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File #: Int 0990-2018    Version: Name: Establishing an ombudsperson within the department of transportation.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 6/28/2018
Enactment date: 10/13/2018 Law number: 2018/170
Title: A Local Law in relation to establishing an ombudsperson within the department of transportation
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Stephen T. Levin, Kalman Yeger , Robert F. Holden, Ben Kallos, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation to designate an ombudsperson for the purpose of receiving and investigating complaints and comments in connection with the Canarsie Tunnel closure starting in 2019 (also known as the L-train shutdown).
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 990-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 990, 3. Int. No. 990, 4. Committee Report 6/27/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 6/27/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/27/18, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-28-18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 990-A - 9/5/18, 9. Committee Report 9/12/18, 10. Hearing Transcript 9/12/18, 11. September 12, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-12-18, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 12, 2018, 14. Int. No. 990-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 170
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
10/17/2018ACorey D. Johnson City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/2018ACorey D. Johnson Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2018ACorey D. Johnson City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2018ACorey D. Johnson City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2018*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2018*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Transportation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2018*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Transportation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2018ACorey D. Johnson Committee on Transportation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/28/2018*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/28/2018*Corey D. Johnson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2018*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Transportation Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2018*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Transportation P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 990-A

 

By The Speaker (Council Member Johnson) and Council Members Rodriguez, Levin, Yeger, Holden, Kallos and Rivera

 

A Local Law in relation to establishing an ombudsperson within the department of transportation

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The commissioner of transportation shall designate an ombudsperson whose duties shall include:

1. monitoring the progress and status of the department’s projects related to the Canarsie Tunnel closure starting in 2019;

2. establishing a system to receive comments and complaints from the public with respect to such projects; and

3. investigating such comments and complaints and taking appropriate action within a reasonable amount of time.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the department of transportation shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such date.

§ 3. This local law expires and is deemed repealed upon the earlier of three years after it becomes law or the announcement by the metropolitan transportation authority of the restoration of regular subway passenger service in the Canarsie Tunnel, provided that the commissioner of transportation shall notify the speaker of the council upon such announcement by the metropolitan transportation authority in order that the council may maintain an accurate database of the local laws of the city.MN/JJD

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