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File #: Int 1967-2020    Version: Name: COVID-19 reopening plans and resources for art and cultural institutions in NYC.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 6/18/2020
Enactment date: 8/28/2020 Law number: 2020/086
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of cultural affairs to publish information on COVID-19 reopening plans and resources for art and cultural institutions in New York city
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, James G. Van Bramer, Ben Kallos, Justin L. Brannan, Bill Perkins, Diana Ayala , Deborah L. Rose, Vanessa L. Gibson, Farah N. Louis, Inez D. Barron, Margaret S. Chin, Paul A. Vallone, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to publish information for art and cultural institutions affected by COVID-19 on its website, related to: federal/state/city/union requirements and guidelines related to COVID-19; guidance on where to direct questions about guidelines; resources known to the department related to financial support; guidance and resources relating to alternative uses for space that art and cultural institutions will not utilize when reopening; strategies for the development and continuation of digital platforms and remote programming; and any other information deemed by the department to be relevant to reopening plans for art and cultural institutions.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1967-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1967, 3. Int. No. 1967, 4. June 18, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-18-20, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 18, 2020, 7. Committee Report 6/22/20, 8. Hearing Testimony 6/22/20, 9. Hearing Testimony 6/22/20 (Con't), 10. Hearing Transcript 6/22/20, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1967-A - 7/27/20, 12. Committee Report 7/28/20, 13. Hearing Transcript 7/28/20, 14. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 15. July 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-20, 17. Int. No. 1967-A (FINAL), 18. Fiscal Impact Statement, 19. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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8/28/2020ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/28/2020ALaurie A. Cumbo Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/2020ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/2020ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/2020*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/2020*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/2020*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/2020ALaurie A. Cumbo Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2020*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/2020*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1967-A

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Van Bramer, Kallos, Brannan, Perkins, Ayala, Rose, Gibson, Louis, Barron, Chin, Vallone and Rivera

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of cultural affairs to publish information on COVID-19 reopening plans and resources for art and cultural institutions in New York city

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Posting of COVID-19 reopening plans and resources for art and cultural institutions. a. Definitions. For purposes of this local law, the following terms have the following meanings:

Art and cultural institution. The term “art and cultural institution” means any not-for-profit art or cultural group, organization, gallery, venue or institution within the city of New York that receives funding from the department.

Commissioner. The term “commissioner” means the commissioner of cultural affairs.

COVID-19. The term “COVID-19” means the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Department. The term “department” means the department of cultural affairs.

Reopening plans. The term “reopening plans” means plans or protocols related to the opening of art and cultural institutions that were ordered closed due to the state disaster emergency declared by the governor of the state of New York in executive order number 202, dated March 7, 2020, as amended and extended.

Close high-risk interactive exhibit. The term “close high-risk interactive exhibit” means an exhibit within an art and cultural institution that encourages patrons or visitors to touch or wear objects.

b. The department shall post on its website information related to reopening plans and other resources for art and cultural institutions affected by COVID-19. Such information shall include, but not be limited to:

1. Information on federal, state, city and union requirements and guidelines related to preventing the spread of COVID-19, including information on where art and cultural institutions can direct questions relating to such requirements and guidelines;

2. Resources known to the department relating to federal, state and city financial support available to art and cultural institutions affected by COVID-19, including, but not limited to, funding sources and rent-relief programs;

3. Guidance and resources relating to alternative uses for space that art and cultural institutions will not utilize when reopening;

4. Information on strategies for the development and continuation of digital platforms and remote programming;

5. Any sample reopening plans made available to the department by the New York state department of health or any art and cultural institution, provided that the department shall redact any identifying information of such institution, unless such institution has made such reopening plan publicly available or consents to publication by the department without such redaction. The department shall endeavor to include a reopening plan for at least each of the following types of art and cultural institutions: (i) museum, (ii) museum with one or more close high-risk interactive exhibits, including children’s museums or science museums; (iii) arts education organization; (iv) theater or performance venue; (v) dance organization; (vi) garden or outdoor venue; and (vii) historical site. Any such reopening plans shall take into account relevant differences between such types of institutions, including size; and

6. Any other information deemed by the department to be relevant to reopening plans for art and cultural institutions.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately, except that the commissioner of cultural affairs may 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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