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File #: Int 1186-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring the Office of Nightlife to post information on its website for nightlife establishments, including resources and trainings about harassment among patrons.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business Licensing
On agenda: 10/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the charter of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the Office of Nightlife to post information on its website for nightlife establishments, including resources and trainings about harassment among patrons
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Justin L. Brannan, Francisco P. Moya, Mark Levine, Carlina Rivera , Vanessa L. Gibson, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Office of Nightlife to post information on its website for nightlife establishments. Information would include, but not be limited to, resources and online trainings for employees and patrons about harassment among patrons.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1186, 2. Int. No. 1186, 3. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 11/13/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 11/13/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 11/13/18

Int. No. 1186

 

By Council Members Espinal, Brannan, Moya, Levine, Rivera, Gibson and Rose

 

A Local Law to amend the charter of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the Office of Nightlife to post information on its website for nightlife establishments, including resources and trainings about harassment among patrons

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Paragraph seven of subdivision c of section 20-d of the New York city charter, as added by local law number 178 for the year 2017, is renumbered and a new paragraph seven is added of such subdivision to read as follows:

c. Powers and duties. The director shall have the power and duty to:

1. Serve as a liaison to nightlife establishments in relation to city policies and procedures affecting the nightlife industry and, in such capacity, shall:

(a) Conduct outreach to nightlife establishments and provide information and assistance  to such establishments in relation to existing city policies and procedures for responding to complaints, violations and other enforcement actions, and assist in the resolution of conditions that lead to enforcement actions;

(b) Serve as a point of contact for nightlife establishments and ensure adequate access to the office that is responsive to the nature of the nightlife industry; and

(c) Work with other city agencies to refer such establishments to city services that exist to help them in seeking to obtain relevant licenses, permits or approvals from city agencies;

2. Advise and assist the mayor and the heads of city agencies that have powers and duties relating to nightlife establishments including, but not limited to, the department of consumer affairs, the police department, the fire department, the department of health and mental hygiene, the department of city planning, the department of buildings and the department of small business services, on issues relating to the nightlife industry;

3. Review information obtained from 311 or other city agencies on complaints regarding and violations issued to nightlife establishments and develop recommendations to address recurring problems or trends, in consultation with industry representatives, advocates, city  agencies, community boards and residents;

4. Serve as the intermediary between city agencies, including law enforcement agencies, residents and the nightlife industry to pursue, through policy recommendations, long-term solutions to issues related to the nightlife industry;

5. Review and convey to the office of labor standards information relating to nightlife industry workforce conditions and upon request, assist such office in developing recommendations  to address common issues or trends related to such conditions;

6. Promote an economically and culturally vibrant nightlife industry, while accounting for the best interests of the city and its residents;

7. Provide information on the office’s website for nightlife establishments including, but not limited to, resources and online trainings about harassment among patrons; and

[7.] 8. Perform other relevant duties as the mayor may assign.

§ 2. This local law takes effect thirty days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #7991

10/15/18