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File #: Int 0066-2018    Version: * Name: Establishing an office to prevent gun violence.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing an office to prevent gun violence
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Vanessa L. Gibson, Fernando Cabrera , Justin L. Brannan, Keith Powers , Mark Levine, Brad S. Lander, Eric Dinowitz, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Adrienne E. Adams, Kevin C. Riley, Stephen T. Levin, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Carlos Menchaca, Farah N. Louis, Francisco P. Moya, Karen Koslowitz, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Deborah L. Rose, Darma V. Diaz
Council Member Sponsors: 22
Summary: This bill creates an office to prevent gun violence.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 66, 2. Int. No. 66, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 31, 2018, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 01-31-2018, 6. Committee Report 10/19/21, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/19/21, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/19/21

Int. No. 66


By Council Members Cumbo, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Gibson, Cabrera, Brannan, Powers, Levine, Lander, Dinowitz, Brooks-Powers, Adams, Riley, Levin, Rosenthal, Kallos, Menchaca, Louis, Moya, Koslowitz, Ampry-Samuel, Rose and D. Diaz


A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing an office to prevent gun violence


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. The New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 13-e to read as follows:

§ 13-e. Office to prevent gun violence. a. The mayor shall establish an office to prevent gun violence. Such office may, but need not, be established in the executive office of the mayor and may be established as a separate office, within any other office of the mayor or within any department, the head of which is appointed by the mayor. Such office shall be headed by a director who shall be appointed by the mayor or the head of such department. For the purposes of this section, the term "director" means the director of the office to prevent gun violence.

b. The director shall have the power and the duty to:

1. Advise and assist the mayor in planning, developing and coordinating efforts to reduce gun violence;

2. Engage with members of the community, elected officials, and other interested groups and individuals to develop further strategies to reduce gun violence;

3. Review the budget requests of all agencies for programs related to gun violence, recommend budget priorities among such programs, and assist the  mayor in prioritizing such requests; and

4. Perform other duties as the mayor may assign.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.


DA (2017)/MMB (2018)

LS # 6781/Int. 1470-2017

NEW LS # 1011

1/23/18; 4:13 p.m.