Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/5/2022 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: HYBRID HEARING - Council Chambers - City Hall
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - Delivered by Reverend Rashad Raymond Moore, First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, located at 450 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Hudson.      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meeting of April 14, 2022 be adopted as printed by Council Member Ayala.      Not available
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES      Not available
M 0059-2022 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledSubmitting the Annual Statement of Debt Affordability, as required by Chapter 16 of the Laws of 1997 of the State of New York.Communication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
M 0060-2022 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsRobert Hogan, New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board.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 0061-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (C 220136 ZSM, C 220137(A) ZSM, C 220142 ZSM, C 220134 ZMM and N 220135 ZRM.)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 FINANCE      Not available
Res 0154-2022 *Justin L. Brannan Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersApproving 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
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0034-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 MTA Disposition, Manhattan (G 220010 TAM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0158-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on General OrdersLU 34 - Landmarks, Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 MTA Disposition, Manhattan (G 220010 TAM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0044-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Mount Neboh-Mount Carmel Cemetery Merger Request, Queens (G 220013 CCQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0159-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on General OrdersLU 44 - Landmarks, Mount Neboh-Mount Carmel Cemetery Merger Request, Queens (G 220013 CCQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PARKS AND RECREATION      Not available
Int 0173-2022 AShekar Krishnan Amended and Coupled on General OrdersReporting on park and playground inspections conducted by the department of parks and recreation.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to issue a report to the Mayor and Council that would identify parks and playgrounds under its jurisdiction that have routinely failed DPR inspections and submit a plan to the Council on how the issues at such parks and playgrounds will be corrected.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledCoupled on General Orders   Approved, by CouncilPass Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledFINANCE      Not available
Res 0154-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~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
    ~coupledLAND USE      Not available
Res 0158-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 34 - Landmarks, Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 MTA Disposition, Manhattan (G 220010 TAM)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 0159-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 44 - Landmarks, Mount Neboh-Mount Carmel Cemetery Merger Request, Queens (G 220013 CCQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledPARKS AND RECREATION      Not available
Int 0173-2022 AShekar Krishnan~coupledA and GOReporting on park and playground inspections conducted by the department of parks and recreation.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to issue a report to the Mayor and Council that would identify parks and playgrounds under its jurisdiction that have routinely failed DPR inspections and submit a plan to the Council on how the issues at such parks and playgrounds will be corrected.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
T2022-0001 * ~coupledGOCommissioner of DeedsCommissioner of Deeds    Action details 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 0021-2022 *Eric Dinowitz Adopted by the Committee on VeteransDesignating the State of New York a Purple Heart State. (A.7961/S.2279)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 0041-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Adopted by the Committee on VeteransLegislation that allows service members, veterans and eligible surviving spouses to use the US Department of Veteran Affairs home loans to purchase cooperative apartments.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
Res 0153-2022 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSOREducationDepartment of Education to create a Jewish Heritage Day in New York City public schools.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0303-2022 *Alexa Avilés~SPONSORPreconsidered - General WelfareRequiring the department of homeless services and the human resources administration to track and report certain data regarding rental assistance programs.IntroductionThis bill would require that DHS and HRA track and report certain data regarding rental assistance programs, including outcomes of the City Fighting Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement (CityFHEPS) and any future rental assistance program created for New York City residents.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0304-2022 *Diana I. Ayala~SPONSORParks and RecreationRequiring parks enforcement patrol officers to be equipped with opioid antagonistsIntroductionThis bill would require all Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to be equipped with an opioid antagonist, such as naloxone, while on duty. It would also require such officers to be trained on the use of opioid antagonists. The Department of Parks and Recreation would also be required to report on these trainings and on the administration of opioid antagonists by Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council each year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0305-2022 *Diana I. Ayala~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the NYPD and district attorneys to report on the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence and certain known victim offenses.IntroductionThis bill would require the Police Department and District Attorneys to submit quarterly public reports on information related to the investigation and prosecution of certain criminal offenses in which the alleged perpetrator and victim have a prior relationship.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0306-2022 *Diana I. Ayala~SPONSORPublic SafetyProhibiting the police department from collecting DNA from a minor without consent from a parent, legal guardian or attorney.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit any member of the NYPD from collecting a DNA sample from a minor prior to the lawful arrest of such minor without the consent of the minor’s parent, legal guardian or attorney. The prohibition would not apply where the sample is abandoned at the scene of an alleged criminal offense and is not collected directly from the minor, or where the sample is collected from a minor who is alleged to be the victim of a criminal offense.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0307-2022 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORHealthExempting hand-rolled cigars from the price floors established in 2017.IntroductionThis bill would create a definition for hand-rolled cigars, distinguishing them from other cigars and little cigars, and then exempt them from the price floor increases established by Local Law 145 of 2017. The price floor for hand-rolled cigars under this bill would be $3 per cigar.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0308-2022 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsFire lanes in open parking lots that can store over 100 vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require certain open parking lots to have fire lanes so that a fire truck may reach all portions of the lot. This requirement would apply to all new and existing open parking lots that have the capacity to store more than 100 motor vehicles, and must be met by January 1, 2024.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0309-2022 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORConsumer and Worker ProtectionRequiring the department of consumer and worker protection to send documents related to licensing by certified mail.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to send documents related to licensing to business entities by certified mail, with a return receipt requested or other confirmation of receipt.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0310-2022 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORHealthStandard procedure for treating students presenting with suspected tick bites.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH”) to make rules on how school nurses that are employed by DOHMH must respond if a student appears to have a tick bite.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0311-2022 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORPublic SafetyProhibiting certain unsolicited disclosures of intimate images.IntroductionThis bill would makes it a misdemeanor for a person to send an unsolicited sexually explicit video or image to another person with intent to harass, annoy or alarm such other person. The bill would impose a penalty of up to one year in jail, or a fine of up to $1,000, or both.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0312-2022 *Erik D. Bottcher~SPONSORPublic SafetyIncreasing certain penalties for excessive noise from motor vehicles.IntroductionThe proposed bill would increase the penalties for certain motor vehicle related noise violations, including excessive noise from motor vehicles 10,000 pounds or less, excessive noise from motor vehicles 10,000 pounds or more, unauthorized use of motor vehicle claxons, and unauthorized use of motor vehicle air horns or gongs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0313-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORConsumer and Worker ProtectionRequiring the office of nightlife to post information on its website for nightlife establishments, including resources and trainings about harassment among patrons.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Nightlife to post information on its website for nightlife establishments. Information would include, but not be limited to, resources and online trainings for employees and patrons about harassment among patrons.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0314-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORConsumer and Worker ProtectionRequiring nightlife establishments to post signage informing patrons about harassment and to train employees about harassment among patrons.IntroductionThis bill would require nightlife establishments to post signs informing patrons about harassment and to annually train employees about harassment among patrons. The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) would enforce the penalty for failing to post signs—a civil penalty of not more than $500 for each violation. DCWP would also inspect establishments’ training records upon request.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0315-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionIdentifying all vacant and underutilized municipally-owned sites that would be suitable for the development of renewable energy and assessing the renewable-energy generation potential and feasibility of such sites.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Environmental Protection triennially study vacant and underutilized City-owned sites for the potential to be used for renewable energy generation. Such sites would include closed and capped landfills and brownfields. The Department would submit a proposed feasibility study to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council at least three months before submitting their final report.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0316-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORFinanceReporting on contract awards made from discretionary funds allocated by a council member.IntroductionThis local law would require the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services to submit reports to the Speaker and provide certain notifications to Council Members with respect to the status of contract awards made from Council discretionary funds.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0317-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORFinanceRequiring monthly reports on scheduled construction work on capital projects.IntroductionThis local law would require every City agency that manages capital projects to submit a monthly report to the Mayor, or an office or agency designated by the Mayor, which would detail all construction work scheduled in the ensuing three months and provide a status update on all construction work that had been scheduled during the prior six months. The Mayor, or office or agency designated by the Mayor, would be required to compile the reports of the managing agencies into a citywide which would be reviewed to promote coordination between managing agencies and to ensure that work on capital projects is being scheduled and conducted in an efficient and effective manner. The citywide report would be submitted to the Council, gas and electrical utility companies in the City, and the Empire City Subway Company, as well as be posted on the City’s website, in a machine-readable format.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0318-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORFinanceEstablishment of a charitable gifts reserve fund.IntroductionThis local law would establish a charitable gifts reserve fund in the joint custody of the Department of Finance and the Comptroller to receive unrestricted charitable contributions for use by the City for charitable purposes.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0319-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORHealthRequiring the department of health and mental hygiene to make automated external defibrillators available to primary, intermediate and high schools.IntroductionThis law would require the department of health and mental hygiene to make automatic external defibrillators available to primary, intermediate and high schools that do not already receive such devices. An automated external defibrillator is a device that can stop irregular heart rhythms or restart a heart after sudden cardiac arrest by conveying an electronic shock to the heart (through the chest).Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0320-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORHealthDept of health and mental hygiene to provide license and permit expiration notifications electronically.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of health and mental hygiene to email renewal notices relating to a department license or permit at least 60 days before the license or permit expires to anyone who requests electronic notice.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0321-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORHealthPromotion of health and safety at nail salons.IntroductionThis bill would create a program recognizing nail salons that are healthier than otherwise required for employees and consumers. Nail salons would be permitted to apply for such recognition as a healthier nail salon by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and in exchange would be required to abide by standards set by the Department for product safety, ventilation, and worker safety. Certified healthier nail salons would be eligible for reimbursement for part of the cost of a ventilation unit. The bill would also create a one-year, seven-member taskforce on health and safety in nail salons, with four members appointed by the Mayor, two by the Speaker of the Council, and one by the Public Advocate. It would be required to issue a report relating to a variety of nail salons health and safety issues, and recommendations for improving health and safety in nail salons.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0322-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsInstallation of protective devices for seniors and persons with a disability who reside in multiple dwellings, and the provision of a tax abatement for certain related installations.IntroductionThis bill would require the installation in multiple dwellings of certain protective devices for seniors and persons with disabilities that enhance mobility, safety and the quality of life for such persons. These devices would be installed upon the request of a tenant and include such items as grabs bars in bathrooms and treads on the floors of tenants. There would be no cost to the tenant for the installation of the devices but eligible owners would be entitled to a tax abatement for certain related installations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0323-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORSmall BusinessCreation of a retail resurgence task force.IntroductionThis bill would create a retail resurgence task force. The task force would consist of seven members: a Department of Small Business Services representative; and appointees of the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council who represent the retail, labor and real estate sectors. The task force would be required to submit a report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, one year after the final member is appointed. The task force would dissolve 180 days after submission of the report.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0324-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureDistance between parking signs.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation to post signs indicating parking, standing or stopping regulations at least every 100 feet on blocks longer than 200 feet. This would ensure proper notice of parking regulations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0325-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORHealthProvision of information about pediatric emergency rooms.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to maintain a list of pediatric emergency rooms, including information about their locations and available medical services. The list would be posted on DOHMH’s website and the website of the 311 customer service center, and would be provided to callers to 311 who request information about pediatric emergency rooms. DOHMH would be required to coordinate with hospitals to provide the list to parents of infants born in the city and to provide the list to pediatricians for distribution to parents. DOHMH would also be required to provide the list to the Department of Education and child care programs to be distributed to parents and guardians of children enrolled in child care programs and grade 3-K through grade 8, at least once a year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0326-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsVoter assistance advisory committee providing interpreters and materials in Arabic.IntroductionThis bill would require the Voter Assistance Advisory Committee to provide Arabic interpreters at poll sites with 50 or more voting age residents with limited English proficiency whose primary language is Arabic.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0154-2022 *Justin L. Brannan~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 0327-2022 *Gale A. Brewer~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring increased transparency regarding the sale of housing development fund company units.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to submit a report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council on the total number of housing development fund company units sold within each community board district, and the average sale price and median sale price of housing development fund company units sold within each community board district.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0328-2022 *Selvena N. Brooks-Powers~SPONSORContractsRequiring a minority and women-owned business enterprise consultant for city projects with budgets in excess of ten million dollars.IntroductionThis bill would require that city contractors hire an independent MWBE consultant for every contract over ten million dollars as a way to enhance city procurement opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0329-2022 *Selvena N. Brooks-Powers~SPONSORPublic SafetyEstablishing a reward for individuals who provide information leading to the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of a person who seriously injures or kills another individual in a hit-and-run accident.IntroductionThis bill would provide for a reward for individuals who provide information leading to the apprehension, arrest, or conviction of an individual involved in a hit-and-run resulting in a serious physical injury. This bill will mobilize the public in helping to ensure that drivers involved in hit-and-runs are identified, as many hit-and-runs remain unsolved.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0330-2022 *James F. Gennaro~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRequiring the creation of a database of subsurface conditions to support better engineering of geothermal heat pumps.IntroductionThis bill would require the creation of a database as a single place for geological logs of the city’s geothermal bores and locations of geothermal energy system installations. The database would also include locations of any and all water wells including unused privately owned wells. This database shall be updated annually.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0331-2022 *Shahana K. Hanif~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsEstablishment of an office of restaurant recovery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the expiration and repeal thereof.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 0332-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORHealthGuidance to private employers and the public in the event of a highly transmissible disease emergency.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to develop and publish transmission mitigation guidelines for private employers in the event of a highly transmissible disease emergency. The bill would also require the Department of Transportation (DOT), in consultation with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to develop and publish guidelines and recommendations for the public to reduce unnecessary travel and the usage of public transportation in the event of a highly transmissible disease emergency.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0333-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementAllowing the department of sanitation to purchase appropriate vehicles to utilize during a snowfall.IntroductionThis Local Law would allow the Department of Sanitation to purchase light- and medium-duty vehicles that can be used in response to a snowfall or other emergency that do not meet certain low-emission ratings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0334-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureRequirements for maintenance of a civil action against the city for damages or injuries sustained in consequence of unsafe conditions on streets, sidewalks or similar public spaces.IntroductionCurrently, in order to maintain a civil action against the City for damages or injuries sustained due to unsafe conditions on streets, sidewalks or similar public spaces, the City must have had notice of the unsafe condition and must have failed to repair it within fifteen days of the receipt of the notice. This bill would reduce that period from fifteen to seven days.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0335-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureSuspending alternate side of the street parking when there is at least four inches of snow.IntroductionThis bill would require that alternate side parking is suspended during any snowfall with at least four inches of accumulation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0336-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureRequiring the parks department to repair damage caused by trees owned by the city of New York.IntroductionThis bill would require the Parks Department to repair damage caused by trees planted by the city of New York to sidewalks, roads, and private property as a result of overgrowth and lack of pruning. Homeowners would not be held liable for such damage.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0155-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORMental Health, Disabilities and AddictionAdds a gravely disabled standard to the civil commitment law.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0337-2022 *Crystal Hudson~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring the department of housing preservation and development to provide annual lists of open housing maintenance code violations to multiple dwelling occupants and tenants.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to compile and distribute to tenants or occupants of a multiple dwelling a list of any unresolved violations of the Housing Maintenance Code for such dwelling. HPD would distribute these lists annually by mail.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0338-2022 *Rita C. Joseph~SPONSOREducationEstablishing a bullying prevention task force.IntroductionRecent data indicates an increase in incidents of bullying in New York City schools. This bill would establish a bullying prevention task force. The task force would consist of public officials, Department of Education employees, and experts in conflict resolution, bullying prevention, mental health, school safety and education. The task force would be required to meet at least quarterly and hold at least two public meetings. The task force would be required to develop and submit a plan to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council to prevent and address bullying in schoolsReferred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0339-2022 *Christopher Marte~SPONSORParks and RecreationEstablishment and development of school gardens.IntroductionThis bill would establish an interagency school community garden team within the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The team would include various representatives from City agencies responsible for developing initiatives and practices to promote the use of community gardens in schools. The team would also be required to submit an annual report to the Council on their efforts to promote school gardens.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0340-2022 *Christopher Marte~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureRequiring the department of transportation to install bilingual street name signs.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish a program to ensure each sign in Chinatown has the street name in Chinese and English. As part of such program, DOT would conduct a study to determine the Chinatown borders and then add the Chinese name of the street to each English only sign within the borders, and repeat such study every 50 years to reassess the borders and signs. This bill would also require DOT to replace any damaged bilingual street name sign in the City with a new bilingual sign, and enable a Council Member or the Public Advocate to request DOT add a street name in English and another language. In addition, this bill would require DOT to create and maintain a page on its website regarding bilingual street name signs, which would provide an online portal for Council Members and the Public Advocate to enter sign requests, a searchable map and a searchable database.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0341-2022 *Julie Menin~SPONSORSmall BusinessAccessibility in small businesses.IntroductionThis bill would require the City of New York to establish a fund providing loans, grants, in-kind services, in-kind materials or some combination, to make small business storefronts accessible to people with disabilities. Small businesses of 100 employees or fewer and three locations or fewer would be eligible for the fund. The fund would award up to $250,000 in total value per storefront, and loans issued through the program would have an interest rate of no more than three percent. The City would be responsible for establishing a timeline of 90 days or less for the review of applications, issuing an approval or rejection of the application, and a disbursement of the fund, as applicable. Small business tenants or property owners who would bear the cost of the construction project would receive the fund award, but both parties must agree to receive it, unless a prior agreement states otherwise. As a condition of receiving the fund, the City may require that the storefront’s tenant be given a reduction in rent that equals a total of half the value of money, services and materials received through the fund.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0342-2022 *Julie Menin~SPONSOREconomic DevelopmentAn office of interagency tourism affairs.IntroductionThe proposed local law will create an Office of Interagency Tourism Affairs that will receive public comments related to tourism, and facilitate communication between city agencies on tourism-related matters.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0343-2022 *Mercedes Narcisse~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureProhibiting the issuance of multiple bus lane violation tickets for the same infraction within a one hour period.IntroductionThe purpose of the proposed legislation is to ensure that drivers are not receiving multiple summonses for the same violation of driving in a designated bus lane.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0344-2022 *Chi A. Ossé~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsInvestigating, reviewing, studying, and auditing of and making of recommendations relating to the operations, budget, and staffing of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Public Library by the commissioner of investigatiIntroductionThis bill would require investigating, reviewing, studying, and auditing of and making of recommendations relating to the operations, budget, and staffing of the NY Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Public Library by the commissioner of investigation.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0345-2022 *Chi A. Ossé~SPONSORFinanceAppropriation of funds for the operation and maintenance of the library systems.IntroductionThis local law would state that in any given fiscal year, upon agreement by the Mayor and the Council, 2.5 percent of the City’s real property tax revenue would be appropriated to the City’s three library systems for their operation and maintenance.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0346-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsCreation of an interactive zoning lot map.IntroductionThis bill would require the director of the New York City Department of City Planning (“DCP”) to make available to the public an online interactive map displaying each zoning lot in the City and update such map at least quarterly to reflect any subsequent changes to any zoning lot. DCP is authorized to secure additional information as necessary to complete this online map from the Department of Buildings, the Board of Standards and Appeals, and the City Register, as well as any other government or private organization.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0347-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORFinanceSuspending the tax imposed by chapter 24 of title 11 of such code for the tax year beginning on June 1, 2022IntroductionThis bill would suspend the annual tax on State licensed retailers selling liquor, wine or beer at retail, for on or off premises consumption, within the city of New York for the tax year beginning in 2022.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0348-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsClassifying credit card processing fees and bank fees as exempt expenditures.IntroductionThis bill would provide that credit card processing fees paid by a campaign for contributions received by the campaign and any bank fees paid by the campaign would not count against the expenditure limitation for that campaign.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0349-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORCriminal JusticeDyslexia screening and treatment in city jails.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to screen incarcerated individuals for dyslexia and offer treatment programs to those who are identified as having dyslexia.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0350-2022 *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 0351-2022 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsCreation of a task force to assess safety risks at construction sites.IntroductionThis bill would establish a task force, headed by the Departments of Buildings (DOB), and composed of various City agencies to assess the safety risks posed to pedestrians and motorists by construction sites. The task force would also submit recommendations to the Mayor and Council on proposed measures to mitigate such safety hazards.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0352-2022 *Lincoln Restler~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring the registration of owners of vacant property.IntroductionThis bill would require owner of any real property in the city to register the property as vacant upon it being vacant one year. Registrations would need to be renewed annually and failure to comply would result in a fine between $100 - $500 per week.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0353-2022 *Lincoln Restler~SPONSOROversight and InvestigationsRequiring the department of investigation to investigate allegations of evidentiary misconduct by police officers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Investigation and the NYPD Inspector General to investigate allegations of misconduct that impugns the integrity of the criminal court system.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0354-2022 *Kevin C. Riley~SPONSOREducationEstablishing an office of continuing education and adult literacy.IntroductionThis bill would create the Office of Continuing Education and Adult Literacy. The Office would be responsible for coordinating and promoting adult educational and literacy services within the five boroughs, including, but not limited to, adult educational programming for the immigrant community, wraparound services for adults pursuing education, resources and programs to enhance digital and technological literacy, and classes to help with basic language and education exams required to advance in careers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0355-2022 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORCriminal JusticePermitting incarcerated individuals in city jails to choose the gender of their doctor.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to provide an incarcerated individual with a doctor of the same gender upon request, absent any substantial safety risk.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0356-2022 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORCriminal JusticeEstablishing a program for child visitors of department of correction facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction (Department) to establish a child visitor program for the purpose of improving the experience of child visitors of Department facilities, and would require annual reporting on the status of the program.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0357-2022 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORCriminal JusticeRequiring the department of correction to use an electronic case management system to track investigations of sexual abuse.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to track all information regarding sexual abuse and harassment cases in an electronic case management system.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0358-2022 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsCreating expedited processing of FOIL requests to professional journalists.IntroductionThis bill would create a process for expedited processing of FOIL requests to professional journalists, by requiring agencies to respond to their requests within 10 days of acknowledgment of receipt, unless unreasonable, but no later than six months from acknowledgement of receipt.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0359-2022 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsReporting on surveillance data.IntroductionThis bill would require City agencies, with the exception of the Police Department, to submit annual reports to the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations about surveillance technology data including, but not limited to, the collection, use, purchase, and sale of this data. The Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations would then compile these reports and submit them to the Speaker of the Council and the Mayor, and post them online, annually.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0360-2022 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORPublic SafetyAbolishing the criminal group database and prohibiting the establishment of a successor database.IntroductionThis bill would abolish the police department’s Criminal Group Database (Database) and prohibit the establishment of a successor database with the same or substantially similar features. Pending the ultimate destruction of records in the Database, no employee of the city would be permitted to access the Criminal Group Database for law enforcement purposes. The Inspector General for the Police Department would be required to notify persons named in the Database and provide additional information regarding how persons may submit requests for records contained in the Database, pursuant to the State Freedom of Information Law, prior to the destruction of such records. Violations would be enforced by the Inspector General for the Police Department and punishable by civil penalties. In addition, persons aggrieved by a violation would have a private right of action to seek damages and other relief.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0156-2022 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORCriminal JusticeTreatment Not Jail Act (S2881/A6603)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0361-2022 *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
Int 0362-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsRequiring the department of housing preservation and development to report on the disposition of city property for affordable housing development.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to submit quarterly reports to the Council regarding affordable housing development projects that involve any form of city financial assistance. The quarterly reports would include the amount of city financial assistance received by the developer, the date the project received ULURP approval, and the estimated and actual closing dates for any financial assistance provided by the City.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0363-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring reports on police department response times to minor traffic crashes.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York Police Department (NYPD) to post on its website and file on a monthly basis with the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council, a report regarding response times to minor or non-critical vehicular crashes, the amount of time between the 911 call, dispatch, and response, whether pedestrians were involved and whether any injuries were sustained. The reported information would be disaggregated by precinct, borough and zip code. The NYPD would also be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council recommendations on how to reduce response times to such crashes.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0364-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORSmall BusinessPosting contact information for workforce career centers at city development projects.IntroductionUnder the HireNYC program, certain development projects that receive financial assistance from the New York City Economic Development Corporation or the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development must enroll in HireNYC to connect qualified City residents to entry and mid-level construction-related job openings generated by such development projects. The proposed legislation would supplement HireNYC by requiring covered developers to post a sign at the premises of the development project informing individuals who are interested in applying for construction job openings related to such development project that they may contact an SBS workforce career center, along with the location and contact information of the nearest SBS workforce career center.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0157-2022 *Lynn C. Schulman~SPONSORHealthRequire warning labels on sugar sweetened beverages.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0365-2022 *Althea V. Stevens~SPONSORCriminal JusticeProvision of mental health services for children visiting incarcerated individuals.IntroductionThis bill would create a mental health services program at city jails for visitors under the age of eighteen to receive referrals for mental health services and, whenever practicable, receive mental health services.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0366-2022 *Marjorie Velázquez~SPONSORConsumer and Worker ProtectionDept of consumer and worker protection to report on public use of the department’s financial empowerment centers and student debt distress in the city.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Consumer and Worker Protections to report on the public’s use of its Financial Empowerment Centers, including statistics for services contracted out to external providers. The bill also requires the Department to report on student loan debt distress in New York City and to make the underlying data used for such report available on the New York City Open Data portal.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0367-2022 *Marjorie Velázquez~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 0368-2022 *Marjorie Velázquez~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 0369-2022 *Marjorie Velázquez~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureRequiring the installation of reflective material on bollards, curbs, posts, and roundabouts.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install reflective material—defined as material that is capable of reflecting light and that is in compliance with the manual on uniform traffic control devices and the New York supplement to the manual on uniform traffic control devices—on bollards, curbs, posts, and roundabouts. DOT would be required to annually install the material on at least 250 bollards, curbs, posts, and roundabouts in each borough.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0370-2022 *Inna Vernikov~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the police department to report annually on officer resignations prior to becoming eligible for retirement with pension.IntroductionThe bill would require the New York Police Department (NYPD) to report annually on the number of officers who resign prior to becoming eligible for retirement with pension in the preceding year. Additionally, the NYPD must report on the reason for resignation, including whether the officer resigned in order to join the fire department, a different police force, or another government agency. The data will be disaggregated by the duration of employment at the NYPD.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0371-2022 *Kalman Yeger ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsReporting of revenue from the issuance of violations and the imposition of related fines. (Fine Accountability Act)IntroductionThis bill would require the Departments of Buildings, Consumer and Worker Protection, Health and Mental Hygiene, Sanitation, Transportation, and the Fire Department to report quarterly to the Council and community boards on the amount of revenue they received in the previous quarter from the issuance of violations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0052-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORLandmarks, Public Sitings and DispositionsLandmarks, Sutter Place NCP, Brooklyn (C 220159 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0052-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, Sutter Place NCP, Brooklyn (C 220159 HAK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0053-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (C 220134 ZMM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0053-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (C 220134 ZMM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0054-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (N 220135 ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0054-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (N 220135 ZRM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0055-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (C 220136 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0055-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (C 220136 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0056-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (C 220137(A) ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0056-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (C 220137(A) ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0057-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (C 220142 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0057-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, One 45/Museum of Civil Rights, Manhattan (C 220142 ZSM)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0058-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 1930 Adee Avenue Rezoning, Bronx (C 210391 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0058-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 1930 Adee Avenue Rezoning, Bronx (C 210391 ZMX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0059-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORZoning and FranchisesZoning, 1930 Adee Avenue Rezoning, Bronx (N 210392 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0059-2022 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 1930 Adee Avenue Rezoning, Bronx (N 210392 ZRX)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available