Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/19/2023 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Venerable You Lin, Director, Fo Guang Shan New York Temple/International Buddhist Society located at 154-37 Barclay Ave., Flushing, NY 11355. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Keith Ung.      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of December 21, 2022 be adopted as printed by Council Member Cabán.      Not available
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES      Not available
M 0109-2023 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsCarol R. Edmead, Commissioner of Elections of the Board of Elections.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS      Not available
M 0110-2023 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsDeanna Hoskins, New York City Board of CorrectionCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0111-2023 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsRachel Bedard, New York City Board of CorrectionCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS      Not available
M 0112-2023 *Erik D. Bottcher  Zoning, 213-227 West 28th Street Parking Special Permits, Manhattan (C 200012 ZSM and C 200013 ZSM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Not available
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Not available
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Not available
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON AGING      Not available
Int 0672-2022 ACrystal Hudson Amended and Coupled on General OrdersAging In Place Package - Cultural programming relevant to prevalent spoken languages at older adult centers.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department for the Aging (DFTA) to identify the communities served by each older adult center and the prevalent spoken languages of each such community, and to notify each older adult center of such prevalent spoken languages at least once annually. The bill also directs DFTA to require each older adult center to develop and conduct programming in each prevalent spoken language of each such center.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0673-2022 ACrystal Hudson Amended and Coupled on General OrdersAging In Place Package - Promoting housing stability for seniors by entitling any person who is 60 years of age or older to full legal representation in eviction or termination of tenancy proceedings in housing court.IntroductionThis bill would entitle any person 60 years of age or older facing eviction or termination of tenancy in housing court to full legal representation at no cost. This bill would also require the Department for the Aging to establish a housing support program for the purpose of providing tailored advice and support, through case management services, to persons 60 years of age or older who are at risk of eviction or foreclosure. The bill also directs the Coordinator of the Office of Civil Justice to work with persons 60 years of age or older to educate and inform them about their rights in housing court.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0674-2022 ACrystal Hudson Amended and Coupled on General OrdersAging In Place Package - Requiring a know your rights pamphlet for older adults.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department for the Aging (DFTA) to create and maintain a know-your-rights pamphlet for older adults who are 60 years of age and older, to inform them of their rights on various topics. The pamphlet would describe each topic and provide the name, address, contact information, and website of the relevant agency and community-based organization that an older adult may contact to obtain information to address such topics. The bill would also require such pamphlet to be posted on DFTA’s website and on the 311 website. DFTA would also be required to conduct outreach on the pamphlet and annually report on such outreach efforts.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER AND WORKER PROTECTION      Not available
Int 0559-2022 AMarjorie Velázquez Amended and Coupled on General OrdersRestricting the provision of eating utensils, condiment packets, napkins and extra eating containers, and clarifying the definition of third-party courier service.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit food service establishments, couriers who deliver food, and food delivery platforms from providing eating utensils, extra eating containers, condiment packets and napkins to customers for take-out and delivery orders unless the customer requests them. Delivery platforms would have to provide a means for a customer to request the items, but the bill would require that the default option is that the customer does not request such items. Food service establishments, couriers and delivery platforms who violate this bill would be subject to civil penalties, however the bill would require that warnings, instead of a monetary penalty, be given for any violation occurring before July 1, 2024.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE      Not available
Res 0457-2023 *Justin L. Brannan Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0163-2023 *Justin L. Brannan  Kay's Place, Block 1028, Lot 7, Brooklyn, Community District No. 6, Council District No. 39.Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0466-2023 *Justin L. Brannan Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersLU 163 - Kay's Place, Block 1028, Lot 7, Brooklyn, Community District No. 6, Council District No. 39.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 0855-2022 ASelvena N. Brooks-Powers Amended and Coupled on General OrdersRequiring disclosure of the identity of contributors to entities making independent expenditures in support of or in opposition to any municipal ballot proposal or referendum.IntroductionThis bill would require independent spenders working to influence the results of a municipal ballot initiative to disclose such spenders’ donors to the Campaign Finance Board and, in certain cases, in their advertisements.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION      Not available
Int 0660-2022 AEric Dinowitz Amended and Coupled on General OrdersEstablishing a program to provide transition services for students with disabilities entering higher education.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) or any other office designated by the mayor, to establish a program to help high school students with disabilities who are going on to institutions of higher education to obtain accommodations. As part of such program, the designated office would (i) develop and implement a system to facilitate the sharing of information about students’ special education services and (ii) provide students with student advocates to access related supports. This bill would also require the designated office to conduct outreach on the program and to annually submit a report on the program and the outreach conducted to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post it on its website.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0155-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 97-27 57th Ave. Commercial Overlay, Queens (C 220250 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0467-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on General OrdersLU 155 - Zoning, 97-27 57th Ave. Commercial Overlay, Queens (C 220250 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0156-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 58-02 Northern Blvd Rezoning, Queens (C 210389 ZMQ)Land Use Application Disapproved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0468-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Motion to DisapproveLU 156 - Zoning, 58-02 Northern Blvd Rezoning, Queens (C 210389 ZMQ)Resolution Disapproved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0157-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 58-02 Northern Blvd Rezoning, Queens (N 210390 ZRQ)Land Use Application Disapproved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0469-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Motion to DisapproveLU 157 - Zoning, 58-02 Northern Blvd Rezoning, Queens (N 210390 ZRQ)Resolution Disapproved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0158-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 446-448 Park Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 210332 ZMK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0159-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 446-448 Park Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 210333 ZRK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0160-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Reform Temple of Forest Hills Rezoning, Queens (C 220274 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0161-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Reform Temple of Forest Hills Rezoning, Queens (N 220275 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0162-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Gowanus Green ESDC Grant Application, Brooklyn (G 220025 GAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0470-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on General OrdersLU 162 - Zoning, Gowanus Green ESDC Grant Application, Brooklyn (G 220025 GAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0164-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 34 Morningside Avenue Cluster Technical Correction, Manhattan (G 220026 CCM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0471-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersLU 164 - Landmarks, 34 Morningside Avenue Cluster Technical Correction, Manhattan (G 220026 CCM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
T2022-0001 * ~coupledCoupled on General OrdersCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledAGING      Not available
Int 0672-2022 ACrystal Hudson~coupledA and GOAging In Place Package - Cultural programming relevant to prevalent spoken languages at older adult centers.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department for the Aging (DFTA) to identify the communities served by each older adult center and the prevalent spoken languages of each such community, and to notify each older adult center of such prevalent spoken languages at least once annually. The bill also directs DFTA to require each older adult center to develop and conduct programming in each prevalent spoken language of each such center.   Action details Not available
Int 0673-2022 ACrystal Hudson~coupledA and GOAging In Place Package - Promoting housing stability for seniors by entitling any person who is 60 years of age or older to full legal representation in eviction or termination of tenancy proceedings in housing court.IntroductionThis bill would entitle any person 60 years of age or older facing eviction or termination of tenancy in housing court to full legal representation at no cost. This bill would also require the Department for the Aging to establish a housing support program for the purpose of providing tailored advice and support, through case management services, to persons 60 years of age or older who are at risk of eviction or foreclosure. The bill also directs the Coordinator of the Office of Civil Justice to work with persons 60 years of age or older to educate and inform them about their rights in housing court.   Action details Not available
Int 0674-2022 ACrystal Hudson~coupledA and GOAging In Place Package - Requiring a know your rights pamphlet for older adults.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department for the Aging (DFTA) to create and maintain a know-your-rights pamphlet for older adults who are 60 years of age and older, to inform them of their rights on various topics. The pamphlet would describe each topic and provide the name, address, contact information, and website of the relevant agency and community-based organization that an older adult may contact to obtain information to address such topics. The bill would also require such pamphlet to be posted on DFTA’s website and on the 311 website. DFTA would also be required to conduct outreach on the pamphlet and annually report on such outreach efforts.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledCONSUMER AND WORKER PROTECTION      Not available
Int 0559-2022 AMarjorie Velázquez~coupledA and GORestricting the provision of eating utensils, condiment packets, napkins and extra eating containers, and clarifying the definition of third-party courier service.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit food service establishments, couriers who deliver food, and food delivery platforms from providing eating utensils, extra eating containers, condiment packets and napkins to customers for take-out and delivery orders unless the customer requests them. Delivery platforms would have to provide a means for a customer to request the items, but the bill would require that the default option is that the customer does not request such items. Food service establishments, couriers and delivery platforms who violate this bill would be subject to civil penalties, however the bill would require that warnings, instead of a monetary penalty, be given for any violation occurring before July 1, 2024.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledFINANCE      Not available
Res 0457-2023 *Justin L. Brannan~coupledPreconsidered – GOApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0466-2023 *Justin L. Brannan~coupledPreconsidered – GOLU 163 - Kay's Place, Block 1028, Lot 7, Brooklyn, Community District No. 6, Council District No. 39.Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledGOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 0855-2022 ASelvena N. Brooks-Powers~coupledA and GORequiring disclosure of the identity of contributors to entities making independent expenditures in support of or in opposition to any municipal ballot proposal or referendum.IntroductionThis bill would require independent spenders working to influence the results of a municipal ballot initiative to disclose such spenders’ donors to the Campaign Finance Board and, in certain cases, in their advertisements.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledHIGHER EDUCATION      Not available
Int 0660-2022 AEric Dinowitz~coupledA and GOEstablishing a program to provide transition services for students with disabilities entering higher education.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) or any other office designated by the mayor, to establish a program to help high school students with disabilities who are going on to institutions of higher education to obtain accommodations. As part of such program, the designated office would (i) develop and implement a system to facilitate the sharing of information about students’ special education services and (ii) provide students with student advocates to access related supports. This bill would also require the designated office to conduct outreach on the program and to annually submit a report on the program and the outreach conducted to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post it on its website.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledLAND USE      Not available
Res 0467-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 155 - Zoning, 97-27 57th Ave. Commercial Overlay, Queens (C 220250 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0468-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledDisapprovedLU 156 - Zoning, 58-02 Northern Blvd Rezoning, Queens (C 210389 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0469-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledDisapprovedLU 157 - Zoning, 58-02 Northern Blvd Rezoning, Queens (N 210390 ZRQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0470-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 162 - Zoning, Gowanus Green ESDC Grant Application, Brooklyn (G 220025 GAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0471-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 164 - Landmarks, 34 Morningside Avenue Cluster Technical Correction, Manhattan (G 220026 CCM)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
T2022-0001 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
          Pass Not available
    13.INTRODUCTION & READING OF BILLS (SEE BELOW)      Not available
    14.DISCUSSION OF RESOLUTIONS      Not available
    15.RESOLUTIONS      Not available
Res 0057-2022 ADiana I. Ayala Amended and Adopted by the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsSupport of self-determination for Puerto Rico.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0387-2022 *Diana I. Ayala Adopted by the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsU.S. Congress to repeal the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly known as the “Jones Act”.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0392-2022 ATiffany Cabán Amended and Adopted by the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsSupporting a democratically governed public entity that will provide reliable and affordable electrical power to the people of Puerto Rico and supporting the immediate cancellation of the contract with LUMA Energy.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Not available
    17.EXTENSION OF REMARKS      Not available
     INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS      Not available
Int 0877-2023 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborRequiring an exit interview for departing and retiring municipal employees.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Citywide Services, in consultation with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, to create an exit survey for retiring municipal employees and those municipal employees voluntarily leaving city service. Each departing and retiring employee would be administered the interview within two weeks of their last day of service. Starting March 30, 2024 and annually thereafter, the Department of Citywide Services would also be required to submit a report on their findings to the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0456-2023 *Alexa Avilés~SPONSORGeneral WelfareSNAP Theft Protection Act of 2022 (H.R.9319)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0878-2023 *Diana I. Ayala~SPONSORPreconsidered - General WelfareRental assistance eligibility requirements.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the Department of Social Services from requiring an individual or family to reside in shelter before becoming eligible for a CityFHEPS rental assistance voucher.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0457-2023 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0458-2023 *Erik D. Bottcher~SPONSORCriminal JusticeGender Identity Respect, Dignity and Safety Act (A.7001B/S.6677A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0879-2023 *Selvena N. Brooks-Powers~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureInstallation of bollards at reconstructed sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to install bollards, where necessary throughout the City of New York, at sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps being reconstructed to make them accessible for pedestrians with a disability. This bill would also require the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the effectiveness of bollards in high pedestrian traffic areas throughout the City and develop guidelines, no later than six months after the effective date of this local law, to determine whether bollards should be installed during the repair or reconstruction of sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps to make them more accessible to pedestrians with a disability, especially in high traffic areas.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0880-2023 *Eric Dinowitz~SPONSORTechnologyRequiring the 311 customer service center to provide live chat functionality.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to provide a live chat option within the 311 customer service center website and mobile application, and to transit live chat logs to agency representatives or inspectors.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0881-2023 *Eric Dinowitz~SPONSORTechnologyRequiring that 311 allow persons to request snow and ice removal on pedestrian bridges and that those reports be routed to the appropriate agency.IntroductionThis bill would enable persons who access the 311 website, app or phone line to be able to request that snow and ice be cleared from pedestrian bridges. This bill would also ensure that the request goes to the appropriate agency that is in charge of snow removal.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0459-2023 *Amanda Farías~SPONSORImmigrationProhibiting municipalities from requiring all employers to check prospective employees’ work authorization status by using the federal electronic verification system. (A.7273/S.3063)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0460-2023 *Amanda Farías~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureNYS Legislature and Governor to fully fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in the State’s upcoming Fiscal Year 2024 Budget.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0882-2023 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORConsumer and Worker ProtectionRequiring that balloons made with electrically conductive material and filled with gas lighter than air be weighted and include warning labels.IntroductionThis bill would require that any retailer that sells balloons constructed using metallic materials to attach a label to each balloon with a warning about the dangers of metallic balloons colliding with power lines and the retailer’s identifying information. Retailers would also be required to attach weights to any balloon filled with gas lighter than air. Any retailer that violates this law would be subject to a civil penalty of at least $100 for each balloon sold or offered for sale in violation, with a maximum total daily penalty of $2,000.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0883-2023 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureOperation of motorized scooters, and to repeal subdivision e of section 19-176.2 of such code, relating to operators of electric scooters and bicycles with electric assist.IntroductionThis bill would repeal recently enacted provisions of the Administrative Code that allow for the operation of certain e-bikes and e-scooters in New York City. The bill would also restore the fines for e-bike and e-scooter violations from the current civil penalty of $250 to the original amount of $500.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0461-2023 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureMTA to allow seniors and people with disabilities to receive fare discounts on express buses during rush hours, between the hours of 6 am to 10 am and between 3 pm and 7 pm on Monday through Friday..Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0462-2023 *Crystal Hudson~SPONSORCriminal JusticeAllowing family and friends of incarcerated individuals to deliver packages in person during prison visits.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0463-2023 *Julie Menin~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsRecognizing November 26 as Holodomor Memorial Day in the City of New York to honor the courage and resilience of the Ukrainian people.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0884-2023 *Mercedes Narcisse~SPONSORMental Health, Disabilities and AddictionEstablishment of a task force to study city mental health resources and mental health bed capacity in hospitals and jails and issue a report and make recommendations for remedying any deficiencies.IntroductionThis bill would establish a task force to study the current state of mental health resources in the city and mental health bed capacity in hospitals and jails in the city. The task force will issue a report and make recommendations to ensure that any such deficiencies are remedied.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0885-2023 *Mercedes Narcisse~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureAutomatic waiver of certain additional penalties for a parking violation if a vehicle owner responds to a notice of violation between forty-five and ninety days of its issuance.IntroductionThis bill would provide for the automatic waiver of certain additional penalties for failure to respond to a parking violation if the owner of a vehicle responds to such violation between 45 and 90 days after its issuance.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0886-2023 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAccessory sign violations and waiving penalties and fees for signs that are accessory to a use on the same zoning lot.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 28 of 2019, as amended by Local Law 29 of 2021, to extend the four-year moratorium on the issuance of accessory sign violations for two additional years. The proposed legislation would also extend the temporary DOB assistance program established by Local Law 28 of 2019 for two years.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0887-2023 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORCriminal JusticeReporting on gender identity of individuals in the custody of the department of correction.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction (DOC) to report on a monthly basis information related to individuals in DOC custody whose gender identity is different from the sex assigned to the individual at birth, including, but not limited to, transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, or intersex. DOC would be required to report information regarding such individuals’ housing unit placements, denials and objections to current housing unit placements, and instances of violence against such individuals.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0888-2023 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORSmall BusinessRequiring the department of small business services to offer training and education to small businesses regarding accessibility of the workplace and inclusion of workers with disabilities.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Small Business Services provide training and information to small businesses about how make workplaces more accessible and inclusive for workers with disabilities and resources and organizations that can help small businesses increase accessibility, provide accommodations and hire workers with disabilities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0464-2023 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsAmend the banking law in relation to restructuring unsustainable sovereign and subnational debt. (S.6627/A.7562)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0889-2023 *Lincoln Restler~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsPost-employment activities of certain former public servants.IntroductionThis bill would reform the current system under which former city employees and public servants are allowed to lobby city government after they have left city service. Under this bill, former agency heads and high-level employees of the Mayor’s Office, the City Council, or the Law Department would be barred from lobbying any city agency for two years. High-level staffers at other agencies, boards, and commissions, as well as paid board members, would be prohibited from lobbying any city agency up to one year after they leave city service, and would be prohibited from lobbying their former agency for one additional year. This bill would make technical edits to the existing prohibitions barring elected officials from lobbying an agency within the branch of city government they served for two years, however, the substance of this portion of the law would not be changed as part of this legislation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0890-2023 *Lincoln Restler~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsPost-employment activities of former elected officials.IntroductionThis bill would bar former elected officials from lobbying any agency for two years after their termination from city service.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0891-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORConsumer and Worker ProtectionAllowing charitable organizations to conduct games of chance at professional sporting venues.IntroductionThis bill would allow sports venues throughout New York City to conduct games of chance for charitable purposes by providing certain exemptions regarding the sale of alcohol at the premises, charging admission to the premises, the number of raffles that may occur within a calendar year, and allowing third party vendors to conduct games of chance on behalf of charitable organizations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0892-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPublic SafetyVoluntary community gun buy-back program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Police Department to establish a monthly gun buy-back program, whereby individuals may voluntarily and anonymously surrender to the department a working or non-working unloaded gun or parts thereof, in exchange for a sum of money to be determined by the department upon surrender. Individuals surrendering a gun would not be required to provide identification or any personally identifiable information, and would not be subject to criminal or civil penalties for the illegal possession of such gun, unless such penalties are required by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. The gun buy-back program would take place in a different borough at least once each month, on a rotating basis.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0893-2023 *Pierina Ana Sanchez~SPONSORPreconsidered - General WelfareExpanding eligibility for rental assistance.IntroductionThis bill would remove certain criteria that the Department of Social Services (DSS) currently uses to determine whether a household that is neither living in shelter nor experiencing street homelessness is eligible for a CityFHEPS rental assistance voucher. Specifically, the bill would disallow DSS from using the preservation of a rent-controlled apartment or receiving adult protective services as a criteria to determine eligibility for CityFHEPS. Additionally, the bill would provide households with the opportunity to demonstrate risk of eviction with a rent demand letter as a means to meet eligibility for CityFHEPS.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0894-2023 *Pierina Ana Sanchez~SPONSORPreconsidered - General WelfareIncome and work requirements for rental assistance.IntroductionThis bill would remove the current requirement that an individual or family demonstrate they are employed in order to become eligible for a CityFHEPS rental assistance voucher. The bill would additionally change the maximum total gross income for eligibility for a CityFHEPS rental assistance voucher from 200 percent of the federal poverty level to 50 percent of the area median income.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0895-2023 *Pierina Ana Sanchez~SPONSORHealthExpanding availability of rapid testing for sexually transmitted infections.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to ensure accessibility to rapid testing for sexually transmitted infections in all boroughs, prioritizing communities in boroughs that have higher infection rates as determined by the department.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0465-2023 *Pierina Ana Sanchez~SPONSORPreconsidered - General WelfareExpansion eligibility for the CityFHEPS (New York City Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement) program in New York City. (S. 1631)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0896-2023 *Lynn C. Schulman~SPONSORAgingRequiring the department for the aging to report on senior and accessible dwelling units.IntroductionThis bill would require New York City Aging (“NYCA,” formerly the Department for the Aging), in collaboration with Housing Preservation & Development (HPD), to submit an annual report on how many seniors live in apartment buildings in each Council district and how many of those apartments are retrofitted for people with disabilities, including mobility issues.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0163-2023 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceKay's Place, Block 1028, Lot 7, Brooklyn, Community District No. 6, Council District No. 39.Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0164-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Sitings & DispositionsLandmarks, 34 Morningside Avenue Cluster Technical Correction, Manhattan (G 220026 CCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0164-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 34 Morningside Avenue Cluster Technical Correction, Manhattan (G 220026 CCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0165-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 213-227 West 28th Street Parking Special Permits, Manhattan (C 200012 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0165-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 213-227 West 28th Street Parking Special Permits, Manhattan (C 200012 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0166-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 213-227 West 28th Street Parking Special Permits, Manhattan (C 200013 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0166-2023 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 213-227 West 28th Street Parking Special Permits, Manhattan (C 200013 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available