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File #: Int 1417-2017    Version: * Name: Requiring the dept of sanitation to install global positioning systems on all department vehicles and make the resulting data public.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 1/4/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of sanitation to install global positioning systems on all department vehicles and make the resulting data public
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Vincent J. Gentile, Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: In an effort to increase transparency and efficiency, this law requires the Department of Sanitation to install GPS systems on all their vehicles. The resulting GPS data will be public so that New Yorkers can benefit by monitoring trash collection and by avoiding potential traffic delays cause by garbage trucks blocking narrow streets.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1417, 2. Int. No. 1417 - 1/4/17, 3. January 4, 2017 - Charter Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*David G. Greenfield City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/4/2017*David G. Greenfield City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/4/2017*David G. Greenfield City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1417

 

By Council Members Greenfield, Gentile and Salamanca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of sanitation to install global positioning systems on all department vehicles and make the resulting data public

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-143 to read as follows: 

§ 16-143 Global positioning systems on department vehicles. a. For purposes of this section, the term “GPS” means a global positioning system that uses navigational satellites to determine a user’s exact location, velocity and time.

b. The department shall install GPS tracking devices on all department vehicles.

c. All department employees shall operate the GPS tracking device at all times during the commission of their official duties pursuant to section 753 of the charter.

d. GPS data regarding vehicles’ exact location, velocity and time must be available to the public in real-time via the department’s website.

e. The department shall maintain all records created by such GPS tracking devices in an electronic database and keep them open for public inspection pursuant to section 16-104.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the department shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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