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Meeting date/time: 7/28/2020 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Monsignor James J. Kelly, spiritual leader at St. Brigid's Church located at 409 Linden Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Dromm.      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of June 25, 2020 be adopted as printed by Council Member Cohen.      Not available
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR -      Not available
M 0246-2020 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledSubmitting Amended Certificate setting forth the maximum amount of debt and reserves which the City, and the NYC Municipal Water Finance Authority, may soundly incur for capital projects for FY'21 and the ensuing 3 fiscal years.Mayor's Message Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
M 0247-2020 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledDeborah Levine, HIV/AIDS Services Administration Advisory BoardMayor's Message Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES -      Not available
M 0248-2020 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledDeclaration of Capital Financing NeedCommunication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details 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 CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS LICENSING      Not available
Int 1609-2019 ARitchie J. Torres Amended and Coupled on GOChanging the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.IntroductionThis bill amends the New York City Charter and Administrative Code to change the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, establish the Office of Labor Standards and the Division of Paid Care as offices within the Department, and update references to these offices and other agency nomenclature. The bill also clarifies the Department’s powers to seek restitution on behalf of consumers and workers related to any law within its jurisdiction. It also designates the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearing as the tribunal in which the Department may begin proceedings to recover civil penalties and grants the Commissioner the power to adopt, reverse, modify, or remand OATH trial decisions for additional proceedings. Finally, the bill repeals the Consumers Council established under §2204 of the New York City Charter and the Tow Advisory Board.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS, LIBRARIES AND INTERNATIONAL INTERGROUP RELATIONS      Not available
Int 1967-2020 ALaurie A. Cumbo Amended and Coupled on GOCOVID-19 reopening plans and resources for art and cultural institutions in NYC.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to publish information for art and cultural institutions affected by COVID-19 on its website, related to: federal/state/city/union requirements and guidelines related to COVID-19; guidance on where to direct questions about guidelines; resources known to the department related to financial support; guidance and resources relating to alternative uses for space that art and cultural institutions will not utilize when reopening; strategies for the development and continuation of digital platforms and remote programming; and any other information deemed by the department to be relevant to reopening plans for art and cultural institutions.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 1091-2018 APeter A. Koo Amended and Coupled on GOPosting of machine readable executive orders.IntroductionThis bill would require the Corporation Counsel to make available a searchable and machine readable compilation of all executive orders issued from 1974 to present.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1872-2020 AFernando Cabrera  Amended and Coupled on GOOnline publication of unconsolidated local laws.IntroductionThis bill would require the Corporation Counsel to make available through the City’s website a true a complete compilation of unconsolidated local laws enacted after January 1, 1985. Unconsolidated portions of local laws enacted after that date must be presented as annotations to relevant amended sections of the Charter or Administrative Code, except that such annotations shall not include any unconsolidated provision of local law that relates solely to the effective date of such local law or that solely establishes as severable any part or provision of such local law.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1879-2020 AKeith Powers  Amended and Coupled on GODesignation of administering offices or agencies.IntroductionThis bill would provide that any designation by the Mayor of one or more offices or agencies to administer or enforce any provision of the Charter or Administrative Code made pursuant to a law that requires or authorizes the Mayor to make such a designation, and any change to any such designation, shall be made in writing. Within 10 days of such designation or change, a copy of such writing shall be published on the City’s website and on the website of such agency or office, and shall be electronically submitted to the Speaker.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH      Not available
Int 1945-2020 AJustin L. Brannan Amended and Coupled on GOAnnual 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, including the number of heat stress deaths, the estimation of heat exacerbated deaths, a description of the methods used to derive heat vulnerability and estimate heat exacerbated deaths, a description of social and environmental factors used to determine heat vulnerability, and aggregate demographic information of heat stress deaths, including, but not limited to, the age, gender, neighborhood tabulation area and the race or ethnicity of the decedents.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1960-2020 ARafael Salamanca, Jr. Amended and Coupled on GOComprehensive cooling and communication plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Emergency Management, in consultation with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, to prepare and submit an annual plan beginning by May 15, 2021, 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.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 1783-2019 AMark Levine Amended and Coupled on GOExcluding certain cooperatives from the housing portal.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 64 for the year 2018 so that certain dwelling units in buildings owned by individuals in the cooperative form of ownership are exempt from the requirements of the housing portal.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY      Not available
Int 1154-2018 AKaren Koslowitz Amended and Coupled on GOEncrypting website exchanges or transfers.IntroductionThis bill would require the encryption of exchanges or transfers of web content from websites maintained by or on behalf of the City, such as through the adoption of the HTTPS protocol.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 1609-2019 ARitchie J. Torres~coupledA and GOChanging the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.IntroductionThis bill amends the New York City Charter and Administrative Code to change the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, establish the Office of Labor Standards and the Division of Paid Care as offices within the Department, and update references to these offices and other agency nomenclature. The bill also clarifies the Department’s powers to seek restitution on behalf of consumers and workers related to any law within its jurisdiction. It also designates the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearing as the tribunal in which the Department may begin proceedings to recover civil penalties and grants the Commissioner the power to adopt, reverse, modify, or remand OATH trial decisions for additional proceedings. Finally, the bill repeals the Consumers Council established under §2204 of the New York City Charter and the Tow Advisory Board.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledCULTURAL AFFAIRS, LIBRARIES AND INTERNATIONAL INTERGROUP RELATIONS      Not available
Int 1967-2020 ALaurie A. Cumbo~coupledA and GOCOVID-19 reopening plans and resources for art and cultural institutions in NYC.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to publish information for art and cultural institutions affected by COVID-19 on its website, related to: federal/state/city/union requirements and guidelines related to COVID-19; guidance on where to direct questions about guidelines; resources known to the department related to financial support; guidance and resources relating to alternative uses for space that art and cultural institutions will not utilize when reopening; strategies for the development and continuation of digital platforms and remote programming; and any other information deemed by the department to be relevant to reopening plans for art and cultural institutions.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledGOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS      Not available
Int 1091-2018 APeter A. Koo~coupledA and GOPosting of machine readable executive orders.IntroductionThis bill would require the Corporation Counsel to make available a searchable and machine readable compilation of all executive orders issued from 1974 to present.   Action details Not available
Int 1872-2020 AFernando Cabrera ~coupledA and GOOnline publication of unconsolidated local laws.IntroductionThis bill would require the Corporation Counsel to make available through the City’s website a true a complete compilation of unconsolidated local laws enacted after January 1, 1985. Unconsolidated portions of local laws enacted after that date must be presented as annotations to relevant amended sections of the Charter or Administrative Code, except that such annotations shall not include any unconsolidated provision of local law that relates solely to the effective date of such local law or that solely establishes as severable any part or provision of such local law.   Action details Not available
Int 1879-2020 AKeith Powers ~coupledA and GODesignation of administering offices or agencies.IntroductionThis bill would provide that any designation by the Mayor of one or more offices or agencies to administer or enforce any provision of the Charter or Administrative Code made pursuant to a law that requires or authorizes the Mayor to make such a designation, and any change to any such designation, shall be made in writing. Within 10 days of such designation or change, a copy of such writing shall be published on the City’s website and on the website of such agency or office, and shall be electronically submitted to the Speaker.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledHEALTH      Not available
Int 1945-2020 AJustin L. Brannan~coupledA and GOAnnual 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, including the number of heat stress deaths, the estimation of heat exacerbated deaths, a description of the methods used to derive heat vulnerability and estimate heat exacerbated deaths, a description of social and environmental factors used to determine heat vulnerability, and aggregate demographic information of heat stress deaths, including, but not limited to, the age, gender, neighborhood tabulation area and the race or ethnicity of the decedents.   Action details Not available
Int 1960-2020 ARafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledA and GOComprehensive cooling and communication plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Emergency Management, in consultation with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, to prepare and submit an annual plan beginning by May 15, 2021, 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.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledHOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 1783-2019 AMark Levine~coupledA and GOExcluding certain cooperatives from the housing portal.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 64 for the year 2018 so that certain dwelling units in buildings owned by individuals in the cooperative form of ownership are exempt from the requirements of the housing portal.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledTECHNOLOGY      Not available
Int 1154-2018 AKaren Koslowitz~coupledA and GOEncrypting website exchanges or transfers.IntroductionThis bill would require the encryption of exchanges or transfers of web content from websites maintained by or on behalf of the City, such as through the adoption of the HTTPS protocol.   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 0637-2018 AMathieu Eugene Amended and Adopted by the Committee on HealthUS Dept of Health and Human Services and the NYS Dept of Health to create a special commission to address health emergencies and infectious diseases.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1371-2020 *Laurie A. Cumbo Preconsidered - Adopted by the Committee on Governmental OperationsVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 4.)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 1994-2020 *Alicka Ampry-Samuel ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsVoter education campaign regarding ranked choice voting.IntroductionThis bill would dictate certain specific actions the Campaign Finance Board and City agencies must take as part of a public awareness campaign to familiarize voters with ranked choice voting, including the development and distribution of print and digital education materials.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1995-2020 *Diana Ayala ~SPONSORGeneral WelfareShelter security guard trainings.IntroductionThis bill would require all contracted shelter operators to ensure that all Department of Homeless Services shelter security guards receive 40 hours of training after they are hired including 10 hours of shelter-specific training, as well as an eight hour refresher training annually thereafter.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1367-2020 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORHealthEstablishing requirements for residential healthcare facilities to protect and maintain the health and safety of residents and staff in a state of emergency during an outbreak of disease. (A.10350A/S.8270A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1368-2020 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORFire and Emergency ManagementNYS to create a $500 tax credit for qualifying volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers when filing NYC income tax.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1369-2020 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborProhibiting bank fees for the usage of a state-issued electronic benefit transfer card. (A.10670/S.8616)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1370-2020 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORFinanceEnact a new version of the State and the City’s Earned Income Tax Credit.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1996-2020 *Margaret S. Chin~SPONSORGeneral WelfareRequiring the dept of homeless services to report on how many seniors move out of shelters into a dept for the aging program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”) to report on how many seniors move out of shelters into a Department for the Aging (“DFTA”) program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1997-2020 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSORResiliency and WaterfrontsCreation of a mortgage and insurance resiliency subgroup.IntroductionThis local law creates a mortgage and insurance resiliency subgroup that will include representatives of banks, mortgagors, underwriters, insurers, large and small property owners and appropriate city agencies. This subgroup must review the mortgage and insurance impacts of climate related projections and disclosure recommendations received for various property types within the special flood hazard area or areas impacted by extreme precipitation, freak windstorms or other climate hazards. The subgroup shall also consider the climate related mortgage and insurance impacts and when making recommendations intended to reduce risks to mortgages and insurers. Finally the subgroup shall submit a report on the mortgage and insurance impacts of the climate-related projections and disclosures sent to property owners along with recommendations made to the mayor and the council no later than one year from the date of enactment of this subdivision.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1371-2020 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORPreconsidered - Governmental OperationsVoting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 4.)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1372-2020 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORPublic SafetyGeorge Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (H.R. 7120/S. 3912)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1998-2020 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORHealthCreating a commission on infectious diseases.IntroductionThis bill would create a Commission on Infectious Diseases for the purpose of studying infectious diseases worldwide and developing citywide and agency-specific plans to address the risks that such diseases pose to public health. The Commission would meet at least twice each year, as well as during infectious disease related emergencies, and submit annual reports to the Mayor and the Council with recommendations containing proposed plans that the City may implement in the event of an epidemic, pandemic or other public health emergency related to infectious disease. The Commissioner of Emergency Management would be required to issue an annual report to confirm whether the City would adopt or reject the recommendations of the Commission in its preparations and response to infectious disease related emergencies.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 1999-2020 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORHealthFilling personal food or beverage take-out containers during the COVID-19 pandemicIntroductionThis bill would prohibit food service establishments from filling a customer’s personal reusable food or beverage container with food or beverages provided by such establishment during the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill would also prohibit food service establishments from allowing a customer to fill their own personal reusable food or beverage container with food or beverages provided by such establishment. This bill would not apply to the use of reusable bags. The penalty for a violation would be $250.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2000-2020 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORSmall BusinessEquitable distribution of emergency funding by borough.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), before disbursing certain emergency loans or grants, to post on their website the number of businesses by borough that would be eligible for such loans or grants. The bill would then require the City government to disburse emergency loans or grants by borough in proportion to the estimate posted by SBS, or come within five percentage points of that number. The City government could also satisfy the requirements of this bill, even if emergency loan and grant disbursement is not made in a proportion within five percentage points of the estimate, if the government can demonstrate it made a good faith effort to do so.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1373-2020 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORSmall BusinessDelay implementation of the plastic bag ban during the COVID-19 epidemic, with enforcement beginning December 31, 2022.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2001-2020 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORHealthStudying transmission of COVID-19 in various modes of transportation within NYC.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to conduct a study on transmission of COVID-19 in various modes of transportation within New York city, including but not limited to, subways, buses, taxicabs and for-hire vehicles, and pedestrian travel. No later than six months after completion of the study, DOHMH would be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and post conspicuously on its website, a report detailing the findings of the study and recommendations for preventing transmission of COVID-19 in such various modes of transportation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2002-2020 *Rory I. Lancman~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the police dept to report on how often it engages in surreptitious DNA collection.IntroductionThis bill would require the NYPD to report on how often they engage in the surreptitious collection of DNA samples in the investigation of a crime, including demographic information of the individuals whose samples are collected.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2003-2020 *Mark Levine~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsCity agencies to issue a one-time waiver of license renewal fees where the holders of such licenses were prohibited from working during the COVID-19 emergency.IntroductionDue to the government mandated emergency closures of several businesses due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many holders of city-issued licenses were prohibited from carrying out licensed activity. This bill requires city agencies to provide a one-time waiver of renewal fees for any license holder that could not work for a period of 30 days or more due to an emergency executive order during the COVID-19 state of emergency. City agencies responsible for renewing such licenses must provide information on the fee waiver on their websites. Likewise, the Mayor must provide to the Council a list of all occupational licenses that are eligible for a fee waiver within 30 days of the effective date of this local law.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2004-2020 *Mark Levine~SPONSORParks and RecreationCreation of a COVID-19 memorial task force.IntroductionThis bill would create a task force to consider the various factors involved in creating a memorial on Hart Island dedicated to those who died as a direct result of COVID-19 and to make recommendations in furtherance of that objective. The task force would be composed of the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs or such commissioner’s designee, the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation or such commissioner’s designee, and members appointed by the Mayor and by the Speaker of the Council, two of whom must be family members of a person who died as a direct result of COVID-19 and is buried on Hart Island. The task force would be required to report recommendations to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council. This report would be due 270 days after the effective date of this local law and would be published on the Department of Cultural Affairs’ website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2005-2020 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSORMental Health, Disabilities and AddictionReporting on the mental health of New Yorkers during the COVID-19 public health crisis.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to track and issue a report on the aggregate number of mental health-related cases in the city during the public health crisis resulting from the new coronavirus, COVID-19. The bill would require DOHMH to issue the report no later than six months after enactment, and every six months thereafter. The bill would require a breakdown of the aggregate numbers by age, race, and gender, as well as the identification of any disparities in those numbers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1374-2020 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSOREducationDOE to establish a training program for parents in relation to remote learning.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2006-2020 *Francisco P. Moya~SPONSORContractsEstablishing prevailing wage requirements for security guards at city-contracted shelters.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require payment of prevailing wages to security guards providing security services at homeless shelters operated pursuant to City shelter contracts. Specifically, the proposed bill would require entities operating shelters pursuant to shelter contracts with the Department of Homeless Services and security guard companies providing security services at shelters pursuant to contracts with such shelter operators to pay security guards working at such shelters no less than the prevailing wage.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2007-2020 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORFinanceTemporary suspension of the commercial rent tax during the COVID-19 emergency for premises with a base rent of less than one million dollars.IntroductionThis local law would increase the base rent deduction of the commercial rent tax to 100 percent for premises with an annual base rent of less than $1 million for the period beginning on June 1, 2020 and ending the day before the tax quarter succeeding the expiration of the State or City state of emergency declaration related to COVID-19, whichever is later.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1375-2020 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingAllow licensed premises to continue selling alcohol through delivery and take-out, for two years after the pandemic ends. (S.8392)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1376-2020 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORSmall BusinessEstablish a Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program. (H.R. 7011)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2008-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORCriminal JusticeSocial workers in city correctional facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction (“DOC”) to maintain a ratio of at least one social worker for every ten incarcerated persons at each city correctional facility by 2024. This bill would also require DOC to report the number of social workers and the number of incarcerated persons at each correctional facility on a quarterly basis. This report would be posted on the DOC website and submitted to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council. The first report would be due on January 31, 2021.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2009-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORCriminal JusticeProvision of videoconferencing services to individuals in custody in city correctional facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to provide free videoconferencing services to individuals within the custody of the department.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2010-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionPrivate water and sewer pipelines.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to create an online interactive map showing the location of private temporary water service pipelines, private shared water service pipelines, private temporary sewer service pipelines and private shared sewer service pipelines. Such information will be searchable by address and borough, block and lot number.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2011-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORFinanceDept of finance conducting education and outreach regarding deed and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud.IntroductionThis local law would require the Department of Finance, in conjunction with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, to conduct education and outreach regarding deed fraud and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud through the posting and dissemination of resource materials, including referral resources for legal assistance.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2012-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the police dept to report on custodial interrogations of minors,IntroductionThis bill would require the commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) to issue a quarterly report on custodial interrogations of minors. Such report would include the total number of times the department attempted to conduct a custodial interrogation of a minor in the previous quarter, disaggregated by: the race, age, and gender of the minor; the precinct of the arresting officer; the borough where the arrest took place; whether a parent or legal guardian of the minor was informed of the arrest prior to the interrogation; whether the minor spoke to an attorney prior to the interrogation; whether the minor was notified of their Miranda Rights; and whether the minor waived such rights. The first report would be due on January 31, 2021 and would be posted on the NYPD website and submitted to the Council, Mayor, and Public Advocate.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2013-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyUse of conducted electrical weapons by the police department.IntroductionThis bill would require police officers to download data from conducted electrical weapons at the end of their tour when such weapons are discharged. This bill would also require police officers to note the amount of times a conducted electrical weapon was discharged on the Threat, Resistance, or Injury worksheet. This bill would also require that any future purchases of body worn cameras by the New York City Police Department be cameras that are capable of automatically activating when a conducted electrical weapon is armed or its trigger is being pulled. This bill would also require that such feature be enabled for body worn cameras whenever it is available.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2014-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORYouth ServicesDeveloping a college admissions counseling program.IntroductionThe complex process of applying to college may deter some high school juniors and seniors from exploring higher education as an option after high school. This bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Development to establish a program that provides counseling, resources and other support to these prospective college students and their families in applying to college.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2015-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORHealthRequiring the dept of health and mental hygiene to provide menstrual hygiene products for CUNY to make available on campus.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to provide menstrual products for the City University of New York (CUNY) to make available for students on campus.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1377-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsAllow eligible voters to request an absentee ballot if they are concerned that voting in person during a pandemic or state of emergency could expose themselves or others to a public health risk. (A.10271/S.8015-A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1378-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyAmend the family court act and the criminal procedure law in relation to the custodial interrogation of juveniles by law enforcement. (S4980A/A6982)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1379-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORWomen and Gender EquityMandate the Office of Court Administration to update the securing order form to include a gender X option.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1380-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORContractsRemoving Corcraft’s status as a preferred vendor in state and municipal contracting processes.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2016-2020 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsEstablishment of an office of restaurant recovery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor to create an Office of Restaurant Recovery to facilitate the recovery of restaurants from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office would be led by a director whom the Mayor or, if the Office is within an agency other than the Office of the Mayor, an agency head would appoint no later than 30 days after the bill’s effective date. The director’s responsibilities would include developing and implementing a recovery plan, identifying metrics to assess recovery, advising the Mayor, and promoting recovery. The director would also be required to submit an initial report and subsequent annual reports to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council. The bill would expire in five years unless the Mayor, in consultation with the director, determines sooner that restaurants have stabilized. In addition, this bill would make technical amendments related to the numbering of this new subchapter in the Administrative Code.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2017-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORHospitalsVisitation policy guidelines for hospitals during public health emergencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH”) to develop voluntary guidelines for hospital visitation policies in the event of a public health emergency. Such guidelines would be distributed to hospitals in the City, posted on the DOHMH website, and submitted to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council. This bill would also require DOHMH to develop voluntary guidelines for hospital visitation policies in response to the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, by July 1, 2020.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1381-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborNYS Dept of Labor to implement a new emergency response plan to modernize its capabilities to better prepare for economic disasters.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1382-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORHealthSecretary of Labor to issue an emergency temporary standard that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect employees. (H.R. 6139)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1383-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORSmall BusinessSmall Business Relief From Communicable Disease Induced Economic Hardship Act of 2020 (H.R. 6040)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2018-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORGeneral WelfareRequiring the dept of social services to provide domestic violence services at all shelters.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”) to provide services to domestic violence survivors in all DHS shelters. Services would be coordinated by a social worker.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2019-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORHealthRequiring the provision of menstrual hygiene products wherever toilet paper is required.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to require the provision of menstrual hygiene products wherever toilet paper is required by federal, state or local law or regulation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2020-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingOpen captioning at motion picture theatres.IntroductionThis bill would require motion picture theaters to provide movie screenings with open captioning. Open captioning is the written, on-screen display of a movie’s dialogue and non-speech information. Motion picture theaters that have more than two screens and provide more than 10 showings per week would be required to provide open captioning for at least half of showings of each movie per week. At least half of the required open captioned screenings would be during peak movie attendance hours, which are between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and between 12:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. At least half of the required open captioned movie screenings that do not occur during peak movie attendance hours would be screened between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Motion picture theaters would be required to advertise the availability of open captioned movies in the same manner as all other advertisements for movie screenings. This bill would also include a civil penalty of no less than $100 and not more than $500 for a violation of these requirements.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1384-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORAgingRenew the qualifying income limit of $50,000 for seniors and persons with disabilities who are eligible for the SCRIE program and the DRIE program.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1385-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSOREducationNYC DOE to require age-appropriate human trafficking curriculum and instruction for students in grades K-12.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2021-2020 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORFire and Emergency ManagementRequiring OEM to utilize internal simulations and statistical modeling to assist in preparing emergency plans.IntroductionThe bill would require the Office of Emergency Management to utilize internal simulations and statistical modeling to assist in the preparation of emergency plans.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2022-2020 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORTechnologyCreation of a city food delivery mobile application.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create a mobile application to facilitate the delivery of food from City agencies to eligible individuals. The mobile application would provide information about locations where food is available and also allow users who are eligible for home delivery of food to request and track deliveries.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2023-2020 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsEstablishing an office of pandemic preparedness.IntroductionThis bill would establish an Office of Pandemic Preparedness. The Office would receive the materials and plans that other city agencies develop in relation to preparing for pandemics. The Office would review those materials and plans then submit the plans related to pandemic preparation to the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The Office would also organize an annual pandemic planning summit with representatives from city agencies, academic institutions, healthcare providers, commercial industry groups and experts in the fields of infectious disease and disaster planning. The Office would submit a report detailing its findings and recommendations for best practice in pandemic planning to the Mayor, the Speaker and the Director of OEM.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2024-2020 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORHealthResponse and preparedness measures for highly transmissible diseases.IntroductionThis bill would require that if a public health authority or organization announces or otherwise provides notice of the transmission of a highly transmissible disease that poses a serious threat to public health, the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene must provide daily public briefings and updates to city agencies regarding the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s monitoring of and response to the disease. The bill also requires that every city agency develop and publish on its website highly transmissible disease emergency preparedness measures and protocols as deemed relevant by the agency to its roles and functions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2025-2020 *Ritchie J. Torres~SPONSORHealthRequiring guidelines on the prevention of disease transmission and restrictions on mass gatherings due to the spread of highly transmissible diseases.IntroductionThis bill would require that, if any public health authority or organization provides notification of the spread of a highly transmissible disease (that is, a disease that spreads through respiratory droplets or aerosols and for which no vaccine is available) that is a serious threat to public health anywhere in the world, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) would be required to publish guidelines advising as to measures to prevent the spread of such a disease. In addition, if the Governor or the Mayor declares a state of emergency, or the Commissioner of DOHMH declares a public health emergency, due to the spread of a highly transmissible disease, mass gatherings would be prohibited, subject to exceptions designated by the Commissioner of DOHMH, until the Commissioner of DOHMH determines that such a prohibition is not necessary to protect public health.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2026-2020 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionReducing noise caused by chartered helicopters.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit chartered helicopters from taking off and landing at heliports owned by the city if those helicopters do not meet the stage 3 noise levels for helicopters as determined by the Federal Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2027-2020 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequiring DCAS to study electric powered takeoff and landing vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to conduct a study on the safety and feasibility of using electric powered vertical takeoff and landing vehicles in the city fleet.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1386-2020 *Paul A. Vallone~SPONSORFinanceChange the renewal period from one year to two years for the Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available