File #: Int 0371-2022    Version: * Name: Reporting of revenue from the issuance of violations and the imposition of related fines. (Fine Accountability Act)
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 5/5/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the reporting of revenue from the issuance of violations and the imposition of related fines
Sponsors: Kalman Yeger , Amanda Farías, Diana I. Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Departments of Buildings, Consumer and Worker Protection, Health and Mental Hygiene, Sanitation, Transportation, and the Fire Department to report quarterly to the Council and community boards on the amount of revenue they received in the previous quarter from the issuance of violations.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 371, 2. Int. No. 371, 3. May 5, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-5-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 5, 2022

Int. No. 371

 

By Council Members Yeger, Farías and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the reporting of revenue from the issuance of violations and the imposition of related fines

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. This bill shall be known and may be cited as the “Fine Accountability Act.”

§ 2. Section 487 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision h to read as follows:

h. By January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year, the commissioner shall report the amount of revenue collected pursuant to violations and fines issued by the department since the previous report issued under this subdivision. Such data shall be disaggregated by the community board district in which the violation occurred. Such report shall be delivered to the council and each community board, and shall be posted on the department’s website.

§ 3. Paragraphs (3) and (4) of subdivision e of section 556 of the New York city charter, as added by a vote of the electors on November 2, 2021, are amended, and a new paragraph (5) is added to such subdivision, to read as follows:

(3) provide for membership on such state or federally authorized committees as may be appropriate to the discharge of the department's functions, powers and duties; [and]

(4) by January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year, report the amount of revenue collected pursuant to violations and fines issued by the department since the previous report issued under this paragraph. Such data shall be disaggregated by the community board district in which the violation occurred. Such report shall be delivered to the council and each community board, and shall be posted on the department’s website; and

(5) perform such other acts as may be necessary and proper to carry out the provisions of this chapter and the purposes of the mental hygiene law.

§ 4. Section 645 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision (e) to read as follows:

(e) By January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year, the commissioner shall report the amount of revenue collected pursuant to violations and fines issued by the department since the previous report issued under this subdivision. Such data shall be disaggregated by the community board district in which the violation occurred. Such report shall be delivered to the council and each community board, and shall be posted on the department’s website.

§ 5. Section 753 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision g to read as follows:

g. By January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year, the commissioner shall report the amount of revenue collected pursuant to violations and fines issued by the department since the previous report issued under this subdivision. Such data shall be disaggregated by the community board district in which the violation occurred. Such report shall be delivered to the council and each community board, and shall be posted on the department’s website.

§ 6. Section 2203 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision (j) to read as follows:

(j) By January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year, the commissioner shall report the amount of revenue collected pursuant to violations and fines issued by the department since the previous report issued under this subdivision. Such data shall be disaggregated by the community board district in which the violation occurred. Such report shall be delivered to the council and each community board, and shall be posted on the department’s website.

§ 7. Section 2903 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision e to read as follows:

e. By January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year, the commissioner shall report the amount of revenue collected pursuant to violations and fines issued by the department since the previous report issued under this subdivision. Such data shall be disaggregated by the community board district in which the violation occurred. Such report shall be delivered to the council and each community board, and shall be posted on the department’s website.

§ 8. This local law shall take effect immediately, and the first reports required by this law shall be due by October 1, 2022, covering revenue collected from January 1, 2022 until the date each such report is issued.

 

 

 

 

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