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File #: Int 0014-2018    Version: Name: Broadcasting of mandatory debates.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: 6/23/2018 Law number: 2018/118
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the broadcasting of mandatory debates
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, Justin L. Brannan, Kalman Yeger , Chaim M. Deutsch, Helen K. Rosenthal, Alan N. Maisel, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Robert F. Holden, Ritchie J. Torres, Keith Powers , Fernando Cabrera , Ben Kallos, I. Daneek Miller, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would require that mandatory debates under the Campaign Finance Act be broadcast on a City owned or operated television channel, in addition to any other channel or channels on which they are broadcast.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 14, 2. Int. No. 14, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Committee Report 4/26/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/26/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/26/18, 7. Proposed Int. No. 14-A - 5/18/18, 8. Committee Report 5/23/18, 9. Hearing Transcript 5/23/18, 10. May 23, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-23-18, 12. Int. No. 14-A (FINAL), 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 23, 2018, 16. Local Law 118
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6/27/2018AJoseph C. Borelli City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/23/2018AJoseph C. Borelli Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2018AJoseph C. Borelli City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2018AJoseph C. Borelli City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2018*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2018*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Governmental Operations Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2018*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Governmental Operations Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2018AJoseph C. Borelli Committee on Governmental Operations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2018*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2018*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Joseph C. Borelli City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Joseph C. Borelli City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 14-A

 

By Council Members Borelli, Brannan, Yeger, Deutsch, Rosenthal, Maisel, Salamanca, Holden, Torres, Powers, Cabrera, Kallos, Miller and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the broadcasting of mandatory debates

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 3-709.5 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new subdivision 13, to read as follows:

13. Any broadcast plan accepted by the board pursuant to subparagraph (vii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 5, and subdivision 7, of this section shall include a requirement that the debate be made available, at no cost, to the city-owned or operated television channel serving the largest public audience for simultaneous broadcast. Each debate held pursuant to this section shall be broadcast simultaneously, to the extent technologically practicable and in accordance with federal law and the rules of the federal communications commission, on such city-owned or operated television channel. Such city-owned or operated television channel shall not be a sponsor of such debate.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on January 1, 2019.

 

BJR

LS #684

Int. 1779-2017

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