File #: Int 0820-2022    Version: * Name: Public access to water bottle-filling stations in city buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 11/22/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to public access to water bottle-filling stations in city buildings
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Shahana K. Hanif, Lincoln Restler, Rita C. Joseph, Alexa Avilés, Amanda Farías, Shaun Abreu
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require water bottle-filling stations in city buildings operated by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to be made available for use by members of the public. The DCAS commissioner would prescribe by rule the limitations on such public access to water bottle-filling stations for purposes of safeguarding public safety or health. The bill also would require the locations of city buildings with water bottle-filling stations available for public use to be posted on the 311 website and mobile device platforms.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 820, 2. Int. No. 820, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-22-22, 4. November 22, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 820

 

By Council Members Brewer, Hanif, Restler, Joseph, Avilés, Farías and Abreu

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to public access to water bottle-filling stations in city buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 4 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 4-218 to read as follows:

§ 4-218 Public access to water bottle-filling stations in city buildings. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

City building. The term “city building” means a building owned or leased by the city and over which the department of citywide administrative services has operational control.

Commissioner. The term “commissioner” means the commissioner of citywide administrative services.

Water bottle-filling station. The term “water bottle-filling station” means a water bottle fountain or a bottle-less water dispenser.

b. Water bottle-filling stations installed in city buildings shall be made available for use by members of the public, except that the commissioner shall prescribe by rule limitations on such public access to water bottle-filling stations installed in city buildings for purposes of safeguarding public safety or health.

c. The commissioner shall, to the extent feasible, post information regarding the public availability of water bottle-filling stations in city buildings pursuant to subdivision b of this section on the external façade of such city buildings.

§ 2. Chapter 3 of title 23 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 23-308 to read as follows:

§ 23-308 Water bottle-filling stations. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the term “water bottle-filling station” means a water bottle fountain or bottle-less water dispenser.

b. The department of information technology and telecommunications shall post on the 311 citizen center website and mobile device platforms the locations of city buildings with water bottle-filling stations available for use by members of the public pursuant to section 4-218.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of citywide administrative services 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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