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File #: Int 1814-2019    Version: * Name: Selection of outdoor works of art for the percent for art program.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 11/26/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the selection of outdoor works of art for the percent for art program
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require at least 50 percent of all chosen art works funded through the Percent for Art program during each fiscal year, beginning in fiscal year 2021, to be installed outdoors. It would also require the Department of Cultural Affairs to provide more information on the art works on the Percent for Art website.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1814, 2. Int. No. 1814, 3. November 26, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-26-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 26, 2019

Int. No. 1814

 

By Council Members Van Bramer and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the selection of outdoor works of art for the percent for art program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision b of section 224 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law number 22 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

   b.   Works of art shall be provided for each capital project which involves the construction or the substantial reconstruction of a city-owned public building or structure the intended use of which requires that it be accessible to the public generally or to members of the public participating in, requiring or receiving programs, services or benefits provided thereat. Beginning in fiscal year 2021, at least 50 percent of such works chosen during each fiscal year shall be installed in publicly accessible outdoor locations on the city property where such capital projects are being performed, whether surrounding, adjacent to, near, above, on or within such city-owned public building or structure being constructed or substantially reconstructed. 

§ 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision f of section 224 of the New York city charter, as added by local law number 21 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

      1.   Such information shall be able to be sorted or filtered by fiscal year and shall include but not be limited to the name of the work of art; name of the artist; capital project completion date, including month and year; medium and dimensions of the work of art; location of the work of art, including its precise location within the building or structure, whether it is located indoors or outdoors, its council district and its borough; sponsor agency; and design agency.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the mayor shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

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LS #10186

4/16/2019