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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/9/2021 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by Rabbi David Niederman, Executive Director & President, who serves as a spiritual leader at UJO of Williamsburg (United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn), located at 32 Penn Street Brooklyn, NY 11249. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Levin.      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - None      Not available
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR      Not available
M 0326-2021 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsDr. Simona Kwon, Board of HealthMayor's Message Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES      Not available
M 0327-2021 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsNY County Democratic Committee recommending the name of Jenny Low to the Council regarding her appointment to the office of Commissioner of Elections of the Board of Elections.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS      Not available
M 0328-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, River North, Staten Island (C 210289 ZMR)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 HEALTH      Not available
Int 1668-2019 AMark Levine Amended and Coupled on General OrdersEstablishing a primary care services and patient navigation program.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or another agency or entity so designated by the Mayor to develop and manage a primary care services and patient navigation program (PCSPNP), which provides primary care services and applicable patient navigator services. Such services will be offered by medical service providers, including Health and Hospitals (H+H) facilities, federally qualified health centers (FQHC), and other not-for-profit and private medical service providers. PCSPNP must ensure that that primary care services are provided in each community district and that at least one participating acute care hospital providing specialty services is provided in each borough, and shall also offer a telemedicine service providing access for patients 24 hours per day, seven days per week.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY      Not available
Int 1152-2018 APeter A. Koo Coupled on General OrdersRequiring an online payment grace period.IntroductionThis bill would establish a 48-hour grace period for a system failure that disables a City website used to make online payments and lasts 24 hours or longer, during which time neither late payment fees nor interest should be incurred for any payment due during the time of the system failure. Affected City agencies would also have the discretion to extend the grace period by up to seven days.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 1789-2019 AYdanis A. Rodriguez Amended and Coupled on General OrdersSide guardsIntroductionSide guards are vehicle-based safety devices that prevent pedestrians, cyclists, and others from being caught in the otherwise exposed space between the front and rear axles of large vehicles. This bill would accelerate existing deadlines for side guard implementation in the City fleet and for trade waste hauling vehicles from January 1, 2024 to January 1, 2023. The bill would also require that side guards are equipped on any large vehicle used to fulfill a contract with the City of at least $2 million, starting with contracts registered on or after January 1, 2023.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS      Not available
Int 0647-2018 AMathieu Eugene Amended and Coupled on General OrdersPeer support services for veterans.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to coordinate with veteran service organizations to establish a hotline to provide peer support services and information to veterans.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WOMEN AND GENDER EQUITY      Not available
Int 1828-2019 AAlicka Ampry-Samuel  Amended and Coupled on General OrdersEstablishing an advisory committee on female genital mutilation and cutting and making technical amendments in connection therewith.IntroductionThis bill would establish an advisory committee on female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) within the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV). The committee, headed by the ENDGBV commissioner or their designee, would make recommendations to engage communities and agencies in decreasing, with the goal of eventually eliminating, the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting in the city, and would identify supportive community-based and culturally-responsive resources for people who have undergone female genital mutilation and cutting. The mayor or their designee would appoint advisory committee members from various fields, including City government, healthcare, and non-profit organizations, among others. The advisory committee would be required to meet a minimum of two times per year for two years, after which time ENDGBV would assess the continued need for such advisory committee. ENDGBV would also be required to report on the advisory committee’s activities in its annual report, or if the advisory committee were dissolved, continue to include a description of the office’s work in relation to FGM/C in its annual report.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledHEALTH      Not available
Int 1668-2019 AMark Levine~coupledA and GOEstablishing a primary care services and patient navigation program.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or another agency or entity so designated by the Mayor to develop and manage a primary care services and patient navigation program (PCSPNP), which provides primary care services and applicable patient navigator services. Such services will be offered by medical service providers, including Health and Hospitals (H+H) facilities, federally qualified health centers (FQHC), and other not-for-profit and private medical service providers. PCSPNP must ensure that that primary care services are provided in each community district and that at least one participating acute care hospital providing specialty services is provided in each borough, and shall also offer a telemedicine service providing access for patients 24 hours per day, seven days per week.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledTECHNOLOGY      Not available
Int 1152-2018 APeter A. Koo~coupledA and GORequiring an online payment grace period.IntroductionThis bill would establish a 48-hour grace period for a system failure that disables a City website used to make online payments and lasts 24 hours or longer, during which time neither late payment fees nor interest should be incurred for any payment due during the time of the system failure. Affected City agencies would also have the discretion to extend the grace period by up to seven days.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledTRANSPORTATION      Not available
Int 1789-2019 AYdanis A. Rodriguez~coupledA and GOSide guardsIntroductionSide guards are vehicle-based safety devices that prevent pedestrians, cyclists, and others from being caught in the otherwise exposed space between the front and rear axles of large vehicles. This bill would accelerate existing deadlines for side guard implementation in the City fleet and for trade waste hauling vehicles from January 1, 2024 to January 1, 2023. The bill would also require that side guards are equipped on any large vehicle used to fulfill a contract with the City of at least $2 million, starting with contracts registered on or after January 1, 2023.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledVETERANS      Not available
Int 0647-2018 AMathieu Eugene~coupledA and GOPeer support services for veterans.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to coordinate with veteran service organizations to establish a hotline to provide peer support services and information to veterans.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledWOMEN AND GENDER EQUITY      Not available
Int 1828-2019 AAlicka Ampry-Samuel ~coupledA and GOEstablishing an advisory committee on female genital mutilation and cutting and making technical amendments in connection therewith.IntroductionThis bill would establish an advisory committee on female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) within the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV). The committee, headed by the ENDGBV commissioner or their designee, would make recommendations to engage communities and agencies in decreasing, with the goal of eventually eliminating, the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting in the city, and would identify supportive community-based and culturally-responsive resources for people who have undergone female genital mutilation and cutting. The mayor or their designee would appoint advisory committee members from various fields, including City government, healthcare, and non-profit organizations, among others. The advisory committee would be required to meet a minimum of two times per year for two years, after which time ENDGBV would assess the continued need for such advisory committee. ENDGBV would also be required to report on the advisory committee’s activities in its annual report, or if the advisory committee were dissolved, continue to include a description of the office’s work in relation to FGM/C in its annual report.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDERS 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 2394-2021 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSORCriminal JusticeApplication for New York city identity cards by incarcerated persons.IntroductionThis bill would assist individuals who are in custody of the Department of Correction (“DOC”) to apply for a New York City identity card (“IDNYC”). The Human Resources Administration (“HRA”) would be required to allow a book and case number or a New York State identification number utilized by the Department of Criminal Justice Services to be used as proof of identity for the purposes of obtaining an IDNYC. HRA would also be required to designate sites at each DOC facility where an incarcerated person may apply for an IDNYC. DOC would be required to facilitate this process by providing assistance in completing the IDNYC application, including written documentation of the individual’s book and case number or a New York State identification number, a photo of the incarcerated person to submit with the application, and a letter stating that the incarcerated person has resided in New York City for at least 15 days and lacks a home address, if applicable. DOC would also be required to notify each eligible person in their custody of their ability to apply for an IDNYC.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1737-2021 *Vanessa L. Gibson~SPONSORPublic SafetyBipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (H.R. 8)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2395-2021 *Mark Gjonaj ~SPONSORPublic SafetyIncreasing the fines for the unlawful use of all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes.IntroductionThis bill would raise the fines for operating an all-terrain vehicle in the city. The first offense would be punishable by a fine and/or a civil penalty of at least 375 dollars and up to 750 dollars. Any subsequent offense would be punishable by a fine and/or a civil penalty of at least 750 dollars and up to 1500 dollars.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2396-2021 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTransportationProhibiting the use of a vehicle to reserve a parking space and prohibiting the continuous parking of a vehicle in the same location for more than five consecutive days.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit a person from using a vehicle to reserve a parking space on a public street and would prohibit a person from continuously parking a vehicle in the same location on a street or roadway for more than five consecutive days. It would also require the Department of Transportation to conduct outreach to alert vehicle owners and relevant stakeholders of these changes.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2397-2021 *Francisco P. Moya~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingSeverance pay for hotel service employees.IntroductionThe bill would require severance pay for hotel service employees in the event of: 1) the closure of a hotel to the public, provided that the hotel has not, by October 11, 2021, recalled at least 25% of employees and reopened to the public by November 1, 2021; or 2) a mass layoff of at least 75% of employees. Employees eligible for severance pay would be owed $500 per week, for up to 30 weeks. This requirement would not apply to a hotel that has closed permanently and has or is in the process of converting to an alternate use, provided that employees are offered severance of at least 20 days pay per year of service and provided that the severance is specifically tied to the conversion. The obligation to provide severance would end when an employee is recalled, or, for a closed hotel, when the hotel reopens to the public and recalls 25% of employees.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1738-2021 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORPublic SafetyClean Slate Act (S.1553B/A.6399A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2398-2021 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsUpdating the open culture program for art and cultural institutions and making the program permanent.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to update the Open Culture Program, established by Local Law 8 of 2021, by making the program permanent, expanding eligibility requirements, expanding upon the locations that should be considered, adding a reporting requirement to track the progress of the program, and it would consolidate the law by moving it to the Charter.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0838-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility, Citywide (N 210270 ZRY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0838-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility, Citywide (N 210270 ZRY)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0839-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, 106-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (C 180395 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0839-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 106-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Rezoning, Queens (C 180395 ZMQ)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0840-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, 307 Kent Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200306 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0840-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 307 Kent Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200306 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0841-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, 307 Kent Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200307 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0841-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 307 Kent Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200307 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0842-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, River North, Staten Island (C 210289 ZMR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0842-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, River North, Staten Island (C 210289 ZMR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0843-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, River North, Staten Island (N 210290 ZRR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0843-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, River North, Staten Island (N 210290 ZRR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0844-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning & FranchisesZoning, River North, Staten Island (C 200291 ZSR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0844-2021 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, River North, Staten Island (C 200291 ZSR)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available