Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/26/2022 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1)
Continuation of the Recessed Meeting of May 19, 2022 HELD on May 26, 2022
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    1.The Acting President Pro Tempore will call the meeting to order.      Not available
    2.ROLL CALL      Not available
    3.The Clerk will announce the presence of a quorum.      Not available
    4.The Acting President Pro Tempore will adjourn the recessed meeting.      Not available
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     STATED MEETING OF MAY 26, 2022      Not available
    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.INVOCATION - None      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - None      Not available
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES - None      Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS - None      Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS – None      Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Not available
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Not available
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Not available
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATION      Not available
SLR 0005-2022 *Shaun Abreu Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersRelates to the appointment and promotion of certain personnel of the sanitation department of the city of New York. (S.1608/A.4006)SLR Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
SLR 0006-2022 *Shaun Abreu Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersRelates to photo speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones in the city of New York - Speed Cameras. (S.5602-B/A.10438)SLR Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
SLR 0007-2022 *Shaun Abreu Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersIncreases the fine for tractor-trailer combinations that park on residential streets overnight. (S.3259/A.3817)SLR Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
SLR 0008-2022 *Shaun Abreu Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersProvides for the pension benefits for first grade police officers of the city of New York who have served for 25 or 30 years. (S.9125/A.10373)SLR Defeated by CouncilPass Action details Not available
SLR 0009-2022 *Shaun Abreu Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersRelates to allowing certain members of the New York city police pension fund to borrow from contributions. (S.9327/A.10360)SLR Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
SLR 0010-2022 *Shaun Abreu Preconsidered - Coupled on General Orders168th Street Station Alienation. Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue the use as parkland of a portion of real property in the county of New York and to grant certain rights to the metropolitan transportation authority. (S.9068-B/A.10285-B)SLR Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
SLR 0011-2022 *Shaun Abreu Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersPenn Station Access - Authorizes the discontinuance of parkland and the granting of easements for improvements to the Metro-North railroad. (S.9120-A/A.10443-B)SLR Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
SLR 0012-2022 *Shaun Abreu Preconsidered - Coupled on General OrdersBroadway-Junction Station - Authorizes discontinuing the use as parkland of certain real property in Brooklyn for improvements and upgrades to the Broadway Junction transit station. (S.9323-A/A.10449)SLR Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledSTATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATION      Not available
SLR 0005-2022 *Shaun Abreu~coupledPreconsidered – GORelates to the appointment and promotion of certain personnel of the sanitation department of the city of New York. (S.1608/A.4006)SLR    Action details Not available
SLR 0006-2022 *Shaun Abreu~coupledPreconsidered – GORelates to photo speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones in the city of New York - Speed Cameras. (S.5602-B/A.10438)SLR    Action details Not available
SLR 0007-2022 *Shaun Abreu~coupledPreconsidered – GOIncreases the fine for tractor-trailer combinations that park on residential streets overnight. (S.3259/A.3817)SLR    Action details Not available
SLR 0008-2022 *Shaun Abreu~coupledPreconsidered – GOProvides for the pension benefits for first grade police officers of the city of New York who have served for 25 or 30 years. (S.9125/A.10373)SLR    Action details Not available
SLR 0009-2022 *Shaun Abreu~coupledPreconsidered – GORelates to allowing certain members of the New York city police pension fund to borrow from contributions. (S.9327/A.10360)SLR    Action details Not available
SLR 0010-2022 *Shaun Abreu~coupledPreconsidered – GO168th Street Station Alienation. Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue the use as parkland of a portion of real property in the county of New York and to grant certain rights to the metropolitan transportation authority. (S.9068-B/A.10285-B)SLR    Action details Not available
SLR 0011-2022 *Shaun Abreu~coupledPreconsidered – GOPenn Station Access - Authorizes the discontinuance of parkland and the granting of easements for improvements to the Metro-North railroad. (S.9120-A/A.10443-B)SLR    Action details Not available
SLR 0012-2022 *Shaun Abreu~coupledPreconsidered – GOBroadway-Junction Station - Authorizes discontinuing the use as parkland of certain real property in Brooklyn for improvements and upgrades to the Broadway Junction transit station. (S.9323-A/A.10449)SLR    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
SLR 0005-2022 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSORPreconsidered - State and Federal LegislationRelates to the appointment and promotion of certain personnel of the sanitation department of the city of New York. (S.1608/A.4006)SLR Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
SLR 0006-2022 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSORPreconsidered - State and Federal LegislationRelates to photo speed violation monitoring systems in school speed zones in the city of New York - Speed Cameras. (S.5602-B/A.10438)SLR Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
SLR 0007-2022 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSORPreconsidered - State and Federal LegislationIncreases the fine for tractor-trailer combinations that park on residential streets overnight. (S.3259/A.3817)SLR Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
SLR 0008-2022 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSORPreconsidered - State and Federal LegislationProvides for the pension benefits for first grade police officers of the city of New York who have served for 25 or 30 years. (S.9125/A.10373)SLR Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
SLR 0009-2022 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSORPreconsidered - State and Federal LegislationRelates to allowing certain members of the New York city police pension fund to borrow from contributions. (S.9327/A.10360)SLR Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
SLR 0010-2022 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSORPreconsidered - State and Federal Legislation168th Street Station Alienation. Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue the use as parkland of a portion of real property in the county of New York and to grant certain rights to the metropolitan transportation authority. (S.9068-B/A.10285-B)SLR Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
SLR 0011-2022 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSORPreconsidered - State and Federal LegislationPenn Station Access - Authorizes the discontinuance of parkland and the granting of easements for improvements to the Metro-North railroad. (S.9120-A/A.10443-B)SLR Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
SLR 0012-2022 *Shaun Abreu~SPONSORPreconsidered - State and Federal LegislationBroadway-Junction Station - Authorizes discontinuing the use as parkland of certain real property in Brooklyn for improvements and upgrades to the Broadway Junction transit station. (S.9323-A/A.10449)SLR Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0442-2022 *Erik D. Bottcher~SPONSORSanitation and Solid Waste ManagementAbating rodents as a requirement for the issuance of certain construction permits.IntroductionThis bill would mandate that before a permit authorizing certain building alterations in a rat mitigation zone, the applicant must demonstrate that rat mitigation measures have been taken.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0443-2022 *Tiffany Cabán~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring the PD to provide records of complaints and investigations of bias-based profiling to the city commission on human rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the NYPD to send records of closed complaints and investigations of bias-based policing to the Commission on Human Rights.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0185-2022 *Eric Dinowitz~SPONSOREducationDOE to implement a robust requirement for civics education at the elementary, middle and high school level for all public schools in NY.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0444-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionRequiring DEP to post information online regarding scheduled and requested infrastructure services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to post information on its website regarding requests it receives and work it has scheduled, including catch basin maintenance, water quality testing, and sinkhole repairs.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0445-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORParks and RecreationRequiring the preparation of five-year capital plans for parks on a community board level.IntroductionThis local law would require the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to create five-year capital plans for all parks on a community board by community board basis. The five-year capital plan for each community board would list all parks within the community board and detail any planned capital projects at each park. DPR would be required to submit the proposed five-year capital plan to the community board, which would be required to hold a public hearing and submit recommendations on the plan back to DPR. DPR would then create a final five-year capital plan that would be submitted to the Mayor, the Council, and the community board and posted online. DPR would be required to submit any amendments to the final five-year plan to the same parties each year.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0446-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORParks and RecreationUndertaking of surveys before planting trees.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of parks and recreation to conduct a survey of the area within a 10 foot radius of a proposed tree planting site to confirm that planting a tree at such site will not interfere with usage of the street or sidewalk or interfere with water pipes, sewers, or other infrastructure near or underneath the tree. The department of parks and recreation must make each completed tree-planting survey available online on its website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0447-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORPublic SafetyUnlawful methods of restraint during an arrest or attempted arrest.IntroductionThis bill would remove a prohibition on police officers from sitting, kneeling or standing on the chest or back of a person under arrest in a manner that compresses such person’s diaphragm.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0448-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORCriminal JusticeCreate a commission to examine the cost of renovating jail facilities on Rikers Island.IntroductionThis bill would create a commission to examine the cost of renovating jail facilities on Rikers Island. The commission would be required to issue a report of its findings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0186-2022 *Robert F. Holden~SPONSORCultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup RelationsRecognizing February 16th annually as Lithuania Independence Day in NYC.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0449-2022 *Darlene Mealy~SPONSORParks and RecreationPesticide use reporting manual published by the dept of parks and recreation.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of parks and recreation to publish a manual that sets forth binding policy regarding the reporting of the department’s pesticide use. The bill would require that the manual, any changes to the manual, and any pesticide use reports prepared by the department of parks and recreation be made available online on the department’s website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0450-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionMold assessments in class A multiple dwellings.IntroductionThis bill would require that a tenant be promptly notified if a mold assessor determines that mold remediation is necessary in the tenant’s apartment unit. Currently, a tenant may not receive information about the results of a mold assessment until the landlord has paid for the assessment. In the event the landlord’s payment is delayed, the tenant may not learn of a dangerous mold condition until long after it was discovered. To avoid this, the proposed legislation would (1) require the mold assessor to notify the landlord within 24 hours of discovering a potentially dangerous mold condition, and (2) require the landlord to notify the tenant within 24 hours of receiving such notice.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0451-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsAssigning a unique identifying number to each zoning lot in the city.IntroductionThis bill would require the director of the New York City Department of City Planning to assign a unique identifying number to each zoning lot in the City and subsequently amend each such zoning lot number to reflect any changes to each zoning lot, such as a subdivision or zoning lot merger.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0452-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORHousing and BuildingsPilot program for the use of unmanned aircraft systems in the inspection of the exterior walls of buildings greater than six stories in height.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings (DOB) to establish a pilot program for the use of drones, in conjunction with physical examinations and close-up inspections, in the inspection of building façades. The pilot program must run for at least one year. This bill would also require DOB to continue to study the impact of the use of drones in building façade inspections, and their potential use in the course of other DOB work, and to submit a report of the study’s findings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0453-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSOROversight and InvestigationsRequiring officers and employees of city contractors to report corruption and to cooperate with the DOI.IntroductionThis bill would require officers and employees of City contractors and subcontractors with contracts valued in excess of $100,000 to report conflicts of interest or other wrongdoing by any officer or employee of such contractor or subcontractor that concerns City contracts to the Department of Investigation (DOI) or other City officials. The bill would clarify that the DOI and other officials are required to make reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of the officer or employee making the report. Additionally, officers and employees of City contractors and subcontractors with City contracts valued in excess of $100,000 would be required to cooperate with DOI investigations related to City contracts. If a contracting agency determines that there has been a violation of the reporting and cooperation requirements, the contracting agency would be required to take such action as it deems appropriate and consistent with the remedies available under the contract or subcontract.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0454-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORTechnologyEstablishing timelines for the approval of permits and expanding real time tracking of pending permits.IntroductionThis local law would require that city agencies that issues permits or licenses establish publicly available timelines for approving permits, tools for tracking the real-time status of permit applications, and would also require that the administration establish steps for accountability if timelines are not adequately met.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0455-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORTransportation and InfrastructureExtending scheduled vehicle retirement dates for taxicabs during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency and the repeal thereof.IntroductionThis bill would permit taxicab owners, whose vehicles are not currently scheduled to be converted to wheelchair accessible vehicles at the next scheduled retirement date, to apply to the Taxi and Limousine Commission for a vehicle retirement extension of 12 months during the Disaster Emergency issued by the State of New York in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill would also permit such taxicab owners to apply for a vehicle retirement extension of up to 12 additional months if an owner can demonstrate an economic or other personal hardship that the commission determines would create an undue burden upon the owner if the extension were not granted. Taxicab owners whose vehicles are currently scheduled to be converted to wheelchair accessible vehicles at the next scheduled retirement date may apply to the Taxi and Limousine Commission for a vehicle retirement extension of 6 months during the Disaster Emergency issued by the State of New York in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0456-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORCriminal JusticeMaximum fee allowed when transferring money to a person in the custody of the department of correction.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to ensure that members of the public depositing funds into institutional fund account established pursuant to subdivision 7 of section 500-c of the Correction Law are not charged a service fee that is more than $5.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 0457-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORPublic SafetyAuthorizing city agencies to operate small remotely piloted aircraft.IntroductionThis bill would exempt New York City agencies from take-off and landing restrictions that operate to significantly restrict the permissible use of small drones in the City, for the purposes of using drones to carry out agency functions and duties. No employee or agent of a City agency would be permitted to use drones to carry out agency functions or duties before the head of such agency makes rules authorizing the use of drones by such agency, and such use would be subject to all other applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0187-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsAuthorize boards of elections in New York State to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations. (S.492/A.4128A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 0188-2022 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORPublic SafetyPresident to establish an anti-Semitism task force.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available