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File #: Int 1655-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring reporting on art commission conflicts of interest.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 8/14/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring reporting on art commission conflicts of interest
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require members of the Public Design Commission to report additional information in their disclosures to the Conflicts of Interest Board, including information regarding former employers and whether they have recused themselves from reviewing matters related to the personal, professional and business relationships they have disclosed. After being screened by the Conflicts of Interest Board for privacy, safety and security concerns, information reported by members of the Public Design Commission would be posted on the Conflicts of Interest Board website.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1655, 2. Int. No. 1655, 3. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019

Int. No. 1655


By Council Member Borelli


A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring reporting on art commission conflicts of interest


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Chapter 37 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 853.1 to read as follows:

§ 853.1. Conflicts of interest. a. Members of the commission shall report to the conflicts of interest board on a quarterly basis, beginning on January 31, 2020 and by the end of the month every three months thereafter, as applicable:

1. All information required of elected officials and of uncompensated members of boards and commissions of the city pursuant to section 12-110 of the administrative code; and

2. The name, address and description of all occupations, trades, businesses, professions or employment engaged in by the member within the last 10 years.

b. If any person, as defined in section 1-112 of the administrative code, listed in a report required by subdivision a of this section took part or is expected to take part, within three months of the date of reporting, in any matters before the commission, the member who has listed such person in a conflicts of interest disclosure shall report a description of such matter before the commission, including but not limited to:

1. The relationship between the member and such person;

2. Such person’s role in the matter before the commission; and

3. Whether the member participated or intends to participate in the consideration of such matter.

c. The information required by this section shall be publicly posted as soon as possible, following appropriate privacy, safety and security procedures as determined by the conflicts of interest board, on the conflicts of interest board’s website.

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



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