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File #: Int 2195-2020    Version: * Name: Certification of artists and the issuance of identity cards for certified artists.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 12/17/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to certification of artists and the issuance of identity cards for certified artists
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Cultural Affairs to establish a process by which artists, other than those who are applying for certification for the purpose of using a joint living-working space, could also apply to become recognized as certified artists. In addition, a certified artist would be eligible to obtain a New York City identity card which would display the cardholder’s status as a certified artist.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2195, 2. Int. No. 2195, 3. December 17, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-17-20, 5. Committee Report 1/19/21, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/19/21, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/19/21

Int. No. 2195

 

By Council Member Van Bramer

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to certification of artists and the issuance of identity cards for certified artists

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 67 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 2508 to read as follows:

§ 2508. Artist certification. a. The commissioner of cultural affairs shall establish by rule a process by which artists may apply to be recognized as certified artists. The commissioner shall establish the criteria for such certification process, provided that such criteria shall not be based on the content of, or the viewpoints expressed by, an applicant’s artistic work. Such process shall be in addition to, and shall not replace, the process of certification of an artist for the purpose of establishing eligibility for a joint living-working space pursuant to chapter 1 of title 58 of the rules of the city of New York.

b. The commissioner of cultural affairs shall maintain and update at least monthly a list of all artists who are certified pursuant to subdivision a of this section or pursuant to chapter 1 of title 58 of the rules of the city of New York. For the purpose of issuance of a New York city identity card with a certified artist designation pursuant to subdivision d-1 of section 3-115 of the administrative code, the commissioner of cultural affairs shall confirm to the administering agency the status of an applicant as an artist certified pursuant to subdivision a of this section or pursuant to chapter 1 of title 58 of the rules of the city of New York, provided that the certified artist consents to the release of such information.

§ 2. Section 3-115 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d-1 between subdivisions d and e to read as follows:

d-1. Certified artist designation. The administering agency shall issue to any applicant who is eligible for a New York city identity card pursuant to this section and who has been confirmed as a certified artist by the commissioner of cultural affairs pursuant to subdivision b of section of 2508 of the charter a New York city identity card with a certified artist designation. Such New York city identity card shall display, in addition to the information set forth in paragraph (1) of subdivision c of this section, the cardholder’s designation as a certified artist.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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