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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/17/2015 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: Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting, Minutes of the Stated Meeting
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    1.       Roll call Video Video
    2.Delivered by: His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, 1011 First Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Vallone.      Video Video
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meetings of July 23, 2015 and August 13, 2015 be adopted as printed by Council Member Lancman.      Video Video
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M 0333-2015 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsShampa Chanda, Board of Standards and AppealsMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0334-2015 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsHelen Arteaga, Health and Hospitals Corporation Board of DirectorsCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0335-2015 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsArva R. Rice, Equal Employment Practices CommissionCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0336-2015 *Inez D. Barron Coupled on Call-Up VoteLandmarks, 10300 Foster Ave, Brooklyn (C 150318 PQK)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0337-2015 *Margaret S. Chin Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, Sidewalk café, 221 West Broadway, Manhattan (20165108 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0338-2015 *Corey D. Johnson Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, Sidewalk café, 356 West 44th St, Borough of Manhattan (20165009 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0850-2015 ACosta G. Constantinides Amended and Coupled on GOUse of air conditioning systems.IntroductionThis bill would expand to small stores (retail or wholesale establishments under four thousand square feet) the prohibition against propping open outside doors while an air conditioner or central cooling system is operating. It would also require that stores which are part of a chain post a notice on each door stating that violations may be reported to 311.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Res 0846-2015 *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
LU 0279-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  Tremont Renaissance, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0857-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 279 - Tremont Renaissance, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0643-2015 AElizabeth S. Crowley Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of correction to provide reports regarding the number of inmates who are on waiting lists for placement in or transfer to alternative housing.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to post a monthly report on its website indicating the number of inmates waiting for placement in restrictive housing and clinical alternative to punitive segregation housing.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0706-2015 ADaniel Dromm  Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the commissioner of the department of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the visitation of incarcerated individuals.IntroductionThe Department of Correction (“DOC”) houses inmates in a variety of facilities, some on Rikers Island and others in various borough facilities. This bill requires the DOC to publish a quarterly report on the number of visitors in both Rikers Island and in borough facilities, and to differentiate between attorney visits and other types of visitors. The bill also requires the DOC to report the number of visitations in which the visitor unable to visit their inmate, and to record and report the reason the visit was unsuccessful. The DOC must report the total number of visits and the rate of visits per inmate. All reporting differentiates between Rikers Island and borough facilities.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0753-2015 AHelen K. Rosenthal Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the office of criminal justice to post on the office’s website an annual report regarding bail and the criminal justice system.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) to report on a number of issues pertaining to the inmate population of the Department of Correction (“DOC”). The bill would require DoITT to report information on a quarterly basis regarding the number of inmates in DOC’s custody, based both on the average daily inmate population for the quarter and for the total number of inmate admissions that quarter. For those inmates detained pre-trial, the following information must be reported: the charges they are facing, how serious those charges are, how long these they have been detained, how much bail has been set on them, and their criminal record if any. For those inmates who were sentenced, DoITT must report the length of these inmates’ sentences. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the court system’s impact on the DOC inmate population. For both felony and misdemeanor cases, DoITT must report the number of cases in which bail was set and the number of cases in which the defendant failed to appear for a court date, both for cases in which the defendant posted bail and for cases in which the defendant was released. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the number of cases in which defendants were released under specified conditions such as supervised release programs, the number of cases in which forms of bail other than cash or bail bonds are imposed, and the number of defendants who post bail. Finally, the bill requires DoITT to report on the outcomes of cases in which defendants are incarcerated pre-trial, and to report certain key information differentiating between boroughs, and comparing that borough-specific data to borough-specific crime rates.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0758-2015 AInez D. Barron Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the commissioner of the dept of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the department's grievance system.IntroductionThe Department of Correction operates a grievance system in which inmates may file formal complaints regarding the conditions of incarceration, pursuant to state mandates. This system has multiple levels of review, from the initial filing of the grievance through multiple phases of review and appeal. Grievances may be filed through a grievance office or through a box in which grievance forms may be deposited. This bill requires the Department to report on the number of grievances filed at every step of the grievance process, and the outcome of such grievances at each state of the grievance system. The bill also requires the Department to list separately the system’s functioning in those facilities in which grievance offices or grievance form deposit boxes are not available, and to list separately whether grievances are filed through the grievance office, the grievance form drop box, or through grievance program staff members.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0766-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.IntroductionThe Department of Correction (“DOC”) currently tracks certain demographic information regarding its inmates, including their age, gender, race, and the borough in which they were arrested. This bill requires the DOC to publish this information quarterly, based on the average daily population of the city’s jails for the preceding quarter.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0767-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick Amended and Coupled on GOPublication of the dept of correction's policies on the use of force.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to publish their rules and regulations/directives regarding the use of force by Correction staff on inmates, including describing in what circumstances the use of force, or the use of certain equipment, is warranted.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0768-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of correction to report on enhanced supervision housing.IntroductionThe Department of Correction is currently required to report on certain conditions in their punitive segregation facilities and other specialized facilities in which inmates are punished for committing certain infractions while in custody. This bill expands the list of facilities for which such reporting is required, adding any facility in which inmates are regularly kept to their cells for more than the maximum number of hours allowed by the jail standards, regardless of whether such placement is due to a punishment for committing an infraction or not. This would mean that the Department’s new Enhanced Supervision Housing would be included in this reporting requirement.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0784-2015 AElizabeth S. Crowley Amended and Coupled on GOCreation of an inmate bill of rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to communicate to every inmate their rights as inmates in plain and simple language, both in writing and orally.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0275-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, 4312 2nd Ave, Brooklyn (C 150188 PCK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0858-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 275 - Landmarks, 4312 2nd Ave, Brooklyn (C 150188 PCK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0276-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, 4312 2nd Ave, Brooklyn (C 150305 PCK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0859-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 276 - Landmarks, 4312 2nd Ave, Brooklyn (C 150305 PCK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0277-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Henry and Susan McDonald House, Brooklyn (20155771 HKK (N 150445 HKK))Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0860-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 277 - Landmarks, Henry and Susan McDonald House, Brooklyn (20155771 HKK (N 150445 HKK))Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0278-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, M.H. Renken Dairy Company Office Building and Engine Room, Brooklyn (20155770 HKK (N 150446 HKK))Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0861-2015 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 278 - Landmarks, M.H. Renken Dairy Company Office Building and Engine Room, Brooklyn (20155770 HKK (N 150446 HKK))Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0280-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Public School Facility, East side of 6th Ave between Pacific St and Dean St, Brooklyn (20165028 SCK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0862-2015 *David G. Greenfield Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 280 - Landmarks, Public School Facility, East side of 6th Ave between Pacific St and Dean St, Brooklyn (20165028 SCK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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M 0333-2015 *   Shampa Chanda, Board of Standards and AppealsMayor's Message Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0863-2015 *Brad S. Lander Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 333 - Shampa Chanda, Board of Standards and AppealsResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0334-2015 *   Helen Arteaga, Health and Hospitals Corporation Board of DirectorsCommunication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0864-2015 *Brad S. Lander Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 334 - Helen Arteaga, Health and Hospitals Corporation Board of DirectorsResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0335-2015 *   Arva R. Rice, Equal Employment Practices CommissionCommunication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0865-2015 *Brad S. Lander Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 335 - Arva Rice, Equal Employment Practices CommissionResolution 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 0850-2015 ACosta G. Constantinides~coupledA and GOUse of air conditioning systems.IntroductionThis bill would expand to small stores (retail or wholesale establishments under four thousand square feet) the prohibition against propping open outside doors while an air conditioner or central cooling system is operating. It would also require that stores which are part of a chain post a notice on each door stating that violations may be reported to 311.   Action details Not available
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Res 0846-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsiderd - 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 0857-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 279 - Tremont Renaissance, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0643-2015 AElizabeth S. Crowley~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of correction to provide reports regarding the number of inmates who are on waiting lists for placement in or transfer to alternative housing.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to post a monthly report on its website indicating the number of inmates waiting for placement in restrictive housing and clinical alternative to punitive segregation housing.   Action details Not available
Int 0706-2015 ADaniel Dromm ~coupledA and GORequiring the commissioner of the department of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the visitation of incarcerated individuals.IntroductionThe Department of Correction (“DOC”) houses inmates in a variety of facilities, some on Rikers Island and others in various borough facilities. This bill requires the DOC to publish a quarterly report on the number of visitors in both Rikers Island and in borough facilities, and to differentiate between attorney visits and other types of visitors. The bill also requires the DOC to report the number of visitations in which the visitor unable to visit their inmate, and to record and report the reason the visit was unsuccessful. The DOC must report the total number of visits and the rate of visits per inmate. All reporting differentiates between Rikers Island and borough facilities.   Action details Not available
Int 0753-2015 AHelen K. Rosenthal~coupledA and GORequiring the office of criminal justice to post on the office’s website an annual report regarding bail and the criminal justice system.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) to report on a number of issues pertaining to the inmate population of the Department of Correction (“DOC”). The bill would require DoITT to report information on a quarterly basis regarding the number of inmates in DOC’s custody, based both on the average daily inmate population for the quarter and for the total number of inmate admissions that quarter. For those inmates detained pre-trial, the following information must be reported: the charges they are facing, how serious those charges are, how long these they have been detained, how much bail has been set on them, and their criminal record if any. For those inmates who were sentenced, DoITT must report the length of these inmates’ sentences. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the court system’s impact on the DOC inmate population. For both felony and misdemeanor cases, DoITT must report the number of cases in which bail was set and the number of cases in which the defendant failed to appear for a court date, both for cases in which the defendant posted bail and for cases in which the defendant was released. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the number of cases in which defendants were released under specified conditions such as supervised release programs, the number of cases in which forms of bail other than cash or bail bonds are imposed, and the number of defendants who post bail. Finally, the bill requires DoITT to report on the outcomes of cases in which defendants are incarcerated pre-trial, and to report certain key information differentiating between boroughs, and comparing that borough-specific data to borough-specific crime rates.   Action details Not available
Int 0758-2015 AInez D. Barron~coupledA and GORequiring the commissioner of the dept of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the department's grievance system.IntroductionThe Department of Correction operates a grievance system in which inmates may file formal complaints regarding the conditions of incarceration, pursuant to state mandates. This system has multiple levels of review, from the initial filing of the grievance through multiple phases of review and appeal. Grievances may be filed through a grievance office or through a box in which grievance forms may be deposited. This bill requires the Department to report on the number of grievances filed at every step of the grievance process, and the outcome of such grievances at each state of the grievance system. The bill also requires the Department to list separately the system’s functioning in those facilities in which grievance offices or grievance form deposit boxes are not available, and to list separately whether grievances are filed through the grievance office, the grievance form drop box, or through grievance program staff members.   Action details Not available
Int 0766-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.IntroductionThe Department of Correction (“DOC”) currently tracks certain demographic information regarding its inmates, including their age, gender, race, and the borough in which they were arrested. This bill requires the DOC to publish this information quarterly, based on the average daily population of the city’s jails for the preceding quarter.   Action details Not available
Int 0767-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick~coupledA and GOPublication of the dept of correction's policies on the use of force.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to publish their rules and regulations/directives regarding the use of force by Correction staff on inmates, including describing in what circumstances the use of force, or the use of certain equipment, is warranted.   Action details Not available
Int 0768-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of correction to report on enhanced supervision housing.IntroductionThe Department of Correction is currently required to report on certain conditions in their punitive segregation facilities and other specialized facilities in which inmates are punished for committing certain infractions while in custody. This bill expands the list of facilities for which such reporting is required, adding any facility in which inmates are regularly kept to their cells for more than the maximum number of hours allowed by the jail standards, regardless of whether such placement is due to a punishment for committing an infraction or not. This would mean that the Department’s new Enhanced Supervision Housing would be included in this reporting requirement.   Action details Not available
Int 0784-2015 AElizabeth S. Crowley~coupledA and GOCreation of an inmate bill of rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to communicate to every inmate their rights as inmates in plain and simple language, both in writing and orally.   Action details Not available
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Res 0858-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 275 - Landmarks, 4312 2nd Ave, Brooklyn (C 150188 PCK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0859-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 276 - Landmarks, 4312 2nd Ave, Brooklyn (C 150305 PCK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0860-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 277 - Landmarks, Henry and Susan McDonald House, Brooklyn (20155771 HKK (N 150445 HKK))Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0861-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 278 - Landmarks, M.H. Renken Dairy Company Office Building and Engine Room, Brooklyn (20155770 HKK (N 150446 HKK))Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0862-2015 *David G. Greenfield~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 280 - Landmarks, Public School Facility, East side of 6th Ave between Pacific St and Dean St, Brooklyn (20165028 SCK)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Res 0863-2015 *Brad S. Lander~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 333 - Shampa Chanda, Board of Standards and AppealsResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0864-2015 *Brad S. Lander~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 334 - Helen Arteaga, Health and Hospitals Corporation Board of DirectorsResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0865-2015 *Brad S. Lander~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 335 - Arva Rice, Equal Employment Practices CommissionResolution    Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Res 0801-2015 APaul A. Vallone Amended and Adopted by the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsPraising Pope Francis for his lifelong pursuit of peace among all peoples and commends him on his upcoming historic visit to NYC.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0885-2015 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORConsumer AffairsRevocation, suspension, or refusal to renew a cigarette dealer license due to the sale of synthetic drugs or imitation synthetic drugs.IntroductionThis bill would mandate the suspension of a cigarette dealer license for any licensed cigarette dealer who violates the provisions of the proposed synthetic drug prohibition. It would create a mandatory revocation for a second violation of such proposed prohibition. It would allow the Department of Consumer Affairs commissioner to take such violations into account as they consider whether to grant future cigarette dealer licenses to such violator as well.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0836-2015 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORState and Federal LegislationMerchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly known as the “Jones Act.”Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0886-2015 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionIdentifying and addressing environmental justice issues.IntroductionEnvironmental Justice (EJ) means the fair treatment and involvement of all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, policies and activities, and with respect to the distribution of environmental benefits (such as financial assistance for environmental projects). The City currently does not have a comprehensive law relating to EJ. The bill requires the Mayor to establish an Interagency Working Group (IWG) consisting of representatives from City agencies relevant to EJ, including DEP, DOHMH, Planning, DOT, DSNY and DOB. The IWG will be chaired by a special coordinator of EJ, who will be appointed by the Mayor. The bill requires the IWG to develop a comprehensive Environmental Justice Plan (EJ Plan) that provides guidance on incorporating EJ concerns into City decision-making, identifies possible Citywide initiatives for promoting EJ and provides specific recommendations for City agencies to bring their operations, programs and projects in line with EJ concerns. The IWG must update the EJ Plan every five years. The bill also establishes an EJ Advisory Board (AB) consisting of Mayoral and Speaker appointees, all of whom must have EJ qualifications. The AB will make recommendations to the IWG concerning ways to promote EJ, will hold public hearings to fact-find and will closely consult the IWG during development of the EJ Plan.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0837-2015 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORHigher EducationSupport of President Barack Obama’s Second Chance Pell Pilot Program.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0887-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORTransportationSuspension of parking meter regulations on days that NYC public schools are closed because of inclement weather.IntroductionThis bill would suspend parking meter and muni-meter regulations during days that the mayor has declared the city’s public schools closed because of inclement weather.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0888-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRemoval of inoperative or decommissioned fire hydrants.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of environmental protection to remove from public sidewalks any fire hydrant that has been inoperative for more than two years and for which no repairs are scheduled, as well as any fire hydrant that has been decommissioned with no planned reinstatement.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0889-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORPublic SafetyBanning the sale of green lasers in NYC.IntroductionThis bill would ban the sale or possession with the intent to sell green laser pointers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0890-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORTechnologyRetention of data on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) to preserve row data that is subject to permanent removal or replacement. It would also require DoITT to create guidelines on the dividing of large data sets into smaller data sets, when archival, technical or practical concerns require such division.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0838-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORTechnologyCondemning the inequitable contract between NYC and LinkNYC which will provide better Wi-Fi access to areas throughout the City.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0839-2015 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORHealthCongress to introduce and pass legislation to allow states and municipalities to expand upon the FDA’s nutritional labeling requirements on menus and menu boards.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0891-2015 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORSmall BusinessNotifying a business when the city has received a request for service or complaint about its operation.IntroductionThis legislation will require the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create a notification system, whereby business owners can be informed of any complaints lodged against them. Participation is voluntarily, and notification can be received via text message or email.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0840-2015 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORSmall BusinessAllow limited liability companies formed in NY to fulfill their publication requirement by publishing on the NY Dept of State’s website or on an online news site.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0892-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsConduct a survey of city contractors in relation to paid family leave policies.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to conduct a survey of all city contractors to determine whether city contractors have paid family leave policies, and if so, to request disclosure of the terms and conditions of such policies.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0893-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORTransportationLocating electrical conductors underground.IntroductionThis bill would require all electrical conductors located above ground throughout the City be placed underground.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0841-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORFinanceAuthorize NYC to institute a tenant rent increase exemption program for tenants who pay over fifty percent of their incomes in rent and who reside within certain rent-regulated properties. (A.7938 / S.5056-A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0894-2015 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORContractsOpportunities for LGBT-owned business enterprises in city procurement.IntroductionAs of June 2013, there were more than 1.4 million LGBT-owned small businesses in the United States. However, there are a limited number of studies that indicate whether there is a need to assist such businesses in obtaining government contracts. Because New York City is a leader in providing equality and fairness to all people, this bill would require the New York City Department of Small Business Services to conduct a study to determine whether LGBT-owned businesses in New York City face difficulties participating in the City’s procurement process.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0895-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementPenalties for electronic waste littering.IntroductionThis bill would require a higher penalty for electronic waste littering.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0842-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSOREducationDOE to include a check box on school lunch forms to enable parents to indicate whether they want regular or vegetarian meal options for children during the school year.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0843-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORConsumer AffairsIncreasing the minimum gross registered vehicle weight requirement for tow trucks to decrease illegal tow truck chasing. (A.7272/S.5823-A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0844-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORTransportationTransfer of motor vehicles as scrap. ( A.8186-A/S.5886-A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0845-2015 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSOREducationNYS Education Dept to expand the State’s financial literacy and personal finance education curriculum to all grades K through 12.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0896-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORContractsOpportunities for disabled-owned business enterprises in city procurement.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Small Business Services to conduct a study to determine whether disabled-owned businesses in New York City face difficulties participating in the City’s procurement process.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0846-2015 *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 0847-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSOREducationDOE to expand vegetarian lunch menu options for students at NYC public schools.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0897-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSORPublic SafetyDeclaring nuisances related to the sale of synthetic drugs and imitation synthetic drugs.IntroductionThis bill would add violations of a proposed synthetic drug prohibition to the factors that allow the declaration of a public nuisance under the City’s Nuisance Abatement Law. It would allow a court, under the Nuisance Abatement Law, to issue restraining and closing orders against premises that repeatedly violate the proposed synthetic drug prohibition.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0898-2015 *Vincent J. Gentile~SPONSORTechnologyRequiring a data dictionary for every data set on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require every data set on the open data portal to be accompanied by a plain language data dictionary. This data dictionary would include descriptions of each column header in the data set, as well as contextual information to aid users in understanding the data being presented. The data dictionary for each data set shall be accessible directly from the portal.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0899-2015 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesProcedures and reporting for the Rikers Island nursery program.IntroductionState law requires that children born while their mothers are in city jails be housed with their mothers during their first year, with some exceptions. This bill creates procedures the Department of Correction must follow in determining when these exceptions apply, requires all female inmates to be informed of these housing options, and requires a yearly report on the use of this housing.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0900-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORTechnologyStandardization of address and geospatial information on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require that every public data set containing address information will present that information in the same format, along with geospatial reference data, such as latitude and longitude. It would also require the convening of a working group to develop that format standard.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0848-2015 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsAmending the Election Law to establish same-day and online voter registration.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0901-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSORParks and RecreationTesting of methane gas emissions before the planting of a new or replacement tree.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to test for methane gas emissions before planting a new or replacement tree. If methane gas emissions are found at a proposed tree planting site, DPR must notify the responsible utility about the immediate repair of the leak. The bill also requires DPR to keep a record of all detected emissions and post on its website the locations of any detected gas emissions that have not been repaired within 14 calendar days after DPR has notified the responsible utility of the detected gas emissions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0849-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSOREducationDOE to make optional a coding class in grades 6-8 and make compulsory coding class during grades 9-12.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0850-2015 *Mark Levine~SPONSOREducationDOE to offer kosher and halal meals in the Summer Meals Program.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0902-2015 *Steven Matteo~SPONSORHealthRequiring defibrillators at baseball fields where youth leagues play.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to youth baseball leagues playing on City-owned land at no cost. It would also require the City to provide training in the use of the AEDs at no cost to coaches or umpires. These leagues would be required to bring an AED to every game and practice, and to make efforts to ensure that a trained coach or umpire is present as well.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0903-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborHealth insurance coverage for surviving family members of certain deceased employees of the dept of sanitation.IntroductionThis local law would extend health insurance coverage to the surviving spouses, domestic partners and children of employees of the sanitation enforcement division of the department of sanitation who died on or after July 29, 2015.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0904-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORTransportationExpanding and increasing penalties for drivers who flee TLC enforcement agents.IntroductionThis bill would expand and increase the penalties for licensed Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) drivers who flee TLC enforcement agents or police officers by making the penalty applicable to all TLC licensed drivers and by increasing the fine to not less than $1000 and not more than $2,500, from not less than $750 and not more than $1,000. The imprisonment of up to 90 days for each offense would remain unchanged.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0905-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORGeneral WelfareStudying the elimination of the work experience program.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Human Resources Administration (HRA) to submit to the Council and post on its website quarterly reports regarding the work experience program (WEP) through December 31, 2018. The reports would include the total number of individuals in WEP placements disaggregated by the relevant City agency.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0906-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORGeneral WelfareRequiring community notification prior to the siting of certain social services facilities.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require agencies operating social services facilities, including Department of Homeless Services shelters, Human Resources Administration HIV/AIDS Services Administration facilities, Department of Youth and Community Development shelters, Department of Housing Preservation and Development shelters, Administration for Children’s Services juvenile justice facilities, and supportive housing facilities overseen by City agencies, to disclose the names of property owners, developers and service providers to local community boards, council members, and on NYC Open Data 30 days before the relevant agency enters into a contractual arrangement or similar agreement with the social services facility provider.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0907-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORTransportationRequiring all persons under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while operating a bicycle.Introduction Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0851-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORContractsRequire government entities that receive funds from the NYC treasury to submit to the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services a plan detailing its anticipated contracting actions for the upcoming fiscal year.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0852-2015 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORTransportationPreventing the diversion of funds raised to support the MTA.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0908-2015 *Annabel Palma~SPONSORTechnologyReview of data requested through FOIL for inclusion on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require agencies to review freedom of information law requests that include the release of data for inclusion of that data on the open data portal.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0853-2015 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)~SPONSORPublic SafetyPublic Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015. (H.R. 1217)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0909-2015 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORTransportationAcceptance of dispatches by for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThe bill would prohibit the Taxi and Limousine Commission from restricting the acceptance of trip dispatches by for-hire vehicles from non-affiliated bases. However, bases would continue to be prohibited from “cross-dispatching” to vehicles of a different classification (i.e. a black car base may not dispatch a livery vehicle).Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0910-2015 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORSmall BusinessRequiring the dept of small business services to report on the services provided at workforce1 centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Small Business Services to produce an annual report on the services provided at each Workforce1 center in the City, including the number of new registrants, the number of job placements, job retention statistics for registrants who obtain employment, and the number of registrants provided job training.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0911-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationImproving safety along bus routes.IntroductionThe bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists along bus routes. Based on the study, the DOT would institute measures to decrease incidents involving buses and pedestrians or bicyclists along such routes, including allowing left turns to be made only on a green left arrow signal indication and other restrictions on left turns, use of curb extensions, lane narrowing and/or removal, leading pedestrian intervals, and traffic calming devices. DOT would post online and submit to the Council the study—which must include the locations of such measures and if DOT declined to implement measures, the reasons why—to the Council no later than May 1, 2016.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0912-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationRequiring curb extensions at certain dangerous intersections.IntroductionCurb extensions prohibit parking near crosswalks at an intersection, increasing pedestrian visibility. Under the bill, the City would be required to identify intersections that pose the greatest danger to pedestrians, based upon incidence of traffic crashes involving pedestrians, and implement curb extensions prohibiting parking within 15 feet of a crosswalk in at least five such intersections in each borough per year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0854-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationMTA to study ways to eliminate blind spots on all MTA buses.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0913-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementRequiring property owners and the Department of Sanitation to use a salt substitute to remove snow or ice from streets, roadways and sidewalks.IntroductionThis bill would require property owners and the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to use alternatives to rock salt when clearing snow and ice from sidewalks and streets.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0914-2015 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORTechnologyEstablishing response timelines for public requests on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require that all requests for the inclusion of a data set on the open data portal shall receive an initial response from the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications within two weeks, and a final determination from the relevant agency within two months. It would also require that any requests for the inclusion of a data set that were already posted to the open data portal before the enactment date of the bill be treated as if they had been received on the day of enactment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0855-2015 *Eric A. Ulrich~SPONSORRecovery and ResiliencySuperstorm Sandy Relief and Disaster Loan Program Improvement Act (H.R. 208)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0915-2015 *James Vacca~SPONSORTechnologyTimely updating of certain public data sets on the open data portal.IntroductionThis bill would require that any public data set that is made available on both the open data portal and through a city or agency website should be updated on the open data portal so as to keep it current with the other publicly available copy of the data.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0916-2015 *James Vacca~SPONSORTechnologyAn open data law agency compliance examination.IntroductionThis bill would require a series of examinations and verifications on the compliance of agencies with the open data law’s public data set requirement.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0856-2015 *James Vacca~SPONSORTechnologyRequiring a warrant before Internet Service Providers would have to disclose the contents of e-mail communications. (S.356/H.R.699)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0917-2015 *Ruben Wills~SPONSORPublic SafetyImposing penalties for the manufacture, distribution or sale of synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic phenethylamines.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the manufacture, sale, offer for sale, display for sale, knowing distribution for sale, or possession with intent to sell a variety of synthetic cannabinoids, phenethylamine, and cathinones, and imitations of these substances. In addition to criminal and civil penalties, it would authorize the sealing of businesses that violate the provisions of this bill twice in a three-year period. It would not criminalize possession of these substances if such substances are not manufactured, being sold, offered for sale, displayed for sale, knowingly distributed for sale, or possessed with intent to sell them by the possessing individual.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0279-2015 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceTremont Renaissance, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0280-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Public School Facility, East side of 6th Ave between Pacific St and Dean St, Brooklyn (20165028 SCK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0280-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Public School Facility, East side of 6th Ave between Pacific St and Dean St, Brooklyn (20165028 SCK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0281-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Sidewalk café, 356 West 44th St, Manhattan (20165009 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0281-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Sidewalk café, 356 West 44th St, Manhattan (20165009 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0282-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Sidewalk café, 221 West Broadway, Manhattan (20165108 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0282-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Sidewalk café, 221 West Broadway, Manhattan (20165108 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0283-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, 10300 Foster Ave, Brooklyn (C 150318 PQK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0283-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, 10300 Foster Ave, Brooklyn (C 150318 PQK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0284-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Corbin Building, 11 John St, Manhattan (20155773 HKM (N 150459 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0284-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Corbin Building, 11 John St, Manhattan (20155773 HKM (N 150459 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0285-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Stonewall Inn, 51-53 Christopher St, Manhattan (20155774 HKM (N 150460 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0285-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Stonewall Inn, 51-53 Christopher St, Manhattan (20155774 HKM (N 150460 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0286-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II, Manhattan (20155772 HKM (N 150458 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0286-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, Riverside-West End Historic District Extension II, Manhattan (20155772 HKM (N 150458 HKM))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0287-2015 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, UDAAP - 115 Williams Ave, Brooklyn (C 150380 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0287-2015 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, UDAAP - 115 Williams Ave, Brooklyn (C 150380 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available