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Meeting date/time: 5/28/2020 1:30 PM Minutes status: Recessed  
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Pastor Gabriella Cudjoe Wilkes, spiritual leader at Double Love Experience, located at 334 South Fifth Street, Brooklyn, New York 11211. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Reynoso.      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of May 13, 2020 be adopted as printed by Council Member Miller.      Not available
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES - None      Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS - None      Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Not available
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Not available
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Not available
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE      Not available
Int 1954-2020 AKeith Powers  Preconsidered - Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the DOC and correctional health services to issue reports during public health emergencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the department and correctional health services to issue reports to the public regarding public health emergencies, to publish a timeline of significant events, and to provide weekly updates to incarcerated individuals.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1956-2020 AKeith Powers  Preconsidered - Amended and Coupled on GOEstablishing a local conditional release commission.IntroductionThis bill would create a local conditional release commission with the power and duty of determining which persons sentenced within the city of New York may be released on conditional release and under what conditions.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH      Not available
Int 1961-2020 ARitchie J. Torres Preconsidered - Amended and Coupled on GOPublic reporting on contact tracing for COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), or another agency designated by the Mayor, to ensure the reporting on details of the City’s contact tracing program, and that it is posted online and updated daily or weekly, for certain information. This report will include: the number of employees and languages and zip codes of such employees of the program; the number of people identified to the program who have tested positive for currently having COVID-19, and the contacts of such people, disaggregated by zip code, race, ethnicity, gender, age range, COVID-19 symptoms, whether such persons were referred to wraparound services, occupational setting, and comorbidities.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION      Not available
Int 1836-2019 AFrancisco P. Moya Amended and Coupled on GOProhibiting the use of the word “alien” and removing such words in local laws, rules and other documents and materials.IntroductionThis bill would replace the term “alien” with “noncitizen” wherever it refers to noncitizen persons in the City Charter and Administrative Code. It would further prohibit the City from using the terms “alien,” “illegal alien,” or “illegal immigrant” in any of its laws, documents, or materials unless referencing a federal law or program.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0632-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (C 200050 ZSM)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1327-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 632 - Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (C 200050 ZSM)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0633-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (N 200051 ZRM)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1328-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 633 - Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (N 200051 ZRM)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0634-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (C 200052 ZMM)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1329-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 634 - Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (C 200052 ZMM)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0635-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (C 200054 ZSM)Land Use Application Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1330-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled to be Filed Pursuant to Letter of WithdrawalLU 635 - Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (C 200054 ZSM)Resolution Filed by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0659-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 311-313 Pleasant Avenue Cluster, Manhattan (20205399 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1331-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 659 - Landmarks, 311-313 Pleasant Avenue Cluster, Manhattan (20205399 HAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0660-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 993-995 Union Avenue Cluster, Bronx (20205384 HAX)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1332-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 660 - Landmarks, 993-995 Union Avenue Cluster, Bronx (20205384 HAX)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0661-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 266 West 96th Street, Manhattan (20200140 PPM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0662-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 266 West 96th Street, Manhattan (20205412 HAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1333-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 661 & LU 662 - Landmarks, 266 West 96th Street, Manhattan (20200140 PPM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledCRIMINAL JUSTICE      Not available
Int 1954-2020 AKeith Powers ~coupledPreconsidered - A and GORequiring the DOC and correctional health services to issue reports during public health emergencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the department and correctional health services to issue reports to the public regarding public health emergencies, to publish a timeline of significant events, and to provide weekly updates to incarcerated individuals.   Action details Not available
Int 1956-2020 AKeith Powers ~coupledPreconsidered - A and GOEstablishing a local conditional release commission.IntroductionThis bill would create a local conditional release commission with the power and duty of determining which persons sentenced within the city of New York may be released on conditional release and under what conditions.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledHEALTH      Not available
Int 1961-2020 *Ritchie J. Torres~coupledPreconsidered - A and GOPublic reporting on contact tracing for COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), or another agency designated by the Mayor, to ensure the reporting on details of the City’s contact tracing program, and that it is posted online and updated daily or weekly, for certain information. This report will include: the number of employees and languages and zip codes of such employees of the program; the number of people identified to the program who have tested positive for currently having COVID-19, and the contacts of such people, disaggregated by zip code, race, ethnicity, gender, age range, COVID-19 symptoms, whether such persons were referred to wraparound services, occupational setting, and comorbidities.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledIMMIGRATION      Not available
Int 1836-2019 *Francisco P. Moya~coupledA and GOProhibiting the use of the word “alien” and removing such words in local laws, rules and other documents and materials.IntroductionThis bill would replace the term “alien” with “noncitizen” wherever it refers to noncitizen persons in the City Charter and Administrative Code. It would further prohibit the City from using the terms “alien,” “illegal alien,” or “illegal immigrant” in any of its laws, documents, or materials unless referencing a federal law or program.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledLAND USE      Not available
Res 1327-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledFiledLU 632 - Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (C 200050 ZSM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1328-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledFiledLU 633 - Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (N 200051 ZRM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1329-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledFiledLU 634 - Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (C 200052 ZMM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1330-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledFiledLU 635 - Zoning, Lenox Terrace, Manhattan (C 200054 ZSM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1331-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 659 - Landmarks, 311-313 Pleasant Avenue Cluster, Manhattan (20205399 HAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1332-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 660 - Landmarks, 993-995 Union Avenue Cluster, Bronx (20205384 HAX)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1333-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 661 & LU 662 - Landmarks, 266 West 96th Street, Manhattan (20200140 PPM)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
          Pass Not available
    13.INTRODUCTION & READING OF BILLS (SEE BELOW)      Not available
    14.DISCUSSION OF RESOLUTIONS      Not available
    15.RESOLUTIONS      Not available
Res 1062-2019 AI. Daneek Miller Amended and Adopted by the Committee on Fire and Emergency ManagementSalaries of NYC emergency medical service personnel to be comparable to NYC’s firefighters and police officers.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Not available
    17.EXTENSION OF REMARKS      Not available
     INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS      Not available
Int 1945-2020 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORPreconsidered - HealthAnnual reporting of heat vulnerability and heat-related deaths.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to annually report on neighborhood heat vulnerability and the number of heat-related deaths.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1323-2020 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborEmergency Money for the People Act (H.R. 6496)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1946-2020 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionAssistance for replacing gas infrastructure.IntroductionThis bill would require that, upon a building owner’s request or after the building’s gas piping systems have been inspected, the Department of Buildings gives the building owner information about programs to help the building owner make energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1947-2020 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRent regulated accommodations.IntroductionThis bill would amend the definition of rent regulated accommodations to include only dwellings in which 35% or more of the dwelling units are required to be rent regulated.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1948-2020 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingLimiting the sale of goods in short supply during declared states of emergency.IntroductionThis bill would allow the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) to identify goods that are in short supply and limit the purchase of such goods when a state of emergency is declared. DCWP would take household size and demand into consideration when it determines the limitations that should be in effect. A penalty would be assessed against retailers who fail to comply with this law.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1949-2020 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORFire and Emergency ManagementInter-agency review of emergency plans and public reporting on such plans.IntroductionThe bill would require the Office of Emergency Management to ensure the periodic review of all plans guiding the City’s response to, and ensuring the continuity of agency operations during, emergency circumstances. Representatives from all relevant city agencies would be required to participate in this review. Additionally, summaries detailing the provisions of such plans would be posted online, and procedures would be developed to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the substance of the plans.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1950-2020 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORHealthEstablishing a city restart officer and policies and protocols relating to the safe reopening and operation of city agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor to establish a task force for the purpose of recommending both citywide and agency-specific policies and protocols to promote the safe reopening and operation of city agencies in response to COVID-19. This bill would also require city agencies to develop and publish their own policies and protocols, to be reviewed by the task force for the purpose of promoting compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and for coordinating the citywide effort to mitigate the ongoing public health risks posed by COVID-19.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1951-2020 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSORYouth ServicesDevelopment of informational guidance regarding youth online activity.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to develop and disseminate informational guidance to youth and their parents, or legal guardians, regarding youth online activities. The guidance would include an overview of federal, state and local privacy laws pertaining to youth information collected online and legal protections and best practices on how to maintain the privacy or usage of such information by third parties. The bill would also require an advisory that youth online activity could last in perpetuity, be misconstrued by others, or be subjected to surveillance by law enforcement. DYCD would publish this guidance on its website and distribute it in a hard copy format through its programs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1952-2020 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSORFinanceCreation of a database to track the expenditure of funds in connection with COVID-19, and to provide for the repeal thereof.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to create a public database on its website that would track expenditures of federal, state and local funds for addressing COVID-19, including agency spending, city procurement contracts, grants and loans.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1953-2020 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the police dept to issue public reports on the department’s enforcement of public health orders.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department to report on civil and criminal enforcement of public health orders, including demographic and geographic information.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1324-2020 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSOREducationDOE to partner with nonprofit organizations to provide on-site pro bono legal assistance at schools to help students and their families with housing issues.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1954-2020 AKeith Powers ~SPONSORPreconsidered - Criminal JusticeRequiring the DOC and correctional health services to issue reports during public health emergencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the department and correctional health services to issue reports to the public regarding public health emergencies, to publish a timeline of significant events, and to provide weekly updates to incarcerated individuals.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1955-2020 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORPreconsidered - Criminal JusticeMaximum fee allowed when transferring money to a person in the custody of the department of correction.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of correction to ensure that members of the public depositing funds into institutional fund account established pursuant to subdivision 7 of section 500-c of the correction law are not charged a service fee that is more than $5.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1956-2020 AKeith Powers ~SPONSORPreconsidered - Criminal JusticeEstablishing a local conditional release commission.IntroductionThis bill would create a local conditional release commission with the power and duty of determining which persons sentenced within the city of New York may be released on conditional release and under what conditions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1325-2020 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborPandemic Heroes Compensation ActResolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1957-2020 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingTemporary space for outdoor dining.IntroductionThis bill requires the City to create an open restaurants program that would allow restaurants to offer outdoor dining to patrons on sidewalks and other approved open space. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is required to create a self-certification process that restaurants owners must complete before offering outdoor dining. Such process would not require DOT approval, however, a self-certification could be suspended or terminated by the Department for non-compliance with requirements of the program or for the protection of health or safety. In addition, the City would be required to identify additional areas where food vendors could temporarily operate. The program will run until at least September 8, 2020, with the possibility of extension, but it shall expire by December 31, 2020.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1958-2020 *Donovan J. Richards~SPONSORSmall BusinessReporting on financial assistance received by small businesses impacted by COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Small Business Services to prepare a report detailing which businesses receive a grant or loan from the New York City Employee Retention Program or New York City Small Business Continuity Loan Fund, both created to help small businesses with revenue losses because of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The report will include the name, location and amount of grant or loan SBS gave to each business. SBS will submit the report to the Mayor and Speaker of the City Council and make the information publicly available by posting the report on its website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1326-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORHospitalsNYS Dept of Health to clarify and ensure that the NYS Hospital Patients’ Bill of Rights applies to all hospitals, including temporary emergency hospitals and field hospitals.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1959-2020 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORParks and RecreationEstablishment of an office of sports recreation.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Sports Recreation. The Office would consult with the city’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization to promote the city as a base for professional sports teams, make recommendations for the growth of professional, amateur and scholastic sports recreation and coordinate sports initiatives with other city agencies, including but not limited to the Department of Education and the Department of Parks and Recreation. The Office would also provide access to sports-related opportunities for students and promote the role of sports in education and recreation. The Office would develop a plan for providing sports recreation, promote a robust sports recreation program and perform other relevant duties as the Mayor may assign. The Office would submit an annual report advising the Mayor and various agencies on sports recreation and make policy recommendations on an ongoing basis. This bill would also repeal and dissolve the New York City sports commission.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1960-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconisdered - HealthComprehensive cooling and communication plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to prepare a plan by June 30, 2020, describing how the city would inform residents on the dangers of heat exposure, access to cooling, including cooling centers, and how vulnerable populations can stay cool during heat-related emergencies. The plan would also include measures for large office buildings to reduce stress on the electric grid during the summer months. The plan would be updated annually.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1961-2020 ARitchie J. Torres~SPONSORPreconisdered - HealthPublic reporting on contact tracing for COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), or another agency designated by the Mayor, to ensure the reporting on details of the City’s contact tracing program, and that it is posted online and updated daily or weekly, for certain information. This report will include: the number of employees and languages and zip codes of such employees of the program; the number of people identified to the program who have tested positive for currently having COVID-19, and the contacts of such people, disaggregated by zip code, race, ethnicity, gender, age range, COVID-19 symptoms, whether such persons were referred to wraparound services, occupational setting, and comorbidities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0663-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Sitings and DispositionsLandmarks, 2274 Adam Clayton Powell ANCP – UDAAP/Article XI, Manhattan (20205414 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0663-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 2274 Adam Clayton Powell ANCP – UDAAP/Article XI, Manhattan (20205414 HAM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available