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File #: Int 1806-2019    Version: * Name: Reporting on automated decision systems used by city agencies.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 11/26/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on automated decision systems used by city agencies
Sponsors: Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: Automated decision systems are computerized implementations of algorithms, which are used to make or assist in making decisions. This bill would require city agencies to provide information regarding every automated decision system used by the agency during the prior calendar year to the Mayor’s Office of Operations. Such information would include what each automated decision system is intended to measure or reveal and a description of the decisions made or based on such system. The Mayor’s Office of Operations would be required to compile the information received by city agencies and report it to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council every year.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1806, 2. Int. No. 1806, 3. November 26, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-26-19

Int. No. 1806

 

By Council Member Koo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on automated decision systems used by city agencies

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-119.3 to read as follows:

§ 3-119.3 Annual reporting on automated decision systems. a. For purposes of this section, the term “automated decision system” means a computerized implementation of one or more algorithms, including those derived from machine learning or other data processing or artificial intelligence techniques, which is used to make or assist in making decisions. Such an automated decision system includes, but is not limited to: analytics data processing, predictive forecasting or modeling tools, simulation tools, alert tools, identification tools, fraud or anomaly detection tools, data aggregation tools, and assessment tools.

b. Each agency shall report to the mayor’s office of operations, no later than May 31 of every year, the following information regarding every automated decision system the agency has used at least once during the prior calendar year:

1. A name or brief descriptor of such system;

2. What such system is intended to measure or reveal;

3. A description of how the information received from such system is used, including any decisions that may be made using information received from such system;

4. The name of the entity, such as an agency, vendor or other entity, as applicable, that developed such system; and

5. The month and year in which such system began to be used.

c. The mayor’s office of operations shall compile the information received pursuant to subdivision b of this section and report it to the mayor and the speaker of the council, disaggregated by agency, no later than June 30 of every year. 

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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11/18/19