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File #: Int 0128-2004    Version: * Name: Enhancing legal protections for persons, that appear before or attend hearings of the council.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 2/4/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York City charter, in relation to enhancing legal protections for persons that appear before or attend hearings of the council, whether the council is acting as a committee of the whole, or through any of its standing or special committees
Sponsors: Christine C. Quinn, Eric N. Gioia, David Yassky, Diana Reyna, Miguel Martinez, Larry B. Seabrook, Yvette D. Clarke, Michael C. Nelson, Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, Lewis A. Fidler, Alan J. Gerson, Robert Jackson, John C. Liu, Margarita Lopez, Hiram Monserrate, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Philip Reed, James Sanders, Jr., Albert Vann, David I. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2005*Christine C. Quinn City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/22/2004*Christine C. Quinn Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/22/2004*Christine C. Quinn Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Christine C. Quinn City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/4/2004*Christine C. Quinn City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 128

 

 

By Council Members Quinn, Gioia, Yassky, Reyna, Martinez, Seabrook, Clarke, Nelson, Barron, Brewer, Fidler, Gerson, Jackson, Liu, Lopez, Monserrate, Recchia, Reed, Sanders, Vann and Weprin

 

A Local Law to amend the New York City charter, in relation to enhancing legal protections for persons that appear before or attend hearings of the council, whether the council is acting as a committee of the whole, or through any of its standing or special committees

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1.  Section 29 of chapter 2 of the New York City charter is hereby amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

                     c.  1.  Definitions.  For purposes of this subdivision:

(i)  The term “adverse personnel action” shall mean dismissal, demotion, suspension, disciplinary action, negative performance evaluation, any action resulting in loss of staff, office space or equipment or other benefit, failure to appoint, failure to promote, or any transfer or assignment or failure to transfer or assign against the wishes of the affected officer or employee. 

(ii)  The term “person” shall mean any natural person, firm, partnership, trust, association, corporation, government agency or other entity, or person under the control of such firm, partnership, trust, association, corporation, government agency or other entity.

2.  No person may threaten, harass, intimidate or take adverse personnel action against any person in retaliation for such person’s actual or proposed appearance before or attendance at a hearing of the council, whether the council is acting as a committee of the whole, or through any of its standing or special committees.

3.  Violation of this subdivision shall constitute a class A misdemeanor, and shall be punishable by a fine of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) and/or imprisonment not to exceed one year. 

§ 2.   This local law shall take effect immediately after it is enacted into law.