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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/25/2020 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Bishop R.C. Hugh Nelson, D. Min. Lead Pastor/ District Administrative Bishop who serves as a spiritual leader at Church of God of East Flatbush, located at 409 East 95th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Ampry-Samuel.      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of May 28, 2020 be adopted as printed by Council Member Koslowitz.      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
Motion 0003-2020 *Kalman Yeger   Proposed AmendmentsMotion Amendment Defeated by CouncilFail Action details Not available
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Not available
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS LICENSING      Not available
Int 1957-2020 AAntonio Reynoso Amended and Coupled on GOTemporary 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE      Not available
Int 1952-2020 AVanessa L. Gibson Amended and Coupled on GOCreation 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1964-2020 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GOAuthorize adoption by resolution of an interest rate for nonpayment of taxes on real property with an assessed value over two hundred fifty thousand dollars in FY'21 for certain property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would authorize the City Council to pass a resolution adopting a 7.5 percent interest rate on the late payment of fiscal year 2021 property taxes due on July 1, 2020 for the period between July 1, 2020 and October 15, 2020 for certain real property owners. To be eligible, property owners would be required to demonstrate to the Department of Finance (DOF) by no later than September 30, 2020 that such property owner has been adversely affected by COVID-19 and either: (a) owns class 4 real property with an assessed value of more than $250,000 and less than $750,000; or (b) owns real property with an assessed value over $250,000 where at least 50 percent of the property is used for residential rental dwellings and contains no more than 30 rental dwelling units, of which at least 50 percent are rent regulated accommodations. For the first category, adversely affected by COVID-19 means the income of the property owner declined between March 7, 2020 and June 30, 2020, by at least 50 percent as compared to the corresponding period in the previous calendar year, and for the second category that the income of the property owner declined between March 7, 2020 and June 30, 2020, by at least 25 percent as compared to the corresponding period in the previous calendar year. Additionally, DOF would be required to report to the Speaker of the Council no later than November 1, 2020 the number of properties for which the 7.5 percent interest rate was imposed pursuant to the provisions of this local law and the aggregate value of the real property tax liability of those properties.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1974-2020 APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams Amended and Coupled on GO with the Message of NecessityDeferral of property tax liability on real property with an assessed value of two hundred fifty thousand dollars or less owned by certain property owners impacted by COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would authorize the City Council to pass a resolution adopting a zero percent interest rate the late payment of property taxes due on July 1, 2020, and paid between July 15 and September 30, 2020, for certain class 1 and condominium property owners who use the subject property as their primary residence. To be eligible, property owners would be required to demonstrate to the Department of Finance (DOF) by no later than September 30, 2020 that they were adversely affected by COVID-19 and be either: (a) enrolled in a Property Tax and Interest Deferral Program installment agreement with the Department of Finance (DOF); or (b) have a property with an assessed value of $250,000 or less and an income of less than $150,000. Additionally, DOF would be required to report to the Speaker of the Council no later than November 1, 2020 the number of properties for which the zero percent interest rate was imposed pursuant to the provisions of this local law and the aggregate value of the real property tax liability of those properties.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1346-2020 *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'21.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1347-2020 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOEstablish that the interest rate be 18 % per annum for FY'21 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 1348-2020 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOEstablish that the interest rate be 3.25 % for the first quarter of FY'21 and 5 % for the remainder of FY'21 for non-payment of taxes on properties.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1349-2020 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOAdopt an interest rate of 7.5 % for a portion of FY'21 for the non-payment of taxes on real property with an assessed value over $250,000 for property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1350-2020 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOAdopt an interest rate of zero % for a portion of FY'21 for the non-payment of taxes on real property with an assessed value of $250,000 or less for property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0664-2020 *Daniel Dromm   3415 Knox Place. GHPP.FY20, BronxLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1351-2020 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 664 - 3415 Knox Place. GHPP.FY20, BronxResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 1950-2020 ALaurie A. Cumbo Amended and Coupled on GOEstablishing 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 1976-2020 *Carlina Rivera  Coupled on GORequiring booking services to report short-term housing rental transactions.IntroductionThis bill would clarify the transactions for which a booking service charged, collected or received a fee that must be reported to the Office of Special Enforcement. It would also reduce the frequency of reporting and remove the requirement that a booking service report the specific amount of fees associated with a given transaction.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 1250-2018 AFernando Cabrera  Amended and Coupled on GOOperation of certain electric scooters.IntroductionThis bill would remove prohibitions in local law against the operation of certain electric scooters allowed pursuant to State law. The bill would allow for the use of electric scooters incapable of exceeding 20 miles per hour. The bill would also reduce fines for operating certain motorized devices that remain prohibited by local law, amend the law to provide that only prohibited motorized devices operated in a manner that endangers safety or property are subject to impoundment and clarify that operators of electric scooters allowed by local law are subject to State and local laws applicable to bicycle operators as well any additional provisions applicable to e-scooter operators.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1264-2018 AFernando Cabrera  Amended and Coupled on GOOperation of certain electric bicycles.IntroductionThis bill would remove prohibitions in local law against the operation of certain electric bicycles allowed pursuant to State law. The bill would allow for the use of electric bicycles incapable of exceeding 25 miles per hour. The bill would also clarify that operators of electric bicycles allowed by local law are subject to State and local laws applicable to bicycle operators as well any additional provisions applicable to electric bicycle operators.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1266-2018 AFernando Cabrera  Amended and Coupled on GOPilot program for shared electric scooters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to create a pilot program for the operation of shared electric scooters in New York City. The bill would require that the Department of Transportation issue a solicitation for such pilot by October 15, 2020, and that shared electric scooter organizations be allowed to offer shared electric scooters to the public by March 1, 2021. This bill would provide that neighborhoods unserved by existing bike share programs should be given priority in determining the geographic boundaries of the pilot program. Organizations participating in the pilot would be required to implement protocols for keeping clear paths of travel and provide accessible scooter options. The bill would also require that the Department of Transportation report to the Council on the progress of the program and would prohibit the operation of shared electric scooters without prior Department of Transportation approval.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledCONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS LICENSING      Not available
Int 1957-2020 AAntonio Reynoso~coupledA and GOTemporary 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.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledFINANCE      Not available
Int 1952-2020 AVanessa L. Gibson~coupledA and GOCreation 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.   Action details Not available
Int 1964-2020 AMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GOAuthorize adoption by resolution of an interest rate for nonpayment of taxes on real property with an assessed value over two hundred fifty thousand dollars in FY'21 for certain property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would authorize the City Council to pass a resolution adopting a 7.5 percent interest rate on the late payment of fiscal year 2021 property taxes due on July 1, 2020 for the period between July 1, 2020 and October 15, 2020 for certain real property owners. To be eligible, property owners would be required to demonstrate to the Department of Finance (DOF) by no later than September 30, 2020 that such property owner has been adversely affected by COVID-19 and either: (a) owns class 4 real property with an assessed value of more than $250,000 and less than $750,000; or (b) owns real property with an assessed value over $250,000 where at least 50 percent of the property is used for residential rental dwellings and contains no more than 30 rental dwelling units, of which at least 50 percent are rent regulated accommodations. For the first category, adversely affected by COVID-19 means the income of the property owner declined between March 7, 2020 and June 30, 2020, by at least 50 percent as compared to the corresponding period in the previous calendar year, and for the second category that the income of the property owner declined between March 7, 2020 and June 30, 2020, by at least 25 percent as compared to the corresponding period in the previous calendar year. Additionally, DOF would be required to report to the Speaker of the Council no later than November 1, 2020 the number of properties for which the 7.5 percent interest rate was imposed pursuant to the provisions of this local law and the aggregate value of the real property tax liability of those properties.   Action details Not available
Int 1974-2020 APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams~coupledA and GO with M/NDeferral of property tax liability on real property with an assessed value of two hundred fifty thousand dollars or less owned by certain property owners impacted by COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would authorize the City Council to pass a resolution adopting a zero percent interest rate the late payment of property taxes due on July 1, 2020, and paid between July 15 and September 30, 2020, for certain class 1 and condominium property owners who use the subject property as their primary residence. To be eligible, property owners would be required to demonstrate to the Department of Finance (DOF) by no later than September 30, 2020 that they were adversely affected by COVID-19 and be either: (a) enrolled in a Property Tax and Interest Deferral Program installment agreement with the Department of Finance (DOF); or (b) have a property with an assessed value of $250,000 or less and an income of less than $150,000. Additionally, DOF would be required to report to the Speaker of the Council no later than November 1, 2020 the number of properties for which the zero percent interest rate was imposed pursuant to the provisions of this local law and the aggregate value of the real property tax liability of those properties.   Action details Not available
Res 1346-2020 *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'21.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1347-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOEstablish that the interest rate be 18 % per annum for FY'21 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 1348-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOEstablish that the interest rate be 3.25 % for the first quarter of FY'21 and 5 % for the remainder of FY'21 for non-payment of taxes on properties.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1349-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOAdopt an interest rate of 7.5 % for a portion of FY'21 for the non-payment of taxes on real property with an assessed value over $250,000 for property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1350-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOAdopt an interest rate of zero % for a portion of FY'21 for the non-payment of taxes on real property with an assessed value of $250,000 or less for property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1351-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered - GOLU 664 - 3415 Knox Place. GHPP.FY20, BronxResolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledGOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 1950-2020 ALaurie A. Cumbo~coupledA and GOEstablishing 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.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledHOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 1976-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~coupledGORequiring booking services to report short-term housing rental transactions.IntroductionThis bill would clarify the transactions for which a booking service charged, collected or received a fee that must be reported to the Office of Special Enforcement. It would also reduce the frequency of reporting and remove the requirement that a booking service report the specific amount of fees associated with a given transaction.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledTRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 1250-2018 AFernando Cabrera ~coupledA and GOOperation of certain electric scooters.IntroductionThis bill would remove prohibitions in local law against the operation of certain electric scooters allowed pursuant to State law. The bill would allow for the use of electric scooters incapable of exceeding 20 miles per hour. The bill would also reduce fines for operating certain motorized devices that remain prohibited by local law, amend the law to provide that only prohibited motorized devices operated in a manner that endangers safety or property are subject to impoundment and clarify that operators of electric scooters allowed by local law are subject to State and local laws applicable to bicycle operators as well any additional provisions applicable to e-scooter operators.   Action details Not available
Int 1264-2018 AFernando Cabrera ~coupledA and GOOperation of certain electric bicycles.IntroductionThis bill would remove prohibitions in local law against the operation of certain electric bicycles allowed pursuant to State law. The bill would allow for the use of electric bicycles incapable of exceeding 25 miles per hour. The bill would also clarify that operators of electric bicycles allowed by local law are subject to State and local laws applicable to bicycle operators as well any additional provisions applicable to electric bicycle operators.   Action details Not available
Int 1266-2018 AFernando Cabrera ~coupledA and GOPilot program for shared electric scooters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to create a pilot program for the operation of shared electric scooters in New York City. The bill would require that the Department of Transportation issue a solicitation for such pilot by October 15, 2020, and that shared electric scooter organizations be allowed to offer shared electric scooters to the public by March 1, 2021. This bill would provide that neighborhoods unserved by existing bike share programs should be given priority in determining the geographic boundaries of the pilot program. Organizations participating in the pilot would be required to implement protocols for keeping clear paths of travel and provide accessible scooter options. The bill would also require that the Department of Transportation report to the Council on the progress of the program and would prohibit the operation of shared electric scooters without prior Department of Transportation approval.   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 – None      Not available
    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Not available
    17.EXTENSION OF REMARKS      Not available
     INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS      Not available
Int 1981-2020 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORTransportationLocation of stations for active transportationIntroductionThis bill would prohibit the siting of docks for shared bikes and other forms of shared non-vehicular transportation on sidewalks less than 10 feet wide.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1345-2020 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSOREducationDOE to require that all public school students from kindergarten through grade 5 receive three hours of art and music education per school week.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1982-2020 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionMarginal emissions.IntroductionThis bill would that the marginal emissions rates for the electricity grid shall be the rates published by New York State Energy Research and Development AuthorityReferred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1346-2020 *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'21.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1347-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceEstablish that the interest rate be 18 % per annum for FY'21 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 1348-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceEstablish that the interest rate be 3.25 % for the first quarter of FY'21 and 5 % for the remainder of FY'21 for non-payment of taxes on properties.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1349-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceAdopt an interest rate of 7.5 % for a portion of FY'21 for the non-payment of taxes on real property with an assessed value over $250,000 for property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1350-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceAdopt an interest rate of zero % for a portion of FY'21 for the non-payment of taxes on real property with an assessed value of $250,000 or less for property owners adversely affected by COVID-19.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1983-2020 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORHealthGuidance to private employers and the public in the event of a highly transmissible disease emergency.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to develop and publish transmission mitigation guidelines for private employers in the event of a highly transmissible disease emergency. The bill would also require the Department of Transportation (DOT), in consultation with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to develop and publish guidelines and recommendations for the public to reduce unnecessary travel and the usage of public transportation in the event of a highly transmissible disease emergency.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1984-2020 *Mark Levine~SPONSORHospitalsHospital surge capacity plan.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Commissioner of Emergency Management, in consultation with hospitals, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other relevant city, state and federal agencies, to develop a hospital surge capacity plan to ensure the ability of hospitals to increase bed capacity by 100 percent, to the extent feasible, in the event of a public health emergency or state of emergency. Such plan would be required to include information regarding protocols and procedures for activation and implementation of such plan, strategies and tactics for hospitals to increase bed capacity, protocols to meet additional equipment and resource needs, and a mechanism to establish ongoing communication among hospitals, the New York City Emergency Management Department and other governmental agencies. The Commissioner would be required to assess the plan annually and submit copies of the plan and updated versions to the Council.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1985-2020 *Mark Levine~SPONSORParks and RecreationRequiring the commissioner of parks and recreation to open beaches during the 2020 bathing season in accordance with guidance from the NYS dept of health.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation to open city beaches to the public for swimming in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines for state beaches and any additional restrictions provided by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Commissioner, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene, would also be required to publish and regularly update guidelines for the safe operation of beaches during the season.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1986-2020 *Carlos Menchaca~SPONSORHealthBurial services during a state of emergency.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Office of Burial Services, during any state of emergency declared by the Governor or the Mayor, to inform residents within 24 hours when any changes are made to burial policies in the City. The law would also require that a dedicated burial information hotline to be established during emergencies, such that individuals with burial-related questions or needs can access information directly, without going through 311.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1987-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORFire and Emergency ManagementCreation of a state of emergency response and recovery task force.IntroductionThis bill would establish a task force that would be responsible for reviewing each City agency’s emergency plan and issuing an annual report with recommendations should any concerns be identified. The task force would be composed of nine members, including the Commissioner of Emergency Management, or the Commissioner’s designee, as well as individuals appointed by the Mayor, the Speaker of the Council and the Public Advocate. The task force would also be required to hold at least one public hearing per year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1988-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORHealthEstablishment of a task force to develop equitable responses to infectious disease related emergencies, including COVID-19.IntroductionThis bill would create a task force to study racial disparities in exposure to infectious disease and related testing, treatment and outcomes citywide, and to make recommendations for legislation and policy to mitigate and eliminate such disparities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1989-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyGranting the office of the inspector general and the department of records and information services access to body-worn camera footage.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York Police Department to share all body-worn camera footage to both the Department of Investigation’s Inspector General for the NYPD and the Department of Records and Information Services, within 5 days of the recording.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1990-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORSmall BusinessProvision of interest-free loans to small businesses, non-profits, and freelance workers following certain emergency circumstances.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Small Business Services to create an interest-free loan program for small businesses, non-profit organizations and freelance workers forced to close or operate at reduced capacity due to the impacts of a natural disaster, state of emergency or other emergency circumstances. Qualifying small businesses would be able to use these loans for operating expenses such as rent, payroll, insurance, equipment, and inventory costs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1991-2020 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSOROversight and InvestigationsRequiring the DOI to investigate allegations of evidentiary misconduct by police officers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Investigation and the NYPD Inspector General to investigate allegations of misconduct that impugns the integrity of the criminal court system.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0664-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - Finance3415 Knox Place. GHPP.FY20, BronxLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available