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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/29/2019 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Rabbi Andy Bachman, from The Jewish Project, 146 Duane Street, New York, New York 10013. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Chin.      Video Video
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of April 9, 2019 be adopted as printed by Council Member Holden.      Video Video
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES      Video Video
     Preconsidered - Finance   Referred to Comm by Council  Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS      Video Video
M 0168-2019 *James G. Van Bramer  Zoning, American Brass, Queens (20195511 TCQ)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Video Video
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Video Video
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Not available
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Video Video
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON AGING      Not available
Int 1180-2018 ADiana Ayala  Amended and Coupled on GOMental health training for senior center caseworkers.IntroductionThis legislation would require caseworkers providing services at senior centers to complete the mental health first aid training course for older adults offered by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, or any successor agency, and to complete a refresher training course at least once every three years.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION      Not available
Int 0242-2018 BAntonio Reynoso Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of education to report on funding for after school athletics.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to provide a report on after school athletic funding to the Council and post the same report on their website. The report would include data with respect to funding for coaches, referees, athletic directors, equipment, uniforms, and transportation. The bill would also require reporting on student demographic information, athletic teams requests, and athletic facilities used for after school athletics.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1294-2018 AHelen K. Rosenthal Amended and Coupled on GOReporting by the DOE on physical education.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 102 of 2015 to require additional reporting on whether students with disabilities are provided with adaptive physical education including the number of students receiving each of these options per individual school. The bill would also require a summary of key findings in the report issued by the department of education and whether the department is in compliance with state physical education requirements.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1298-2018 AMark Treyger Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the DOE to report on physical education curricula in NYC schools.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 102 of 2015 to require the New York City Department of Education to report on physical education curricula in New York city schools, including average physical education class size, a description of the department’s physical education scope and sequence, including the topics covered by such physical education scope and sequence. The bill would additionally requiring reporting on professional development received by certified physical education instructors.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE      Not available
M 0167-2019 *  Preconsidered - Coupled on GONYC Banking Commission - Transmitting recommendations of the interest rate to be charged for FY'20.Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0889-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOEstablish that the interest rate be 7 percent per annum for FY'20 for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of not more than $250,000, or not more than $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0890-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOEstablish that the interest rate be 18 percent per annum for FY'20 for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of over $250,000, or over $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0891-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOEstablish that the discount percentage for early payment of real estate taxes be set at one-half of one percent per annum for FY'20.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0428-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Fairstead - 48th Street, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0903-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 428 - Fairstead-48th Street, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0429-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Fairstead - 53rd Street, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0904-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 429 - Fairstead-53rd Street, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0430-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Jennings Terrace Gardens, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0905-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 430 - Jennings Terrace Gardens, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0431-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Walton Avenue, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0906-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 431 - Walton Avenue, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0432-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Black Spruce - Central Harlem, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0907-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 432 - Black Spruce-Central Harlem, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0433-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Black Spruce - Washington Heights, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0908-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 433 - Black Spruce-Washington Heights, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0434-2019 *Daniel Dromm   5 Teller HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0909-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 434 - 5 Teller HDFC, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0435-2019 *Daniel Dromm   Lexington Courts, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0910-2019 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 435 - Lexington Courts, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 0342-2018 ADeborah L. Rose Amended and Coupled on GORequirements for portable ramps in prior code buildings where such portable ramps are permissible and signage relating thereto.IntroductionThis bill would require building owners to post a sign that a portable ramp is available for access to the building at inaccessible building entrances, where that ramp exists. The New York City Building Code already requires directional signage at inaccessible building entrances indicating the route to the nearest accessible entrance. This bill would also establish safety standards for such portable ramps.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0397-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Residential Tower Mechanical Voids, Citywide (N 190230 ZRY)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0403-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 47-15 34th Ave Rezoning, Queens (N 180529 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0911-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 403 - Zoning, 47-15 34th Ave Rezoning, Queens (N 180529 ZRQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0404-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 47-15 34th Ave Rezoning, Queens (C 180530 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0912-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 404 - Zoning, 47-15 34th Ave Rezoning, Queens (C 180530 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0411-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, Mana Products Text Amendments, Queens (N 180518 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Rule 11.70(b) of the Rules of the Council and Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0412-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 66 Hudson Yards Streetscape Text Amendment, Manhattan (N 190205 ZRM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0913-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 412 - Zoning, 66 Hudson Yards Streetscape Text Amendment, Manhattan (N 190205 ZRM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0413-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, East Harlem Neighborhood Rezoning, Manhattan (C 190235 ZMM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0914-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 413 - Zoning, East Harlem Neighborhood Rezoning, Manhattan (C 190235 ZMM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0414-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, East Harlem Neighborhood Rezoning, Manhattan (N 190236 ZRM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0915-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 414 - Zoning, East Harlem Neighborhood Rezoning, Manhattan (N 190236 ZRM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 0322-2018 AYdanis A. Rodriguez Amended and Coupled on GOStreet design checklist.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) to develop a standard checklist of safety-enhancing street design elements that the department must consider for all major transportation projects. DOT would be required to post such standard checklist on its website, and could amend the standard checklist by rule only to promote vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle safety. For each major transportation project, DOT would be required to complete a checklist stating which street design elements have been applied, and if an element has not been applied, the reason for not applying such element. The bill would require that DOT post each completed checklist on the department’s website prior to the implementation of the applicable project.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1163-2018 ACarlina Rivera  Amended and Coupled on GOPreserving bicycle lanes during street work.IntroductionThis bill would require that permits issued by the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) for work affecting a street segment or intersection with a bicycle lane require that the permit holder maintain a temporary bicycle lane. This bill would also require that DOT provide notice of any permit authorizing work affecting a bicycle lane to the affected borough president, council member and community board.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS      Not available
Int 1047-2018 AChaim M. Deutsch Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of veterans' services to provide veterans with outreach and education on issues related to higher education.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services to provide outreach and engagement to veterans about issues related to higher education, including government programs and other resources available to veterans, how to minimize student debt, student loan repayment options, the risks of for-profit or fraudulent colleges and trade schools and how to identify them, and lower-cost alternatives to for-profit higher education. The Department would make the educational materials available on its website, at each Veterans Resource Centers, and in printed form upon request.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Video Video
LU 0397-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupled Zoning, Residential Tower Mechanical Voids, Citywide (N 190230 ZRY)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0916-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledCoupled on GOLU 397 - Zoning, Residential Tower Mechanical Voids, Citywide (N 190230 ZRY)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0411-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupled Zoning, Mana Products Text Amendments, Queens (N 180518 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0917-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledCoupled on GOLU 411 - Zoning, Mana Products Text Amendments, Queens (N 180518 ZRQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass 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
     AGING      Not available
Int 1180-2018 ADiana Ayala ~coupledA and GOMental health training for senior center caseworkers.IntroductionThis legislation would require caseworkers providing services at senior centers to complete the mental health first aid training course for older adults offered by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, or any successor agency, and to complete a refresher training course at least once every three years.   Action details Not available
     EDUCATION      Not available
Int 0242-2018 BAntonio Reynoso~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of education to report on funding for after school athletics.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to provide a report on after school athletic funding to the Council and post the same report on their website. The report would include data with respect to funding for coaches, referees, athletic directors, equipment, uniforms, and transportation. The bill would also require reporting on student demographic information, athletic teams requests, and athletic facilities used for after school athletics.   Action details Not available
Int 1294-2018 AHelen K. Rosenthal~coupledA and GOReporting by the DOE on physical education.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 102 of 2015 to require additional reporting on whether students with disabilities are provided with adaptive physical education including the number of students receiving each of these options per individual school. The bill would also require a summary of key findings in the report issued by the department of education and whether the department is in compliance with state physical education requirements.   Action details Not available
Int 1298-2018 AMark Treyger~coupledA and GORequiring the DOE to report on physical education curricula in NYC schools.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 102 of 2015 to require the New York City Department of Education to report on physical education curricula in New York city schools, including average physical education class size, a description of the department’s physical education scope and sequence, including the topics covered by such physical education scope and sequence. The bill would additionally requiring reporting on professional development received by certified physical education instructors.   Action details Not available
     FINANCE      Not available
M 0167-2019 * ~coupledPreconsidered - GONYC Banking Commission - Transmitting recommendations of the interest rate to be charged for FY'20.Communication    Action details Not available
Res 0889-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOEstablish that the interest rate be 7 percent per annum for FY'20 for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of not more than $250,000, or not more than $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0890-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOEstablish that the interest rate be 18 percent per annum for FY'20 for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of over $250,000, or over $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0891-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOEstablish that the discount percentage for early payment of real estate taxes be set at one-half of one percent per annum for FY'20.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0903-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 428 - Fairstead-48th Street, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0904-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 429 - Fairstead-53rd Street, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0905-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 430 - Jennings Terrace Gardens, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0906-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 431 - Walton Avenue, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0907-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 432 - Black Spruce-Central Harlem, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0908-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 433 - Black Spruce-Washington Heights, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0909-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 434 - 5 Teller HDFC, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
Res 0910-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 435 - Lexington Courts, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
     HOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 0342-2018 ADeborah L. Rose~coupledA and GORequirements for portable ramps in prior code buildings where such portable ramps are permissible and signage relating thereto.IntroductionThis bill would require building owners to post a sign that a portable ramp is available for access to the building at inaccessible building entrances, where that ramp exists. The New York City Building Code already requires directional signage at inaccessible building entrances indicating the route to the nearest accessible entrance. This bill would also establish safety standards for such portable ramps.   Action details Not available
     LAND USE      Not available
Res 0911-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 403 - Zoning, 47-15 34th Ave Rezoning, Queens (N 180529 ZRQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0912-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 404 - Zoning, 47-15 34th Ave Rezoning, Queens (C 180530 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0913-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 412 - Zoning, 66 Hudson Yards Streetscape Text Amendment, Manhattan (N 190205 ZRM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0914-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 413 - Zoning, East Harlem Neighborhood Rezoning, Manhattan (C 190235 ZMM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0915-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 414 - Zoning, East Harlem Neighborhood Rezoning, Manhattan (N 190236 ZRM)Resolution    Action details Not available
     TRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 0322-2018 AYdanis A. Rodriguez~coupledA and GOStreet design checklist.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) to develop a standard checklist of safety-enhancing street design elements that the department must consider for all major transportation projects. DOT would be required to post such standard checklist on its website, and could amend the standard checklist by rule only to promote vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle safety. For each major transportation project, DOT would be required to complete a checklist stating which street design elements have been applied, and if an element has not been applied, the reason for not applying such element. The bill would require that DOT post each completed checklist on the department’s website prior to the implementation of the applicable project.   Action details Not available
Int 1163-2018 ACarlina Rivera ~coupledA and GOPreserving bicycle lanes during street work.IntroductionThis bill would require that permits issued by the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) for work affecting a street segment or intersection with a bicycle lane require that the permit holder maintain a temporary bicycle lane. This bill would also require that DOT provide notice of any permit authorizing work affecting a bicycle lane to the affected borough president, council member and community board.   Action details Not available
     VETERANS      Not available
Int 1047-2018 AChaim M. Deutsch~coupledA and GORequiring the dept of veterans' services to provide veterans with outreach and education on issues related to higher education.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services to provide outreach and engagement to veterans about issues related to higher education, including government programs and other resources available to veterans, how to minimize student debt, student loan repayment options, the risks of for-profit or fraudulent colleges and trade schools and how to identify them, and lower-cost alternatives to for-profit higher education. The Department would make the educational materials available on its website, at each Veterans Resource Centers, and in printed form upon request.   Action details Not available
     GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
Res 0916-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 397 - Zoning, Residential Tower Mechanical Voids, Citywide (N 190230 ZRY)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0917-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 411 - Zoning, Mana Products Text Amendments, Queens (N 180518 ZRQ)Resolution    Action details 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 0085-2018 BAntonio Reynoso Amended and Adopted by the Committee on EducationDOE to ensure that all students have equitable access to after-school athletic activities and associated funding.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0143-2018 *Daniel Dromm  Amended and Adopted by the Committee on Criminal JusticeHumane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0714-2019 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Adopted by the Committee on AgingProtecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. (S.485/H.R.1230)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0811-2019 *I. Daneek Miller Adopted by the Committee on EducationRequire inclusion of Employee Protection Provisions (EPPs) in all current and future school bus contracts in NYC.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0829-2019 *Keith Powers  Adopted by the Committee on Criminal JusticeReform revocation presumptive release, parole, conditional release, and post-release supervision. (S.1343B/A.5493)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0844-2019 *Fernando Cabrera  Adopted by the Committee on VeteransRecognizing the 75th anniversary of D-Day.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 1557-2019 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORTransportationFive-year plans for city streets, sidewalks, and pedestrian spaces.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue and implement a master plan for the use of streets, sidewalks, and pedestrian spaces every five years. The plan would prioritize and promote the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, access to and the use of mass transit, the reduction of traffic congestion and emissions, and improved access to streets, sidewalks, public spaces, and mass transit for individuals with reduced mobility, hearing, or visual impairment. The bill would require DOT to achieve specific benchmarks for street redesigns, protected bus lanes, protected bicycle lanes, bicycle parking, pedestrian spaces, commercial loading zones, truck routes, and parking. The bill would also require DOT to conduct a public education campaign and post updates to the plan, the bicycle connective index for the previous year, and the status of the implementation of each benchmark identified in the plan on an annual basis.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1558-2019 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel ~SPONSORPreconsidered - VeteransMaking public the mayor’s office of operations’ report on veterans receiving certain city services.IntroductionThis legislation would require the Department of Veterans’ Services to make publicly available on its website the report on veterans receiving certain city services required by Local Law 23 of 2015.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1559-2019 *Diana Ayala ~SPONSORHealthEstablishment of an office to provide support to those in need of burial assistance.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to establish an office to provide support and assistance to individuals who have lost a loved one and need information about and help accessing public burial, a burial allowance or any similar program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1560-2019 *Diana Ayala ~SPONSORGeneral WelfareCreation of an advisory board for accessibility at shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to create an accessibility advisory board to advise the Mayor and the Council on issues relating to accessibility in City shelters. The bill would also require the advisory board to submit an annual report on its review and recommendations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1561-2019 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORFire and Emergency ManagementRequiring the fire dept to implement a pilot program for the deployment of motorized scooters for the transportation of emergency medical service personnel.IntroductionThe bill would require the Fire Department to implement a pilot program for the use of electric scooters by personnel delivering emergency medical services.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1562-2019 *Andrew Cohen~SPONSORHealthElectronic cigarette advertisements.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit advertisements for electronic cigarettes within a certain distance of school buildings, child daycare centers, and youth centers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1563-2019 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSORHealthCooling centersIntroductionThe proposed legislation would codify the City’s cooling center program. The legislation would grant DOHMH, in conjunction with OEM, the discretion of designating the number and location of cooling centers, but would require that there be no fewer than the median number of cooling centers operated during heat-related emergencies in 2017. In designating such centers, the agencies would have to take into account where vulnerable populations reside and where such populations would be likely to use centers. In addition, DOHMH would be required to post information about the cooling center program on its website and would also have to conduct a public education campaign to increase awareness of cooling centers and the risks associated with heat-related emergencies and poor air quality. Finally, DOHMH would have to conduct an annual survey on utilization of the program and submit a report annually to the Mayor and City Council on the program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1564-2019 *Chaim M. Deutsch~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementSale or use of certain expanded polystyrene items.IntroductionThis bill would allow for the sale or use of expanded polystyrene single service articles to a not-for-profit corporation or a food service establishment, mobile food commissary, or store that is granted a financial hardship waiver in regards to the ban on polystyrene materials.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1565-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSOREducationRequiring the DOE to distribute traffic safety information to students and report on school safety information.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to prepare and distribute traffic safety information to students and parents in the city school district. This bill would also require the Department of Education to report on school safety policies and traffic accidents occurring within 2,000 feet of schools.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0889-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceEstablish that the interest rate be 7 percent per annum for FY'20 for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of not more than $250,000, or not more than $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0890-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceEstablish that the interest rate be 18 percent per annum for FY'20 for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of over $250,000, or over $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0891-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceEstablish that the discount percentage for early payment of real estate taxes be set at one-half of one percent per annum for FY'20.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0892-2019 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsCeremonially designating an area of Brooklyn, within the boundaries of Coney Island Avenue between Church Avenue and Avenue H, as “Little Pakistan”.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1566-2019 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORFinanceImposing a limit upon the real property tax levy.IntroductionThis local law would prohibit the City Council from adopting a budget for the ensuing fiscal year that would require a property tax levy to be generated that is either two percent or the rate of inflation larger, whichever is less, than the prior year’s property tax levy. The Council may authorize the passage of a budget with a larger-than-authorized levy, it is passes a resolution with a two-thirds majority stating the reasons why the exception for the ensuing fiscal year is needed.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1567-2019 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORHealthIncreased fines and penalties for animal abuse.IntroductionThis legislation would increase the fine and civil penalties for persons engaging in animal abuse. Specifically, the legislation would increase fines for persons restraining animals outside for longer than three continuous hours in any continuous 12 hour period for up to $500 for the first offense, up to $750 for any subsequent offense, and up to an additional $1000 civil penalty. It would also prohibit animal abuse, punishable with a fine up to $500 for the first offense and up to $750 for any subsequent offense, and an additional civil penalty for up to $1000.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0893-2019 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORFinanceExtending the property tax exemption provisions to veterans who have served in peacetime operations.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0894-2019 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORMental Health, Disabilities and AddictionPlace a moratorium on psychiatric hospital bed closures and on the NYS Office of Mental Health Transformation Plan and to expand the number of psychiatric-center beds within the city and state.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0895-2019 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORLand UseAmend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to the definition of floor area. (A. 5026-A/S. 3820-A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1568-2019 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORTransportationRequiring notice of the taxi and limousine commission’s annual drug testing requirement.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to mail notices reminding drivers who are required to take an annual drug test of the testing requirement and the time in which the test must occur. Such notices would be sent no later than 90 days prior to, as applicable, the license anniversary date or license expiration date.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1569-2019 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORTransportationRequirement of bases affiliated with no more than 30 vehicles to dispatch trips to accessible vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would limit the requirements on smaller for-hire vehicle bases for dispatching for-hire vehicle trips to accessible vehicles recently set by the Taxi and Limousine Commission by limiting the percentage of total trips required to be dispatched to and completed by accessible vehicles. The required percentages would increase each year until July 1, 2022, at which point the required percentage of 15 percent would come into effect and would apply thereafter.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1570-2019 *Mark Levine~SPONSORHealthBordetella vaccination for dogs.IntroductionThis bill would require that owners of dogs being accepted at a boarding kennel, business, or establishment show proof of active immunization against bordetella bacterium, also known as “kennel cough.”Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1571-2019 *Mark Levine~SPONSORHealthDOE and the DHMH to individuals who were students, teachers and staff at schools near the World Trade Center during the 2001-2002 school year.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to submit a report to the Council about outreach to individuals who were students, teachers or staff members at schools near the World Trade Center during the 2001-2002 school year. The report would include information about efforts to inform these individuals about their eligibility for programs to help people who may have been harmed due to the attacks on September 11, 2001, difficulties and issues with these efforts and recommendations for further outreach.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0896-2019 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsBurma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2019. (S.1186)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0897-2019 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborNever Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. (H.R.1327/S.546)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0898-2019 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborThe Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act. (S.2837/A.2750)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1572-2019 *The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)~SPONSORLand UseRequiring a racial impact analysis in connection with land use actions requiring environmental review.IntroductionThis bill would require that whenever an environmental impact statement (EIS) is prepared in connection with an application subject to City Planning Commission review, such EIS shall include an analysis of racial and ethnic impacts and whether the proposed action would affirmatively further fair housing within the meaning of the Fair Housing Act.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1573-2019 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementRegulating the trade waste industry.IntroductionThis bill would add enforcement of environmental, safety and health standards to the powers and duties of the business integrity commission. Additionally, it would add violation of law relating to the safety of the general public to the reasons a trade waste license could be suspended.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1574-2019 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementEstablishment of commercial waste zones, and to repeal sections 16-523 and 16-524 of such code, relating to a pilot of special trade waste removal districts.IntroductionThis bill would mandate the establishment of commercial waste zones. The Department of Sanitation would designate commercial waste zones and enter into agreements with private carters to operate in the zones.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1575-2019 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementImposition of civil penalties on businesses required to be licensed or registered by the business integrity commission for unsafe driving by persons operating vehicles on behalf of such businesses.IntroductionThis bill would require the Business Integrity Commission (BIC) to impose civil penalties on businesses that BIC licenses or registers when their drivers commit traffic offenses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1576-2019 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionIncreasing penalties for failure to comply with backflow prevention requirements.IntroductionThis bill would increase the monetary penalties to be imposed on a building owner or operator who fails to comply with installation and reporting requirements for water backflow prevention devices. For failure to install the device, the civil penalty would be $1,000-10,000 and the criminal fine would be $2,000-10,000. For failure to file an annual report, the civil penalty would be $700-10,000 and the criminal fine would be $1,400-10,000.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1577-2019 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionEstablishing a water rate task force.IntroductionThis local law establishes a water rate task force intended to review concerns affecting water rates, water rate equity and other ratepayer issues such as water and sewer infrastructure construction and maintenance costs. The water rate task force may offer recommendations for water rate improvements and conservation measures, including how to address water leaks and unauthorized or unrestricted water use to protect public health and the environment. The water rate task force must also prepare a biennial report on water rate equity to be delivered by June 1, 2020 to the speaker of the council and the mayor, and posted online on the website of the department of environmental protection. No member of the water rate task force shall be an employee of the city or a member of the water board.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1578-2019 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsImposing civil penalties on contractors who perform work after the expiration of a permit.IntroductionBuilding owners are subject to fines when construction work is performed on their buildings after the expiration of a permit. This bill would shift liability for such fines, and for certain related inspection fees, from building owners to contractors who performed the unpermitted work.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1579-2019 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORTransportationCreating a new parking permit for expectant mothers experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a parking permit for vehicles owned or operated by an individual who has been certified by a physician as experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy (any pregnancy which results in impaired mobility). The permit would only be used for parking a vehicle where parking is prohibited by sign or rule, or allowing a vehicle to stand where standing is prohibited by sign or rule. Furthermore, the permit would be issued within 30 days after the DOT receives an application, and would expire 30 days after the expected delivery date. The towing of a vehicle bearing this permit would be prohibited when the vehicle is being used in accordance with the purpose of the permit, except when the Police Department determines a public safety emergency exists.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0899-2019 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsDeclaring March 26th as Bangladesh National Flag Day in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1580-2019 *Deborah L. Rose~SPONSORHealthPublic hearing on public burial and related issues.IntroductionThis bill would require a public hearing on public burial to allow the public the opportunity to discuss the laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to public burial, to recommend changes to these programs and to consider the feasibility of alternative programs. Following the hearing, the Department of Social Services would submit a report with recommendations to the Mayor and the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0900-2019 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORWomen and Gender EquityAnti-sexual harassment legislation.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0901-2019 *Mark Treyger~SPONSOREducationDOE to require that prior to each Annual Review, schools inform parents of their right to have their child’s individualized education program translated.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1581-2019 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORTransportationStudy on solar-powered traffic control devices.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to study the feasibility of adopting and siting solar-powered traffic control devices and to publish its findings and recommendations, as well as report the same to the Speaker of the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1582-2019 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORVeteransAnnual reporting on the provision of mental health services to veterans.IntroductionThis bill would require annual reporting on the number of veterans inquiring about, applying for and receiving provision of mental health services from city agencies.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1583-2019 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingRequiring motor vehicle rental agencies to notify consumers of any damage to a rented vehicle within 72 hours of the return date.IntroductionThis bill requires motor vehicle rental agencies to notify consumers within 72 hours if a vehicle is returned damaged. The notice must include: The date and location where such vehicle was returned; the year, make, model and license plate number of such vehicle; a description and photo of the damage to such vehicle; an estimate of the cost of the damage; and the relevant contact information where such consumer may seek more information or dispute the contents of the notice. A first violation attracts a penalty of $250, and $500 for subsequent violations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0902-2019 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORPublic SafetyAmend the penal code to increase the fine in relation to the crime of forcible touching.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0428-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceFairstead - 48th Street, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0429-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceFairstead - 53rd Street, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0430-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceJennings Terrace Gardens, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0431-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceWalton Avenue, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0432-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceBlack Spruce - Central Harlem, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0433-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceBlack Spruce - Washington Heights, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0434-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - Finance5 Teller HDFC, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0435-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceLexington Courts, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0436-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 2 Howard Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 180292 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0436-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 2 Howard Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 180292 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0437-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 2 Howard Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180293 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0437-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 2 Howard Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180293 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0438-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, American Brass, Queens (20195511 TCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0438-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, American Brass, Queens (20195511 TCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available