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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/7/2015 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Charter Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Hearing Transcript of the Charter Meeting - January 7, 2015, Minutes of the Charter Meeting - January 7, 2015
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    1.       Roll call Video Video
    2.Delivered by: Rev. NaRon Tillman, St. Phillip’s Christian Church, 765 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11221. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Cornegy.      Video Video
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of December 8, 2014 be adopted as printed by Council Member Arroyo.      Video Video
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M 0214-2015 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledWithdrawing M 202 - proposed maritime lease between the NYC Dept of Small Business Services and the NYC Economic Development Corporation.Mayor's Message Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0215-2015 *  Preconsidered - FinanceTransfer City funds between various agencies in FY'15 (MN-3)Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0216-2015 *  Preconsidered - FinanceAppropriate new revenues of $284.5 million in FY'15. (MN-4)Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0217-2015 *  TransportationBase Station License, Hispanos Car Service Inc.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0218-2015 *  TransportationBase Station License, Outside's Car Service Inc.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0219-2015 *  TransportationBase Station License, Church Avenue Express Inc.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0220-2015 *  TransportationBase Station License, South Beach Transportation Inc.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0221-2015 *  TransportationBase Station License, Rite Way Pvt Car Svce.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0222-2015 *  TransportationBase Station License, New Family Rad Disp Inc.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0223-2015 *Margaret S. Chin  Zoning, Sidewalk café, 11 Avenue of the America (aka 11 Sixth Avenue), Manhattan (20145332 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0489-2014 BJulissa Ferreras-Copeland Amended and Coupled on GONotices of violation returnable to the environmental control board and to repeal subparagraph (j) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the NYC charter, relating to the execution of environmental control board judgments by sheriffs.Introduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0537-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOApproving 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
M 0215-2015 *   Transfer City funds between various agencies in FY'15 (MN-3)Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0538-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 215 - Transfer City funds between various agencies in FY'15 (MN-3)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0216-2015 *   Appropriate new revenues of $284.5 million in FY'15. (MN-4)Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0539-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 216 - Appropriate new revenues of $284.5 million in fiscal year 20015. (MN-4)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0489-2014 BJulissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledA and GONotices of violation returnable to the environmental control board and to repeal subparagraph (j) of paragraph one of subdivision d of section 1049-a of the NYC charter, relating to the execution of environmental control board judgments by sheriffs.Introduction    Action details Not available
Res 0537-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~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 0538-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 215 - Transfer City funds between various agencies in FY'15 (MN-3)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0539-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 216 - Appropriate new revenues of $284.5 million in fiscal year 20015. (MN-4)Resolution    Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Res 0531-2015 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORHealthRecognizing January as Cervical Health Awareness Month in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0532-2015 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORHealthPermitting health care practitioners to provide treatment to youth for the prevention of human papillomavirus, a common virus that can cause cancer.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0533-2015 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborJames Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0609-2015 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionGeothermal systemsIntroductionThe proposed legislation requires an identification of the geothermal types of systems and the buildings suitable to be served by geothermal energy as well as the adoption of rules and registration requirement for persons who design and install geothermal systems. Finally the bill requires the Department to undertake a study of the waterfront properties suitable for the installation of geothermal systems in marine surface waters.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0610-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORConsumer AffairsRequiring the posting of information related to services offered at licensed appearance enhancement businesses.IntroductionChapter 5 of Title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York regulates unfair trade practices. There has been a spate of infections and other serious health issues at businesses that provide appearance enhancement services. Appearance enhancement include: nail specialty, waxing, natural hair styling, the practice of esthetics and cosmetology as defined by section 400 of the New York state general business law. This bill would add a new subchapter (19) to require the department of consumer affairs to create a list of appearance enhancement consumers’ rights that will be disclosed to all consumers of these businesses located within the city of New York.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0534-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORConsumer AffairsAmending the general business law to require periodic retraining of persons licensed to practice appearance enhancement and the Dept of State to increase the number of health and safety inspectors who inspect appearance enhancement businesses.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0535-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORHealthAmending the General Business Law to authorize the NYC DOHMH to enforce State health and safety regulations against appearance enhancement establishments and to allow the Dept to create a letter grading system for these establishments.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0536-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORTransportationCalling upon the MTA not to raise subway and bus fares in 2015.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0611-2015 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORVeteransMembership of the veterans advisory board.IntroductionEstablished in the New York City Charter is a Veterans Advisory Board (the “Board”), which is tasked with advising the director of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) on all matters concerning veterans, as well as to meet quarterly and report on its activities on or before December 31 of each year. Currently, the Board consists of nine members, all of whom must be veterans. Five of the members are appointed by the Mayor, and four are appointed by the Speaker of the City Council. Members serve for three year terms. The Mayor and the Speaker are required to considered service in conflicts when making their appointments. This bill would expand the Veterans Advisory Board to eleven members, allowing the Mayor to appoint six members and the Speaker of the City Council to appoint five members. Additionally, the bill would require that MOVA ensure each member of the Board receive a city email address upon appointment. Such email address is to be made available to the public on the MOVA website within 30 days of the appointment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0612-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceSale of tax liens.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0537-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~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
Int 0613-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSOREducationStudent attrition and backfilling.IntroductionThis bill would require the Chancellor of the Department of Education to provide a report on student attrition and backfill (replacement of students who leave) data to the Council. The report would include data with respect to specialized high schools, gifted and talented programs, and charter schools.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0614-2015 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)~SPONSORTransportationRequiring the registration and insurance of unmanned aerial vehiclesIntroductionThis bill would require unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including drones, to be registered with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and to be covered by a liability insurance policy before they may be flown in City airspace. The bill would create exceptions from these requirements for toy aircraft (as defined in the bill), UAVs that are not flown in the City, and UAVs that are considered air carriers under federal law. The bill would also require each covered UAV to have a tag affixed to it with an identification number linking it to its owner. The bill would authorize DOT and other actors, including the Police Department, to enforce its provisions, and would allow authorized entities to temporarily seize a UAV that was in violation of the bill and allow DOT to impose penalties on the owner or operator after a hearing. Finally, the bill would allow the Commissioner of Transportation to promulgate rules and require him or her to report on the effectiveness of the registration and insurance requirements at protecting the public.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0615-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationAllowing the taxi and limousine commission to consider improved trouble lights for use in licensed vehicles.IntroductionAll taxis and for-hire vehicles in New York City are equipped with “trouble lights” that allow drivers to notify the public and law enforcement if they are under assault or are otherwise endangered while operating their vehicle. Currently, the Administrative Code limits the type of light that may be used to so-called “lollipop” lights. The legislation would remove the requirement that only “lollipop” lights be used as trouble lights, enabling the use of other technologies, such as LED lights, or more cost efficient options.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0616-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationReporting of assaults on taxi and commission licensed drivers.IntroductionUnder the bill, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) would be required to report on the number of TLC licensed drivers that have been assaulted. Beginning December 1, 2015, the TLC would submit quarterly to the Council and publish on its website the number of assaults of drivers, disaggregated by the type of TLC license held by any such assault victims.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0617-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORHealthProhibiting the sale of shisha.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the sale of shisha in New York City, except for shisha sold at hookah bars, tobacco bars, and tobacco stores.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0618-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionReducing the emissions that come from New York City-owned motor vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to create a pilot program on the use of low emission exhaust pipes. The pilot program would encompass twenty percent of all motor vehicles owned by the city of New York that are run not exclusively by electric power, because they are already zero emission vehicles. The bill would also require DCAS to provide a written report to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website not more than one year following the start of the pilot program. The report would include the cost of the pilot program and the emissions reduction from this program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0619-2015 *Eric A. Ulrich~SPONSORVeteransMeetings of the veterans advisory board.IntroductionEstablished in the New York City Charter is a Veterans Advisory Board (the “Board”), which is tasked with advising the director of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) on all matters concerning veterans, as well as to meet quarterly and report on its activities on or before December 31 of each year. Currently, the Board consists of nine members, all of whom must be veterans. Five of the members are appointed by the Mayor, and four are appointed by the Speaker of the City Council. Members serve for three year terms. The Mayor and the Speaker are required to considered service in conflicts when making their appointments. This bill would require the Board to meet a minimum of five times per year and to hold at least one meeting in each borough. The Board would be required to provide public notice of the meeting in compliance with New York State’s Public Officers Law. MOVA would be required to: 1) make all meetings of the Board open to the public; 2) post a notice on the office’s website of the date, time, and location of each meeting at least one week prior to the meeting; 3) maintain and update contact information for veterans organizations located within the city, and notify all of these organizations by regular or electronic mail of each Board meeting; and 4) record and broadcast all meetings on the internet.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0169-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Sidewalk café, 11 Avenue of the America (aka 11 Sixth Avenue), Manhattan (20145332 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0169-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Sidewalk café, 11 Avenue of the America (aka 11 Sixth Avenue), Manhattan (20145332 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available