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File #: Int 0511-2011    Version: Name: Establishing a snow removal volunteer registry.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 3/23/2011
Enactment date: 5/7/2011 Law number: 2011/027
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a snow removal volunteer registry.
Sponsors: Peter A. Koo, Lewis A. Fidler, G. Oliver Koppell, Karen Koslowitz, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Larry B. Seabrook, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, James G. Van Bramer, Jessica S. Lappin, Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, James F. Gennaro, Robert Jackson, Mathieu Eugene, Daniel J. Halloran III, Ruben Wills, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Sara M. Gonzalez, Charles Barron, Margaret S. Chin, David G. Greenfield
Council Member Sponsors: 22
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 511 - 3/23/11, 2. Committee Report 3/9/11, 3. Hearing Testimony 3/9/11, 4. Hearing Transcript 3/9/11, 5. Committee Report 4/6/11, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/6/11, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-6-11, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Mayor's Letter, 10. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/7/2011APeter A. Koo Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011APeter A. Koo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011APeter A. Koo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011APeter A. Koo Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011APeter A. Koo Committee on Public Safety Approved by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Public Safety Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/23/2011*Peter A. Koo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/23/2011*Peter A. Koo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Transportation P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Transportation Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Public Safety P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Public Safety Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/2011*Peter A. Koo Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 511-A
By Council Members Koo, Fidler, Koppell, Koslowitz, Recchia, Seabrook, Vann, Williams, Van Bramer, Lappin, Vallone, Gentile, Gennaro, Jackson, Eugene, Halloran, Wills, Mark-Viverito, Gonzalez, Barron, Chin and Greenfield    
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a snow removal volunteer registry.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-135 to read as follows:
      §16-135 Snow removal volunteer registry. a. The department or such entity as the commissioner delegates, shall:
1. assist organizations such as local not-for-profit organizations, civic organizations and community groups to establish registries of volunteers willing to help remove snow on behalf of persons who have difficulty fulfilling their obligations under section 16-123 of this chapter due to infirmity, illness or physical incapacity;
2.  assist such organizations with volunteer recruitment efforts; and
3. assist such organizations in their efforts to inform the public about how to request assistance from the volunteers in their registries.
b.  The provisions of this section shall not alter the obligations of any persons under section 16-123 of this chapter.
c. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision a of this section, snow removal volunteers shall not be considered employees or volunteers of the city and the city does not guarantee or warranty any of the work performed by snow removal volunteers, nor shall the city indemnify snow removal volunteers for any claims, damages, losses, and expenses arising out of or resulting from any act, conduct, omission, negligence, misconduct or unlawful act performed pursuant to this section.
      § 2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment, except that the commissioner of sanitation shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
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