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File #: Int 0447-2014    Version: * Name: Procurement of native trees and vegetation.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 8/21/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to procurement of native trees and vegetation.
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Corey D. Johnson, Stephen T. Levin, Rosie Mendez, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Helen K. Rosenthal
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Int. No. 447
 
By Council Members Levine, Chin, Constantinides, Johnson, Levin, Mendez, Rodriguez and Rosenthal  
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to procurement of native trees and vegetation.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Section 18-141 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c-1 to read as follows:
c-1. The department shall, where practicable, limit its procurement of trees and vegetation for landscaping to native species grown and harvested within the level III ecoregions, as identified by the United States environmental protection agency, that include any part of the city.
ยง2. This local law shall take effect one hundred twenty days after its enactment, except that the commissioner of parks and recreation shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
 
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