THEATER, 4140 Broadway, Manhattan (20175216 HKM (N 170206 HKM))Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0581-2017 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, PROTESTANT REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH OF FLUSHING, 143-11 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens (20175209 HKQ (N 170209 HKQ))Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1439-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 581 - Landmarks, PROTESTANT REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH OF FLUSHING, 143-11 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens (20175209 HKQ (N 170209 HKQ))Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0582-2017 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, LAKEMAN-CORTELYOU-TAYLOR HOUSE, 2286 Richmond Road, Staten Island (20175210 HKR (N 170210 HKR))Land Use Application Disapproved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1440-2017 *David G. GreenfieldMotion to DisapproveLU 582 - Landmarks, LAKEMAN-CORTELYOU-TAYLOR HOUSE, 2286 Richmond Road, Staten Island (20175210 HKR (N 170210 HKR))Resolution Disapproved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0593-2017 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, UNITED NATIONS HOTEL 1ST FLOOR INTERIOR LANDMARK, Manhattan (20175218 HKM (N170252HKM))Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1441-2017 *David G. GreenfieldCoupled on GOLU 593 - Landmarks, UNITED NATIONS HOTEL 1ST FLOOR INTERIOR LANDMARK, Manhattan (20175218 HKM (N170252HKM))Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1112-2016 ASteven MatteoAmended and Coupled on GOPosting of information online regarding tree maintenance work.IntroductionThis bill would require the Parks Department to post on its website information relating to the times, dates, locations and work statuses of various tree maintenance activities including, tree pruning, tree stump removal, tree planting and tree damage repairs.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0564-2014 AJames VaccaAmended and Coupled on GOOnline submission of applications for permits, licenses and registrations and a single web portal for such applications.IntroductionThis bill would require that an office designated by the Mayor review the feasibility of establishing online applications for all permits, licenses, and registrations issued by city agencies. Such review would also include an evaluation of the feasibility to create and maintain a single web portal to access such applications and a plan and timeline for creating such web portal. Findings for the review shall be reported to the mayor and the council on or before June 1, 2018.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0708-2015 AMathieu EugeneAmended and Coupled on GOEstablishing a task force on disconnected youth.IntroductionThis bill would create a disconnected youth task force to examine the challenges that prevent disconnected youth from enrolling in school or being employed. The task force would be composed of 25 members including the following city agencies, DYCD, SBS, DOE, ACS, DOP, HRA, DOHMH, and DHS. Other members include the Deputy Mayor of Strategic Policy Initiatives, the Mayor’s Center for youth Employment, and the Office of Workforce Development. Additionally, the Mayor will appoint six members and the Speaker of the City Council will appoint five members. Members of the taskforce will be appointed within 30 days of enactment of this law. The taskforce will provide the Mayor and the Speaker with a report that includes, but is not limited to, an analysis of what obstacles prevent disconnected youth from enrolling in school or being employed, the education and skills employers require, and the policies and programs that affect disconnected youth. The task force will also provide recommendations on how the City could better serve this population. The taskforce will submit its first report on March 1, 2018, and then biennially thereafter. The task force will cease to exist after submitting its final report on March 1, 2022.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1253-2016 AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James)A and GOProhibiting employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history during all stages of the employment process. In the event that an employer is already aware of a prospective employee’s salary history, this bill would prohibit reliance on that information in the determination of salary. When employers rely on salary histories to determine compensation, they perpetuate the gender wage gap. Adopting measures like this bill can reduce the likelihood that women will be prejudiced by prior salary levels and help break the cycle of gender pay inequity.   Action details Not available
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Int 0746-2015 ADaniel Dromm A and GOPreventing the unauthorized practice of immigration law.IntroductionTitle 20, Chapter 5, Subchapter 14 of the New York City Administrative Code regulates Immigration Assistance Service Providers. This bill would amend Subchapter 14 to impose stricter guidelines for providers and further protect customers against immigration services fraud and unauthorized practice of the law. Providers would be required to include specific language in their contracts related to the provider’s duties and limitations, as well as the customer’s rights. Additionally, providers would have to post required signage in English, as well as in any languages in which they provide or offer to provide services. Providers would be prohibited from offering and providing services that should only be provided by an attorney, and from making statements that could lead a customer to believe that the provider is an attorney or an immigration expert. Additionally, this bill would require that the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) provide periodic reports to the Council with information regarding the number, type, source and result of complaints against providers.   Action details Not available
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Int 0359-2014 ACosta G. ConstantinidesA and GORequiring a study of environmental justice areas and the establishment of an environmental justice portal.IntroductionThe bill requires the Environmental Justice (EJ) Interagency Working Group (IWG), as put forth by Proposed Int. No. 886-A, to conduct a comprehensive EJ Study identifying the locations and boundaries of EJ areas within the City, describing environmental concerns affecting these areas and identifying data, studies, programs and other resources that are available and that may be used to advance EJ goals. The bill requires the IWG to issue recommendations for legislation, policy, budget initiatives and other measures to address environmental concerns affecting EJ communities. The bill also requires the IWG to make publicly available online an interactive map showing the boundaries of EJ areas within the City and the locations of sites, facilities and infrastructure which may raise environmental concerns. Finally, the bill requires the Administration to create an Environmental Justice Portal on the City’s website, providing easy access to EJ resources including relevant maps, data, studies and information about Agency programs.   Action details Not available
Int 0886-2015 AInez D. BarronA and GOIdentifying and addressing environmental justice issues.IntroductionEnvironmental Justice (EJ) means the fair treatment and involvement of all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, policies and activities, and with respect to the distribution of environmental benefits (such as financial assistance for environmental projects). The City currently does not have a comprehensive law relating to EJ. The bill requires the Mayor to establish an Interagency Working Group (IWG) consisting of representatives from City agencies relevant to EJ, including DEP, DOHMH, Planning, DOT, DSNY and DOB. The IWG will be chaired by a special coordinator of EJ, who will be appointed by the Mayor. The bill requires the IWG to develop a comprehensive Environmental Justice Plan (EJ Plan) that provides guidance on incorporating EJ concerns into City decision-making, identifies possible Citywide initiatives for promoting EJ and provides specific recommendations for City agencies to bring their operations, programs and projects in line with EJ concerns. The IWG must update the EJ Plan every five years. The bill also establishes an EJ Advisory Board (AB) consisting of Mayoral and Speaker appointees, all of whom must have EJ qualifications. The AB will make recommendations to the IWG concerning ways to promote EJ, will hold public hearings to fact-find and will closely consult the IWG during development of the EJ Plan.   Action details Not available
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Int 1454-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandGONew Dorp BID, Staten IslandIntroductionThis bill would establish the New Dorp Business Improvement District (“BID”) in Staten Island.   Action details Not available
Res 1431-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - 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 1435-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 599 - Bronxview at Serviam Heights, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 1436-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - GOLU 600 - Casa Cecilia, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
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Res 1437-2017 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 579 - Landmarks, YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (YMCA) BUILDING, 181 West 135th Street, Manhattan (20175215 HKM (N 170205 HKM))Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1438-2017 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 580 - Landmarks, LOEW’S 175TH STREET THEATER, 4140 Broadway, Manhattan (20175216 HKM (N 170206 HKM))Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1439-2017 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 581 - Landmarks, PROTESTANT REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH OF FLUSHING, 143-11 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens (20175209 HKQ (N 170209 HKQ))Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1440-2017 *David G. GreenfieldDisapprovedLU 582 - Landmarks, LAKEMAN-CORTELYOU-TAYLOR HOUSE, 2286 Richmond Road, Staten Island (20175210 HKR (N 170210 HKR))Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1441-2017 *David G. GreenfieldGOLU 593 - Landmarks, UNITED NATIONS HOTEL 1ST FLOOR INTERIOR LANDMARK, Manhattan (20175218 HKM (N170252HKM))Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 1112-2016 ASteven MatteoA and GOPosting of information online regarding tree maintenance work.IntroductionThis bill would require the Parks Department to post on its website information relating to the times, dates, locations and work statuses of various tree maintenance activities including, tree pruning, tree stump removal, tree planting and tree damage repairs.   Action details Not available
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Int 0564-2014 AJames VaccaA and GOOnline submission of applications for permits, licenses and registrations and a single web portal for such applications.IntroductionThis bill would require that an office designated by the Mayor review the feasibility of establishing online applications for all permits, licenses, and registrations issued by city agencies. Such review would also include an evaluation of the feasibility to create and maintain a single web portal to access such applications and a plan and timeline for creating such web portal. Findings for the review shall be reported to the mayor and the council on or before June 1, 2018.   Action details Not available
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Int 0708-2015 AMathieu EugeneA and GOEstablishing a task force on disconnected youth.IntroductionThis bill would create a disconnected youth task force to examine the challenges that prevent disconnected youth from enrolling in school or being employed. The task force would be composed of 25 members including the following city agencies, DYCD, SBS, DOE, ACS, DOP, HRA, DOHMH, and DHS. Other members include the Deputy Mayor of Strategic Policy Initiatives, the Mayor’s Center for youth Employment, and the Office of Workforce Development. Additionally, the Mayor will appoint six members and the Speaker of the City Council will appoint five members. Members of the taskforce will be appointed within 30 days of enactment of this law. The taskforce will provide the Mayor and the Speaker with a report that includes, but is not limited to, an analysis of what obstacles prevent disconnected youth from enrolling in school or being employed, the education and skills employers require, and the policies and programs that affect disconnected youth. The task force will also provide recommendations on how the City could better serve this population. The taskforce will submit its first report on March 1, 2018, and then biennially thereafter. The task force will cease to exist after submitting its final report on March 1, 2022.   Action details Not available
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Res 1393-2017 AJames G. Van BramerAmended and Adopted by the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsCalling upon President Trump to fully fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts & the National Endowment for the Humanities.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1530-2017 *Melissa Mark-ViveritoHousing and BuildingsCreating a rebuttable presumption regarding harassment.IntroductionUnder current harassment law a tenant has to show that an owner committed a harassing act or omission which caused or was intended to cause such tenant to vacate the dwelling. This bill creates a rebuttable presumption that where an owner commits one of a list of harassing acts or omissions, such act or omission constitutes harassment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1531-2017 *Melissa Mark-ViveritoFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the DOC to efficiently facilitate the processing of bail payments.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to accept bail payments immediately and continuously after an inmate is admitted to their custody, and generally require the release of inmates within 2 hours of posting bail or bond. The bill would also require the Department to accept bail in or near all courthouses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1532-2017 *Fernando Cabrera HealthLicensing of electronic cigarette retail dealers.IntroductionThis bill would require a license to sell electronic cigarettes, similar to the license that is currently required to sell cigarettes.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1533-2017 *Margaret S. ChinLand UseReporting requirements for summary actions involving urban renewal plans.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) notify relevant community boards, borough presidents, and council members when an urban renewal plan is going to expire. The bill would also require HPD to post online information about the status of urban renewal plans, including any approved or pending extensions of expiration dates.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1534-2017 *Andrew CohenFinanceElectronic notification of capital project delays and cost changes.IntroductionThis local law would require all City agencies, with respect to capital projects under their jurisdiction, to provide electronic notification to the affected council member, borough president and community board within 30 days of learning of any projected or actual project phase delay of sixty days or more, or of any projected or actual change of 10% or more of the total estimated cost of the project. The notification would be required to include the original and total estimated cost of the capital project, the projected or actual start and end date of each project phase, the total amount spent on the project as of the date of the notification, and a clear explanation of the reasons for any projected or actual change in cost or delay.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1535-2017 *Costa G. ConstantinidesParks and RecreationRequiring the dept of parks and recreation to plant 100,000 trees in environmental justice communities within 5 years.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to plant 100,000 trees in environmental justice communities within five years. If it is not possible to plant 100,000 trees in that time frame, this bill would require the Department to report to the Mayor and Council the number of trees planted and the barriers to planting additional trees.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1536-2017 *Laurie A. CumboCivil Service and LaborReporting of pay and employment equity data.IntroductionThis bill would require all city agencies to provide pay and employment equity data annually to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). Such data would include, for each employee within such agencies: the date of hire, the current job title, the current job category, the current job title category provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the initial compensation upon date of hire, the total current compensation, the start date of such employee’s currently held position, the total number of hours worked, and the gender and racial group of such employee, if available. DCAS would be required to provide the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council with an annual report including the above data provided by city agencies, both disaggregated and aggregated, as well as recommendations to address problems associated with pay and employment equity.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1537-2017 *Daniel Dromm EducationRequiring the DOE report information regarding alternate learning centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to report demographic and other information concerning middle school students in grades 6-12 who attend Alternate Learning Centers (ALCs) as a result of suspensions from their originating schools lasting five or more days. Such information would include race, ethnicity, gender and languages spoken at home. It would also include data concerning pre-suspension due process, ALC teacher training credentials, and post suspension transitions back to an originating school or to other institutions, such as correctional facilities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1538-2017 *Daniel Dromm EducationRequiring the DOE to list on its website the name and contact information of the designated respect for all liaison at each school.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to report information on its website regarding “Respect for All” (RFA) liaisons at each city school, including their names and contact information, for the reporting of bullying or bias-based incidents. RFA liaison contact information specific to a particular school would also be posted on that school’s website. Providing this contact information online could help to increase reports of bullying and bias-based incidents and, in turn, lead to potential resolutions that help students lead more productive school lives.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1539-2017 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.Consumer AffairsSale and financing of used automobiles by secondhand automobile dealers.IntroductionThis bill addresses some common predatory lending practices that exist in the secondhand automobile industry. Prior to executing a contract for sale, the bill requires secondhand automobile dealers to disclose the lowest annual percentage rate offered to the buyer and the dealer’s fee for arranging any financing. The disclosure also warns consumers that they have the right to seek financing from institutions other than the dealer. Any required documents or disclosures to be provided to a buyer must be in the language used to negotiate the contract for sale. In addition, this bill requires dealers to offer an automobile cancellation option agreement that would allow a buyer to cancel a contract for sale, subject to some limitations, within two days of accepting delivery of the automobile. A dealer is required to retain certain records related to the sale of secondhand automobiles for six years, which may be subject to audit by the department of consumer affairs. The bill also gives the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs the discretion to report to the City Council and the Mayor on the effectiveness of the bill. Finally, this bill creates additional civil penalties for the violation of its provisions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1431-2017 *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 1540-2017 *Daniel R. GarodnickConsumer AffairsRequiring secondhand automobile dealers to post and distribute a consumer bill of rights to prospective buyers.IntroductionThis bill would require secondhand automobile dealers to conspicuously post and provide prospective buyers with a consumer bill of rights. The bill of rights would inform consumers of their right: i) to a two-day automobile contract cancellation option agreement; ii) to seek financing from lenders other than the dealer; iii) to purchase the automobile at the advertised price; iv) to seek the dealer’s complaint history or to make a complaint by calling 311; v) to receive a Used Car Buyer Guide and to additional rights under New York State’s Used Car Lemon Law; vi) to receive certain disclosures when signing a financing agreement; and vii) to receive an itemized list of the cost of any add-ons. For each executed contract, the secondhand automobile dealer must obtain from the prospective buyer an initialed or signed copy of the consumer bill of rights and retain it for six years. The dealer must also provide the consumer bill of rights in the language used to negotiate the contract.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1541-2017 *Vanessa L. GibsonFire and Criminal Justice ServicesPermit the delay of the formal admission of inmates to the custody of the DOC in order to facilitate the posting of bail.IntroductionThis bill would permit the Department of Correction to delay the intake of an inmate into departmental housing, in some circumstances, in order to facilitate the posting of bail. The bill would also require reporting every 6 months on the usage of such delays.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1542-2017 *Vanessa L. GibsonPublic SafetyRequiring the PD to use evidence based identification techniques.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department to conduct all police arranged identification procedures in a double blind fashion and take witness confidence statements, unless there are extraordinary circumstances, which would make such procedures unfeasible. The bill also requires an annual report on the number of identification procedures conducted, whether the procedures were conducted in a double blind fashion and the reasons why any identification procedure was not conduced in a double blind fashion.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1543-2017 *Vanessa L. GibsonPublic SafetyRequiring the PD to record interrogations.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department to video and audio record all custodial interrogations for suspects arrested for index crimes, as reported by the department, and sex offenses. The Department would also be required to provide an annual report that includes the number of arrests for index and sex crimes, the number of custodial interrogations, and the number of custodial interrogations that were recorded and were not recorded.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1544-2017 *Corey D. JohnsonHealthRegulation of retail dealers of tobacco products and of electronic cigarettes, the establishment of price floors and minimum package sizes for tobacco products and shisha, and the establishment of a tax on tobacco products other than cigarettes.IntroductionThis bill would establish or increase the price floor for packages of cigarettes, tobacco products, and non-tobacco shisha. The cigarette package price would rise from $10.50 to $13 per package, while smokeless tobacco and shisha packages would be set at $8 and $17, respectively. The cigar price floor would be calculated at a rate of $2 per cigar in a package, with a minimum of $8 per package. It would also tax cigars, little cigars, smokeless tobacco, tobacco-containing shisha, and loose tobacco at a rate of 10% of the minimum price, with proceeds going to fund public housing. Retail dealers of cigarettes and e-cigarettes would also be prohibited from delivering cigarettes, tobacco products, and e-cigarettes to consumers under this bill.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1545-2017 *Andy L. KingHealthRequiring the promulgation of standards for testing for lead in water at childcare facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to create standards for how water testing for lead is required to be conducted for child care centers. It would also codify the requirement, contained in the Health Code, that this testing occur every five years, and require that the testing be of a first drawn sample of water.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1432-2017 *Andy L. KingEducationEstablishing the NY college debt repayment program. (A.4299)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1546-2017 *Brad S. LanderCivil Service and LaborProvision of sick time earned by employees.IntroductionThis bill would exempt certain certified teachers of children with disabilities licensed under state law from the Earned Sick Time ActReferred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1547-2017 *Brad S. LanderHealthExpanding the retail dealer license to include retailers of tobacco products and setting caps on retail dealer licenses.IntroductionThis bill expands the current requirement to possess a retail dealer license to sell cigarettes to include all retailers that sell any type of tobacco products. The bill will also restrict the availability of new retail dealer licenses by setting caps in community districts, thereby decreasing the number of licenses available over time through attrition. The community district caps will not affect existing licensees who may continue to renew their licenses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1433-2017 *Stephen T. LevinHealthAmend the NYS insurance law to include the coverage of in vitro fertilization treatments. (A.528)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1548-2017 *Mark LevineHousing and BuildingsAmending the definition of harassment to include repeatedly contacting or visiting a tenant at unusual hours.IntroductionThis bill would amend the definition of harassment to include repeatedly contacting or visiting a tenant at unusual hours.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1549-2017 *Carlos MenchacaHousing and BuildingsRepeated acts of harassment.IntroductionThis bill would allow a landlord’s conduct to be considered as “repeated” even if the previous act was directed toward a different tenant.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1550-2017 *Helen K. RosenthalHousing and BuildingsHarassment in private dwellings.IntroductionThis bill makes tenant harassment laws applicable to private dwellings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1551-2017 *Ritchie J. TorresHousing and BuildingsUnauthorized non-rent fees on rent bills.IntroductionHarassment is currently defined as performing one of a list of acts or omissions which causes or is intended to cause a tenant to leave their home. This bill would amend the harassment law to create a rebuttable presumption that including non-rent fees on a rent bill is intended to cause or did cause a tenant to leave their home.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1552-2017 *Ritchie J. TorresHousing and BuildingsMaintaining brake monitors and elevator monitoring systems.IntroductionThis bill would require building owners to maintain annually any brake monitors and elevator monitoring systems installed in building elevators.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1553-2017 *Ritchie J. TorresHousing and BuildingsDOB to report on the efficacy of elevator brake monitors and remote elevator monitoring systems.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to submit by December 31, 2017 a report analyzing whether brake monitors and remote electronic monitoring systems enhance elevator safety and, if so, the feasibility of requiring installation on all elevators in residential buildings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1554-2017 *Ritchie J. TorresPublic HousingRequiring the NYPD and the FDNY to notify NYCHA of injuries and fatalities occurring in public housing.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department and the New York City Fire Department to promptly notify the New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”) of any injury or fatality that occurs on property owned by NYCHA.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1555-2017 *Ritchie J. TorresPublic HousingEstablishing a NYCHA ombudsperson within the DOB.IntroductionThis bill would establish the position of a New York City Housing Authority (“NYCHA”) ombudsperson within the Department of Buildings, whose duties would include but not be limited to: monitoring NYCHA’s compliance with the New York City Construction Codes, and reporting such compliance to the Commissioner; making recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such compliance; establishing a system to receive comments and complaints from the public with respect to such compliance; and investigating such comments and complaints and taking appropriate action.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1434-2017 *Paul A. ValloneHousing and BuildingsEstablish the crime of endangering the welfare of a worker. (A.2966/S.4373)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1556-2017 *Jumaane D. WilliamsHousing and BuildingsPenalties for tenant harassment.IntroductionThis bill would increase the civil penalties for violations of the administrative code for tenant harassment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0599-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceBronxview at Serviam Heights, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0600-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-CopelandPreconsidered - FinanceCasa Cecilia, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0601-2017 *David G. GreenfieldZoning and FranchisesZoning, Sidewalk café, 1640 Second Ave, Manhattan (20175241 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0601-2017 *David G. Greenfield Zoning, Sidewalk café, 1640 Second Ave, Manhattan (20175241 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0602-2017 *David G. GreenfieldLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, 181-183 Montague St, Brooklyn (20175219 HKK (N 170265 HKK))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0602-2017 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, 181-183 Montague St, Brooklyn (20175219 HKK (N 170265 HKK))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0603-2017 *David G. GreenfieldLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, 85 Montague St, Brooklyn (20175220 HKK (N 170266 HKK))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0603-2017 *David G. Greenfield Landmarks, 85 Montague St, Brooklyn (20175220 HKK (N 170266 HKK))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0604-2017 *David G. GreenfieldPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, Real property tax exemption, Bronx (20175318 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0604-2017 *David G. Greenfield Planning, Real property tax exemption, Bronx (20175318 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available