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File #: Int 0158-2018    Version: * Name: Updating the fees for permits to film on city property.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Technology
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 updating the fees for permits to film on city property
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: Under section 22-205 of the Administrative Code and rules promulgated by the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (“MOFTB”), MOFTB currently charges a $300 application fee for new projects seeking MOFTB permits and assistance to film or photograph on city property. This bill would require MOFTB to charge an application fee high enough to cover the amount of money it costs the City to review and process the application. The bill would allow MOFTB to create a sliding scale for application fees based on the applicant’s ability to pay.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 158, 2. Int. No. 158, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Committee Report 9/26/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 9/26/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 9/26/19
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9/26/2019*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Small Business Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2019*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Small Business Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2019*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Technology Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2019*Stephen T. Levin Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 158

 

By Council Members Levin, Chin and Gibson

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to updating the fees for permits to film on city property

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 22-205 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

a. The[ executive director of the office for economic development] commissioner of small business services or any other person or entity designated by the mayor to issue film and television production permits pursuant to paragraph r of subdivision 1 of section 1301 of the New York city charter shall not issue to any applicant any permit for any activity subject to the provisions of that section[subdivision thirteen of section thirteen hundred of the charter], unless and until:

(1) all other permits, approvals and sanctions required by any other provision of law for the conduct of such activities by the applicant have been obtained by the commissioner or mayor’s designee[executive director], in the name and in behalf of the applicant, from the agency or agencies having jurisdiction; [and]

(2) all fees required to be paid by, or imposed pursuant to, any provision of law for the issuance of such other permits, approvals and sanctions have been paid by the applicant[.]; and

(3) for any project for which a permit is required under the rules promulgated by the commissioner or mayor’s designee, the applicant has paid an application fee that shall be equal to the estimated average cost of processing an application. The commissioner or mayor’s designee shall establish by rule a schedule for reducing or limiting the application fee according to the applicant’s ability to pay, which schedule shall be applied without regard to any viewpoint or opinion expressed by the applicant or as part of the activity for which the permit is sought, or the subject matter of such activity.

b. It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct, without a permit from the commissioner or mayor’s designee[such executive director], any activity with respect to which the commissioner or mayor’s designee[such executive director] is authorized to issue a permit under the provisions of the charter referred to in subdivision a of this section. Any violation of the provisions of this subdivision b shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than ninety days, or both.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes a law, except that the commissioner of small business services or any other person or entity designated by the mayor to issue film and television production permits pursuant to paragraph r of section 1301 of the New York city charter may take such actions as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.                      

 

 

 

BJR

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1/10/18  7:40 PM