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File #: Int 0489-2014    Version: Name: Notices of violation returnable to the environmental control board and to repeal subparagraph (j) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the NYC charter, relating to the execution of environmental control board judgments by sheriffs.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 10/7/2014
Enactment date: 1/22/2015 Law number: 2015/011
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notices of violation returnable to the environmental control board and to repeal subparagraph (j) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the New York city charter, relating to the execution of environmental control board judgments by sheriffs.
Sponsors: Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Ben Kallos, Vincent J. Gentile, Peter A. Koo, Annabel Palma
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 489 - 10/7/14, 2. Proposed Int. No. 489-A - 10/14/14, 3. Committee Report 10/14/14, 4. Hearing Testimony 10/14/14, 5. Hearing Transcript 10/14/14, 6. Environmental Control Board Debt Overview, 7. Committee Report 1/7/15, 8. Hearing Testimony 1/7/15, 9. Hearing Transcript 1/7/15, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-7-15, 11. Fiscal Impact Statement, 12. Mayor's Letter, 13. Local Law 11, 14. Minutes of the Charter Meeting - January 7, 2015
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/22/2015BJulissa Ferreras-Copeland City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2015BJulissa Ferreras-Copeland Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/2015BJulissa Ferreras-Copeland Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015BJulissa Ferreras-Copeland City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015BJulissa Ferreras-Copeland City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Finance Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Finance Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/7/2015BJulissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Finance Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/14/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/14/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Finance Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/14/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Finance Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2014*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 489-B
 
By Council Members Ferreras, Kallos, Gentile, Koo and Palma
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notices of violation returnable to the environmental control board and to repeal subparagraph (j) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the New York city charter, relating to the execution of environmental control board judgments by sheriffs.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 11 of the administrative code of the city of New
York is amended by adding a new section 11-136 to read as follows:
      § 11-136 Report on notices of violations returnable to the environmental control board. a. No later than November first of each year, the department of finance shall submit to the council, and make available on the department's website, a report on the outstanding debt for base penalties, default penalties, and default judgments issued for notices of violations returnable to the environmental control board and referred to the department for collection during the previous fiscal year, and base penalties, default penalties, and default judgments issued for notices of violations returnable to the environmental control board and referred to the department for collection that remain in full force and effect, pursuant to subparagraph (i) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the charter. Such report shall include: (1) the total number of judgments referred to the department by the environmental control board, including the number of default judgments; (2) the total dollar amount of judgments referred to the department, disaggregated by base penalty, interest, and default penalty; (3) the average length of time for referral of a judgment from the environmental control board to the department; (4) the total dollar amount collected by the department for judgments; (5) an analysis of the length of time for collection of judgments described in paragraph four; (6) the total number of judgments that require corrective action by a respondent; (7) the enforcement efforts used by the department to collect judgments described in paragraph four; and (8) the total number of judgments that are no longer in full force and effect, pursuant to subparagraph (i) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the charter, and the total dollar amount of such judgments. The department shall disaggregate the information required by paragraphs one through eight of this subdivision by the agency in which the notice of violation originated, and the fiscal year in which the judgment was entered.  
b. For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the specified meanings:             "Base penalty" means, with respect to any notice of violation returnable to the environmental control board, the penalty that would be imposed upon a timely admission by the respondent or finding of liability after a hearing, pursuant to the environmental control board penalty schedule, without regard to reductions of penalty in cases of mitigation or involving stipulations.
"Default judgment" means a judgment of the environmental control board, pursuant to subparagraph (d) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the charter, determining a respondent's liability based upon that respondent's failure to plead within the time allowed by the rules of the environmental control board or failure to appear before the environmental control board on a designated hearing date or on a subsequent date following an adjournment.    
"Default penalty" means a penalty imposed by the environmental control board, pursuant to section 1049-a of the charter, in the maximum amount prescribed by law for the violation charged.
"Respondent" means a person or entity named as the subject of a notice of violation returnable to, or a judgment issued by, the environmental control board, or such other person or entity who asserts legal responsibility for the liability of the person or entity named in the notice or the judgment.  
§ 2. Subparagraph (j) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the New York city charter is REPEALED.
§ 3. Subparagraph (k) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the New York city charter is relettered as subparagraph (j).
§ 4. This local law shall take effect immediately.
 
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