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File #: Int 0386-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring council approval before the removal of a statue on city property.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring council approval before the removal of a statue on city property
Sponsors: Eric A. Ulrich, Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would make the removal of a statue on City property subject to approval by a majority vote in the Council, limiting the ability of the mayor or City agencies to remove statues independently of Council input.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 386, 2. Int. No. 386, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 386

 

By Council Members Ulrich, Brannan and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring council approval before the removal of a statue on city property

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 4 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 4-210 to read as follows:

§ 4-210 Removal of statues on city property. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “statue” means a three-dimensional sculpture, carving or other piece of public art depicting one or more persons that commemorates one or more persons or a historical event and is not a temporary exhibition.

b. No statue on property owned or controlled by the city may be permanently removed without at least the majority affirmative vote of all the council members.

§ 2. This local law becomes effective immediately after it is submitted for the approval of the qualified electors of the city at the next general election held after its enactment and approved by a majority of such electors voting thereon.

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LS 11492/Int. 1758-2017

LS 666

1/2/2018