File #: Int 0070-2024    Version: * Name: Prohibiting non-essential helicopters from operating at heliports owned or operated by the city.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Economic Development
On agenda: 2/8/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting non-essential helicopters from operating at heliports owned or operated by the city
Sponsors: Lincoln Restler, Amanda Farías, Gale A. Brewer, Shahana K. Hanif, Alexa Avilés, Crystal Hudson, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Christopher Marte, Julie Won, Shaun Abreu, Yusef Salaam, Robert F. Holden, Justin L. Brannan, Carlina Rivera , (in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough Preside, (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough Presiden
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Small Business Services to require the New York City Economic Development Corporation to prohibit all non-essential helicopter operations at heliports owned or operated by the City.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 70, 2. Int. No. 70, 3. February 8, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-8-24, 5. Committee Report 4/16/24, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/16/24, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/16/24, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 8, 2024

Int. No. 70

 

By Council Members Restler, Farías, Brewer, Hanif, Avilés, Hudson, Gutiérrez, Marte, Won, Abreu, Salaam, Holden, Brannan and Rivera (in conjunction with the Manhattan and Brooklyn Borough Presidents)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting non-essential helicopters from operating at heliports owned or operated by the city

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 8 of title 22 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 22-827 to read as follows:

§ 22-827. Heliport operations. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Covered helicopters. The term “covered helicopter” means a rotary-wing aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing. Such term does not include helicopters operated by or on behalf of (i) the United States armed forces, (ii) the fire department, (iii) emergency services, including any air ambulance, (iv) the police department or other law enforcement entity, or (v) a newsgathering organization.

Heliport. The term “heliport” means a designated land area used for helicopter operations and any appurtenant areas, including fueling facilities, terminal buildings and maintenance and repair facilities.

Newsgathering organization. The term “newsgathering organization” means an organization or entity that gathers and reports the news by publishing, broadcasting, or cablecasting articles, commentaries, books, photographs, video, film, or audio by electronic, print, or digital media such as radio, television, newspapers, magazines, wire, books, and the Internet.

b. The commissioner shall require any contracted entity operating, managing or otherwise responsible for a heliport on any property owned by the city of New York to prohibit any covered helicopter from taking off or landing at such heliport, except in an emergency.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 180 days after enactment.

 

 

 

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