File #: Int 0125-2022    Version: * Name: City agency attendance at council hearings.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 3/24/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to city agency attendance at council hearings
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Althea V. Stevens, Erik D. Bottcher
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would provide that, in any case in which testimony is presented by a city agency at a City Council committee hearing, an officer or employee of the agency must be in attendance for the entirety of the hearing to listen to all the questions and testimony presented at the hearing. The bill would only apply to a City Council committee hearing that is open to the general public.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 125, 2. Int. No. 125, 3. March 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-24-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 24, 2022

Int. No. 125

 

By Council Members Salamanca, Jr., Stevens and Bottcher

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to city agency attendance at council hearings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 29 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:

c. In any case in which an officer or employee of a city agency testifies at a council committee hearing open to the public, at least one officer or employee of such agency shall remain in attendance for the entirety of the hearing. In this subdivision, the term “city agency” means an agency established by the charter and any other agency designated by the mayor.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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