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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/26/2015 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - February 26, 2015, Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 26, 2015
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    2.Delivered by: Rev. Vanessa M. Brown, Rivers at Rehoboth Church, 263 W. 86th Street, N.Y. 10024. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Rosenthal.      Video Video
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of January 22, 2015 be adopted as printed by Council Member Chin.      Video Video
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M 0240-2015 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledSubmitting Preliminary Mayor’s Management Report (PMMR) for FY'15.Mayor's Message Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0241-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, Melrose Commons North, Bronx (C 120323 MMX, C 150152 ZMX, C 150153 HUX and C 150154 HAX)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0423-2014 AHelen K. Rosenthal Amended and Coupled on GOWorker CooperativesIntroduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Res 0590-2015 *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
Res 0591-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOMeatpacking Area Business Improvement District, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0179-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  Schervier Apartments, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0600-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 179 - Schervier Apartments, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0170-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Special Hudson Yards District, Manhattan (N 150083 ZRM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0601-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 170 - Zoning, Special Hudson Yards District, Manhattan (N 150083 ZRM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0171-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Hawthorne Court Apartments, Queens (20155265 HKQ (N 150176 HKQ))Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0602-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 171 - Landmarks, Hawthorne Court Apartments, Queens (20155265 HKQ (N 150176 HKQ))Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0172-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 89 MacDougal St, Manhattan (20155146 TCM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0603-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 172 - Zoning, 89 MacDougal St, Manhattan (20155146 TCM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0173-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 102 Greene St, Manhattan ( C 140353 ZSM)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0604-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 173 - Zoning, 102 Greene St, Manhattan ( C 140353 ZSM)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0175-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and East 4th St, Brooklyn (C 150076 ZMK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0605-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 175 - Zoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and East 4th St, Brooklyn (C 150076 ZMK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0176-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and 54th St, Brooklyn (C 140288 ZMK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0606-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 176 - Zoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and 54th St, Brooklyn (C 140288 ZMK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0177-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Central Ridgewood Historic District, Queens (20155270 HKQ (N 150202 HKQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0607-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 177 - Landmarks, Central Ridgewood Historic District, Queens (20155270 HKQ (N 150202 HKQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0178-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Chester Court Historic District, Brooklyn (20155273 HKK (N 150204 HKK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0608-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 178 - Landmarks, Chester Court Historic District, Brooklyn (20155273 HKK (N 150204 HKK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0074-2014 AAndy L. King Amended and Coupled on GORemoval of trees downed or damaged as a result of a severe weather event.Introduction Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0600-2014 APaul A. Vallone Amended and Coupled on GOTransparency regarding veterans served by agencies.IntroductionAmong the services veterans are eligible to receive in New York City, include those provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to, on an annual basis, and not later than January 30 of each year, report to the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), the Veterans Advisory Board, and the Council on the number of veterans receiving certain city services in the prior year, to the extent practicable. This includes: 1) the total number of veterans residing in Mitchell-Lama housing; 2) the total number of applications received by HPD for Mitchell-Lama Housing from housing containing at least one veteran; 3) the total number of vending licenses provided by DCA to veterans; 4) the total number of veterans who submitted an application to DCA for a vending license; 5) the total number of veterans residing in NYCHA housing utilizing a HUD-VASH voucher; and 6) the total number of veterans receiving services through HRA-operated job centers in the prior year, disaggregated by the number receiving one-shot assistance grants, cash assistance, and supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits. The bill also allows such data to be made part of the Mayor’s Management Report.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0611-2015 AMathieu Eugene Amended and Coupled on GOMembership 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0619-2015 AEric A. Ulrich Amended and Coupled on GOMeetings 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledCoupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0423-2014 AHelen K. Rosenthal~coupledA and GOWorker CooperativesIntroduction    Action details Not available
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Res 0590-2015 *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 0591-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOMeatpacking Area Business Improvement District, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0600-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 179 - Schervier Apartments, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
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Res 0601-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 170 - Zoning, Special Hudson Yards District, Manhattan (N 150083 ZRM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0602-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 171 - Landmarks, Hawthorne Court Apartments, Queens (20155265 HKQ (N 150176 HKQ))Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0603-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 172 - Zoning, 89 MacDougal St, Manhattan (20155146 TCM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0604-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledFiledLU 173 - Zoning, 102 Greene St, Manhattan ( C 140353 ZSM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0605-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 175 - Zoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and East 4th St, Brooklyn (C 150076 ZMK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0606-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 176 - Zoning, Fort Hamilton Parkway and 54th St, Brooklyn (C 140288 ZMK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0607-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 177 - Landmarks, Central Ridgewood Historic District, Queens (20155270 HKQ (N 150202 HKQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0608-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 178 - Landmarks, Chester Court Historic District, Brooklyn (20155273 HKK (N 150204 HKK)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0074-2014 AAndy L. King~coupledA and GORemoval of trees downed or damaged as a result of a severe weather event.Introduction    Action details Not available
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Int 0600-2014 APaul A. Vallone~coupledA and GOTransparency regarding veterans served by agencies.IntroductionAmong the services veterans are eligible to receive in New York City, include those provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). This bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations to, on an annual basis, and not later than January 30 of each year, report to the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), the Veterans Advisory Board, and the Council on the number of veterans receiving certain city services in the prior year, to the extent practicable. This includes: 1) the total number of veterans residing in Mitchell-Lama housing; 2) the total number of applications received by HPD for Mitchell-Lama Housing from housing containing at least one veteran; 3) the total number of vending licenses provided by DCA to veterans; 4) the total number of veterans who submitted an application to DCA for a vending license; 5) the total number of veterans residing in NYCHA housing utilizing a HUD-VASH voucher; and 6) the total number of veterans receiving services through HRA-operated job centers in the prior year, disaggregated by the number receiving one-shot assistance grants, cash assistance, and supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits. The bill also allows such data to be made part of the Mayor’s Management Report.   Action details Not available
Int 0611-2015 AMathieu Eugene~coupledA and GOMembership 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.   Action details Not available
Int 0619-2015 AEric A. Ulrich~coupledA and GOMeetings 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.   Action details Not available
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Int 0674-2015 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAssessing the size of the city’s housing stock.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to submit a report to the Council detailing the number of class A, class B and private registered dwellings, and the total number of dwelling units contained in such buildings, disaggregated by community district. The report will be submitted biannually to the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0585-2015 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORHigher EducationAmerica’s College PromiseResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0675-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborProvision of sick time earned by employees.IntroductionThis local law would exempt doctors and registered nurses from the Earned Sick Time Act (as they are highly paid professionals) and allows for reduction of penalties by administrative law judges in cases where the employer acted in good faith.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0586-2015 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesCorrectional authorities the discretion to allow incarcerated women who give birth while in custody to return home on temporary supervised release for the first three weeks after they give birth.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0676-2015 *Chaim M. Deutsch~SPONSORTransportationRequiring the consideration of community impact in applications for base stations, black car bases, and luxury limousine bases.IntroductionUnder the bill, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) would be required to consider community impact when reviewing an application for a license to operate a livery base, black car base, or luxury limousine base. The TLC would consider whether granting a base a license would cause a negative impact on quality of life in the community, including the potential impact on traffic congestion, sidewalk congestion, and noise. In addition, the TLC would be required to submit base applications to the affected Council Member and Community Board, and consider any comments submitted by such Council Member or Community Board.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0677-2015 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementProhibiting obstructing signs on sidewalks, flagging and curbstone whether or not abutting the offending property.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the placing of signs and other obstructions on sidewalks or streets and establish a rebuttable presumption that the identifying information on a sign obstructing the sidewalk is the party responsible for the obstruction.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0678-2015 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORTechnologyPolice computer technology strategy plan that includes a phase-out of the use of typewriters.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0679-2015 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORHealthMaking available optional rapid HIV tests to students at city university of NY campuses.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0680-2015 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the commissioner of the dept of correction to post a monthly report on detainees on the department’s website.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to post a monthly report on its website indicating the number of inmates who have been detained pre-trial, the number of adult inmates who have been detained pre-trial for more than 6 months, and the number of adolescent inmates who have been detained pre-trial for more than 1 month.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0587-2015 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORHigher EducationCUNY to incorporate the Muslim holidays of Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Ul-Adha as observed university holidays throughout the CUNY system.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0588-2015 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORCivil RightsCalling on President Trump to overturn the ban on transgender individuals serving in the military and for U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to continue to allow transgender individuals to serve openly.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0589-2015 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORImmigrationDept of Homeland Security to end the practice of placing immigrant detainees in solitary confinement, except in emergency situations.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0681-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORFinanceMeatpacking Area business improvement district, ManhattanIntroduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0590-2015 *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
Res 0591-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceMeatpacking Area Business Improvement District, ManhattanResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0682-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSORConsumer AffairsConduct in connection with offers to induce a person to vacate a dwelling unit.IntroductionThere have recently been several reported incidents of building owners hiring tenant relocation specialists to try to convince tenants, many of whom are rent-regulated, to leave their apartments. This bill would create a licensing scheme for tenant relocation specialists and agencies which would require applicants to pass an exam, furnish a surety bond, pay a licensing fee and make initial contact with tenants in writing. It would also bar licensees from harassing tenants or providing false information to tenants. Finally, this bill would require the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs to provide an annual report to the Mayor and the Council on the implementation of this law.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0683-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSORTechnologyProtocol relating to the accessibility of city government websites for persons with disabilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the adoption of a standard for the accessibility of city websites for persons with disabilities, to be based either on federal regulations or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0684-2015 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORGeneral WelfareProvision of services to people living with HIV and AIDS.IntroductionThe HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) (formerly known as the Division of AIDS Services) provides benefits and services to eligible individuals with symptomatic HIV or AIDS. Such benefits and services include case management, transportation and nutrition allowances, and enhanced rental assistance. This bill would expand the population served by HASA to include persons with HIV infection, who may not qualify as having symptomatic HIV or AIDS.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0685-2015 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsExtending the rent stabilization laws.IntroductionThis bill amends the City’s rent stabilization law to reflect that a serious public emergency continues to exist on and after April 1, 2015 in the housing of a considerable number of persons within the City. The bill also amends the rent stabilization law to update the expiration date thereof from April 1, 2015 to April 1, 2018.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0686-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORTransportationDOT to notify 311 and place information on its website regarding the location of motor vehicles towed due to a temporary parking restriction change.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0687-2015 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORTransportationPlacement of newsracks near taxi stands.IntroductionThe Administrative Code of the City of New York (the “Code”) defines a newsrack as “any self-service or coin-operated box, container or other dispenser installed, used or maintained for the display, sale or distribution of newspapers or other written matter to the general public.” Currently, the Code regulates where newsracks may be placed, installed, or maintained. Thus, the Code places restrictions in several locations in which the placement of newsracks would present safety concerns to persons and property. The proposed bill would prohibit the placement, installation, or maintenance of newsracks within three feet ahead or 25 feet to the rear of any designated taxi stand. Furthermore, it provides that the law would take effect 90 days after enactment into law, but authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation to take actions necessary to implement the law prior to its effective date.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0688-2015 *Rory I. Lancman~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAmending the definition of harassment to include illegal conversions of dwelling units.IntroductionHarassment is currently defined as performing one of a list of acts which causes or is intended to cause a tenant to leave their home. This bill would amend the harassment law to make illegally converting a dwelling unit that was intended for permanent residence purposes per se harassment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0689-2015 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORCivil RightsEstablishing a housing discrimination testing program.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYC Commission on Human Rights to perform a housing discrimination investigation for a period of one year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0592-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSOREducationNYS Legislature to fully implement the education funding requirements for NYC resulting from the Campaign for Fiscal Equity v State of NY case.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0690-2015 *Darlene Mealy~SPONSORCivil RightsEstablishing an employment discrimination testing program.IntroductionThis bill requires the NYC Commission on Human Rights to perform an employment discrimination investigation for a period of one year and report the results of such investigation to the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0691-2015 *Rosie Mendez~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsExtending the statute of limitations period for appealing a Board of Standards and Appeals decisionIntroductionThis bill would increase the statute of limitations period for appealing a Board of Standards and Appeals decision from 30 days to four months. The new four month period would be identical to the general statute of limitations period for Article 78 proceedings pursuant to NY CPLR § 217.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0692-2015 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborEstablishment of a retirement security review board.IntroductionThis local law would create a review board to study and issue a report regarding recommendations for the City to establish a retirement security program for private sector workers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0693-2015 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionReducing unnecessary illumination in city-owned and city-controlled spaces.IntroductionThis local law would mandate the installation of occupancy sensors to limit illumination in city-owned buildings and city-controlled spaces. This requirement would apply to spaces in at least 50% of city-owned or controlled buildings by 2020; at least 80% of such buildings by 2025; and all such buildings by 2030. This local law would also require periodic reporting concerning energy savings resulting from the occupancy sensor requirements.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0694-2015 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsIncreasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations in open parking lots and parking garages.IntroductionIn 2010, the City released a report estimating that by 2030, 44 percent of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions will come from the transportation sector. The report recommended the City encourage use of electric vehicles (EVs) to help reduce emissions, improve air quality, and save drivers money on fuel and maintenance. In 2013, the Council passed a local law requiring that 20 percent of parking spaces in new parking garages and open parking lots be capable of supporting EV charging stations. Existing lots were also required expand EV charging capabilities as they upgrade their electrical capacities. Under the proposed local law, 40 percent of parking spaces in new parking garages and open parking lots must be capable of supporting EV charging stations by January 1, 2030. Existing lots would also be required to expand EV charging capabilities as they upgrade their electrical capacities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0593-2015 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRecognizing and endorsing Earth Week 2015Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0695-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsBicycle access for elevators in residential buildings.IntroductionThis bill would require owners of class R-2 occupancies to allow tenants or subtenants to use passenger elevators to transport their bicycles to and from their apartments. This bill would also allow foldable bikes on all passenger elevators in all class R occupancies.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0696-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationReporting on bicycle related fatalities.IntroductionThe proposed local law would require the Department of Transportation to compile and report annually information regarding bicycle related fatalities, including on roadways and in parks.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0697-2015 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORConsumer AffairsRegulation of laundries.IntroductionLaundries in the City are licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”). The current licensing scheme dates from the early 20th Century and certain activities are not properly regulated. This bill would update the City’s laundry licensing law to better regulate the industry as it operates today. The bill would create a tiered licensing scheme to capture three distinct activities: retail laundry, industrial laundry and industrial laundry delivery. This bill would create additional requirements related to cleanliness and hygiene for industrial laundries and industrial laundry delivery services. Industrial laundries would be required to implement procedures to ensure that all laundry is hygienically cleaned and, businesses engaged in industrial laundry delivery would be required to implement procedures to ensure separation of clean and dirty laundry in order to maintain cleanliness. Finally, this bill would create a task force to review the industry and the enforcement of the law and make any recommendations to the Council and the Mayor.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0698-2015 *Mark Treyger~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesDesignating communications havens for emergency events.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0594-2015 *Mark Treyger~SPONSORRecovery and ResiliencyFederal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013 (.H.R. 592)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0595-2015 *James Vacca~SPONSORFinanceProviding for a $500 property tax rebate to eligible homeowners in the city of NY.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0699-2015 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAuthorizing the construction and regulation of licensed hostels.IntroductionThis bill would allow for the creation of hostels and would establish a licensing scheme and regulations for constructing and operating such hostels. Such licensing and regulation would be handled by a new Office for Licensed Hostels within the Department of Consumer Affairs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0700-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequired disclosures by persons making buyout offers.IntroductionThis bill would amend the Housing Maintenance Code’s definition of “harassment” to make it unlawful for a dwelling owner, or an owner’s agent, to make a tenant buyout offer without first: (1) notifying the tenant that he or she has the right to refuse the buyout offer, and (2) disclosing that the person making the buyout offer is an agent of the tenant’s landlord (where such person is someone other than the landlord).Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0596-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRepealing vacancy decontrol. (A.1865)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0597-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsDetermining that a public emergency requiring rent control in the City of New York continues to exist and will continue to exist on and after April 1, 2015.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0598-2015 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORPublic SafetyGovernor to sign legislation expunging all misdemeanor convictions for low-level marijuana related offenses that occurred in NYC from 2000 through 2014.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0599-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORHealthUS Dept of Health and Human Services to allocate funding to any hospitals, whether public or private, located in close proximity to the five international airports where all travelers flying into the US from West Africa must enter.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0179-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceSchervier Apartments, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0180-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, Melrose Commons North, Bronx (C 150153 HUX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0180-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, Melrose Commons North, Bronx (C 150153 HUX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0181-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, Melrose Commons North, Bronx (C 150152 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0181-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, Melrose Commons North, Bronx (C 150152 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0182-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, Melrose Commons North, Bronx (C 150154 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0182-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, Melrose Commons North, Bronx (C 150154 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0183-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, Melrose Commons North, Bronx (C 120323 MMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0183-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, Melrose Commons North, Bronx (C 120323 MMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0184-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, 54-24 101st St, Queens (C 150126 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0184-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 54-24 101st St, Queens (C 150126 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0185-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, Lewis Ave and 101st St, Queens (C 150125 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0185-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, Lewis Ave and 101st St, Queens (C 150125 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available