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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/28/2018 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: Reverend Dr. Robert Waterman, Antioch Baptiste Church, 826 Greene Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Cumbo.      Video Video
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of October 17, 2018 be adopted as printed by Council Member Vallone.      Video Video
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR      Video Video
M 0117-2018 *  Preconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsMargaret Garnett, Commissioner of the Department of InvestigationMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    5.COMMUNICATION FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES - None      Not available
    6.PETITIONS & COMMUNICATIONS - None      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS - None      Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Video Video
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Video Video
    10.REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Video Video
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Video Video
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE      Not available
Int 0514-2018 ARory I. Lancman Amended and Coupled on GOInforming persons released from city jails of their voting rights.IntroductionThis bill would require that information on voting rights be distributed to persons leaving the custody of the department of correction.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE      Not available
LU 0264-2018 *Daniel Dromm   451-455 East 116th Street, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0642-2018 *Daniel Dromm  Coupled on GOLU 264 - 451-455 East 116th Street, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT      Not available
Int 0744-2018 AJoseph C. Borelli Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the FDNY to report on emergency medical services divisions and station.IntroductionThis bill would require the Fire Department (FDNY) to report to the Council on the staffing ratios, by division, of FDNY emergency medical services (EMS) supervising officers to FDNY EMS stations. The reporting requirement would be repealed five years after it becomes law.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0746-2018 AJoseph C. Borelli Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the FDNY to annually report on the potential impact of certain rezonings on department services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Fire Department (FDNY) to annually report to the Council on potential impacts to fire protection and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) that resulted from rezoning that took place the previous year. This legislation would allow the Council to identify how FDNY’s needs are changing from year to year due to rezoning and to potentially address any disconnect between satisfaction of the needs FDNY has expressed in the past and its current needs.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1054-2018 AJoseph C. Borelli Amended and Coupled on GOCreating online applications for fire alarm plan examinations and inspections.IntroductionThis bill would require FDNY to make all components of applications for fire alarm plan examinations and inspections (e.g. required forms, plans, etc.) available for online submission. Such applications may currently only be submitted in-person.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOR-HIRE VEHICLES      Not available
Int 1069-2018 AMark Levine Amended and Coupled on GODebt owed by owners of medallions.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) or another agency or office designated by the mayor to study the problem of medallion owner debt. Following the study, TLC or another agency or office would be required to determine appropriate actions to address such problem.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 0367-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GODept of probation informing persons of their voting rights.IntroductionThis bill would require that information on voting rights be distributed to persons sentenced to probation.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1115-2018 AFernando Cabrera  Amended and Coupled on GOAgencies assisting eligible parolees with voter registration.IntroductionThis bill would require the Voter Assistance Advisory Committee to develop and distribute guidance for agencies covered by the Agency Based Voter Registration law on the voting rights of formerly incarcerated persons. It would also require such agencies, as part of their required assistance in completing voter registration forms, to, upon request by a parolee applicant, check if such applicant has had their voting rights restored.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0218-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 550 Madison Avenue, Manhattan (20195035 HIM (N 190044 HIM))Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0643-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 218 - Landmarks, 550 Madison Avenue, Manhattan (20195035 HIM (N 190044 HIM))Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0232-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, Park and Elton, Bronx (20195065 HAX)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0644-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 232 - Planning, Park and Elton, Bronx (20195065 HAX)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0240-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, MEC 125th Street – Parcel B West, Manhattan (20195151 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0645-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 240 - Planning, MEC 125th Street – Parcel B West, Manhattan (20195151 HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0260-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Sidewalk café, By The Glass Inc., UVA,1486 Second Ave, Manhattan (20195059 TCM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0646-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 260 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, By The Glass Inc., UVA,1486 Second Ave, Manhattan (20195059 TCM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0261-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Sidewalk café, Three Decker Restaurant, 1746 2nd Ave, Manhattan (20195169 TCM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0647-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 261 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, Three Decker Restaurant, 1746 2nd Ave, Manhattan (20195169 TCM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0262-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Sidewalk café, Citroen, 931 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn (20195056 TCK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0648-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 262 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, Citroen, 931 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn (20195056 TCK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0263-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Sidewalk café, Fleming by Le Bilboquet, 27 East 62nd Street, Manhattan (20195103 TCM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0649-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 263 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, Fleming by Le Bilboquet, 27 East 62nd Street, Manhattan (20195103 TCM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS      Not available
M 0117-2018 *   Margaret Garnett, Commissioner of the Department of InvestigationMayor's Message Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0650-2018 *Karen Koslowitz Preconsidered - Coupled on GOM 117 - Margaret Garnett, Commissioner of the Department of InvestigationResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 0370-2018 ARafael Salamanca, Jr. Amended and Coupled on GOSuspending alternate side parking regulations on Three Kings’ Day.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would suspend alternate side parking regulations on Three Kings’ Day.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 0497-2018 APeter A. Koo Amended and Coupled on GOSuspending alternate side parking regulations on Lunar New Year’s Eve.IntroductionThe purpose of the legislation would be to allow the suspension of alternate side parking regulations on Lunar New Year’s Eve.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH SERVICES      Not available
Int 0480-2018 ADaniel Dromm  Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of youth and community development to create a runaway and homeless youth immigration information plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to establish a plan to provide information about resources and services relating to immigration relief and benefits for runaway and homeless youth (RHY) in programs operated by DYCD. These resources and services would include information that would potentially allow RHY immigrants to obtain permanency status in the United States. The plan would be due by June 1, 2019 and require annual reporting thereafter on plan implementation and goals.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
    ~coupledCOUPLED ON GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledCriminal Justice      Not available
Int 0514-2018 ARory I. Lancman~coupledA and GOInforming persons released from city jails of their voting rights.IntroductionThis bill would require that information on voting rights be distributed to persons leaving the custody of the department of correction.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledFinance      Not available
Res 0642-2018 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledGOLU 264 - 451-455 East 116th Street, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledFire and Emergency Management      Not available
Int 0744-2018 AJoseph C. Borelli~coupledA and GORequiring the FDNY to report on emergency medical services divisions and station.IntroductionThis bill would require the Fire Department (FDNY) to report to the Council on the staffing ratios, by division, of FDNY emergency medical services (EMS) supervising officers to FDNY EMS stations. The reporting requirement would be repealed five years after it becomes law.   Action details Not available
Int 0746-2018 AJoseph C. Borelli~coupledA and GORequiring the FDNY to annually report on the potential impact of certain rezonings on department services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Fire Department (FDNY) to annually report to the Council on potential impacts to fire protection and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) that resulted from rezoning that took place the previous year. This legislation would allow the Council to identify how FDNY’s needs are changing from year to year due to rezoning and to potentially address any disconnect between satisfaction of the needs FDNY has expressed in the past and its current needs.   Action details Not available
Int 1054-2018 AJoseph C. Borelli~coupledA and GOCreating online applications for fire alarm plan examinations and inspections.IntroductionThis bill would require FDNY to make all components of applications for fire alarm plan examinations and inspections (e.g. required forms, plans, etc.) available for online submission. Such applications may currently only be submitted in-person.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledFor-Hire Vehicles      Not available
Int 1069-2018 AMark Levine~coupledA and GODebt owed by owners of medallions.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) or another agency or office designated by the mayor to study the problem of medallion owner debt. Following the study, TLC or another agency or office would be required to determine appropriate actions to address such problem.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledGovernmental Operations      Not available
Int 0367-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGODept of probation informing persons of their voting rights.IntroductionThis bill would require that information on voting rights be distributed to persons sentenced to probation.   Action details Not available
Int 1115-2018 AFernando Cabrera ~coupledA and GOAgencies assisting eligible parolees with voter registration.IntroductionThis bill would require the Voter Assistance Advisory Committee to develop and distribute guidance for agencies covered by the Agency Based Voter Registration law on the voting rights of formerly incarcerated persons. It would also require such agencies, as part of their required assistance in completing voter registration forms, to, upon request by a parolee applicant, check if such applicant has had their voting rights restored.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledLand Use      Not available
Res 0643-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 218 - Landmarks, 550 Madison Avenue, Manhattan (20195035 HIM (N 190044 HIM))Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0644-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 232 - Planning, Park and Elton, Bronx (20195065 HAX)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0645-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 240 - Planning, MEC 125th Street – Parcel B West, Manhattan (20195151 HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0646-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 260 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, By The Glass Inc., UVA,1486 Second Ave, Manhattan (20195059 TCM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0647-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 261 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, Three Decker Restaurant, 1746 2nd Ave, Manhattan (20195169 TCM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0648-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 262 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, Citroen, 931 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn (20195056 TCK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0649-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 263 - Zoning, Sidewalk café, Fleming by Le Bilboquet, 27 East 62nd Street, Manhattan (20195103 TCM)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledRules, Privileges, and Elections      Not available
Res 0650-2018 *Karen Koslowitz~coupledPreconsidered - GOM 117 - Margaret Garnett, Commissioner of the Department of InvestigationResolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledTransportation      Not available
Int 0370-2018 ARafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledA and GOSuspending alternate side parking regulations on Three Kings’ Day.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would suspend alternate side parking regulations on Three Kings’ Day.   Action details Not available
Int 0497-2018 APeter A. Koo~coupledA and GOSuspending alternate side parking regulations on Lunar New Year’s Eve.IntroductionThe purpose of the legislation would be to allow the suspension of alternate side parking regulations on Lunar New Year’s Eve.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledYouth Services      Not available
Int 0480-2018 ADaniel Dromm ~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of youth and community development to create a runaway and homeless youth immigration information plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to establish a plan to provide information about resources and services relating to immigration relief and benefits for runaway and homeless youth (RHY) in programs operated by DYCD. These resources and services would include information that would potentially allow RHY immigrants to obtain permanency status in the United States. The plan would be due by June 1, 2019 and require annual reporting thereafter on plan implementation and goals.   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      Video Video
    15.RESOLUTIONS      Video Video
Res 0608-2018 *Corey D. Johnson Adopted by the Committee on ImmigrationAuthorizing the Speaker to submit a public comment on behalf of the Council to the Federal Register, concerning the proposed change to the Public Charge rule.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0609-2018 *Corey D. Johnson Adopted by the Committee on ImmigrationOpposing the newly proposed public charge rule and urging the federal government not to move forward with its adoption.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Video Video
    17.EXTENSION OF REMARKS      Video Video
     INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS      Not available
Int 1241-2018 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsExpanding sanctions for submission of professionally-certified false or noncompliant building permit applications or plans.IntroductionThis bill would expand penalties for violating the Department of Buildings’ professional certification program to apply to the offending professional’s firm of employment as well as the professional personally.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1242-2018 *Diana Ayala ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsExpanding available data in the online property owner registry.IntroductionThis bill expands the HPD online property owner registry by requiring inclusion of DOB violations related to construction as harassment, including but not limited to work without a permit, work in violation of a stop work order, and work done absent or in violation of a lawful tenant protection plan. The bill also requires HPD to make best efforts to obtain rent overcharge information from the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal and incorporate into the registry.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0632-2018 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSOREducationDOE to create a diabetes and prediabetes health based curriculum.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1243-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORHealthStandard procedure for treating students presenting with suspected tick bites.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH”) to make rules on how school nurses that are employed by DOHMH must respond if a student appears to have a tick bite.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1244-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORPublic SafetyProhibiting certain unsolicited disclosures of intimate images.IntroductionThis bill would makes it a misdemeanor for a person to send an unsolicited sexually explicit video or image to another person with intent to harass, annoy or alarm such other person. The bill would impose a penalty of up to one year in jail, or a fine of up to $1,000, or both.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1245-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORFinanceCreate a task force to reform the capital construction process.IntroductionIn an effort to reduce significant delays and rising construction costs on capital projects, this bill creates a task force to review the capital construction process and to make recommendations on best practices.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1246-2018 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsVoter assistance advisory committee providing interpreters and materials in Arabic.IntroductionThis bill would require the Voter Assistance Advisory Committee to provide Arabic interpreters at poll sites, where appropriate.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1247-2018 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsProviding residents with copies of notices of violations.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to provide copies of any notice of violation issued against a property to the residents of that property as well as the property owner or managing agent. As well, the Department must include a form explaining how the resident may provide testimony or otherwise participate in the adjudication process for the notice, as well as confirming the date and time for the adjudication.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1248-2018 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORTransportationParking permits for community board chairpersons.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to issue a parking permit to community board chairpersons for use while acting within the scope of their duties. The bill would provide that the misuse of any permit issued to a chairperson shall be deemed sufficient cause for its revocation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0633-2018 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsCondemning the Trump Administration’s response to Hurricane María.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0634-2018 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsU.S. Territorial Relief Act of 2018Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1249-2018 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORFor-Hire VehiclesRepealing the critical driver program and amending the persistent violators program relating to drivers of taxicabs and for-hire vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would streamline the Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) programs related to violations that result in points on drivers’ TLC-issued licenses. The bill would consolidate the Critical Driver Program under the Persistent Violator Program, and update the Persistent Violator Program to include provisions from the Critical Driver Program related to motor vehicle accident prevention courses approved by the department of motor vehicles.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1250-2018 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORTransportationOperation of certain electric scooters.IntroductionThis bill would remove prohibitions in local law against the operation of certain electric scooters. The bill would allow for the use of electric scooters incapable of exceeding 15 miles per hour. The bill would also reduce fines for operating motorized scooters prohibited by local law, amend the law to provide that only motorized scooters operated in a manner that endangers safety or property are subject to impoundment and clarify that operators of electric scooters allowed by local law are subject to the laws applicable to bicycle operators.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1251-2018 *Andrew Cohen~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionBuilding energy efficiency grade.IntroductionThis bill would update the ranges for energy efficiency grades.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1252-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionEstablishing a sustainable energy loan program.IntroductionThis bill would establish a sustainable energy loan program for the purposes of providing certain building owners with funding for the installation of renewable energy systems or energy efficiency improvements.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1253-2018 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionCommitment to achieve certain reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.IntroductionThis bill would establish the Office of Building Energy Performance as well as greenhouse gas emissions limits for existing buildings. This bill would also expand existing retro-commissioning requirements to certain buildings over 25,000 square feet.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1254-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORHealthLimiting the issuance of notices of violations to food service establishments during certain times.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would limit Department of Health and Mental Hygiene inspections of food service establishments to certain times. This would help limit disruptions of restaurant operations during particularly busy times of the day.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1255-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsSmoke detectors in Group M occupancies that are part of a mixed-use building.IntroductionThis bill would require Group M occupancies that are a part of a building that also includes Group R occupancies to install at least one smoke detector on each floor of the Group M occupancy. This requirement would apply to all new and existing buildings and must be met by January 1, 2020.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1256-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsFire safety plans for mixed-use buildings.IntroductionThis bill would require residential occupancies with three or more dwellings that are part of a mixed-use building, to create a fire and emergency preparedness plan. This bill would also require mercantile occupancies that are part of a mixed-use building to create a fire and emergency preparedness plan. A fire and emergency preparedness plan provides for the procedures that can be timely implemented in the event of a fire or non-fire emergency to provide the information, guidance, direction and assistance needed to protect the safety of building occupants.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1257-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsGranting access to the department of buildings as a condition of obtaining a permit.IntroductionThis bill would require a holder of a DOB permit to grant access to DOB as a condition of continuing work and retaining the permit.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1258-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsMandating audits of the records of process servers.IntroductionThis bill would require that the commissioner of consumer affairs annually audit the records of at least 20% of licensed process servers who have served for a housing court proceeding. The bill will also require that litigants are informed that a process server or process serving agency has failed its audit.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1259-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementCollection of waste and recyclables from not-for-profit corporations by the department of sanitation.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the Department of Sanitation from charging certain not-for-profit corporations for the collection of waste and recyclables.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1260-2018 *Chaim M. Deutsch~SPONSORPreconsidered - TransportationCurbs adjacent to a fire hydrant or bus stop.IntroductionUnder the bill, the City would be required to paint curbs adjacent to a fire hydrant or bus stop so as to alert motorists to where they may not legally park.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1261-2018 *Chaim M. Deutsch~SPONSORPreconsidered - Public SafetyRequiring educational outreach within the office of prevention of hate crimes.IntroductionThis bill would require the office for the prevention of hate crimes to conduct educational outreach and trainings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1262-2018 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceInterest rates applicable to installment agreements for the payment of property tax arrears, and to repeal subdivision c of section 11-312 and subdivision e of subdivision 313, relating to the interest rates recommended by the banking commission for the nIntroductionThis local law would authorize the New York City Banking Commission to recommend, and the Council to adopt, an interest rate that would be applicable to the property tax arrears that accrue while a property with an assessed value of $250,000 or less is the subject of a valid payment agreement plan with the Department of Finance. The rate recommended by the Banking Commission must be at least equal to the most recently determined federal short-term interest rate. In addition, the local law would repeal provisions requiring the Banking Commission to make certain recommendations for interest rates for the nonpayment of water and sewer rents because those provisions are preempted by a State law setting such interest rates.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0635-2018 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsReaffirming NYC’s continued commitment to civil rights protections of all minority groups.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1263-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborDefinition of freelance worker.IntroductionThis bill would exempt real estate brokers, associate real estate brokers, and real estate salespersons from the definition of “freelance worker” in Local Law 140, which establishes protections for freelance workers, including the right to written contract, the right to be paid timely and in full, and the right to be free of retaliation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1264-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORTransportationOperation of certain electric bicycles.IntroductionThis bill would remove prohibitions in local law against the operation of certain electric bicycles. The bill would allow for the use of electric bicycles incapable of exceeding 20 miles per hour. The bill would also reduce fines for operating motorized bicycles prohibited by local law, provide that only motorized bicycles operated in a manner that endangers safety or property are subject to impoundment and clarify that operators of electric bicycles allowed by local law are subject to the laws applicable to bicycle operators.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1265-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORTransportationConversion program for pedal-assist electric bicycles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a program to assist individuals with incomes not in excess of 200% of the federal poverty guidelines with the conversion of throttle-operated electric bicycles to pedal-assist electric bicycles. The bill would require DOT to consider any available public or private resources for the purpose of implementing the conversion program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1266-2018 *Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.~SPONSORTransportationPilot program for shared electric scooters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to create a pilot program for the operation of shared electric scooters in New York City. This bill would provide that neighborhoods underserved by existing bike share programs or affected by the upcoming 2019 Canarsie Tunnel closure will be given priority in determining the geographic boundaries of the pilot program. The bill would also require that the Department of Transportation report to the Council on the progress of the program and would prohibit the operation of shared electric scooters without prior Department of Transportation approval.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1267-2018 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORAgingCreate a task force to provide assistance to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease.IntroductionThis bill creates a task force to determine ways for the City to assist persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease, their family and their caregivers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1268-2018 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORFinancePayment of notices of violation for parking violations at check cashing businesses.IntroductionThis local law would require the Department of Finance to establish a program that would enable people to pay parking tickets at check cashing businesses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1269-2018 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring police officers to receive training related to recognizing and interacting with individuals with autism.IntroductionThis bill ensures that all NYPD officers receive training to assist them in recognizing and responding to individuals with autism as part of their academy training. The training will be sensitive to a wide variation of conditions as experienced by individuals with autism.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0636-2018 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORAgingCongress to continue annual increases in funding for the research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, while also rejecting future efforts to cut funding in this area.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0637-2018 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORHealthUS Dept of Health and Human Services and the NYS Dept of Health to create a special commission to address health emergencies and infectious diseases.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0638-2018 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORHealthDept of Health to create stand-alone, self-contained isolation centers or units for the treatment of patients with infectious disease due to epidemic, including highly contagious and airborne diseases.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1270-2018 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORHealthIncreasing penalties for attacks by dangerous dogs.IntroductionThis bill would impose stricter penalties on owners of dangerous dogs that attack persons or other animals, and to impose additional penalties when the owner knew or should have known the dangerous dog was trained to fight.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1271-2018 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORPublic SafetyProtecting the identities of victims of crimes of violence.IntroductionThis bill would allow victims of crimes of violence to request that the police department withhold their names from public disclosure. The police department may disclose the victim’s name where it is necessary to protect public safety.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0639-2018 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsDeclaring November 28th as Albanian Independence Day in the city of NY.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1272-2018 *Barry S. Grodenchik~SPONSORStandards and EthicsAmending reporting and donor disclosure requirements for organizations affiliated with elected officials.IntroductionLocal Law 181 of 2016 requires reporting and public disclosure of donations to not-for-profit organizations affiliated with City elected officials or their agents. The proposed legislation would amend the reporting and donor disclosure requirements under Local Law 181 for organizations affiliated with an elected official or an agent of an elected official that did not spend or do not reasonably expect to spend at least 10 percent of their expenditures in the previous or current calendar year on the production or dissemination of elected official communications.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1273-2018 *Rory I. Lancman~SPONSORSmall BusinessCreation of a retail resurgence task force.IntroductionThis bill would create a retail resurgence task force. The task force would consist of seven members: a Department of Small Business Services representative; and appointees of the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council who represent the retail, labor and real estate sectors. The task force would be required to submit a report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, one year after the final member is appointed. The task force would dissolve 180 days after submission of the report.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1274-2018 *Mark Levine~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring landlords to obtain and provide tenants with the previous four years of rental history.IntroductionThis bill would require owners of rent stabilized units to obtain the previous four years rent history from the department of housing and community renewal and provide such information to new tenants.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1275-2018 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsDenying permits for occupied buildings.IntroductionThis legislation would deny any permits for 1 year to property owners who falsely state, on construction documents, the number of occupied units in the building. Property owners who perform construction on a tenant occupied property without a permit would also be denied any permits for 1 year from the date their violation is discovered. Permits will be granted only for emergency work or to correct outstanding code violations to protect public health and safety.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1276-2018 *Keith Powers ~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentCreation of a tourism economy dashboard.IntroductionThis bill would require an office or agency designated by the mayor to create a website containing an online dashboard that publishes information about the impact of tourism on the New York City economy. The website would include information about consumer spending by both visitors and residents towards tourism-related industries, as well as information about employment in tourism-related industries.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1277-2018 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsPreliminary inspections.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to inspect 15 percent of buildings where construction applications indicate that the building was previously occupied and is now vacant, before approving applications for those construction permits.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1278-2018 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring heightened review of tenant protection plans and increased enforcement of building code standards.IntroductionThis legislation would require the commissioner of the department of buildings to review tenant protection plans to ensure that dust mitigation and debris removal efforts are described to demonstrate compliance with the New York State Air Quality Standards, New York City Air Pollution Control Code, New York City Construction Codes. Tenant protection plans would also be reviewed for details demonstrating compliance efforts in accordance with the New York City Fire Code, the New York City Electrical Code and the New York City Plumbing Code. The bill would also require that the department of buildings conduct inspections of 20 percent of sites with tenant protection plans within seven days of work commencing and inspect sites again every 120 days until construction is complete to verify compliance with the tenant protection plan. The department is also required to conduct inspections in response to complaints about construction within 72 hours.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1279-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring the DOB and the HPD to audit a certain percentage of certifications of correction.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to audit no fewer than 25 percent of certifications of corrections filed by owners to ensure that owners have addressed the violations they receive related to their property.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1280-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsTenant protection plan and penalties for false statements relating to tenant occupancy on certain construction documents.IntroductionThis bill would require that construction documents for alterations also identify the total number of units in the building and the total number of occupied units in the building. The bill would also establish specific civil and criminal penalties for submitting false information to obtain a PW-1 building permit of no less than $10,000 for the first offense and no less than $25,000 for each subsequent offense.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1281-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingProhibiting retail establishments from refusing to accept payment in cash.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit retail establishments, as defined in the bill, from adopting policies in which they refuse to accept payment in cash from consumers. The bill provides for penalties of not more than $250 for a first violation, and of not more than $500 for each succeeding violation. The bill gives rulemaking authority to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1282-2018 *Mark Treyger~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsVoter assistance advisory committee providing poll site interpreters in all designated citywide languages.IntroductionThis bill would require the Voter Assistance Advisory Committee to provide interpreters at poll sites in the designated citywide languages, where appropriate.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1283-2018 *Mark Treyger~SPONSOREducationReporting on food and nutrition education in NYC schools.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to annually submit to the New York City Council, and post to the Department’s website, a report on nutrition education in New York City schools. The Department would be required to specify whether nutrition education is combined with other health related education and whether it is provided by an external nutrition education provider. The report would include information about the number of certified dieticians teaching nutrition in each school. The data in the report would be aggregated by school. Within each grade level in each school, the data would be disaggregated by race, gender, and free or reduced-price lunch status.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0640-2018 *Mark Treyger~SPONSOREducationDOE to place an escort or attendant on board all public school buses.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0641-2018 *Jumaane D. Williams~SPONSORJustice SystemExpunge the records of all city misdemeanor marijuana convictions.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0278-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Landmarks, 456 Seat Intermediate / High School Facility, Staten Island (20195120 SCR), Staten Island (20195120 SCR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0278-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Landmarks, 456 Seat Intermediate / High School Facility, Staten Island (20195120 SCR), Staten Island (20195120 SCR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0279-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPlanning, Dispositions and ConcessionsPlanning, Victory Plaza, Manhattan (20195180 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0279-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Planning, Victory Plaza, Manhattan (20195180 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0280-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, 29 Jay Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 180344 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0280-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 29 Jay Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 180344 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0281-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, 29 Jay Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180345 ZRK )Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0281-2018 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 29 Jay Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180345 ZRK )Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available