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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/17/2018 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Video Video
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Bishop Calvin Rice, New Jerusalem Worship Center, 12205 Smith St, Jamaica, N.Y. 11434. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Adams.      Video Video
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of August 29, 2018 and September 12, 2018 be adopted as printed by Council Member Gibson.      Video Video
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR      Video Video
M 0104-2018 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsSteven Kest, Taxi and Limousine CommissionMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES      Video Video
M 0105-2018 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsOudeshram “Raj” Rampershad, City Planning CommissionCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS      Video Video
M 0106-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, St. Michael’s Park Demapping, Queens (C 180175 MMQ)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0107-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on Call-Up VotePlanning, 599 Cortlandt Avenue, Bronx (C 180391 PQX)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0108-2018 *Andrew Cohen Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, Hebrew Home, Bronx (C 180321 ZSX)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
          Pass Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Video Video
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Video Video
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Video Video
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Video Video
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 0380-2018 AMark Treyger Amended and Coupled on GOProvision of diapers and baby wipes.IntroductionThe bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to make available a supply of diapers and baby wipes sufficient to meet the needs of residents and recipients of subsidized child care centers, Family Justice Centers, Department of Education LYFE programs, domestic violence shelters operated by the Human Resources Administration, and shelters operated by the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Youth and Community Development.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0853-2018 AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Amended and Coupled on GOProviding on-site childcare for city employees.IntroductionThis bill would establish a working group to study the feasibility of providing childcare for the children of City employees. The working group would include experts in the field of childcare as well as representatives from City agencies, as well as representatives appointed by the City Council and the Public Advocate. The working group would issue a feasibility study report within 12 months, to be followed by a one-year pilot project for a childcare center or centers. The working group would issue a report on its findings at the conclusion of the pilot, and may make such other recommendations, as it deems appropriate, until it is sunset after five years.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0208-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Lefferts Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (C 180304 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0570-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 208 - Zoning, Lefferts Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (C 180304 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0216-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 180 Myrtle Avenue Text Amendment, Brooklyn (N 180188 ZRK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0571-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 216 - Zoning, 180 Myrtle Avenue Text Amendment, Brooklyn (N 180188 ZRK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0219-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Boerum Hill Historic District Extension, Brooklyn (20195003 HKK (N190101HKK))Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0572-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 219 - Landmarks, Boerum Hill Historic District Extension, Brooklyn (20195003 HKK (N190101HKK))Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0220-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, LSSNY Early Life Child Center, Bronx (C 160161 PQX)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0573-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 220 - Landmarks, LSSNY Early Life Child Center, Bronx (C 160161 PQX)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0223-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, 95 Lenox Avenue - Article V Plan and Project, Manhattan (20195048 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0574-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 223 - Planning, 95 Lenox Avenue - Article V Plan and Project, Manhattan (20195048 HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0224-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, 95 Lenox Ave Conveyance, Manhattan (20195047 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0575-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 224 - Planning, 95 Lenox Ave Conveyance, Manhattan (20195047 HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0225-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, 95 Lenox Avenue - Article XI, Manhattan (20195049 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0576-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 225 - Planning, 95 Lenox Avenue - Article XI, Manhattan (20195049 HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS      Not available
M 0104-2018 *   Steven Kest, Taxi and Limousine CommissionMayor's Message Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0577-2018 *Karen Koslowitz Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 104 - Steven Kest, Taxi and Limousine CommissionResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0105-2018 *   Oudeshram “Raj” Rampershad, City Planning CommissionCommunication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0578-2018 *Karen Koslowitz Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 105 - Oudeshram “Raj” Rampershad, City Planning CommissionResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WOMEN      Not available
Int 0878-2018 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. Amended and Coupled on GORequiring lactation rooms in certain city spaces.IntroductionThis bill would expand upon Local Law 94 of 2016 and require that city jails that accept visitors and police precincts offer lactation rooms to persons using on-site services. If it is not practicable for a police precinct or jail to provide a lactation room due to security concerns or limited space, the bill would require that those agencies provide an explanation for why it is not practicable, as well as any future plans to improve the availability of lactation rooms.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0879-2018 ALaurie A. Cumbo Amended and Coupled on GORequiring certain employers to provide lactation rooms.IntroductionThis bill would require employers covered by the Human Rights Law to provide lactation rooms, as well as refrigerators, in reasonable proximity to work areas for the purposes of expressing and storing breast milk.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0905-2018 ACarlina Rivera  Amended and Coupled on GORequiring employers to implement a lactation room accommodation policy.IntroductionThis bill would require employers in the City to establish, and distribute to all new employees, policies describing lactation room accommodations, including the process by which an employee can request such accommodation. The bill would also require the New York City Commission on Human Rights to establish and make available a model lactation room accommodation policy.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0913-2018 AHelen K. Rosenthal Amended and Coupled on GOAccess to doulas.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to assess the needs of pregnant people and the availability of doulas to meet those needs. This would be done by DOHMH assessing demand, the cost of doulas, existing doula programs, current availability of doula services, and the benefits of doula programs. DOHMH would then be required to provide the Speaker of the Council with a plan for providing access to doulas to more pregnant people who request doula services as well as an annual report with information about known organizations that provide doula services or and training and information on areas in the city that experience disproportionally high rates of maternal mortality, infant mortality, and other poor birth outcomes.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0914-2018 AHelen K. Rosenthal Amended and Coupled on GOReporting on maternal mortality and morbidity.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to report to the Speaker of the Council information on maternal mortality and morbidity. The bill would expand upon Local Law 55 of 2017, by requiring additional annual reporting on maternal mortality and morbidity and a five-year report on maternal mortality that expands upon the factors being reported. The bill would also codify the maternal mortality and morbidity review committee (M3RC) created by DOHMH in December 2017 and require DOHMH to post information on the disciplines represented by members of the M3RC.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Video Video
Int 0720-2018 *Jumaane D. Williams~coupledLaid OverClarifying the requirements for site safety training providers.IntroductionThis bill would further clarify the existing requirements for site safety training course providers.Laid Over by Council  Action details Not available
T2018-1849 * ~coupledCoupled on GOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
     Governmental Operations      Not available
Int 0380-2018 AMark Treyger~coupledA and GOProvision of diapers and baby wipes.IntroductionThe bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to make available a supply of diapers and baby wipes sufficient to meet the needs of residents and recipients of subsidized child care centers, Family Justice Centers, Department of Education LYFE programs, domestic violence shelters operated by the Human Resources Administration, and shelters operated by the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Youth and Community Development.   Action details Not available
Int 0853-2018 AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James)~coupledA and GOProviding on-site childcare for city employees.IntroductionThis bill would establish a working group to study the feasibility of providing childcare for the children of City employees. The working group would include experts in the field of childcare as well as representatives from City agencies, as well as representatives appointed by the City Council and the Public Advocate. The working group would issue a feasibility study report within 12 months, to be followed by a one-year pilot project for a childcare center or centers. The working group would issue a report on its findings at the conclusion of the pilot, and may make such other recommendations, as it deems appropriate, until it is sunset after five years.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledLand Use      Not available
Res 0570-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 208 - Zoning, Lefferts Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (C 180304 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0571-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 216 - Zoning, 180 Myrtle Avenue Text Amendment, Brooklyn (N 180188 ZRK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0572-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 219 - Landmarks, Boerum Hill Historic District Extension, Brooklyn (20195003 HKK (N190101HKK))Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0573-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 220 - Landmarks, LSSNY Early Life Child Center, Bronx (C 160161 PQX)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0574-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 223 - Planning, 95 Lenox Avenue - Article V Plan and Project, Manhattan (20195048 HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0575-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 224 - Planning, 95 Lenox Ave Conveyance, Manhattan (20195047 HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0576-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 225 - Planning, 95 Lenox Avenue - Article XI, Manhattan (20195049 HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledRules, Privileges, and Elections      Not available
Res 0577-2018 *Karen Koslowitz~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 104 - Steven Kest, Taxi and Limousine CommissionResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0578-2018 *Karen Koslowitz~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 105 - Oudeshram “Raj” Rampershad, City Planning CommissionResolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledWomen      Not available
Int 0878-2018 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr.~coupledA and GORequiring lactation rooms in certain city spaces.IntroductionThis bill would expand upon Local Law 94 of 2016 and require that city jails that accept visitors and police precincts offer lactation rooms to persons using on-site services. If it is not practicable for a police precinct or jail to provide a lactation room due to security concerns or limited space, the bill would require that those agencies provide an explanation for why it is not practicable, as well as any future plans to improve the availability of lactation rooms.   Action details Not available
Int 0879-2018 ALaurie A. Cumbo~coupledA and GORequiring certain employers to provide lactation rooms.IntroductionThis bill would require employers covered by the Human Rights Law to provide lactation rooms, as well as refrigerators, in reasonable proximity to work areas for the purposes of expressing and storing breast milk.   Action details Not available
Int 0905-2018 ACarlina Rivera ~coupledA and GORequiring employers to implement a lactation room accommodation policy.IntroductionThis bill would require employers in the City to establish, and distribute to all new employees, policies describing lactation room accommodations, including the process by which an employee can request such accommodation. The bill would also require the New York City Commission on Human Rights to establish and make available a model lactation room accommodation policy.   Action details Not available
Int 0913-2018 AHelen K. Rosenthal~coupledA and GOAccess to doulas.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to assess the needs of pregnant people and the availability of doulas to meet those needs. This would be done by DOHMH assessing demand, the cost of doulas, existing doula programs, current availability of doula services, and the benefits of doula programs. DOHMH would then be required to provide the Speaker of the Council with a plan for providing access to doulas to more pregnant people who request doula services as well as an annual report with information about known organizations that provide doula services or and training and information on areas in the city that experience disproportionally high rates of maternal mortality, infant mortality, and other poor birth outcomes.   Action details Not available
Int 0914-2018 AHelen K. Rosenthal~coupledA and GOReporting on maternal mortality and morbidity.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to report to the Speaker of the Council information on maternal mortality and morbidity. The bill would expand upon Local Law 55 of 2017, by requiring additional annual reporting on maternal mortality and morbidity and a five-year report on maternal mortality that expands upon the factors being reported. The bill would also codify the maternal mortality and morbidity review committee (M3RC) created by DOHMH in December 2017 and require DOHMH to post information on the disciplines represented by members of the M3RC.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
T2018-1849 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details Not available
          Pass Not available
    13.INTRODUCTION & READING OF BILLS      Video Video
    14.DISCUSSION OF RESOLUTIONS      Not available
    15.RESOLUTIONS - None      Not available
    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Video Video
    17.EXTENSION OF REMARKS      Video Video
     INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS      Not available
Int 1137-2018 *Adrienne E. Adams~SPONSORTechnologyCreation of an office of data analytics.IntroductionThis bill would codify into the Charter the mayor’s office of data analytics (MODA). The office uses analytics tools to prioritize risk more strategically, deliver services more efficiently, enforce laws more effectively and increase transparency.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0561-2018 *Adrienne E. Adams~SPONSOREducationDOE to provide human trafficking prevention training to public school administrators, teachers, and staff.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1138-2018 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel ~SPONSORHealthRequiring the department of health and mental hygiene to conduct additional inspections of water tanks where harmful bacteria are found or where violations have occurred, and to post the results online.IntroductionThis law would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct additional inspections of water tanks where harmful bacteria are found or where a violation occurred, without providing prior notice to building owners, and to post the results of those inspections online.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0562-2018 *Diana Ayala ~SPONSORCivil & Human RightsEstablish a national commission on the federal response to the 2017 natural disasters in Puerto Rico. (HR. 6103/S. 3076)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1139-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORHealthExcepting impounded emotional support dogs from required sterilization prior to redemption by their owners.IntroductionThis bill would create a new exception to the requirement that impounded dogs be spayed or neutered before being released to their owners. Under the new exception, the owner of an impounded dog would be entitled to redeem their dog if they claim ownership and assert that the dog is an emotional support dog.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1140-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSORTransportationDevelop an off-hour delivery plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to develop a plan for receiving deliveries of goods, supplies, materials and equipment at buildings and facilities under the jurisdiction of the department between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The bill also requires DCAS to submit the plan to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1141-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSORFinanceDismissal of notices of violation and reduction of fines.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit any city agency from agreeing to reduce fines for parking violations in exchange for a waiver of the right to contest parking violations. It would also require that any dismissal of a parking violation or reduction of a fine, other than for certain technical reasons, would require a hearing on the merits of each charge and a written determination by an administrative law judge.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1142-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSORTransportationRequiring leading pedestrian interval signals at intersections adjacent to hospitals, libraries, schools, and senior centersIntroductionLeading pedestrian intervals signals (LPIs) are pedestrian control signals that display a walk indication before a green indication for the parallel direction of traffic, giving pedestrians time to cross before vehicles are allowed to turn. Under the bill, the City would be required to install LPIs in at least four hundred intersections per year that are adjacent to a hospital, library, school, or senior center until all such intersections in the City have LPIs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0563-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborSupport of #CountMeIn, which seeks to strengthen the labor movement.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1143-2018 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORFinanceInstallment agreements for the payment of real property taxes, assessments and other charges.IntroductionCurrently, when property owner owes property tax arrears they may enter into an installment agreement with the Department of Finance to pay off the debt over a period of up to ten years with a zero dollar down payment. The installment amounts are then calculated based on the amount owed, interest rates, and pay-off period, but without regard for income or ability to pay. This local law would create three income-based installment agreements for eligible one- to three- family and condominium property owners where such property is the primary residence. All three installment agreements would be available only to property owners with combined incomes of $50,000 or less. The senior low-income installment agreement would allow property owners who are at least 65 years old to defer payment of a percentage of their tax arrears and prospective tax liability until the termination of the installment agreement upon expiration, death, or transfer. The fixed-length income-based installment agreement would allow property owners to pay off tax arrears and one year of prospective tax liability by paying installments based on a percentage of income until the debt is repaid. Finally, the extenuating circumstances income-based installment agreement would allow property owners with extenuating circumstances (such as loss of income due to unemployment, death, treatment of an illness, military service, or involuntary absence) to enter into a one-year installment agreement to pay off tax arrears and property taxes that accrue during that year by paying installments based on a percentage of income. A property that is the subject of one of the installment agreements would be exempt from the tax lien sale. The current ten-year, zero down payment plan would continue to exist alongside these new payment plan options.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1144-2018 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORFinanceAuthorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in 14 BIDs.IntroductionThis bill would authorize 14 existing business improvement districts (“BIDs”) throughout the City to increase the amount they expend annually.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0564-2018 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORFinanceConcerning the increase in the annual expenditure for 14 BIDs.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1145-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingCreating an exception to the item pricing requirement for retail stores with scanners available for consumer use.IntroductionThis bill would exempt retail stores from the item pricing requirement of the truth-in-pricing law where consumers can access price scanners. Stores with scanners would not be required to label or tag the price of each item individually or on the shelf. Instead, retail stores could provide a bar code on the item which consumers could use at a scanner to ascertain the price of the item. The proportion of scanners would be based on the size of the store as determined by the Commissioner of Consumer of Affairs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1146-2018 *Barry S. Grodenchik~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsInstallation of automatic sprinklers in residential buildings.IntroductionThe proposed local law would require owners of residential buildings over 40 feet tall (12.192 m) to install a system of automatic sprinklers by December 31, 2029. Building owners must file a final report and two interim reports on such installation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1147-2018 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsCreation of an interagency derelict housing and neglected property task force.IntroductionThis bill would establish an interagency task force to study derelict housing and neglected property, and to make recommendations on how to effectively address the health and safety risks that they create. The task force would convene for a period of one year and would be required to submit a report to the Mayor and the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1148-2018 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORPreconsidered - EducationRequiring the DOE to report on pupil transportation policies and procedures.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report annually on how yellow bus routes are determined, goals for time limits for yellow bus routes, recommendations for how to promote diversity with yellow bus services, and the number of buses and staff needed to meet those goals and recommendations. This bill would also require DOE to make bus routes public at least one month before school starts, as well as whether trial runs for the routes have been completed, and any process by which parents or DOE staff may appeal a bus route.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1149-2018 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsDocumentation and submission of cooling tower inspections and certifications.IntroductionThis law would require the Department of Buildings to send electronic reminders and pre-filled inspection forms to owners and operators of cooling towers. It would also require qualified inspectors to document and submit inspection results electronically to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1150-2018 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORHealthRequiring the inspection of water tanks prior to cleaning.IntroductionThis local law would require that water tanks are inspected prior to being cleaned, to ensure the most accurate results.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1151-2018 *Peter A. Koo~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsOnline publication of machine-readable versions of the NYC construction codes including amendments.IntroductionThis bill would require that the 2014 New York City Construction Codes, amendments to the Codes since 2014, the Integrated 2014 Construction Codes Administrative Provisions, and the 2017 Code Revision Cycle Handbook be posted on the City’s website. Although all of these documents are available on the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) website, it is currently impossible for users to download these documents in bulk. The entire 2014 New York City Construction Codes in PDF and hard copy are available for purchase from the CityStore, but their cost may be prohibitive for some members of the public. A PDF containing links to the Codes’ amendments is available DOB’s website, but it requires users to open and download each local law individually. Providing a compilation of these documents on a City website will increase public access.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1152-2018 *Peter A. Koo~SPONSORTechnologyRequiring an online payment grace period in the event of an electronic system security breach.IntroductionIn the event that an electronic system security breach disables a city website used by residents to make online payments to the city, this bill would ensure that residents are able to make payments following the restoration of the website without incurring late fees. Specifically, this bill would require the Chief Information Security Officer to work in collaboration with an affected agency and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to establish a 48-hour grace period for the receipt of online payments under these circumstances.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1153-2018 *Peter A. Koo~SPONSORTechnologyRequiring an electronic system penetration testing protocol and security briefings and reports.IntroductionThis bill would require the Chief Information Security Officer (“CISO”) to implement a penetration testing protocol for the City’s electronic systems and provide the Mayor and the Speaker with information immediately following an electronic systems security breach. This bill would also require the CISO to prepare an annual report describing the implementation of the penetration testing protocol, security breaches in the previous year, and recommendations for the improvement of existing security practices.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1154-2018 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORTechnologyEncrypting website exchanges or transfers.IntroductionThis bill would require the encryption of exchanges or transfers of web content from websites maintained by or on behalf of the City, such as through the adoption of the HTTPS protocol.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1155-2018 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingMaximum fines for illegal postings.IntroductionPursuant to section 10-119 of the administrative code, it is unlawful to post advertisements, handbills or other such postings on sidewalks, public poles and other street furniture, as well as automobiles parked on public roads. Section 10-121 lists the penalties for such unlawful posting. For a first offense, the penalty includes a fine of not less than $75 nor more than $150. For every subsequent offence within a 12 month period, the fine is not less than $150 nor more than $250. This bill would raise the maximum fine for a second offense of illegal posting from $250 to $1,000.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0565-2018 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORFinanceAuthorizing NYC to create a Commercial Rent Increase Exemption program, which will provide a property tax abatement to landlords who enter into long-term affordable lease agreements with small businesses.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1156-2018 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORJustice SystemRequiring the mayor’s office of criminal justice to report on Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots operations.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice to provide quarterly reports on Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots (“MARCH”) operations. The reports would include information on establishments subject to MARCH operations, complaints or issues that led to interventions, summonses issued pursuant to MARCH operations and business closures resulting from such summonses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1157-2018 *Mark Levine~SPONSORHealthQualifications for persons conducting inspections and maintenance on drinking water tanks.IntroductionThis bill would require inspectors and those who perform maintenance work on drinking water tanks be Licensed Master Plumbers, have a certification from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for Category 7G pesticide application and have received training in fall protection under requirements set forth by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to do such inspections and work.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1158-2018 *Mark Levine~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsHolding information sessions and posting information online to provide guidance to building owners regarding maintenance and inspections of cooling towers.IntroductionThis law would require the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with the Department of Buildings, to hold information sessions at least twice annually for building owners regarding maintenance, cleaning, and inspections of cooling towers, and to post the information online.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1159-2018 *Mark Levine~SPONSORParks and RecreationCreation of a task force to study the effect of shadows cast by large buildings over parkland.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to establish a task force to study the effect of shadows cast on public parks by buildings constructed in the vicinity of such parks. The task force would study the effect of these shadows and issue a report on steps the City can take to mitigate negative consequences.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1160-2018 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORTransportationRequiring all persons under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while operating a bicycle.IntroductionThis bill would require DOT to ensure that all persons under the age of 18 wear a helmet while operating a bicycle.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0566-2018 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborAmend the education law to automatically enroll “optional employees” in the NYC Board of Education Retirement System (BERS) after 90 days of employment unless the employee affirmatively opts in or out of the program in advance. (A.10935-A and S.8844-A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1161-2018 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORGeneral WelfareEnhanced reporting on the child welfare system.IntroductionThis bill would amend existing reporting requirements regarding the child welfare system by requiring the Administration for Children’s Services to additionally report the main allegations that led to its receipt of a report or the opening of a case for investigation of child abuse or neglect. The allegations would specifically include, but not be limited to, for example, a parent’s or caretaker’s marijuana usage, inadequate food/clothing/shelter, or other specified allegations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1162-2018 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequiring alerts to relevant parties of notices posted in the City Record.IntroductionThis bill would require the director and deputy director of the City Record to send an electronic mail notification to relevant parties and parties that request notification when a public notice is posted in the City Record by a municipal entity.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1163-2018 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORTransportationPreserving bicycle lanes during street work.IntroductionThis bill would require holders of Department of Transportation permits that authorize construction or other work in or on a street to preserve affected bicycle lanes by maintaining the width of lanes by the greater of three quarters of their original width or four feet, and by installing, between the lanes and other vehicular traffic, protective barriers using materials and dimensions that the Department of Transportation may determine are appropriate under the circumstances. This bill would prohibit the mixing of bicycle and pedestrian traffic on affected bicycle lanes. This bill would also authorize the Department of Transportation to make exceptions to the requirements under certain circumstances, and would require the Department of Transportation to seek input from the affected district before proceeding with plans to alter a bicycle lane.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1164-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORHealthReporting the results of cooling tower inspections and to repeal Local Law 77 for the year 2015, relating to cooling towers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in consultation with the Department of Buildings (DOB) to annually report to the Council on the results of building cooling tower inspections and make such results available online.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0567-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborReward Work Act of 2018 (S.2605/H.R.6096)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0568-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORVeteransVeterans Administration to name its hospital in Manhattan after the American Revolutionary War heroine Margaret Corbin.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1165-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionMonitoring and reporting on the air quality around wastewater treatment plants.IntroductionThis bill would require an air quality monitoring program around wastewater treatment plants operated by DEP. The program would monitor hazardous air pollutants in the vicinity of the plants, including but not limited to greenhouse gases and airborne microorganisms. This bill would require DEP to report the program’s findings to the Council annually and post the report on the DEP website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1166-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORHealthAssessment of potential determinants of Legionnaires’ disease in the city.IntroductionThis law would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with the Department of Buildings, to conduct a year-long assessment of all potential determinants of Legionnaires’ Disease in the city.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1167-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORHealthRepair of damaged water tanks.IntroductionThis law would require building owners to repair damage to water tanks within 90 days of becoming aware of the damage.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1168-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLand UseExtending the call-up deadlines for review of revocable consents for sidewalk cafes.IntroductionThis bill would extend the amount of time the Council has to “call up” applications for revocable consents for enclose and unenclosed sidewalk cafes from 20 to 40 days. It would also extend from 50 to 60 days the duration of the review period.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1169-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORHealthRequiring the visual documentation of water tanks during inspections, to be submitted to the department of health and mental hygiene.IntroductionThis bill would require visual evidence of water tanks, such as photographs or videos, to be submitted with inspection results to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1170-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingRequiring businesses to notify customers of the use of biometric identifier technology.IntroductionThis bill would require businesses to notify customers if they are collecting biometric identifier information, such as scans of their faces, irises, or fingerprints, and if so, the length of time the information is retained, any relevant privacy policy, and whether the information is shared with third-parties.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1171-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsIdentifying unlawful statements in submissions to the DOB.IntroductionThis bill would (a) require the Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Department of Finance (DOF) to share information in order to identify cases of false statements regarding occupied and rent-regulated housing; (b) require DOB to request information from the Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DCHR) to identify false statements regarding occupied and rent-regulated housing; (c) require DOB to conduct an audit of an owner’s whole portfolio of properties using information obtained from DOF if the owner has been caught either failing to obtain a building permit or submitting false statements regarding occupied and rent-regulated housing on an application for a building permit; (d) require DOB to audit 25% of buildings on the Department of Housing Development and Preservation’s speculation watch list for their compliance with building permit requirements on an annual basis; and (e) require DOB to audit the whole portfolio of owners who have an unusually high number of amended building permits. When DOB finds evidence of ?a false statement, the bill would also require DOB to: (a) send written notice to the NYC Council, the Department of Investigations, the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and the Tenant Protection Unit; (b) refer the matter to the relevant District Attorney and the Attorney General for potential criminal prosecution; and (c) report on the punitive actions it took in every case in which it found evidence of a falsified application for a building permit.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1172-2018 *Mark Treyger~SPONSOREducationReporting on entrance examination testing sites.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to submit to the city council and post on DOE’s website an annual report on entrance examination testing sites, including information about whether those testing sites would be compliant with certain federal regulations if they served students with disabilities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1173-2018 *Mark Treyger~SPONSORPreconsidered - EducationRequiring the DOE to report on pupil transportation services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report annually on the number of buses, bus vendor employees, bus routes, transportation sites, bus delays, and no shows provided by the department’s student transportation services, disaggregated by the contracting company. The bill would also require DOE to report on the number of students utilizing transportation services, disaggregated by whether the student takes the bus or public transportation, is a special education student, lives in temporary housing, is in elementary, middle or high school, and whether the student attends public or nonpublic school. Finally, the bill would require DOE to report on who is eligible for yellow bus services.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1174-2018 *Mark Treyger~SPONSOREducationCreation of a fair student funding task force.IntroductionThis bill would create a task force including Department of Education (DOE) personnel, at least one representative from a Community Education Council from each borough, a representative from a union representing teachers, a representative from a union representing principals, a parent of a currently enrolled student, and advocates who specialize in working with vulnerable student populations, to review and make recommendations relating to the formula used by DOE to determine school funding. The task force would be required to submit and post a report with recommendations relating to the formula by September 30, 2019.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1175-2018 *Mark Treyger~SPONSOREducationRequiring the DOE to report on District 75 student and parent building access.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to report on the policy regarding the use of general education entrances for District 75 students and parents, where a District 75 school is located in the same building as a general education school.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0569-2018 *Mark Treyger~SPONSOREducationDOE to factor in poverty as a weight in the Fair Student Funding formula for schools beginning at fourth grade or later.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1176-2018 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORHealthProhibiting the purchase, use and possession of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes for persons under 21 years of age.IntroductionThis bill, in an effort to reduce youth smoking, would prohibit any person under the age of 21 from purchasing, using or possessing tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. The penalty for a violation would be a fine of between $50 and $100.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0238-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, 238 President Street House, Brooklyn (20195089 HIK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0238-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 238 President Street House, Brooklyn (20195089 HIK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0239-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Hans Christian Anderson Memorial Kindergarten, Brooklyn (20195088 HIK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0239-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Hans Christian Anderson Memorial Kindergarten, Brooklyn (20195088 HIK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0240-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, MEC 125th Street – Parcel B West, Manhattan (20195151 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0240-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, MEC 125th Street – Parcel B West, Manhattan (20195151 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0241-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, 599 Cortlandt Avenue, Bronx (C 180390 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0241-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, 599 Cortlandt Avenue, Bronx (C 180390 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0242-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, 599 Cortlandt Avenue, Bronx (C 180391 PQX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0242-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, 599 Cortlandt Avenue, Bronx (C 180391 PQX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0243-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions, and ConcessionsPlanning, 599 Cortlandt Avenue, Bronx (20195160 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0243-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, 599 Cortlandt Avenue, Bronx (20195160 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0244-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, Variety Boys and Girls Club Rezoning, Queens (C 180085 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0244-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Variety Boys and Girls Club Rezoning, Queens (C 180085 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0245-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, Variety Boys and Girls Club Rezoning, Queens (N 180086 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0245-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Variety Boys and Girls Club Rezoning, Queens (N 180086 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0246-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 11-14 35th Avenue Rezoning, Queens (C 180211 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0246-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 11-14 35th Avenue Rezoning, Queens (C 180211 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0247-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 11-14 35th Avenue Rezoning, Queens (N 180212 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0247-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 11-14 35th Avenue Rezoning, Queens (N 180212 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0248-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 3901 9TH Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 180186 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0248-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 3901 9TH Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 180186 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0249-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 3901 9TH Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180187 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0249-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 3901 9TH Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180187 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0250-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, St. Michael’s Cemetery Land Acquisition, Queens (20195149 CCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0250-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, St. Michael’s Cemetery Land Acquisition, Queens (20195149 CCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0251-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, St. Michael’s Park Rezoning, Queens (C 180174 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0251-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, St. Michael’s Park Rezoning, Queens (C 180174 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0252-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, St. Michael’s Park Demapping, Queens (C 180175 MMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0252-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, St. Michael’s Park Demapping, Queens (C 180175 MMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0253-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, Hebrew Home, Bronx (C 180321 ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0253-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Hebrew Home, Bronx (C 180321 ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0254-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, 2nd Amendment To Coney Island Amusement Park Special Process Agreement, Brooklyn (20195153 RSY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0254-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 2nd Amendment To Coney Island Amusement Park Special Process Agreement, Brooklyn (20195153 RSY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available