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File #: Res 0999-2011    Version: Name: DCAS to donate surplus city-owned computers, computer software and computer equipment to public and private institutions for secular educational use and to not-for-profit institutions for use by individuals with disabilities, senior citizens, or low incom
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 9/8/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution pursuant to section 104-c of the New York State General Municipal Law, authorizing the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to donate surplus city-owned computers, computer software and computer equipment to public and private institutions for secular educational use and to not-for-profit institutions for use by individuals with disabilities, senior citizens, or low income individuals.
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera , Robert Jackson, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Daniel Dromm , Mathieu Eugene, Lewis A. Fidler, Helen D. Foster, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Michael C. Nelson, Deborah L. Rose, Larry B. Seabrook, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, James Sanders, Jr., Gale A. Brewer, Daniel R. Garodnick, Mark S. Weprin, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, James G. Van Bramer, Jessica S. Lappin, James F. Gennaro, Darlene Mealy, Peter A. Koo, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 33
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 999 - 9/8/11, 2. Committee Report 10/28/11, 3. Hearing Testimony 10/28/11, 4. Hearing Transcript 10/28/11, 5. Committee Report 11/2/11, 6. Hearing Transcript 11/2/11, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-3-11
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
11/3/2011AFernando Cabrera City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2011*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2011*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Technology Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2011*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Technology Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/2/2011AFernando Cabrera Committee on Technology Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/28/2011*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/28/2011*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/28/2011*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Technology Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/28/2011*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2011*Fernando Cabrera City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2011*Fernando Cabrera City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 999-A
 
Resolution pursuant to section 104-c of the New York State General Municipal Law, authorizing the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to donate surplus city-owned computers, computer software and computer equipment to public and private institutions for secular educational use and to not-for-profit institutions for use by individuals with disabilities, senior citizens, or low income individuals.
 
 
By Council Members Cabrera, Jackson, Arroyo, Chin, Comrie, Dickens, Dromm, Eugene, Fidler, Foster, Gentile, James, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Mendez, Nelson, Rose, Seabrook, Vann, Williams, Sanders Jr., Brewer, Garodnick, Weprin, Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez, Van Bramer, Lappin, Gennaro, Mealy, Koo and Ulrich
 
Whereas, Many educational programs and not-for-profit institutions have an insufficient supply of computers and often rely on donations; and
Whereas, The City of New York currently transfers equipment and supplies from one City agency to another through the Department of Citywide Administrative Services Office of Surplus Activities but does not currently have a policy for the donation of surplus computer equipment to non-city entities; and
Whereas, Donations of computer equipment to institutions operating educational programs and those providing services for persons with disabilities will assist in the disposal of unneeded equipment, is mutually beneficial for the City and the recipients of the donations and is an efficient use of government resources; and
Whereas, Section 104-c of the New York State General Municipal Law allows the governing board of a political subdivision to adopt policies by resolution authorizing the donation of spare computer equipment to schools, public libraries, and other public and private educational programs for secular educational use, and to not-for-profit institutions serving persons with disabilities, senior citizens, or low income individuals; and
Whereas, The New York City Council is the governing board of the City of New York; and
Whereas, The New York City Department of Education and the New York Public Library are eligible to receive surplus equipment through the Department of Citywide Administrative Services Office of Surplus Activities; and
Whereas, Donations are required to be based on a public notification process and competitive proposals from eligible organizations; and
Whereas, Institutions requesting donations must demonstrate need and specific plans for the use of such equipment; and
Whereas, No computer software shall be transferred if such transfer would cause a breach of a computer software license agreement or an infringement of a copyright; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York, pursuant to section 104-c of the New York State General Municipal Law, authorizes the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to donate surplus city-owned computers, computer software and computer equipment to public and private institutions for secular educational use and to not-for-profit institutions for use by individuals with disabilities, senior citizens, or low income individuals.
 
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