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File #: Int 1099-2009    Version: * Name: Budgets of the Public Advocate, Comptroller, Conflicts of Interest Board, and the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 11/30/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter in relation to the budgets of the Public Advocate, Comptroller, Conflicts of Interest Board, and the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Sponsors: Betsy Gotbaum
Council Member Sponsors: 1

Int. No. 1099

 

By The Public Advocate (Ms. Gotbaum)

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter in relation to the budgets of the Public Advocate, Comptroller, Conflicts of Interest Board, and the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1.  Section 24 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision (o) to read as follows:

o. The appropriations available to pay for the expenses of the public advocate during each fiscal year shall not be less than nine thousandths of one percent of the net total expense budget of the city. Not later than ninety days after the close of each fiscal year, the public advocate shall submit to the mayor and the council a public detailed accounting of the office’s expenditures during such fiscal year.

                     §2.  Chapter 5 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 91-a to read as follows:

91-a.  Operating budget of the comptroller.  The comptroller shall, not later than March tenth of each year, approve and submit to the mayor detailed itemized estimates of the financial needs of the comptroller for the ensuing fiscal year. Such estimates shall be comprised of at least one personal service unit of appropriation and at least one other than personal service unit of appropriation. The mayor shall include such estimates in the executive budget without revision, but with such recommendations as the mayor may deem proper. Upon inclusion in the executive budget, the budget submitted by the comptroller shall be adopted pursuant to such provisions of chapter ten of this charter as are applicable to the operating budget of the council.

                     §3.  Section 2602 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:

i. The appropriations available to pay for the expenses of the board during each fiscal year shall not be less than seven thousandths of one percent of the net total expense budget of the city. Not later than ninety days after the close of each fiscal year, the board shall submit to the mayor and the council a public detailed accounting of the board’s expenditures during such fiscal year.

                     §4.  Paragraph 5 of subdivision c of section 440 of the New York city charter, as amended by vote of the electors on November 7, 1989, is amended to read as follows:

5. The appropriations available to pay for the expenses of the civilian complaint review board during each fiscal year shall not be less than thirty six hundredths percentum of the appropriations available to pay for the expenses of the police department during such fiscal year. Not later than ninety days after the close of each fiscal year, the board shall submit to the mayor and the council a public detailed accounting of the board’s expenditures during such fiscal year. The board is authorized, within appropriations available therefor, to appoint such employees as are necessary to exercise its powers and fulfill its duties. The board shall employ civilian investigators to investigate all complaints.

§5.  This local law shall become effective immediately after approval

by the voters of the city at the next general election held after its enactment.

 

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