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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/25/2017 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 - Stated Meeting, Minutes of the Stated Meeting
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    2.Delivered by: Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Co-founder and Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, N.Y. 10463. Motion to spread the invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Cohen.      Not available
    3.Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of March 16, 2017 be adopted as printed by Council Member Deutsch.      Not available
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M 0493-2017 *  Land UseProposed maritime lease between NYC, acting by and through its Dept of Small Business Services, as landlord and Ports America, Inc., as tenant, and the NYC Economic Development corporation, as administrator for Pier 88 and 90 of MCT. (20175389 PNM)Mayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0494-2017 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsCarlo Silvestri, New York City Tax CommissionMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0495-2017 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsDebra Scotto, Environmental Control BoardMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0496-2017 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsJoseph Douek, City Planning CommissionCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
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M 0497-2017 *Margaret S. Chin  Zoning, 151 Elizabeth Street, Manhattan (20175260 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1224-2016 AHelen K. Rosenthal Amended and Coupled on GOIncreasing the contract award threshold requiring a vendor doing business with the city to complete a VENDEX questionnaire.IntroductionThis bill would increase the threshold requiring a vendor doing business with the city to complete a Vendor Information Exchange System (VENDEX) questionnaire from $100,000 to $250,000 in aggregate contracts or subcontracts over the preceding 12 month period.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1271-2016 AHelen K. Rosenthal Amended and Coupled on GORequiring contractors and subcontractors to submit information to VENDEX electronically.IntroductionThis bill would require contractors and subcontractors doing business with the city to submit information required by the Vendor Information Exchange System (VENDEX) questionnaire electronically.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1324-2016 ABrad S. Lander Amended and Coupled on GORequiring information about city contracts and contractors to be available online for public access.IntroductionCurrently, the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services operates a Public Access Center that provides access to the VENDEX system. This bill would require that access to this system be available to the public through the City’s website.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 1254-2016 AMark Treyger Amended and Coupled on GOExpanding college savings plan materials in schools to include pre-kindergarten and to distributing college savings plan materials to parents or guardians with a child’s certificate of registration of birth.IntroductionThe proposed legislation amends administrative code § 3-209.2 to include pre-kindergarteners among the students to whom the Department of Education (DOE) is required to distribute college savings plans materials. The bill additionally requires the DOE to include in such materials information on other resources available to parents and students regarding financial planning for post-secondary education, including college, university, and vocational schools, and requires DOE to make the materials available in multiple languages. The proposed legislation also adds a new section 17-168.1 to the administrative code to require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to distribute college savings plan materials to parents and guardians within three months of a child’s birth, to make such materials available on its website, and to make such materials available in multiple languages.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0605-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  Bushwick Cedar Apartments, BrooklynLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1447-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 605 - Bushwick Cedar Apartments, BrooklynResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0606-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland  37 Avenue B HDFC, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1448-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 606 - 37 Avenue B HDFC, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0081-2014 ARory I. Lancman Amended and Coupled on GOOSHA notification act.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings (“DOB”) to notify the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) of any violations of the Construction Codes that would potentially endanger workplace safety. Further, DOB would be required to report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council on the violations it reports to OSHA.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0648-2015 ADaniel Dromm  Amended and Coupled on GOReporting and providing information concerning bedbugs.IntroductionThis bill would require building owners to file the bedbug history for buildings with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and to either post the bedbug history in a prominent place within the building or distribute the history to tenants upon signing a new lease or a lease renewal. This legislation would require HPD to post a building’s most recent bedbug history form on its website.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1421-2017 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GOConstruction Safety - Requiring cranes to be equipped with global positioning systems or similar locating devices.IntroductionThis bill would require all cranes to be equipped with a global positioning system (GPS), or other similar device, which is capable of transmitting the location of the crane to which it is attached to the Department of Buildings (DOB). Where there is no device, DOB must be notified of the date upon which the crane will arrive at the site before work begins, and the date of the departure of the crane from the site upon conclusion of the work.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1433-2017 ABen Kallos Amended and Coupled on GOConstruction Safety - Requiring DOB to report on all construction incidents that result in an injury or fatality to a member of the public or a construction worker.IntroductionThis legislation would expand the data that must be reported when an accident that results in an injury or fatality to a member of the public or a construction worker occurs at a construction site. Additionally, the legislation would impose a minimum civil penalty of $2,500 for failure to report such information to the Department of Buildings following an incident.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1435-2017 AAlan N. Maisel Amended and Coupled on GOConstruction Safety - Maintaining crane event records.IntroductionThis bill would require all cranes to be equipped with event recorders to collect the following data: crane configurations, any overload condition, status of limit switches, and operator overrides. This information will be available to the Department of Buildings (DOB) upon request.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1446-2017 AJumaane D. Williams Amended and Coupled on GOConstruction Safety - Licensing for operators of certain complex cranes.IntroductionThis bill would require hoisting machine operators to obtain a licensing rating in order to operate particularly large cranes. The licensing rating would be obtained through satisfactory demonstration by operation, practical examination, or completion of simulator training specific to the make and model of the crane.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1448-2017 AJumaane D. Williams Amended and Coupled on GOConstruction Safety - Requiring construction superintendents at certain construction sites.IntroductionThis bill would require that certain buildings under ten stories, excluding 1-, 2- and 3-family buildings, retain a construction superintendent, who, among other things, is responsible for maintaining a safe job site. Further, it would require that such buildings create a site safety plan and keep such plan on site.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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LU 0589-2017 *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, ROSE CASTLE, Brooklyn (C160221ZMK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0590-2017 *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, ROSE CASTLE, Brooklyn, (N160222ZRK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0591-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, WEST 23RD STREET TEXT AMENDMENT, Manhattan (N160396ZRM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1449-2017 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 591 - Zoning, WEST 23RD STREET TEXT AMENDMENT, Manhattan (N160396ZRM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0592-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 901 MANOR ROAD COMMERCIAL OVERLAY, Staten Island (C160378ZMR)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1450-2017 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 592 - Zoning, 901 MANOR ROAD COMMERCIAL OVERLAY, Staten Island (C160378ZMR)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0594-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, 794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (C170127PPK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1451-2017 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 594 - Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, 794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (C170127PPK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0595-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (C170128ZMK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1452-2017 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 595 - Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (C170128ZMK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0596-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (N170129ZRK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1453-2017 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 596 - Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (N170129ZRK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0597-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170153HAK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1454-2017 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 597 - Planning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170153HAK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0598-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170154ZSK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1455-2017 *David G. Greenfield Coupled on GOLU 598 - Planning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170154ZSK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0601-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, Sidewalk café, 1640 Second Ave, Manhattan (20175241 TCM)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1456-2017 *David G. Greenfield Coupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 601 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, 1640 Second Ave, Manhattan (20175241 TCM)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0891-2015 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. Amended and Coupled on GONotifying 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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Int 0965-2015 AYdanis A. Rodriguez Amended and Coupled on GOCitywide transit study.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a citywide transit study. As part of the study, DOT would have to develop strategies to improve transit access to neighborhoods underserved by the subway system. Plans for transit improvement to serve areas identified as part of the study to be in need of transit access would include a variety of modes including light rail and subway. The study would be incorporated into the bus rapid transit plan required by Local Law 36 of 2015, which is due by September 1, 2017.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1311-2016 AChaim M. Deutsch Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the DOT to notify the police and fire departments about resurfacing work.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Transportation to notify the Police Department and the Fire Department of resurfacing work.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 *  Coupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by Council  Action details Not available
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Int 1224-2016 AHelen K. Rosenthal~coupledA and GOIncreasing the contract award threshold requiring a vendor doing business with the city to complete a VENDEX questionnaire.IntroductionThis bill would increase the threshold requiring a vendor doing business with the city to complete a Vendor Information Exchange System (VENDEX) questionnaire from $100,000 to $250,000 in aggregate contracts or subcontracts over the preceding 12 month period.   Action details Not available
Int 1271-2016 AHelen K. Rosenthal~coupledA and GORequiring contractors and subcontractors to submit information to VENDEX electronically.IntroductionThis bill would require contractors and subcontractors doing business with the city to submit information required by the Vendor Information Exchange System (VENDEX) questionnaire electronically.   Action details Not available
Int 1324-2016 ABrad S. Lander~coupledA and GORequiring information about city contracts and contractors to be available online for public access.IntroductionCurrently, the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services operates a Public Access Center that provides access to the VENDEX system. This bill would require that access to this system be available to the public through the City’s website.   Action details Not available
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Int 1254-2016 AMark Treyger~coupledA and GOExpanding college savings plan materials in schools to include pre-kindergarten and to distributing college savings plan materials to parents or guardians with a child’s certificate of registration of birth.IntroductionThe proposed legislation amends administrative code § 3-209.2 to include pre-kindergarteners among the students to whom the Department of Education (DOE) is required to distribute college savings plans materials. The bill additionally requires the DOE to include in such materials information on other resources available to parents and students regarding financial planning for post-secondary education, including college, university, and vocational schools, and requires DOE to make the materials available in multiple languages. The proposed legislation also adds a new section 17-168.1 to the administrative code to require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to distribute college savings plan materials to parents and guardians within three months of a child’s birth, to make such materials available on its website, and to make such materials available in multiple languages.   Action details Not available
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Res 1447-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 605 - Bushwick Cedar Apartments, BrooklynResolution    Action details Not available
Res 1448-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 606 - 37 Avenue B HDFC, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0081-2014 ARory I. Lancman~coupledA and GOOSHA notification act.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings (“DOB”) to notify the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) of any violations of the Construction Codes that would potentially endanger workplace safety. Further, DOB would be required to report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council on the violations it reports to OSHA.   Action details Not available
Int 0648-2015 ADaniel Dromm ~coupledA and GOReporting and providing information concerning bedbugs.IntroductionThis bill would require building owners to file the bedbug history for buildings with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and to either post the bedbug history in a prominent place within the building or distribute the history to tenants upon signing a new lease or a lease renewal. This legislation would require HPD to post a building’s most recent bedbug history form on its website.   Action details Not available
Int 1421-2017 AMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GOConstruction Safety - Requiring cranes to be equipped with global positioning systems or similar locating devices.IntroductionThis bill would require all cranes to be equipped with a global positioning system (GPS), or other similar device, which is capable of transmitting the location of the crane to which it is attached to the Department of Buildings (DOB). Where there is no device, DOB must be notified of the date upon which the crane will arrive at the site before work begins, and the date of the departure of the crane from the site upon conclusion of the work.   Action details Not available
Int 1433-2017 ABen Kallos~coupledA and GOConstruction Safety - Requiring DOB to report on all construction incidents that result in an injury or fatality to a member of the public or a construction worker.IntroductionThis legislation would expand the data that must be reported when an accident that results in an injury or fatality to a member of the public or a construction worker occurs at a construction site. Additionally, the legislation would impose a minimum civil penalty of $2,500 for failure to report such information to the Department of Buildings following an incident.   Action details Not available
Int 1435-2017 AAlan N. Maisel~coupledA and GOConstruction Safety - Maintaining crane event records.IntroductionThis bill would require all cranes to be equipped with event recorders to collect the following data: crane configurations, any overload condition, status of limit switches, and operator overrides. This information will be available to the Department of Buildings (DOB) upon request.   Action details Not available
Int 1446-2017 AJumaane D. Williams~coupledA and GOConstruction Safety - Licensing for operators of certain complex cranes.IntroductionThis bill would require hoisting machine operators to obtain a licensing rating in order to operate particularly large cranes. The licensing rating would be obtained through satisfactory demonstration by operation, practical examination, or completion of simulator training specific to the make and model of the crane.   Action details Not available
Int 1448-2017 AJumaane D. Williams~coupledA and GOConstruction Safety - Requiring construction superintendents at certain construction sites.IntroductionThis bill would require that certain buildings under ten stories, excluding 1-, 2- and 3-family buildings, retain a construction superintendent, who, among other things, is responsible for maintaining a safe job site. Further, it would require that such buildings create a site safety plan and keep such plan on site.   Action details Not available
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Res 1449-2017 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 591 - Zoning, WEST 23RD STREET TEXT AMENDMENT, Manhattan (N160396ZRM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1450-2017 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 592 - Zoning, 901 MANOR ROAD COMMERCIAL OVERLAY, Staten Island (C160378ZMR)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1451-2017 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 594 - Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, 794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (C170127PPK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1452-2017 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 595 - Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (C170128ZMK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1453-2017 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 596 - Planning, CATON FLATS DEVELOPMENT, Brooklyn (N170129ZRK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1454-2017 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 597 - Planning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170153HAK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1455-2017 *David G. Greenfield~coupledGOLU 598 - Planning, 210-214 Hegeman Ave, Brooklyn (C170154ZSK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1456-2017 *David G. Greenfield~coupledFILEDLU 601 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, 1640 Second Ave, Manhattan (20175241 TCM)Resolution    Action details Not available
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Int 0891-2015 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr.~coupledA and GONotifying 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.   Action details Not available
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Int 0965-2015 AYdanis A. Rodriguez~coupledA and GOCitywide transit study.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a citywide transit study. As part of the study, DOT would have to develop strategies to improve transit access to neighborhoods underserved by the subway system. Plans for transit improvement to serve areas identified as part of the study to be in need of transit access would include a variety of modes including light rail and subway. The study would be incorporated into the bus rapid transit plan required by Local Law 36 of 2015, which is due by September 1, 2017.   Action details Not available
Int 1311-2016 AChaim M. Deutsch~coupledA and GORequiring the DOT to notify the police and fire departments about resurfacing work.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Transportation to notify the Police Department and the Fire Department of resurfacing work.   Action details Not available
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T2014-0002 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
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Int 1557-2017 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORImmigrationEstablishing a chief privacy officer and policies and protocols relating to the handling of identifying information.IntroductionThe bill requires every City agency to report on their current data collection, retention, and disclosure policies and practices. A newly established Chief Privacy Officer and interagency committee would review those reports and develop new, detailed protocols for minimizing the collection and disclosure of identifying information and protecting against the unauthorized disclosure of this information citywide.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1558-2017 *Melissa Mark-Viverito~SPONSORImmigrationPersons not to be detained by the department of probation.IntroductionThis bill limits the Department of Probation from honoring civil immigration detainers under the same restrictions that apply to the Department of Correction. Additionally, the bill would require the department to report annually on the number of detainer requests received and whether or not they were honored, as well as requests for information and any responses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1559-2017 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORHealthRequiring water filtration in schools with water pipes or solder that contain lead.IntroductionThis bill would require water that has passed through a lead water pipe, or a water pipe with lead solder, in a New York City public school, to be filtered so-as to reduce any lead content in the water prior to being used for cooking or drinking.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1560-2017 *Andrew Cohen~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesSelective service applications in city jails.IntroductionThe bill requires the Department of Correction to facilitate inmates applying to the Selective Service System.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1561-2017 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring DOC to facilitate the posting of bail or bond.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to provide inmates with basic information and assistance with posting bail.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1562-2017 *Elizabeth S. Crowley~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequiring reporting about the racial and gender makeup of the city’s uniformed personnel.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction, Department of Sanitation, and Fire Department to report data to the Mayor’s office for inclusion in the Mayor’s Management Report on the racial and gender makeup of their respective uniformed services overall, and by rank. It would also require this same reporting quarterly from the Police Department as part of its existing statutorily-mandated quarterly reports to the Council on its operations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1563-2017 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORHealthRequiring information on lactation rooms.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to provide additional information regarding lactation rooms in certain city spaces. DOHMH would be required to include in its list of all public spaces with lactation rooms, the address, hours of operation, and directions to all such lactation rooms and make this list available on its website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1564-2017 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementCertain sanitation violations received during declared emergencies or severe weather conditions.IntroductionThis bill would create an affirmative defense for certain sanitation violations in situations of a declared local state of emergency or a public request by the Mayor that residents remain indoors.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1565-2017 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSOREducationRequiring the DOE to distribute information regarding educational rights and departmental policies related to interactions with non-local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Education (DOE) to annually distribute information related to students’ and parents’ educational rights and the DOE’s policies and procedures related to interactions with non-local law enforcement. Such information would include information on: available legal resources to help students and parents understand their rights and options regarding their educational rights, privacy rights, circumstances under which students may have the right to refuse to speak with non-local law enforcement, immigration legal assistance, and DOE’s protocol and policies with regard to interactions with non-local law enforcement, including procedures for when a student’s parent has been detained or otherwise separated from a family; the number of staff trained on such policies; and the method by which parents may update a student’s emergency contact information. The bill would require the DOE to notify any student whose directory information may be released pursuant to the family educational rights and privacy act what information may be released, and to whom, and how students or their parents may opt out of such release of information. The bill would also require the DOE to, upon any request by non-local law enforcement for access to a student or student’s records, notify the student’s parent of such request (unless notification is prohibited by law) and provide information to the student and student’s parent about available resources for seeking legal assistance.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1566-2017 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORImmigrationExpanding the office of immigrant affairs.IntroductionThe bill would enhance and expand MOIA’s mission. MOIA would lead the City’s efforts to promote the welfare of immigrants, regardless of status; work with the Civil Justice Coordinator to assess the legal service needs of immigrants; establish a state and federal affairs unit to follow changing federal laws and policies; consult with City agencies on the implementation of laws and policies designed to protect immigrants; consult with agencies on best practices for serving victims of crime and human trafficking, and report annually to the Council on its activities and the unique needs of the immigrant community.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1442-2017 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSOREducationDOE to provide curricular and other supports to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning (LGBQ) and transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) and other vulnerable students.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1567-2017 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRequiring the office of long-term planning and sustainability to report on the feasibility of microgrids within the city of NY.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability to issue a report on the feasibility of developing microgrids in New York City.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1568-2017 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORImmigrationImmigration EnforcementIntroductionThe bill would prohibit City agencies from partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enforce federal immigration law, including through 287(g) agreements. Additionally, this bill would prohibit the use of City resources, property, and information obtained on behalf of the City in furtherance of federal immigration enforcement. The bill would also require any requests for assistance by federal immigration enforcement agencies to documented and later compiled into an anonymized report sent quarterly to the Council. The bill would not restrict the City from participating in cooperative agreements with federal officials, so long as such agreements are not primarily intended to further immigration enforcement.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1443-2017 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORTransportationGovernor & MTA to commit to an expeditious transition to an electric bus fleet and to use electric buses as a robust part of its replacement service during the upcoming L train shutdown.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1569-2017 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSORPublic SafetyProhibiting disorderly behavior.IntroductionThis bill prohibits certain types of disorderly behavior, and creates both criminal and civil penalties for its violation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1570-2017 *Barry S. Grodenchik~SPONSORAgingDiversity programming at senior centers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department for the Aging to require senior centers to expand their programming to include linguistic and cultural programs relevant to the local communities in which they reside.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1571-2017 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORHealthReforming the city’s restaurant inspection program.IntroductionThis bill would change the standard inspection schedule for restaurants that receive an “A” grade from their inspection by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene after an adjudication of the results of an initial inspection. It would put these restaurants on the same schedule for inspection going forward as a restaurant than received an “A” grade prior to adjudication. It would also codify the recommendations of the Food Service Establishment Advisory Board that were not already accepted by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. These recommendations would prohibit points from counting towards a restaurant’s letter grade for certain violations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1572-2017 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementRequiring that public spaces in buildings include labeled waste and recycling receptacles.IntroductionThe bill would require waste and recycling receptacles in common areas of buildings be labeled as either “landfill,” “recycling” or “compost.”Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1573-2017 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementEstablishing a goal of zero waste for NYC by 2030.IntroductionThe bill would establish a goal of zero waste in New York City by 2030.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1574-2017 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborEstablishing a retirement savings program for private-sector employees.IntroductionThere are roughly 3.5 million private-sector workers in New York City, a significant percentage of whom have no access to retirement savings whatsoever. This bill would establish an individual retirement account (IRA) program for private-sector workers at businesses with 10 or more employees located in New York City that do not already offer retirement savings plans. Enrollment in the program is automatic, but employees may opt out. Contributions are handled through payroll deductions and set at a default rate, but employees may change their contribution rate. Savings accounts would be comprised of individual employees’ savings only; neither employers nor the City would contribute to individual accounts. Covered employers would be required to distribute program information to employees. The bill also sets forth a complaint procedure and civil penalties for violations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1575-2017 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORTransportationRequiring usage of full cutoff light fixtures on street lights.IntroductionThis bill would require that any new or replacement light fixture in any street light be a full cutoff light fixture. A full cutoff light fixture is a fixture or luminaire constructed and installed in such a manner that all light emitted from the luminaire is protected below the horizontal plane through the fixture’s lowest light emitting part.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1576-2017 *Rory I. Lancman~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the NYPD to permit arrestees to access contact information.IntroductionThis bill requires the New York City Police Department to permit those arrested to access their personal property in order to write down contact information for those they may wish to contact while in custody.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1577-2017 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequiring the office of operations or another office or agency designated by the mayor to conduct a study regarding client information management systems.IntroductionThe bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Operations (MOO) to complete a study on client information management systems (systems). Client information management system would mean any electronic software used to collect, record, or manage information about social services that individuals may apply for or receive. The study would include an assessment of efforts to update and integrate systems of agencies that provide social services, strategies to help facilitate information sharing among such agencies to improve inter-agency coordination, an examination of how such agencies can use digital tools to best serve clients, and recommendations of how the City can continue to monitor and evaluate existing systems in order to remain current in the use of technology. The bill would require MOO to submit annual report on its findings and recommendations as well as a progress update each year for three years after the release of the report.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1578-2017 *Carlos Menchaca~SPONSORImmigrationAn immigrant affairs task force.IntroductionThe bill would create an inter-agency task force led by MOIA. The task force will bring together the heads of city agencies and mayoral offices to coordinate City services for immigrants, especially particularly vulnerable immigrants such as victims of crime and human trafficking; individuals who are LGBTQI, individuals with criminal justice system involvement; and minors.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1579-2017 *Carlos Menchaca~SPONSORImmigrationAccess to non-public areas of city property and property of human services contractors and subcontractors.IntroductionThis bill restricts access to non-public areas of City property, as well as locations where human services contractors provide services. Under the bill, non-local government personnel authorized to enforce civil or criminal laws will not be permitted to access non-public areas of city property, unless: (1) the city has entered into an agreement, contract, or cooperative agreement granting access; (2) access is required by a judicial warrant or local, state, or federal law; (3) access furthers the purpose or mission of a city agency; or (4) exigent circumstances exist. These access requirements would also apply to human services contractors, whether or not their services are provided on city property. Each agency would be required to provide free training to employees contracted for security services at covered City buildings. Finally, each agency would be required to establish and post online agency-specific guidelines or rules implementing the law.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1444-2017 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORPreconsidered - Civil Service and LaborAffirming the right to collectively bargain for workers in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1445-2017 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORPreconsidered - Civil Service and LaborCongress to vote against proposed “right-to-work” legislation.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1580-2017 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborEstablishing a retirement savings board to oversee the city’s retirement savings program for private-sector employees.IntroductionThis bill would establish a retirement savings board to facilitate the implementation of an individual retirement account (IRA) program for private-sector workers at businesses with 10 or more employees located in New York City that do not already offer retirement savings plans. The board would consist of three members, who are appointed by the Mayor. The powers of the board include directing the investment of funds contributed to the IRAs, entering into contracts with financial institutions and administrators, minimizing fees and costs associated with the administration of the program, and conducting education and outreach to employers and employees. The board would be required to submit to the Mayor, the Speaker of the Council, the Comptroller and the Public Advocate an annual report of its activities and actions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1581-2017 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORFire and Criminal Justice ServicesRequiring the office of criminal justice or another office or agency designated by the mayor to promote the communication of accurate and complete information regarding posting bail.IntroductionThis bill requires the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to make efforts to ensure that helpful information regarding the bail posting process is available in criminal courthouses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1582-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORGeneral WelfareEstablishment of a list of landlords who affirmatively agree not to discriminate based on lawful source of income.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration (HRA) to create a list of “inclusive landlords” who (i) have affirmatively agreed not to discriminate against tenants and potential tenants based on their lawful source of income and have not been determined to have done so in the previous two years and (ii) have an adequate to excellent record of housing maintenance. HRA would be required to proactively ask landlords whether they would like to participate, and participation would be voluntary.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1583-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORGeneral WelfareReceipt of rental assistance payments.IntroductionThe bill would require the Human Resources Administration to provide landlords the option to accept rental assistance payments via an electronic transfer into a bank account.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1584-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORGeneral WelfareRequiring information on the timeliness of city-funded rental payments.IntroductionThe bill would require the Human Resources Administration (HRA) to submit quarterly reports on whether rental assistance payments for programs established by HRA are sent on time to landlords on behalf tenants receiving assistance. The report would include the total number of payments sent monthly disaggregated by the type of program, the number of payments that were late and why, and a description of any actions HRA is taking to ensure that payments are sent on time.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1585-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORHealthDisclosure of smoking policies for class A multiple dwellings.IntroductionThis bill would require rental apartment buildings, as well as co-op and condo buildings, to create a smoking policy for the building. It would not dictate the contents of this policy. This policy would be required to be provided annually to tenants, and incorporated into leases and purchase agreements.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1586-2017 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsAmend local law number 50 for the year 2015.IntroductionThis bill would extend, by two years, the limitations placed on the conversion of certain hotel space for purposes other than use as a hotel, as imposed by Local Law 50/2015 which restricted hotels having 150 units or more from converting more than 20 percent of the floor area used for sleeping accommodations to a different use. As set out in Local Law 50/2015, in order to convert additional hotel space during the two-year period, a hotel owner will continue to apply to the Board of Standards and Appeals for a waiver in accordance with § 25-703 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. The waiver procedure is already in place and would continue to be available after this bill becomes law. This bill would require a supplementary report to be prepared that analyzes the cumulative impact of the hotel industry, and particular sectors thereof, on the economy of the city.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1587-2017 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSORTechnologyIdentifying lead water supply mains and service lines through an online interactive map and providing educational resources and tools for preventing lead contamination.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to track all lead water supply mains and service lines and provide that information to the public in the form of an online interactive map. An educational and outreach campaign accompanies this bill, to inform the public about the availability of the interactive map and resources on preventing lead contamination. The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication has shared responsibility in the design and maintenance of the interactive map.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1446-2017 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSORPublic HousingNYCHA to amend the one-year residency requirement by allowing exemptions for tenants to qualify as a Remaining Family Member.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1588-2017 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORImmigrationIdentifying information.IntroductionThe bill would require City employees and contractors to protect identifying information—such as contact information, sexual orientation, religion, and immigration status—by limiting its collection, disclosure, and retention. A newly-established privacy officer within each agency would review and approve the collection, disclosure, and retention of identifying information to ensure such actions further the purpose or mission of such agency and protect identifying information from unauthorized disclosure.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1589-2017 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsBoarders, lodgers or roomers in a private dwelling.IntroductionThis bill would increase the number of boarders, roomers or lodgers permitted in a private dwelling, such as for Bed and Breakfasts.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0605-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceBushwick Cedar Apartments, BrooklynLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0606-2017 *Julissa Ferreras-Copeland~SPONSORPreconsidered - Finance37 Avenue B HDFC, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0607-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, THE EGG SHOP - 151 Elizabeth Street, Manhattan (20175260 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0607-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, THE EGG SHOP - 151 Elizabeth Street, Manhattan (20175260 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0608-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 600 EAST 156TH STREET, Bronx (C 170140 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0608-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 600 EAST 156TH STREET, Bronx (C 170140 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0609-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 600 EAST 156TH STREET, Bronx (N 170141 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0609-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 600 EAST 156TH STREET, Bronx (N 170141 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0610-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, WESTCHESTER MEWS, Bronx (C 160326 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0610-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, WESTCHESTER MEWS, Bronx (C 160326 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0611-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, WESTCHESTER MEWS, Bronx (N 160327(A) ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0611-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, WESTCHESTER MEWS, Bronx (N 160327(A) ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0612-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 1860 EASTERN PARKWAY, Brooklyn (C 170142 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0612-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 1860 EASTERN PARKWAY, Brooklyn (C 170142 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0613-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 1860 EASTERN PARKWAY, Brooklyn (N 170143 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0613-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Zoning, 1860 EASTERN PARKWAY, Brooklyn (N 170143 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0614-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, PORTS AMERICA, INC. MARITIME LEASE, Manhattan (20175389 PNM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0614-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Landmarks, PORTS AMERICA, INC. MARITIME LEASE, Manhattan (20175389 PNM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0615-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, LOWER EAST SIDE PEOPLE’S MUTUAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION, Manhattan (20175387 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0615-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, LOWER EAST SIDE PEOPLE’S MUTUAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION, Manhattan (20175387 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0616-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFSITE, Brooklyn (20175388 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0616-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFSITE, Brooklyn (20175388 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0617-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, DREAMYARD NEP/168TH STREET, Bronx (20175325 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0617-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, DREAMYARD NEP/168TH STREET, Bronx (20175325 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0618-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, 287 WEST 150TH STREET, Manhattan (20175326 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0618-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, 287 WEST 150TH STREET, Manhattan (20175326 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0619-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, DREAMYARD NEP/UNIVERSITY AVENUE, Bronx (20175324 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0619-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, DREAMYARD NEP/UNIVERSITY AVENUE, Bronx (20175324 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0620-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 1, CD 21, Queens (20175319 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0620-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 1, CD 21, Queens (20175319 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0621-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 2, CD 23, Queens (20175320 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0621-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 2, CD 23, Queens (20175320 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0622-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 5, CD 31, Queens (20175323 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0622-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 5, CD 31, Queens (20175323 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0623-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 4, CD 27, Queens (20175322 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0623-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 4, CD 27, Queens (20175322 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0624-2017 *David G. Greenfield~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 3, CD 24, Queens (20175321 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0624-2017 *David G. Greenfield  Planning, SOUTHEASTERN QUEENS VACANT HOMES/CLUSTER 3, CD 24, Queens (20175321 HAQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available