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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/13/2016 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, Minutes of the Stated Meeting
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    1.       Roll call Video Video
    2.Delivered by: Rabbi Mark Kaiserman, The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th Street, Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Koslowitz.      Video Video
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of September 14, 2016 be adopted as printed by Council Member Dromm.      Video Video
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M 0449-2016 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsLaurie Hawkinson, Art CommissionMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0450-2016 *  Housing and BuildingsThird PartyTransfer Program - 754 Miller AvenueCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0451-2016 *  Housing and BuildingsThird PartyTransfer Program - 440 West 164th Street, ManhattanCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0452-2016 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsJohn Flateau, Board of ElectionsCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0453-2016 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsJose M. Araujo, Board of ElectionsCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0454-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, 1932 Bryant Avenue, Bronx (C160367 ZSX, C160365 ZMX and N160366 ZRX)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0455-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, 1932 Bryant Avenue, Bronx (C160368 ZSX, C160365 ZMX and N160366 ZRX)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1011-2015 AYdanis A. Rodriguez Amended and Coupled on GO90-day transition period for displaced food service workers.IntroductionThis bill would require a 90-day retention period for food service workers when an owner or operator terminates a food service contract for a corporate cafeteria, arena, cultural institution, etc. The new food service contractor would be required to evaluate such workers after the retention period and, if deemed satisfactory, shall retain such workers. The bill does not apply to restaurants.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1282-2016 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Coupled on GOAuthorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in 8 business improvement districts and 2 special assessment districts.IntroductionThis bill would authorize eight existing business improvement districts (“BID”) throughout the City and two special assessment districts (“SAD”) to increase the amount they expend annually.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0552-2014 ADaniel Dromm  Amended and Coupled on GOCollection of data regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 552-A would require the Department of Social Services, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Department of Homeless Services, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department for the Aging, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Education, and any other agencies designated by the Mayor to provide to all persons served by the agency with a demographic information survey that contains questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill would also require an annual review of all forms from the designated agencies, or any other agency designated by the Mayor, that collect demographic information, are completed by persons seeking services, and are within the administering agencies’ authority to amend. The bill would require all such forms to be amended to ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity within five years. Proposed Int. 552-A would also require reporting on the collected data.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0251-2014 ADaniel Dromm  Amended and Coupled on GOCollection of demographic data regarding ancestry and languages spoken.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 251-A would require the Department of Social Services, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Department of Homeless Services, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department for the Aging, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Education, and any other agencies designated by the Mayor to provide to all persons served by the agency with a demographic information survey that contains questions regarding ancestry and languages spoken. The bill would also require an annual review of all forms from the designated agencies, or any other agency designated by the Mayor, that collect demographic information, are completed by persons seeking services, and are within the administering agencies’ authority to amend. The bill would require all such forms to be amended to ask questions regarding ancestry and languages spoken within five years. Proposed Int. 251-A would also require reporting on the collected data.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0551-2014 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GOCollection of demographic data regarding multiracial identification.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 551-A would require the Department of Social Services, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Department of Homeless Services, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department for the Aging, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Education, and any other agencies designated by the Mayor to provide to all persons served by the agency with a demographic information survey that contains an option for multiracial ancestry or ethnic origin. The bill would also require an annual review of all forms from the designated agencies, or any other agency designated by the Mayor, that collect demographic information, are completed by persons seeking services, and are within the administering agencies’ authority to amend. The bill would require all such forms to be amended to contain an option for multiracial ancestry or ethnic origin. Proposed Int. 551-A would also require reporting on the collected data.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1160-2016 *Costa G. Constantinides Coupled on GOInstallation of sub-meters in certain tenant spaces.IntroductionCurrently, by January 1, 2025, owners of building 50,000 gross square feet or larger are required to have installed electrical sub-meters in all tenant spaces which are 10,000 gross square feet or larger (other than dwelling units). The proposed bill would expand the requirements to owners of buildings 25,000 gross square feet or larger and to tenant spaces (other than dwelling units) 5,000 gross square feet or larger.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1163-2016 ADaniel R. Garodnick Amended and Coupled on GOExpanding the list of buildings required to be benchmarked for energy and water efficiency.IntroductionCurrently, buildings 50,000 gross square feet or larger are required to benchmark annually. This bill would expand the City’s benchmarking requirement to buildings 25,000 gross square feet or larger and require the Department of Buildings to establish a system to assist such buildings in meeting their benchmarking requirements.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1165-2016 *Donovan J. Richards Coupled on GOUpgrading lighting systems in certain buildings.IntroductionCurrently, by January 1, 2025, owners of building 50,000 gross square feet or larger are required to upgrade the lighting systems in their buildings so that they are in compliance with the standards for new systems set forth in the New York city energy conservation code. This bill would expand the upgrade requirements to owners of buildings 25,000 gross square feet or larger.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0453-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES PROJECT CLUSTER 4, CD 27, Queens (20175039 HAQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1251-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 453 - Planning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES PROJECT CLUSTER 4, CD 27, Queens (20175039 HAQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0475-2016 *David G. Greenfield Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, EAST 147TH STREET REZONING, Bronx (N160250 ZRX)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0476-2016 *David G. Greenfield Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, EAST 147TH STREET REZONING, Bronx (C160251 ZMX)Land Use Application Approved by Subcommittee with Modifications and Referred pursuant to Rule 11.20(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197(d) of the New York City Charter   Action details Not available
LU 0477-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 217 WEST 29TH STREET, Manhattan (C160148ZSM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1252-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 477 - Zoning, 217 WEST 29TH STREET, Manhattan (C160148ZSM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0478-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 217 WEST 29TH STREET, Manhattan (N160147ZRM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1253-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 478 - Zoning, 217 WEST 29TH STREET, Manhattan (N160147ZRM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0480-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, ROCKAWAY BEACH BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (C160219ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1254-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 480 - Zoning, ROCKAWAY BEACH BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (C160219ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0481-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, ROCKAWAY BEACH BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (N160220 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1255-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 481 - Zoning, ROCKAWAY BEACH BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (N160220 ZRQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0489-2016 *David G. Greenfield Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BOARD 10, Brooklyn (N160377 ZRK)Land Use Application Approved by Subcommittee with Modifications and Referred pursuant to Rule 11.20(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197(d) of the New York City Charter   Action details Not available
LU 0490-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 1968 SECOND AVENUE REZONING, Manhattan (C160194 ZMM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1256-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 490 - Zoning, 1968 SECOND AVENUE REZONING, Manhattan (C160194 ZMM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0491-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, SEAGIRT BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (C160033 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1257-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 491 - Zoning, SEAGIRT BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (C160033 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0492-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, SEAGIRT BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (C160351 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1258-2016 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 492 - Zoning, SEAGIRT BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (C160351 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0728-2015 BDaniel R. Garodnick Amended and Coupled on GOQuarterly submission of the NYPD patrol guide.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department to publish its patrol guide online, excluding portions that would reveal non-routine investigative techniques or confidential information or that would compromise the safety of the public or police officers. In addition, the bill would repeal a section of the administrative code related to the department’s submission of the NYPD patrol guide to the council.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0959-2015 BMark Levine Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the police department to report on hate crime statistics.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to report on hate crimes quarterly and annually on their website. The data would be disaggregated by the animus towards a targeted group such as race, nationality, or sexual orientation and report on the demographics of the arrestee. The Department would be required to further disaggregate certain categories if a particular group that is the target of the animus is targeted at least nine times in a total of four consecutive quarters.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 1011-2015 AYdanis A. Rodriguez~coupledA and GO90-day transition period for displaced food service workers.IntroductionThis bill would require a 90-day retention period for food service workers when an owner or operator terminates a food service contract for a corporate cafeteria, arena, cultural institution, etc. The new food service contractor would be required to evaluate such workers after the retention period and, if deemed satisfactory, shall retain such workers. The bill does not apply to restaurants.   Action details Not available
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Int 1282-2016 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledGOAuthorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in 8 business improvement districts and 2 special assessment districts.IntroductionThis bill would authorize eight existing business improvement districts (“BID”) throughout the City and two special assessment districts (“SAD”) to increase the amount they expend annually.   Action details Not available
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Int 0552-2014 ADaniel Dromm ~coupledA and GOCollection of data regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 552-A would require the Department of Social Services, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Department of Homeless Services, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department for the Aging, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Education, and any other agencies designated by the Mayor to provide to all persons served by the agency with a demographic information survey that contains questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill would also require an annual review of all forms from the designated agencies, or any other agency designated by the Mayor, that collect demographic information, are completed by persons seeking services, and are within the administering agencies’ authority to amend. The bill would require all such forms to be amended to ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity within five years. Proposed Int. 552-A would also require reporting on the collected data.   Action details Not available
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Int 0251-2014 ADaniel Dromm ~coupledA and GOCollection of demographic data regarding ancestry and languages spoken.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 251-A would require the Department of Social Services, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Department of Homeless Services, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department for the Aging, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Education, and any other agencies designated by the Mayor to provide to all persons served by the agency with a demographic information survey that contains questions regarding ancestry and languages spoken. The bill would also require an annual review of all forms from the designated agencies, or any other agency designated by the Mayor, that collect demographic information, are completed by persons seeking services, and are within the administering agencies’ authority to amend. The bill would require all such forms to be amended to ask questions regarding ancestry and languages spoken within five years. Proposed Int. 251-A would also require reporting on the collected data.   Action details Not available
Int 0551-2014 AMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GOCollection of demographic data regarding multiracial identification.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 551-A would require the Department of Social Services, the Administration for Children’s Services, the Department of Homeless Services, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department for the Aging, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Education, and any other agencies designated by the Mayor to provide to all persons served by the agency with a demographic information survey that contains an option for multiracial ancestry or ethnic origin. The bill would also require an annual review of all forms from the designated agencies, or any other agency designated by the Mayor, that collect demographic information, are completed by persons seeking services, and are within the administering agencies’ authority to amend. The bill would require all such forms to be amended to contain an option for multiracial ancestry or ethnic origin. Proposed Int. 551-A would also require reporting on the collected data.   Action details Not available
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Int 1160-2016 *Costa G. Constantinides~coupledGOInstallation of sub-meters in certain tenant spaces.IntroductionCurrently, by January 1, 2025, owners of building 50,000 gross square feet or larger are required to have installed electrical sub-meters in all tenant spaces which are 10,000 gross square feet or larger (other than dwelling units). The proposed bill would expand the requirements to owners of buildings 25,000 gross square feet or larger and to tenant spaces (other than dwelling units) 5,000 gross square feet or larger.   Action details Not available
Int 1163-2016 ADaniel R. Garodnick~coupledA and GOExpanding the list of buildings required to be benchmarked for energy and water efficiency.IntroductionCurrently, buildings 50,000 gross square feet or larger are required to benchmark annually. This bill would expand the City’s benchmarking requirement to buildings 25,000 gross square feet or larger and require the Department of Buildings to establish a system to assist such buildings in meeting their benchmarking requirements.   Action details Not available
Int 1165-2016 *Donovan J. Richards~coupledGOUpgrading lighting systems in certain buildings.IntroductionCurrently, by January 1, 2025, owners of building 50,000 gross square feet or larger are required to upgrade the lighting systems in their buildings so that they are in compliance with the standards for new systems set forth in the New York city energy conservation code. This bill would expand the upgrade requirements to owners of buildings 25,000 gross square feet or larger.   Action details Not available
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Res 1251-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 453 - Planning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES PROJECT CLUSTER 4, CD 27, Queens (20175039 HAQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1252-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 477 - Zoning, 217 WEST 29TH STREET, Manhattan (C160148ZSM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1253-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 478 - Zoning, 217 WEST 29TH STREET, Manhattan (N160147ZRM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1254-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 480 - Zoning, ROCKAWAY BEACH BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (C160219ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1255-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 481 - Zoning, ROCKAWAY BEACH BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (N160220 ZRQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1256-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 490 - Zoning, 1968 SECOND AVENUE REZONING, Manhattan (C160194 ZMM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1257-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 491 - Zoning, SEAGIRT BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (C160033 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1258-2016 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 492 - Zoning, SEAGIRT BOULEVARD REZONING, Queens (C160351 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0728-2015 BDaniel R. Garodnick~coupledA and GOQuarterly submission of the NYPD patrol guide.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department to publish its patrol guide online, excluding portions that would reveal non-routine investigative techniques or confidential information or that would compromise the safety of the public or police officers. In addition, the bill would repeal a section of the administrative code related to the department’s submission of the NYPD patrol guide to the council.   Action details Not available
Int 0959-2015 BMark Levine~coupledA and GORequiring the police department to report on hate crime statistics.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to report on hate crimes quarterly and annually on their website. The data would be disaggregated by the animus towards a targeted group such as race, nationality, or sexual orientation and report on the demographics of the arrestee. The Department would be required to further disaggregate certain categories if a particular group that is the target of the animus is targeted at least nine times in a total of four consecutive quarters.   Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Res 0472-2014 *Margaret S. Chin Adopted by the Committee on Governmental OperationsState & federal governments to amend their official forms and databases to accommodate multiracial identification in all instances where racial identification is required.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1230-2016 *I. Daneek Miller Adopted by the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsDeclaring support for Muslim communities.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1231-2016 *Ritchie J. Torres Adopted by the Committee on Public HousingSmall Area Fair Market RentsResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1291-2016 *Andrew Cohen~SPONSORLand UsePermits in Special Natural Area DistrictsIntroductionThis bill would require property owners in Special Natural Area Districts to visibly post on their properties any certifications, authorizations or special permits they receive from the City Planning Commission to perform property alterations. The Department of Buildings would be responsible for enforcing this obligation. The bill would also require the City Planning Commission to forward any certifications, authorizations or special permits pertaining to Special Natural Area Districts to the appropriate community board.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1244-2016 *Andrew Cohen~SPONSORState and Federal LegislationProhibiting marriage under the age of 18, without exceptions.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1292-2016 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSORContractsRequiring city agencies to accept procurement invoices electronically.IntroductionThis bill would require all city agencies, whenever practicable, to develop and implement standards for acceptance of electronic procurement vouchers from city vendors, rather than accepting such vouchers on printed paper. Doing so would enhance agency and vendor relations and promote payment efficiency by reducing the printing burdens on vendors that generate large numbers of procurement vouchers for services. This proposal would also have the added benefit of mitigating paper waste and alleviating its negative impact on the environment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1245-2016 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionClimate Change Education Act (S.3074)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1293-2016 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRegistration of commercial leases.IntroductionThis bill would require landlords to register commercial leases with the city’s Department of Finance (“DOF”) indicating specific information regarding the lease length, cost and assignment of responsibility for property taxes and maintenance of the leased premises. The bill would also require DOF to submit annual reports to the Mayor, Speaker and Comptroller indicating common terms of commercial leases, and how those terms vary citywide and between business improvement districts.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1294-2016 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the fire dept to report on the use and type of smoke detectors and smoke alarms in fire-related deaths.IntroductionThis bill would require the Fire Department to issue a yearly report on the rate of the use of smoke detectors and smoke alarms in civilian fire deaths.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1295-2016 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsRequiring the dept of cultural affairs to publish information on percent for art projects.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (the Department) to publish on its website information about all works of art in the Percent for Art program. The Department would also be required to publish on its website aggregated demographic information about the artists whose works of art are in the Percent for Art program, to the extent such information is provided to the Department. Percent for Art refers to the law that requires that one percent of the budget for eligible City-funded construction projects be spent on artwork for City facilities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1296-2016 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsPercent for art program.IntroductionThis bill would provide that at least one percent of the first 50 million dollars of capital funds appropriated by the city for a capital project be allocated for works of art. This bill would raise the threshold for the expenditure for works of art for any capital project to 900,000 dollars. This bill would also raise the threshold for expenditures for works of art in any fiscal year to 4 million dollars.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1297-2016 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsOutreach and education regarding public art opportunities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to engage in outreach and educational efforts regarding the opportunity to submit works of art for the Percent for Art program. Outreach and education would include information sessions in each borough and the development of written materials containing information on the submission and selection process for works of art in the program. DCLA would be required to make these materials available to arts and cultural organizations, community-based organizations and colleges/universities, and to make them available in the seven most commonly spoken languages in New York City, as determined by the Department of City Planning.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1298-2016 *Chaim M. Deutsch~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementRequiring the dept of sanitation to remove downed tree limbs, branches and vegetation that obstruct streets and sidewalks as a result of inclement weather.IntroductionAfter storms and other severe weather events, plant life such as broken tree limbs, branches and small vegetation are scattered on public streets and sidewalks. In an effort to clear the streets and sidewalks faster without overburdening the Department of Parks and Recreation, this bill requires the Department of Sanitation to assist the Department of Parks and Recreation with removal after inclement weather and upon proper notice.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1299-2016 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORConsumer AffairsCertificate of authority to collect state sales tax as required for mobile food vendorsIntroductionThis bill would provide that only applications for a mobile food vendor permit require the production of a certificate of authorization to collect state sales taxes.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1246-2016 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORHealthCongress and NYS Legislature to deploy resources for the prevention of Zika in the Caribbean.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1300-2016 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionPublic access to noise mitigation plans.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to collect all noise mitigation plans from construction sites and make those plans publicly available on the DEP website. The bill would also require the conspicuous posting of noise mitigation plans on the exterior of construction sites.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1247-2016 *Daniel R. Garodnick~SPONSORHealthRecognizing Planned Parenthood’s accomplishments in delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide for 100 years.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1301-2016 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORTransportationBenefits for taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to establish a program to provide taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers with benefits, such as health care services and disability insurance. In order to fund the program, the TLC would establish a surcharge not to exceed ten cents that would be added to all taxi and for-hire vehicle fares. Medallion owners and for-hire base owners would be responsible for submitting payments to the TLC. Before the program takes effect, the TLC would be required to conduct a study assessing the feasibility and cost of providing certain benefits to drivers and report its findings to the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1302-2016 *Rory I. Lancman~SPONSORParks and RecreationRequiring local representation on park conservancy boards.IntroductionThis bill would require that each council district that includes a park be represented on the board of the conservancy for such park.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1303-2016 *Melissa Mark-Viveritore~SPONSORConsumer AffairsExpanding the availability of food vendor permits, creating an office of street vendor enforcement, and establishing a street vendor advisory boardIntroductionThis bill would gradually expand the number of permits to vend food on the streets and sidewalks of New York City. Three hundred new permits, now referred to as supervisory licenses, would be issued each year beginning in 2019 until 2028. Thirty additional supervisory licenses would be issued each year over the same period to veterans, amounting to 10% of the total number. In 2021, the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would evaluate the impact of the 990 supervisory licenses issued by that time and whether the continued issuance of such licenses are in the best interest of the city. Depending on the findings of the study, the Commissioner has the discretion to discontinue or reduce the number of supervisory licenses issued in subsequent years. To address the illegal transfer of permits, the new supervisory licenses requires at least one supervisory licensee to be present at a pushcart at all times. This new requirement will not be applied to existing permits. The bill will also increase the fees for all permits and supervisory licenses. Importantly, the bill creates a new dedicated vending law enforcement unit, which would exclusively enforce vending laws. It would focus first on those areas of the City with known vending enforcement challenges, and move to all areas as compliance improves. It would also create a street vendor advisory board, which will include vendors, brick and mortar small businesses, representatives from community groups, labor unions, property owners, and city agencies, to examine the rules for duplicative, unclear, or unnecessary provisions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1304-2016 *Steven Matteo~SPONSORFinanceAlternative exemption for veterans.IntroductionThe Alternative Exemption for Veterans is a real property tax exemption available to veterans for their primary residences. It provides for a reduction in assessed value to veterans who served during a time of war, with additional reductions available to veterans who served in combat zones and disabled veterans. Currently, in New York City, the exemption is not applicable to the portion of real property taxes that are paid for school taxation and this legislation would extend the exemption to include those taxes.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1305-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORParks and RecreationMinimum notice of temporary parking restrictions related to the removal of trees.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to post notices of the effective date of temporary parking restrictions relating to tree removals at least two days before the commencement of such restrictions, with certain exceptions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1248-2016 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsCommemorating the 70th anniversary of the Italian Republic.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1306-2016 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORCivil RightsProhibiting discrimination in the issuance of credit and requiring creditors to disclose to potential borrowers how their rate is calculated.IntroductionThis bill would expand on federal and state legislation by amending the city’s human rights law to prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s membership in a protected class in the issuance of credit, would require creditors to disclose to potential borrowers how their rate is calculated, would require the NYC Commission on Human Rights to conduct outreach, and would require the NYC Commission on Human Rights to perform a credit discrimination investigation for a period of one year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1307-2016 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsDepartment of buildings inspectors.IntroductionThis bill changes qualifications for certain department of buildings inspectors.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1249-2016 *Ruben Wills~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesCreate a uniform baseline standards for drug testing, including synthetic cannabinoids, for individuals who are on probation or parole. (A.8575)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1250-2016 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORConsumer AffairsBiotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity ActResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0494-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 1614 WILLIAMSBRIDGE ROAD, Bronx (C160332 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0494-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 1614 WILLIAMSBRIDGE ROAD, Bronx (C160332 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0495-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, CONCOURSE VILLAGE WEST REZONING, Bronx (C150312 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0495-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, CONCOURSE VILLAGE WEST REZONING, Bronx (C150312 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0496-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, CONCOURSE VILLAGE WEST REZONING, Bronx (N150313 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0496-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, CONCOURSE VILLAGE WEST REZONING, Bronx (N150313 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0497-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 1932 BRYANT AVENUE, Bronx (C160365 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0497-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 1932 BRYANT AVENUE, Bronx (C160365 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0498-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 1932 BRYANT AVENUE, Bronx (N160366 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0498-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 1932 BRYANT AVENUE, Bronx (N160366 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0499-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 1932 BRYANT AVENUE, Bronx (C160367 ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0499-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 1932 BRYANT AVENUE, Bronx (C160367 ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0500-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 1932 BRYANT AVENUE, Bronx (C160368 ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0500-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 1932 BRYANT AVENUE, Bronx (C160368 ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0501-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, ONE FLUSHING, Queens (20175107 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0501-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, ONE FLUSHING, Queens (20175107 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0502-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, TMN904 CLUSTER, Manhattan (20175108 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0502-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, TMN904 CLUSTER, Manhattan (20175108 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0503-2016 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, TMN904 CLUSTER, Manhattan (20175109 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0503-2016 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, TMN904 CLUSTER, Manhattan (20175109 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available