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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/12/2019 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: Rev. Dr. Adkins, Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church, located at 515 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Levine.      Video Video
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meetings of June 26, 2019 and July 23, 2019 be adopted as printed by Council Member Cornegy.      Video Video
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Video Video
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES - None      Video Video
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None      Video Video
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS      Video Video
M 0181-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on Call-Up VoteLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System (C 190333 PSY, C 190335 ZSX, C 190339 ZSK, C 190116 MMK, C 190340 ZSM, C 190341 PQM, C 190252 MMM, C 190342 ZSQ, C 190117 MMQ, N 190334 ZRY, C 190336 ZMX, N 190337 ZRX and C 190338 HAX)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0182-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, Vernon Boulevard Broadway Rezoning, Queens (20190386 ZSQ, 20190151 ZRQ and 20100421 ZMQ)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0183-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, LeFrak City Parking Garage, Queens (C 190439 ZSQ and N 190440 ZRQ)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0184-2019 *Corey D. Johnson Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, Lola Taverna, Manhattan (20195715 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0185-2019 *Carlina Rivera  Coupled on Call-Up VoteZoning, Hummus Kitchen, Manhattan (20195720 TCM)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
          Pass Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Video Video
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Video Video
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Video Video
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Video Video
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS      Not available
Int 0136-2018 ABrad S. Lander Amended and Coupled on GOProtections for workers under the city’s human rights law.IntroductionThis bill would clarify which workers are protected by the City Human Rights Law. In particular, the bill would clarify how to determine whether an employer has four or more employees (which triggers some of the obligations of the City Human Rights Law) and that an employer’s parent, spouse, domestic partner or child if employed by an employer are included as in the employ of such employer. This bill would make explicit that section 8-107(23) applies to freelancers and independent contractors.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONTRACTS      Not available
Int 1293-2018 BDeborah L. Rose Amended and Coupled on GOMinority and women-owned business enterprises.IntroductionThis bill would amend the definition of “Minority group” for purposes of the city’s Minority and Women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) program to include Native Americans in all covered procurement categories and Asian Americans in the professional services category. The bill would also update citywide procurement goals for all minority groups across all procurement categories in accordance with the findings in the most recent citywide disparity study.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1452-2019 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. Amended and Coupled on GOMinority and women-owned business enterprises.IntroductionThis bill would, among other things, require the chief procurement officer, in conjunction with the mayor’s office of minority and women’s-owned businesses, to more frequently update operational protocols for the city’s M/WBE program, as well as facilitate additional agency and contractor training of M/WBE program implementation. The bill would also empower agency chief contracting officers to require contracting agencies to identify MBE, WBE or EBEs that such agencies intend to employ for certain contracts. Lastly, the bill would enable the chief procurement officer to exempt portions of certain contracts from the M/WBE program in instances where, after an exhaustive search by a contracting agency, it is determined that there are no eligible MBE, WBE or EBE firms eligible to perform the work required.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION      Not available
Int 0560-2018 AMark Treyger Amended and Coupled on GOA pilot program to review school start times to reduce adolescent sleep deprivation.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Education to report on its school start time pilot program. The report would include the names of participating schools, the start times, community outreach engagement and key findings.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1348-2019 ALaurie A. Cumbo Amended and Coupled on GORequiring DOE to report information regarding sexual health education.IntroductionThis bill would amend the required Department of Education (DOE) annual reporting on the amount of health education, including HIV/AIDS education and sexual health education, received by students in each grade at each school. The bill would expand reporting to include the number of certified health education instructors at each school, disaggregated by full-time and part-time licensed instructors, and the number of instructors that teach on an incidental basis. Per state law, incidental teaching occurs when a teacher is assigned to teach a subject outside of the teacher’s certification area for a limited period of time.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION      Not available
Int 1690-2019 AFernando Cabrera  Preconsidered - Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to provide legal assistance providers information.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration to develop and provide materials to legal services organizations with which it contracts to inform individuals about public benefits in relation to the federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds. The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs would be required to provide a dedicated telephone number for referrals to legal services for assistance with questions regarding the federal regulations.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1707-2019 ACarlos Menchaca Preconsidered - Amended and Coupled on GORequiring training for certain employees of NYC on federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to conduct training on the federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1708-2019 *Francisco P. Moya Preconsidered - Coupled on GORequiring the distribution of information on local emergency feeding programs.IntroductionThis bill would require the Human Resources Administration to inform individuals of local emergency feeding programs when they disenroll or are set to lapse in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1711-2019 *Carlina Rivera  Preconsidered - Coupled on GODistribution of educational materials about the federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to distribute educational materials created by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs on the federal government’s public charge proposal to students and parents.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0507-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOZoning, Sabor Latino, Queens (20195689 TCQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1051-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 507 - Zoning, Sabor Latino, Queens (20195689 TCQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0512-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLandmarks, 3,079-Seat High School Q472, Queens (20195068 SCQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1052-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 512 - Landmarks, 3,079-Seat High School Q472, Queens (20195068 SCQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS      Not available
M 0178-2019 *  Coupled on GOJarrod E. Whittington, Environmental Control Board.Mayor's Message Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1053-2019 *Karen Koslowitz Coupled on GOM 178 - Jarrod E. Whittington, Environmental Control Board.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0179-2019 *  Coupled on GOEverardo Jefferson, Landmarks Preservation Commission.Mayor's Message Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1054-2019 *Karen Koslowitz Coupled on GOM 179 - Everardo Jefferson, Landmarks Preservation Commission.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Video Video
Int 1281-2018 ARitchie J. Torres~coupledRecommit to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business LicensingProhibiting food stores and retail establishments from refusing to accept payment in cash.IntroductionThis bill prohibits food and retail establishments from refusing to accept cash from consumers. It also prohibits establishments from charging cash-paying consumers a higher price than cash-less consumers. The bill provides for penalties of not more than $1000 for a first violation, and of not more than $1500 for each succeeding violation. There are some modifications and exceptions in the bill. Food and retail establishments do not have to accept bills in denominations of greater than $20. Transactions taking place completely online, by phone or mail are excluded. Food and retail establishments that have devices that convert cash into prepaid cards on their premises are considered to accept cash only if several requirements are met. Such devices cannot charge a fee or require a minimum deposit over one dollar. There can be no limit on the number of transactions on such cards. The funds on the card cannot expire. Where a device malfunctions, an establishment must accept cash, and shall have a sign stating such on or immediately adjacent to the cash-conversion device. Chain stores (five stores or more) or establishments greater than 10,000 square feet in size that choose to have a cash-conversion device on their premises shall provide prepaid cards that are usable at any place that accepts debit cards. The bill gives rulemaking authority to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.Recommit to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0479-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledCoupled on GOZoning, 273 Avenue U Rezoning, Brooklyn (C180164ZMK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1055-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledCoupled on GOLU 479 - Zoning, 273 Avenue U Rezoning, Brooklyn (C180164ZMK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0480-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledCoupled on GOZoning, 273 Avenue U Rezoning, Brooklyn (N180165ZRK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1056-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledCoupled on GOLU 480 - Zoning, 273 Avenue U Rezoning, Brooklyn (N180165ZRK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass 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
    ~coupledCIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS      Not available
Int 0136-2018 ABrad S. Lander~coupledA and GOProtections for workers under the city’s human rights law.IntroductionThis bill would clarify which workers are protected by the City Human Rights Law. In particular, the bill would clarify how to determine whether an employer has four or more employees (which triggers some of the obligations of the City Human Rights Law) and that an employer’s parent, spouse, domestic partner or child if employed by an employer are included as in the employ of such employer. This bill would make explicit that section 8-107(23) applies to freelancers and independent contractors.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledCONTRACTS      Not available
Int 1293-2018 BDeborah L. Rose~coupledA and GOMinority and women-owned business enterprises.IntroductionThis bill would amend the definition of “Minority group” for purposes of the city’s Minority and Women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) program to include Native Americans in all covered procurement categories and Asian Americans in the professional services category. The bill would also update citywide procurement goals for all minority groups across all procurement categories in accordance with the findings in the most recent citywide disparity study.   Action details Not available
Int 1452-2019 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr.~coupledA and GOMinority and women-owned business enterprises.IntroductionThis bill would, among other things, require the chief procurement officer, in conjunction with the mayor’s office of minority and women’s-owned businesses, to more frequently update operational protocols for the city’s M/WBE program, as well as facilitate additional agency and contractor training of M/WBE program implementation. The bill would also empower agency chief contracting officers to require contracting agencies to identify MBE, WBE or EBEs that such agencies intend to employ for certain contracts. Lastly, the bill would enable the chief procurement officer to exempt portions of certain contracts from the M/WBE program in instances where, after an exhaustive search by a contracting agency, it is determined that there are no eligible MBE, WBE or EBE firms eligible to perform the work required.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledEDUCATION      Not available
Int 0560-2018 AMark Treyger~coupledA and GOA pilot program to review school start times to reduce adolescent sleep deprivation.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Education to report on its school start time pilot program. The report would include the names of participating schools, the start times, community outreach engagement and key findings.   Action details Not available
Int 1348-2019 ALaurie A. Cumbo~coupledA and GORequiring DOE to report information regarding sexual health education.IntroductionThis bill would amend the required Department of Education (DOE) annual reporting on the amount of health education, including HIV/AIDS education and sexual health education, received by students in each grade at each school. The bill would expand reporting to include the number of certified health education instructors at each school, disaggregated by full-time and part-time licensed instructors, and the number of instructors that teach on an incidental basis. Per state law, incidental teaching occurs when a teacher is assigned to teach a subject outside of the teacher’s certification area for a limited period of time.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledIMMIGRATION      Not available
Int 1690-2019 AFernando Cabrera ~coupledPreconsidered - A and GORequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to provide legal assistance providers information.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration to develop and provide materials to legal services organizations with which it contracts to inform individuals about public benefits in relation to the federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds. The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs would be required to provide a dedicated telephone number for referrals to legal services for assistance with questions regarding the federal regulations.   Action details Not available
Int 1707-2019 ACarlos Menchaca~coupledPreconsidered - A and GORequiring training for certain employees of NYC on federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to conduct training on the federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds.   Action details Not available
Int 1708-2019 *Francisco P. Moya~coupledPreconsidered - GORequiring the distribution of information on local emergency feeding programs.IntroductionThis bill would require the Human Resources Administration to inform individuals of local emergency feeding programs when they disenroll or are set to lapse in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.   Action details Not available
Int 1711-2019 *Carlina Rivera ~coupledPreconsidered - GODistribution of educational materials about the federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to distribute educational materials created by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs on the federal government’s public charge proposal to students and parents.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledLAND USE      Not available
Res 1051-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 507 - Zoning, Sabor Latino, Queens (20195689 TCQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1052-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 512 - Landmarks, 3,079-Seat High School Q472, Queens (20195068 SCQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledRULES, PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS      Not available
Res 1053-2019 *Karen Koslowitz~coupledGOM 178 - Jarrod E. Whittington, Environmental Control Board.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1054-2019 *Karen Koslowitz~coupledGOM 179 - Everardo Jefferson, Landmarks Preservation Commission.Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
Res 1055-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 479 - Zoning, 273 Avenue U Rezoning, Brooklyn (C180164ZMK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1056-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 480 - Zoning, 273 Avenue U Rezoning, Brooklyn (N180165ZRK)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 0238-2018 *Fernando Cabrera  Adopted by the Committee on EducationDOE to ban processed meats from being served in NYC public schools.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0632-2018 *Inez D. Barron Adopted by the Committee on EducationDOE to create a diabetes and prediabetes health based curriculum.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0716-2019 AStephen T. Levin Amended and Adopted by the Committee on EducationDOE to adopt all of the policy recommendations of the Mayor’s Sexual Health Education Task Force and provide comprehensive sexual health education on a regular basis, across all grade levels.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1047-2019 *Stephen T. Levin Adopted by the Committee on ImmigrationProhibit the enactment of the federal rule entitled, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds”.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 1682-2019 *Corey D. Johnson~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsProhibition of conversion therapy services.IntroductionThis bill would repeal Subchapter 19 of Chapter 5 of Title 20 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1683-2019 *Diana Ayala ~SPONSORParks and RecreationRequiring parks enforcement patrol officers to be equipped with opioid antagonistsIntroductionThis bill would require all Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to be equipped with an opioid antagonist, such as naloxone, while on duty. It would also require such officers to be trained on the use of opioid antagonists. The Department of Parks and Recreation would also be required to report on these trainings and on the administration of opioid antagonists by Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council each year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1684-2019 *Diana Ayala ~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsRequiring the commission on human rights to create a poster on age discrimination and requiring city agencies to display the poster.IntroductionThis bill requires the City Commission on Human Rights to create a poster on age discrimination and provide additional age discrimination resources on its website. This bill also requires City agencies to display the poster in employee common areas.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1685-2019 *Diana Ayala ~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsProviding age discrimination training to city agencies.IntroductionThis legislation would require the NYC Commission for Human Rights (CCHR) to develop a training and complementary materials that would help identify, prevent, and eliminate age discrimination in the workplace. This training would be provided to each city agency at least once a year. CCHR would also be required to post any materials developed for the training to the agency’s website, as well as information on how to obtain relief for age discrimination in the workplace, including how to report these incidents and what actions are available to individuals experiencing such discrimination.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1686-2019 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsDisclosure of information regarding past engagement in slavery by city contractors.IntroductionThe proposed bill would prohibit City agencies from entering into or renewing any contract for more than $100,000 with a proposed contractor that does not certify as a material condition of such contract that the proposed contractor has searched its records and relevant history to determine whether it or any predecessor or affiliated company every engaged in or profited from the trade or use of slaves. The certification would include a statement of the results of such search. If the proposed contractor determines that it or its predecessor or affiliated companies engaged in or profited from slavery, then the proposed contractor must also provide a statement detailing the nature and extent of such engagement or profit, including relevant historical and other documentation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1039-2019 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsEstablishing the NYS Community Commission on Reparations Remedies to examine the impacts of the institution of slavery, subsequently racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and recommend appropriate remedies. (A.3080A/ S.2904A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1040-2019 *Inez D. Barron~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsEstablishing the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans to examine financial and other impacts of slavery and continued discrimination and recommend appropriate remedies. (S.1083/ H.R. 40)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1687-2019 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring the DOB to provide information about antennas located in the city.IntroductionThe proposed local law would require the commissioner of buildings to establish and maintain a database of cellular antennasReferred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1688-2019 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORTechnologyRequiring DOITT to provide a map of where cellular telephone service equipment has been installed.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to develop and publish a publically accessible interactive map that shows locations where cellular telephone equipment is installed. The map would be updated monthly to reflect additional installations or changes to the locations of such equipment and would be searchable by address, borough, block, lot and type of equipment.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1041-2019 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORFire and Emergency ManagementDeclaring the third week in May of each year to be recognized as First Responder Mental Health Awareness Week.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1689-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORCivil and Human RightsRequiring co-working spaces to post sexual harassment posters and to address complaints of sexual harassment.IntroductionThis bill prohibits sexual harassment in co-working spaces and requires co-working spaces to post anti-sexual harassment posters created by the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The bill requires co-working spaces to address complaints of sexual harassment and provide a written response within 15 days to its tenants explaining what, if any, corrective action was taken to address the sexual harassment. If the tenant is unsatisfied by the response or the co-working space fails to respond within 15 days, a tenant may file a complaint at the Commission.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1690-2019 AFernando Cabrera ~SPONSORPreconsidered - ImmigrationRequiring the dept of social services/human resources administration to provide legal assistance providers information.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration to develop and provide materials to legal services organizations with which it contracts to inform individuals about public benefits in relation to the federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds. The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs would be required to provide a dedicated telephone number for referrals to legal services for assistance with questions regarding the federal regulations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1691-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsAssigning a unique identifying number to each zoning lot in the city.IntroductionThis bill would require the director of the New York City Department of City Planning to assign a unique identifying number to each zoning lot in the City and subsequently amend each such zoning lot number to reflect any changes to each zoning lot, such as a subdivision or zoning lot merger.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1692-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsCreation of an interactive zoning lot map.IntroductionThis bill would require the director of the New York City Department of City Planning (“DCP”) to make available to the public an online interactive map displaying each zoning lot in the city and update such map at least quarterly to reflect any subsequent changes to any zoning lot. DCP is authorized to secure such additional information as it deems necessary to complete this online map from the Department of Buildings, the Board of Standards and Appeals, and the City Register, as well as any other government or private organization.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1042-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsCommemorating the quadricentennial of the arrival of Africans in Hampton, Virginia in 1619, and recognizing the contributions of Africans and African Americans to the growth, development, prosperity and culture of the US of America.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1043-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORGeneral WelfareCondemning the Trump Administration's plan to cut food stamps for 3 million people.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1044-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORPublic SafetyLegislation making it illegal to remodify an AR-15 firearm.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1045-2019 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORTransportationThe Hot Cars Act of 2019 (H.R.3593/S.1601)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1693-2019 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORAgingEstablishing a task force to address and eliminate age discrimination in the workplace.IntroductionThis bill would create a task force including the commissioner of the department for the aging, the commissioner of the commission on human rights, one representative from the department of small business services, and four members appointment by both the Mayor and by the Speaker of the Council, to study the instances and consequences of age discrimination in the workplace. Within twelve months of appointment, the task force would be required to submit a report with recommendations relating to how the city can establish mechanisms, resources, and services to help older adults who have suffered from such discrimination and to help address and eliminate age discrimination in the workplace.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1694-2019 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORAgingOffice of older adult workforce development.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor to establish an Office of Older Adult Workforce Development. The purpose of this office would be to assist older adults in joining, or re-joining the workforce, including through job training programs, job assistance programs, and career building programs and assistance. The Mayor would appoint a coordinator of the Office, who would be responsible for overseeing the office and establishing said programs within the Office. The Office would also include a workforce development liaison, whose responsibility would be to act as a liaison between the Office and appropriate city agencies, such as the Department for the Aging, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, the Department of Small Business Services, and the Commission on Human Rights.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1695-2019 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORAgingEstablishing an age discrimination in employment testing program.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to conduct investigations of age discrimination in the workplace. CCHR would be required to complete at least five investigations per year for a period of three years. It would also be required to submit a report of its findings to the speaker of the council on or before June 15 of each following year, until the testing’s conclusion.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1696-2019 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSOREducationRequiring the DOE to distribute information regarding the gifted and talented programs and exam to universal 3-K program students and parents.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to distribute information regarding the DOE gifted and talented program, exam, and application process to the parents of any student enrolled in universal 3-K in a DOE school or in a school that the DOE contracts with to provide universal 3-K by November 1st of each year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1697-2019 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSOREducationSchool door alarm reporting.IntroductionThis bill would require annual reporting by the Department of Education regarding the number of incidents in which a school door alarm provided an audible alert and, if known, the reasons why, including unauthorized or authorized student departures, defective door alarms, or departures by persons other than students, such as school faculty or staff.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1698-2019 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingRequiring the Department of Consumer Affairs to communicate electronically, in addition to regular mail, where an electronic mail address is provided by a licensee.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to send copies of all written communication by electronic mail in addition to regular mail where an applicant for a license or renewal of a license provides an electronic mail address.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1699-2019 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORTransportationEstablishing a task force to study the hazards and economic impacts of elevated railways and providing for the repeal of such amendment upon expiration thereof.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to create a task force to study noise levels, vibrations, quality of life issues, and potential dangers and hazards created by trains traveling on elevated railways and would provide recommendations in a semiannual report submitted to the Mayor and the City Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1700-2019 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTechnology14-day notification requirement for movie-making, telecasting and photography permit applications when special parking requests are required.IntroductionThe proposed local law would require an applicant for a movie-making, telecasting and photography permit to file the application no less than 14 days prior to the date of the requested activity for which on-street parking would be requested or required to be removed.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1046-2019 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTechnologyStopping Bad Robocalls Act, legislation to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify the prohibitions on making robocalls, and for other purposes. (H.R. 3375)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1701-2019 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORLand UseCommunity notification requirements for transfers of development rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the City Register to notify affected community boards, council members, borough presidents and the Speaker of the Council whenever a deed memorializing a transfer of development rights or a zoning lot description related to a Department of Buildings permit for development or enlargement is recorded.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1702-2019 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORFinanceNotice regarding property tax rates.IntroductionThe Department of Finance typically mails out property tax bills for the July 1 due date in early June, prior to the Council’s adoption of the tax rate for the new fiscal year. Therefore, these bills reflect the prior year’s tax rate. The taxes due are subsequently recalculated upon adoption of the new tax rate and such adjustments are reflected on subsequent property tax bills. This local law would require the Department of Finance to include notice on property tax bills that use a prior year’s tax rate that the taxes due are subject to adjustment upon the adoption of the tax rate for the new fiscal year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1047-2019 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORPreconsidered - ImmigrationProhibit the enactment of the federal rule entitled, “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds”.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1703-2019 *Mark Levine~SPONSORHealthEliminating viral hepatitis in NYC.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to develop a plan to eliminate viral hepatitis in New York City by the year 2030. DOHMH would be required to submit the plan to the Council within 1 year of this legislation taking effect.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1704-2019 *Mark Levine~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the department to provide mental health information, training, and support services to officers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Police Department to provide mental health services and information to officers by increasing the number licensed clinicians available, providing annual confidential wellness information sessions, posting available resources on the Department’s website, and providing an annual interactive training on first responder mental health.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1705-2019 *Steven Matteo~SPONSORFinanceDept of finance providing a receipt of payment.IntroductionThis local law would require the Department of Finance to establish and maintain a system to allow owners to receive a receipt of payment by e-mail and/or print when the department receives a payment on a statement of account.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1706-2019 *Carlos Menchaca~SPONSORImmigrationProhibiting a smart chip from being added to New York City identity card.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit a smart chip from being added to the New York City identity card.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1707-2019 ACarlos Menchaca~SPONSORPreconsidered - ImmigrationRequiring training for certain employees of NYC on federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to conduct training on the federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1048-2019 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORVeteransCongressional approval for military action in Iran and to withhold any authorization of military force in favor of a diplomatic resolution to current hostilities.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1708-2019 *Francisco P. Moya~SPONSORPreconsidered - ImmigrationRequiring the distribution of information on local emergency feeding programs.IntroductionThis bill would require the Human Resources Administration to inform individuals of local emergency feeding programs when they disenroll or are set to lapse in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1709-2019 *The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)~SPONSORPublic HousingCreation of a task force to study, report on, and make recommendations to improve NYCHA’s engagement with tenants and to address tenant concerns about safety and quality of life.IntroductionThis bill would convene NYCHA resident representatives and invite the contribution of senior NYCHA officials in order to study, report on, and make recommendations to improve NYCHA’s engagement with its tenants and better address resident’s concerns with building safety and quality of life within NYCHA facilities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1049-2019 *The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)~SPONSORSmall BusinessProhibit the use of a confession of judgment in business loans.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1710-2019 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsExemption from taxation of alterations and improvements to multiple dwellings.IntroductionThis bill would extend the J-51 tax exemption and abatement program through June 30, 2020, and would increase the assessed value limitation from $35,000 to $40,000.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1711-2019 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORPreconsidered - ImmigrationDistribution of educational materials about the federal regulations relating to inadmissibility on public charge grounds.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to distribute educational materials created by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs on the federal government’s public charge proposal to students and parents.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1712-2019 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORWomen and Gender EquityReporting on the services provided to transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in domestic violence shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services to review the outreach efforts and services provided to transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in domestic violence shelters. The department would submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and publish on its website, a report disclosing the number of transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary (TGNCNB) individuals served, the types of services offered and utilized, the length of time TCNCNB individuals stayed in the shelter, their reasons for leaving the shelter, the type of housing TGNCNB individuals entered on leaving the shelter, any complaints the Department received about services provided to TGNCNB individuals, the Department’s outreach efforts and recommendations for changes to the Department’s services and outreach efforts.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1050-2019 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORWomen and Gender EquityDiversity in Corporate Leadership Act of 2019 (H.R. 3279)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1713-2019 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSOROversight and InvestigationsRequiring the mayor or the mayor’s designee to consider reports of unresponsive, hostile and uncooperative behavior of contractors during the course of council investigations in evaluating the integrity, performance and capability of such contractors.IntroductionThe mayor or the mayor’s designated agency evaluates the integrity, performance and capability of entities that seek to contract with the city. This bill would require the mayor or the mayor’s designated agency to consider in such evaluations any reports of the council that such entities demonstrated unresponsive, hostile and uncooperative behavior during the course of a council-conducted investigation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1714-2019 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORPublic SafetyIncreasing certain penalties for excessive noise from motor vehicles.IntroductionThe proposed bill would increase the penalties for certain motor vehicle related noise violations, including excessive noise from motor vehicles 10,000 pounds or less, excessive noise from motor vehicles 10,000 pounds or more, unauthorized use of motor vehicle claxons, and unauthorized use of motor vehicle air horns or gongs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0510-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Bronx Point NCFP - UDAAP, Bronx (N 190501 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0510-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Bronx Point NCFP - UDAAP, Bronx (N 190501 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0511-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Brownsville South NCP Cluster - UDAAP, Brooklyn (C 190373 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0511-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Brownsville South NCP Cluster - UDAAP, Brooklyn (C 190373 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0512-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, 3,079-Seat High School Q472, Queens (20195068 SCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0512-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 3,079-Seat High School Q472, Queens (20195068 SCQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0513-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System (N 190334 ZRY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0513-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System (N 190334 ZRY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0514-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Bronx (C 190336 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0514-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Bronx (C 190336 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0515-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Bronx (N 190337 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0515-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Bronx (N 190337 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0516-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Bronx (C 190338 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0516-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Bronx (C 190338 HAX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0517-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning and FranchisesZoning, 3513 Atlantic Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 190222 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0517-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 3513 Atlantic Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 190222 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0518-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System (C 190333 PSY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0518-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System (C 190333 PSY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0519-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Bronx (C 190335 ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0519-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Bronx (C 190335 ZSX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0520-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Brooklyn (C 190339 ZSK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0520-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Brooklyn (C 190339 ZSK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0521-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Brooklyn (C 190116 MMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0521-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Brooklyn (C 190116 MMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0522-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Manhattan (C 190340 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0522-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Manhattan (C 190340 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0523-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Manhattan (C 190341 PQM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0523-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Manhattan (C 190341 PQM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0524-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Manhattan (C 190252 MMM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0524-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Manhattan (C 190252 MMM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0525-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Queens (C 190342 ZSQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0525-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Queens (C 190342 ZSQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0526-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Queens (C 190117 MMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0526-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Borough-Based Jail System, Queens (C 190117 MMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0527-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, 776-780 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn (C 190353 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0527-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 776-780 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn (C 190353 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0528-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime UsesLandmarks, Bay Ridge Parkway-Doctors’ Row Historic District, Brooklyn (20195631 HKK (N 200008 HKK))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0528-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Bay Ridge Parkway-Doctors’ Row Historic District, Brooklyn (20195631 HKK (N 200008 HKK))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0529-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Lola Taverna, Manhattan (20195715 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0529-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Lola Taverna, Manhattan (20195715 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0530-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Hummus Kitchen, Manhattan (20195720 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0530-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Hummus Kitchen, Manhattan (20195720 TCM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0531-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Vernon Boulevard Broadway Rezoning, Queens (C 100421 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0531-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Vernon Boulevard Broadway Rezoning, Queens (C 100421 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0532-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Vernon Boulevard Broadway Rezoning, Queens (N 190151 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0532-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Vernon Boulevard Broadway Rezoning, Queens (N 190151 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0533-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, Vernon Boulevard Broadway Rezoning, Queens (C 190386 ZSQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0533-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Vernon Boulevard Broadway Rezoning, Queens (C 190386 ZSQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0534-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, LeFrak City Parking Garage, Queens (C 190439 ZSQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0534-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, LeFrak City Parking Garage, Queens (C 190439 ZSQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0535-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, LeFrak City Parking Garage, Queens (N 190440 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0535-2019 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, LeFrak City Parking Garage, Queens (N 190440 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available