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File #: Int 2413-2021    Version: * Name: Online publications of the city record.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 10/7/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to online publications of the city record
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Kalman Yeger , Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to provide free online subscriptions to the City Record to Borough Presidents, Council Members, community boards, branches of the public library and news media, and to permit such offices to request a free printed subscription to the City Record. This bill would also require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to post online a copy of each printed issue of the City Record.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2413, 2. Int. No. 2413, 3. October 7, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-7-21

Int. No. 2413

 

By Council Members Dromm, Yeger and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to online publications of the city record

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivisions f and g of section 1066 of the New York city charter, subdivision f as amended by local law number 59 for the year 1996 and subdivision g as added by local law number 38 for the year 2014, are amended to read as follows:

                     f. The commissioner of citywide administrative services shall provide copies of each issue of the City Record to the municipal reference and research center where they shall be available without charge to any member of the public requesting a copy on the publication date or within a reasonable period of time thereafter, to be determined by the commission of records and information services. The commissioner shall also provide free online subscriptions to the City Record to each borough president, council member, community board, and branch of the public library and to the news media as defined in paragraph three of subdivision b of section one thousand forty-three of the charter. Each borough president, council member, community board, and branch of the public library and news media as defined in paragraph three of subdivision b of section one thousand forty-three of the charter may also receive a free printed subscription to the City Record upon request. The commissioner of citywide administrative services, each borough president, council member and community board shall, upon receipt, make [copies of] each issue of the City Record available in their respective offices for reasonable public inspection without charge.

                     g. All information published in the City Record after the effective date of the local law that created this subdivision shall be available as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours of publishing, at no charge on a website maintained by or on behalf of the city of New York as well as on a single web portal that is linked to nyc.gov or any successor website maintained by, or on behalf of, the city of New York created pursuant to section 23-502 of the administrative code. On the date of publication of each issue of the City Record, the commissioner shall post a complete copy of each such issue on any website maintained pursuant to this subdivision. Such information shall be made available in both a non-proprietary, machine-readable format and a human-readable format and shall be capable of being downloaded in bulk. Such information shall be searchable by, at a minimum, date of publication, relevant agency, keyword, and category, such as public hearings, procurement notices, and changes in personnel.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #18017

9/28/2021