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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/19/2020 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: - REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1) -
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by: Simran Jeet Singh serves as a spiritual leader at The Sikh Coalition located at 50 Broad Street #504, New York, NY 10004. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Chin.      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of October 15, 2020 be adopted as printed by Council Member Dromm.      Not available
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES      Not available
M 0259-2020 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledComprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Comptroller of The City of New York for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2020.Communication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS      Not available
M 0260-2020 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledCouncil Member Rory I. Lancman, ResignationCommunication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS      Not available
M 0261-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200092 ZMK, N 200093 ZRK and C 200094 ZSK)Land Use Call-Up Approved, by CouncilPass Action details 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 AGING      Not available
Int 1693-2019 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GORecommendations regarding age discrimination and developing the older adult workforce.IntroductionThis bill would first require the Department for the Aging (DFTA) to provide guidance and support to the Center for Older Workforce Development, as created by Proposed Int. No. 1694-A. The bill would additionally require the existing Charter-created DFTA Advisory Council to develop recommendations on how the city can address age discrimination in the workplace and help develop the older adult workforce. The Advisory Council would be required to submit a report to the Mayor, the Speaker, and the Center for Older Workforce Development with its recommendations and findings in December 2021 and biennially thereafter.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1694-2019 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GOA center for older workforce development.IntroductionThis bill would create an office dedicated to combating ageism in the workplace and to developing the older workforce, called the Center for Older Workforce Development. The Center would be established and placed by the Mayor and led by a Director, whose powers and duties include, for example: advising and assisting the mayor in coordinating agencies involved in workforce development programs for older adults, assisting older adults join or re-join the workforce, creating a centralized workforce development website for older adults, and promoting the inclusion and retention of older adults in the municipal workforce. The Center would additionally be required to submit an annual report to the Mayor and to the City Council on its activities.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1695-2019 AMargaret S. Chin Amended and Coupled on GOStudying age discrimination in the workplace.IntroductionThis bill would require New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to conduct a two-year study related to age discrimination in the workplace. Beginning January 2022, for a period of two years, CCHR would design and implement a variety of methods to assess the presence of age discrimination in the workplace, including workplace and employment practices, technologies, and policies. The bill would also require CCHR to include in its annual report the findings of the two year age discrimination in the workplace study and to submit the report to the Speaker on or before September 30, 2024.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS      Not available
Int 1684-2019 ADiana Ayala  Amended and Coupled on GORequiring the commission on human rights to create an anti-discrimination poster that includes age discrimination, and requiring city agencies to display the poster.IntroductionThis bill requires the City Commission on Human Rights to create an anti-discrimination poster that includes age discrimination, and to provide additional age discrimination resources on its website. This bill also requires City agencies to display the poster in employee common areas.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 1685-2019 ADiana Ayala  Amended and Coupled on GOProviding age discrimination training to city agencies.IntroductionThis bill requires all City agencies to provide age discrimination training to their employees every two years. The training would be developed by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Commission on Human Rights.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE      Not available
Int 2136-2020 *Daniel Dromm  Coupled on GOAuthorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in two business improvement districts.IntroductionThis bill would authorize the Bryant Park business improvement district to increase the amount it expends annually from $1,600,000 to $2,500,000 and would authorize the Flatbush-Nostrand Junction business improvement district to increase the amount it expends annually from $200,000 to $350,000, in both cases retroactive to July 1, 2020.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1480-2020 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0692-2020 *Daniel Dromm   1402 York Avenue, ManhattanLand Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1490-2020 *Daniel Dromm  Preconsidered - Coupled on GOLU 692 - 1402 York Avenue, ManhattanResolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0688-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, 505 West 134th Street Cluster, Manhattan (20215006)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1491-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 688 - Landmarks, 505 West 134th Street Cluster, Manhattan (20215006)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0689-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 110-40 Saultell Avenue Rezoning, Queens (C 200103 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0690-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 110-40 Saultell Avenue Rezoning, Queens (N 200104 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS      Not available
Res 1481-2020 *Karen Koslowitz Preconsidered - Coupled on GOChanges in membership to the Standing Committees of the Council and the Land Use Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1482-2020 *Karen Koslowitz Preconsidered - Coupled on GODissolving the Committee on the Justice System and transferring its jurisdiction to the Standing Committees on Public Safety and General Welfare.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
M 0257-2020 *   Rodney L. Pepe-Souvenir, Office of Commissioner of Elections of the Board of Elections.Communication Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1492-2020 *  Coupled on GOM 257 - Rodney L. Pepe-Souvenir, Office of Commissioner of Elections of the Board of Elections.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
LU 0689-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 110-40 Saultell Avenue Rezoning, Queens (C 200103 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1493-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 689 - Zoning, 110-40 Saultell Avenue Rezoning, Queens (C 200103 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0690-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 110-40 Saultell Avenue Rezoning, Queens (N 200104 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1494-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 690 - Zoning, 110-40 Saultell Avenue Rezoning, Queens (N 200104 ZRQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledAGING      Not available
Int 1693-2019 AMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GORecommendations regarding age discrimination and developing the older adult workforce.IntroductionThis bill would first require the Department for the Aging (DFTA) to provide guidance and support to the Center for Older Workforce Development, as created by Proposed Int. No. 1694-A. The bill would additionally require the existing Charter-created DFTA Advisory Council to develop recommendations on how the city can address age discrimination in the workplace and help develop the older adult workforce. The Advisory Council would be required to submit a report to the Mayor, the Speaker, and the Center for Older Workforce Development with its recommendations and findings in December 2021 and biennially thereafter.   Action details Not available
Int 1694-2019 AMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GOA center for older workforce development.IntroductionThis bill would create an office dedicated to combating ageism in the workplace and to developing the older workforce, called the Center for Older Workforce Development. The Center would be established and placed by the Mayor and led by a Director, whose powers and duties include, for example: advising and assisting the mayor in coordinating agencies involved in workforce development programs for older adults, assisting older adults join or re-join the workforce, creating a centralized workforce development website for older adults, and promoting the inclusion and retention of older adults in the municipal workforce. The Center would additionally be required to submit an annual report to the Mayor and to the City Council on its activities.   Action details Not available
Int 1695-2019 AMargaret S. Chin~coupledA and GOStudying age discrimination in the workplace.IntroductionThis bill would require New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to conduct a two-year study related to age discrimination in the workplace. Beginning January 2022, for a period of two years, CCHR would design and implement a variety of methods to assess the presence of age discrimination in the workplace, including workplace and employment practices, technologies, and policies. The bill would also require CCHR to include in its annual report the findings of the two year age discrimination in the workplace study and to submit the report to the Speaker on or before September 30, 2024.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledCIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS      Not available
Int 1684-2019 ADiana Ayala ~coupledA and GORequiring the commission on human rights to create an anti-discrimination poster that includes age discrimination, and requiring city agencies to display the poster.IntroductionThis bill requires the City Commission on Human Rights to create an anti-discrimination poster that includes age discrimination, and to provide additional age discrimination resources on its website. This bill also requires City agencies to display the poster in employee common areas.   Action details Not available
Int 1685-2019 ADiana Ayala ~coupledA and GOProviding age discrimination training to city agencies.IntroductionThis bill requires all City agencies to provide age discrimination training to their employees every two years. The training would be developed by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Commission on Human Rights.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledFINANCE      Not available
Int 2136-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledGOAuthorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in two business improvement districts.IntroductionThis bill would authorize the Bryant Park business improvement district to increase the amount it expends annually from $1,600,000 to $2,500,000 and would authorize the Flatbush-Nostrand Junction business improvement district to increase the amount it expends annually from $200,000 to $350,000, in both cases retroactive to July 1, 2020.   Action details Not available
Res 1480-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered – GOApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1490-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~coupledPreconsidered – GOLU 692 - 1402 York Avenue, ManhattanResolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledLAND USE      Not available
Res 1491-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 688 - Landmarks, 505 West 134th Street Cluster, Manhattan (20215006)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledRULES, PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS      Not available
Res 1481-2020 *Karen Koslowitz~coupledPreconsidered – GOChanges in membership to the Standing Committees of the Council and the Land Use Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1482-2020 *Karen Koslowitz~coupledPreconsidered – GODissolving the Committee on the Justice System and transferring its jurisdiction to the Standing Committees on Public Safety and General Welfare.Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1492-2020 * ~coupledGOM 257 - Rodney L. Pepe-Souvenir, Office of Commissioner of Elections of the Board of Elections.Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
Res 1493-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 689 - Zoning, 110-40 Saultell Avenue Rezoning, Queens (C 200103 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1494-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 690 - Zoning, 110-40 Saultell Avenue Rezoning, Queens (N 200104 ZRQ)Resolution    Action details 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 2147-2020 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRight of individuals over the age of 62 residing in multiple dwellings to maintain pets.IntroductionThis bill would prevent the owners of multiple dwellings from forbidding persons over the age of 62 from maintaining pets in their residences where the maintenance of such pets has been recommended by health care professionals.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1479-2020 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborHealthy Terminals Act (A8142E/S6266D)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2148-2020 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRaising the expenditure threshold for requiring registration of New York city lobbyists.IntroductionThis bill would raise the current expenditure threshold for requiring registration of certain New York City lobbyists from $5,000 to $10,000. Under the legislation, certain lobbyists with annual expenditures or anticipated expenditures of $10,000 or less for lobbying the City would be relieved of various administrative requirements, such as filing a registration statement and submitting bi-monthly reports to the City Clerk.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2149-2020 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionEstablishing climate indicators.IntroductionThis local law amends the administrative code to establish a climate resiliency indicator and monitoring working group to integrate data and data sources that are collected on climate change indicators and climate resiliency indicators and to provide data to the mayor’s office of long term planning and sustainability for use in the monitoring projects. It also requires the Mayors’ Office of Sustainability or such agency as the Mayor may designate, to develop two climate change indicator pilot projects.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2150-2020 *Laurie A. Cumbo~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsOut-of-state campaign contributions.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Campaign Finance Board to publish and regularly update a list of local candidates who receive more than 50% of their campaign contributions from out-of-state sources. Such list would also include information about candidates’ out-of-city and out-of-borough contributions.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2151-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsExtending the deadlines for inspection and correction of building gas piping systems in certain community districts.IntroductionPursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB) rules, between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts (CD) 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs. DOB rules also require submission of a certification that all conditions identified in the inspection report have been corrected no later than 120 days or if more time is needed no later than 180 days following the inspection date. This bill would extend the December 31, 2020 inspection deadline for buildings in CD 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs to June 30, 2021. The bill provides that for such buildings inspected between September 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, the certification of correction may be submitted later than 120 days or later than 180 days following the inspection date, as applicable, but no later than June 30, 2021. This bill would also require DOB to conduct targeted outreach regarding the requirements of Local Law 152 of 2016, submit a report describing the methods of targeted outreach employed by the agency, and solicit public comments related to the implementation of Local Law 152 of 2016.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1480-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceApproving the new designation and changes in the designation of certain organizations to receive funding in the Expense Budget.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2152-2020 *Mathieu Eugene~SPONSORGeneral WelfareProviding internet access to shelter residents.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Homeless Services to report on the number of shelters that provide residents access to computers and the internet. The bill would also require the Department of Homeless Services to develop a plan by September 1, 2020, ensuring that all shelters provide residents access to the internet and internet-enabled computers by September 1, 2021.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2153-2020 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsDetermining whether an expenditure is independent.IntroductionThis bill would amend the New York City charter to codify Campaign Finance Board (“CFB”) rules, currently enumerated at Title 52, Section 6-04 of the Rules of the City of New York, for determining whether an alleged independent expenditure is in fact made without coordination of any candidate. The bill provides that an expenditure will be presumed to be non-independent where it finances the dissemination of any materials prepared by a candidate, unless such candidate can show that the expenditure was not made with their coordination. The CFB shall otherwise determine whether an expenditure is independent by considering a non-exhaustive list of factors set forth in the bill, as well as by considering any evidence provided by the spender or candidate.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2154-2020 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsEstablishing liability for violations and penalties to any agent acting on behalf of an independent spender.IntroductionUnder the City’s Campaign Finance Act and the City Charter, penalties for violations committed by independent spenders (outside organizations or individuals who, without involvement of any candidate, spend money to influence the outcome of an election) are treated differently than penalties for violations committed by candidates. Under the Act, the candidate or “any other agent” of the candidate may be liable for penalties assessed by the Campaign Finance Board. However, the Charter, which sets requirements for independent expenditures, does not explicitly extend liability to agents of independent spenders. This bill amends the Charter to establish liability for violations and penalties to any agent acting on behalf of an independent spender.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2155-2020 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORTransportationRequiring a universal mobile application to enable customers to electronically hail taxicabs and street hail livery vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) to develop an e-hail application which would allow customers to electronically hail a yellow taxicab or a green street hail vehicle. The application would be the only application used by yellow taxicab or green street hail drivers to accept electronic hails. The bill would require that the application be capable of allowing customers to electronically hail an accessible vehicle. The bill would also require the TLC to develop a program to allow third-party applications to submit electronic hail requests to drivers through the application.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1481-2020 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORPreconsidered - Rules, Privileges, and ElectionsChanges in membership to the Standing Committees of the Council and the Land Use Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1482-2020 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORPreconsidered - Rules, Privileges, and ElectionsDissolving the Committee on the Justice System and transferring its jurisdiction to the Standing Committees on Public Safety and General Welfare.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2156-2020 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORTransportationEstablishment of a parking permit enforcement unit within the DOT.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to create a parking permit enforcement unit that would be dedicated to the enforcement of laws and rules relating to misuse of city-issued parking permits.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2157-2020 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORTransportationCreating temporary outdoor space for retail establishments.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to create an Open Retail Program that would allow retail establishments to offer outdoor retail to consumers on sidewalks, streets, and other approved open spaces. The Department of Transportation (DOT) would be required to create a self-certification process that indoor retail owners must complete before offering outdoor retail under the program. Such process would not require DOT approval, however, a self-certification could be suspended or terminated by DOT for non-compliance with requirements of the program or for the protection of public health or safety. The program would run until at least December 31, 2020, with the possibility of extension up to December 31, 2021.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2158-2020 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORTechnologyDesignating a geospatial information officer.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would create a Chief Geospatial Information Officer (CGIO) within the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) and require DOITT to maintain and implement a special data interoperability strategy, including the development and maintenance of a strategic plan for the City’s use of geospatial information systems (GIS). The legislation would also mandate regular meetings of agency GIS managers and other geospatial experts.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2159-2020 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORTransportationHazardous obstruction by vehicles and civilian complaints to the department of transportation for hazardous obstruction violations.IntroductionThis bill would create a new violation and civil penalty for hazardous obstruction by a vehicle of a bicycle lane, bus lane when bus lane restrictions are in effect, sidewalk, crosswalk, or fire hydrant when such vehicle is located within a radial distance of 1,320 feet of a school building, entrance, or exit. The proposed legislation imposes a $175 penalty for each such violation. Such violations would be returnable to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). The proposed legislation would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to create a civilian reporting program where civilians may submit complaints and supporting evidence for alleged violations to DOT. Where DOT brings a proceeding before OATH using evidence or information submitted by a civilian complainant, OATH would award the complainant 25 percent of any proceeds collected as a result of such proceeding.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1483-2020 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentProhibit property owners and loan service agencies from negatively impacting credit scores of businesses, property owners or renters for nonpayment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1484-2020 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsLegislation that would add, at minimum, a six month extension to the back end of a lease or mortgage that would not penalize or create a balloon payment to the arrears that were accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1485-2020 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSORSmall BusinessCreate a State funded grant program to support undocumented business owners devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2160-2020 *Steven Matteo~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRecycled paper facilities.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 97 of 2019 by adding an exception to the definition of “covered building” for industrial facilities that produce 100 percent recycled paper products from 100 percent recycled paper. This amendment would exempt such facilities from the requirements of Local Law 97 of 2019.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1486-2020 *Carlos Menchaca~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsCondemning the Trump Administration’s designation of NYC as an “anarchist jurisdiction,” and calling for a rescission of this designation.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2161-2020 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborEstablishing a board to review workplace health and safety guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.IntroductionThis bill would establish a board to review the workplace health and safety guidance that agencies and private employers issued to employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and to make recommendations on protocols for future public health emergencies. The board would consist of 9 members: the Commissioners of Health and Mental Hygiene, Citywide Administrative Services, Consumer and Worker Protection, and Office of Labor Relations; two Mayoral appointees; two appointees by the Speaker of the Council; and one appointee by the Public Advocate. The board would submit a preliminary and a final report to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council. The Commissioners of Citywide Administrative Services and Consumer and Worker Protection would respond to the reports and post the reports and responses on the websites of their respective agencies. The board would dissolve 180 days after submission of the final report.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2162-2020 *I. Daneek Miller~SPONSORCivil Service and LaborDissemination of occupational safety and health information to city employees during a public health emergency.IntroductionThis bill would require that, during a public health emergency, the Citywide Office of Occupational Safety and Health would monitor federal, state and city agencies that provide information about occupational safety and health. If any such agency issues guidance about occupational safety and health related to the public health emergency, the Citywide Office of Occupational Safety would be required to email such guidance to the safety and health coordinator at each city agency within 24 hours. Within 24 hours of receipt of such guidance, the safety and health coordinator would be required to post it in the workplace, email it to each employee of the agency and send a summary to each employee that is tailored based on employee’s position to highlight the most relevant information from the guidance.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1487-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsRecognizing November 20th annually as Transgender Day of Remembrance and March 31st annually as Transgender Day of Visibility in the City of NY.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2163-2020 *Antonio Reynoso~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingAllowing a food service establishment surcharge, and to repeal local law number 100 for the year 2020, relating to a COVID-19 recovery charge.IntroductionCurrent City rules prohibit restaurants from adding surcharges to listed food and drink prices. This bill would allow restaurants to impose a “Food Service Establishment Surcharge” of up to 15 percent of a customer’s total bill, as long as restaurants pay their tipped workers a cash wage that is not less than the City’s minimum wage of $15 per hour. Tips received by such workers would not be credited towards the hourly cash wage. The surcharge would have to be clearly disclosed on the menu, final bill and receipt, and the disclosure must be explicit that the additional charge is not a gratuity.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1488-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsIncreasing reimbursements in Medicaid’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage program for Puerto Rico and the other territories of the US.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2164-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORFinanceProviding notice of public meetings conducted by the banking commission.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Banking Commission to provide notice of public meetings in the City Record and post on its website, no less than 30 days before the date of a public meeting. It would also require that the notice be electronically transmitted to the office of the speaker of the council, each council member, and the chairs of all community boards, no later than the date the notice is published.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1489-2020 *Helen K. Rosenthal~SPONSORHealthProviding for the confidentiality of contact tracing information from the identification of individuals who have come in contact with an individual with a confirmed or probable diagnosis of novel coronarvirus, COVID-19. (S. 8450-C/A. 10500-C)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2165-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORHospitalsAuthorizing the use of temporary outdoor heaters by healthcare facilities.IntroductionThe bill would authorize the temporary use of outdoor portable gas-fueled heating devices for healthcare facilities. Currently, the Fire Code limits such portable devices to be those fueled by piped natural gas. This bill would expand the scope of authorized equipment to include portable heating devices fueled by liquefied petroleum gas, also known as propane. The authorized use would be limited to the duration of the mayoral state of emergency declared as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0692-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORPreconsidered - Finance1402 York Avenue, ManhattanLand Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0693-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Sitings and DispositionsLandmarks, DeKalb Commons, Brooklyn (C 200155 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0693-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, DeKalb Commons, Brooklyn (C 200155 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0694-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (C 200033 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0694-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (C 200033 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0695-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (N 200034 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0695-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (N 200034 ZRQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0696-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200092 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0696-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200092 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0697-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200093 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0697-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200093 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0698-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200094 ZSK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0698-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200094 ZSK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0699-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, Bedford Avenue Overlay Extension, Brooklyn (C 200158 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0699-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Bedford Avenue Overlay Extension, Brooklyn (C 200158 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0700-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200057 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0700-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200057 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0701-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200056 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0701-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200056 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0702-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, Mansion Restaurant Sidewalk Café, Manhattan (N 200078 ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0702-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Mansion Restaurant Sidewalk Café, Manhattan (N 200078 ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available