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Meeting date/time: 12/10/2020 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
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    1.ROLL CALL      Roll call Not available
    2.Delivered by: Rabbi Eli Cohen, Executive Director serves as a spiritual leader at Crown Heights Jewish Community Council located at 1206 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225. Motion to spread the Invocation in full upon the record by Council Member Cumbo.      Not available
    3.ADOPTION OF MINUTES - Motion that the Minutes of the Stated Meetings of October 29, 2020 and November 19, 2020 be adopted as printed by Council Member Cornegy.      Not available
    4.MESSAGES & PAPERS FROM THE MAYOR - None      Not available
    5.COMMUNICATIONS FROM CITY, COUNTY & BOROUGH OFFICES      Not available
M 0262-2020 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledDarma V. Diaz, as the new Council Member of the 37th Councilmanic District, BrooklynCommunication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
M 0263-2020 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledStrategic Policy Statement for 2020.Communication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
M 0264-2020 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsMiguelina Camilo, Office of Commissioner of Elections of the Board of Elections.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0265-2020 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsPatricia Anne Taylor Carsel, Richmond County Democratic Commissioner of ElectionsCommunication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
M 0266-2020 *  Rules, Privileges and ElectionsTiffany Townsend, Office of Commissioner of Elections.Communication Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
    6.PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS      Not available
M 0267-2020 *  Received, Ordered, Printed and FiledCouncil Member Donovan J. Richards, ResignationCommunication Rcvd, Ord, Prnt, Fld by Council  Action details Not available
    7.LAND USE CALL-UPS - None      Not available
    8.COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER      Not available
    9.DISCUSSION OF GENERAL ORDERS      Not available
    10.REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES - None      Not available
    11.REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES      Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS      Not available
Int 1314-2018 APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams Amended and Coupled on GOProhibiting discrimination based on one’s arrest record, pending criminal accusations or criminal convictions.IntroductionThis bill would extend employment protections for individuals with pending adjournments in contemplation of dismissal (ACDs) and convictions for violations prior to sealing by adding unsealed violations and ACDs to the category of dispositions that may never be considered for the purpose of making employment-related decisions. The bill also prohibits discrimination in licensing against applicants with convictions for violations, even prior to sealing. Additionally, this bill would clarify protections for applicants and employees with pending criminal cases by explicitly requiring an employer to make an individualized assessment of the relationship between the charged conduct and the job, much like what is required for consideration of an individual’s conviction history.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS LICENSING      Not available
Int 1170-2018 ARitchie J. Torres Amended and Coupled on GORequiring businesses to notify customers of the use of biometric identifier technology and prohibiting the sale of biometric identifier information.IntroductionThis bill addresses the increased collection and use of biometric identifier information, such as the use of facial recognition technology, by commercial establishments to track consumer activity. The bill prohibits the sale of biometric identifier information. It also requires certain commercial establishments, such as retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues, to post signage notifying consumers if they collect biometric identifier information. The bill provides for a private right of action that allows for judgments of $500 for failing to post signage or negligently selling/sharing biometric information and $5,000 for the intentional or reckless sale of biometric information. The bill requires the Chief Privacy Officer to conduct outreach and education to affected commercial establishments.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS, LIBRARIES AND INTERNATIONAL INTERGROUP RELATIONS      Not available
Int 2034-2020 ALaurie A. Cumbo Amended and Coupled on GOCoordinating the use of open space for art and cultural programming.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management (CECM), in consultation with the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks), the Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) and any other relevant agency or office, to create a website that would provide information on open spaces, such as roadways, parks, or pedestrian plazas, designated by the City for art and cultural programming, facilitate the use of such space by art and cultural institutions and allow users to search for such open space on a map. The website would also allow users to search for information about outdoor programs offered by art and cultural institutions that are coordinated by CECM and provide information about other events either hosted by art and cultural institutions or outdoor events held on private property, to the extent such information is provided to CECM.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Int 2068-2020 AJames G. Van Bramer Amended and Coupled on GOTemporary use of outdoor space for artistic and cultural events.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to create an “Open Culture” program that would allow eligible art and cultural institutions or cultural venues to use approved open space for artistic or cultural events. The Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management (CECM), in consultation with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Buildings (DOB), the Police Department (NYPD), the Fire Department (NYFD), and any other agency designated by the Mayor, would establish the program by March 1, 2021. There would be an application fee of $20 for participation in the program and the DOT would be required to share a list of eligible open spaces by February 1, 2021. The program would remain in effect until October 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension, but it would expire by March 31, 2022.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 2033-2020 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. Amended and Coupled on GOStatements of compliance, issuance and posting requirements of certificates of occupancy and interim certificates of occupancy.IntroductionThis bill would allow the Department of Buildings (“DOB”) to issue interim certificates of occupancy to authorize occupancy of specific floors of a building prior to completion of permitted construction work on the building after inspection. This bill would not apply to residential buildings with fewer than eight stories or four dwelling units, non-residential buildings with fewer than five stories, mixed-use buildings with fewer than four dwelling units, or parking structures. This bill would also allow for the permit holder to submit the signed statement of compliance required by section 28-118.4.2 of the Administrative Code of the city of New York. It would also require building owners to post a copy of partial certificates of occupancy and temporary certificates of occupancy including interim certificates of occupancy, in accordance with section 28-118.19 of the Administrative Code. This bill would further allow the DOB Commissioner to revoke temporary and interim certificates of occupancy that were issued in error or on the basis of incorrect information.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE      Not available
LU 0691-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, DSNY Queens Sanitation Garage 1, Queens (C 200238 PCQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1501-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 691 - Landmarks, DSNY Queens Sanitation Garage 1, Queens (C 200238 PCQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0694-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (C 200033 ZMQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1502-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 694 - Zoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (C 200033 ZMQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0695-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (N 200034 ZRQ)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1503-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 695 - Zoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (N 200034 ZRQ)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0696-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200092 ZMK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0697-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200093 ZRK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0698-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.Zoning, 312 Coney Island Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200094 ZSK)Land Use Application Approved with Modifications and Referred to the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 197-(d) of the New York City Charter.  Action details Not available
LU 0699-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Bedford Avenue Overlay Extension, Brooklyn (C 200158 ZMK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1504-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 699 - Zoning, Bedford Avenue Overlay Extension, Brooklyn (C 200158 ZMK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0700-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200057 ZRK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1505-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 700 - Zoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200057 ZRK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0701-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200056 ZMK)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1506-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 701 - Zoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200056 ZMK)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
LU 0702-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, Mansion Restaurant Sidewalk Café, Manhattan (N 200078 ZRM)Land Use Application Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1507-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Coupled on GOLU 702 - Zoning, Mansion Restaurant Sidewalk Café, Manhattan (N 200078 ZRM)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HOUSING      Not available
Int 1911-2020 ARitchie J. Torres Amended and Coupled on GOProvision of information to tenants of the NYCHA regarding the mold ombudsperson.IntroductionThis bill would require an office or agency designated by the Mayor to distribute to each tenant of the New York City Housing Authority a pamphlet that contains information about the court-appointed mold ombudsperson, the mold ombudsperson’s call center, and how to make a complaint to the mold ombudsperson. The office would also be required to send such pamphlet to local elected officials and certain community representatives and hold a public briefing at least once a year to provide information about the mold ombudsperson.Approved by CouncilPass Action details Not available
     REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS      Not available
Res 1497-2020 *Karen Koslowitz Preconsidered - Coupled on GOAmending Rule 7.00 of the Rules of the Council in relation to changes in membership to the Standing Committees of the Council and the Land Use Subcommittees.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    12.GENERAL ORDERS CALENDAR      Not available
     COUPLED ON GENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
    ~coupledCIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS      Not available
Int 1314-2018 APublic Advocate Jumaane Williams~coupledA and GOProhibiting discrimination based on one’s arrest record, pending criminal accusations or criminal convictions.IntroductionThis bill would extend employment protections for individuals with pending adjournments in contemplation of dismissal (ACDs) and convictions for violations prior to sealing by adding unsealed violations and ACDs to the category of dispositions that may never be considered for the purpose of making employment-related decisions. The bill also prohibits discrimination in licensing against applicants with convictions for violations, even prior to sealing. Additionally, this bill would clarify protections for applicants and employees with pending criminal cases by explicitly requiring an employer to make an individualized assessment of the relationship between the charged conduct and the job, much like what is required for consideration of an individual’s conviction history.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledCONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS LICENSING      Not available
Int 1170-2018 ARitchie J. Torres~coupledA and GORequiring businesses to notify customers of the use of biometric identifier technology and prohibiting the sale of biometric identifier information.IntroductionThis bill addresses the increased collection and use of biometric identifier information, such as the use of facial recognition technology, by commercial establishments to track consumer activity. The bill prohibits the sale of biometric identifier information. It also requires certain commercial establishments, such as retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues, to post signage notifying consumers if they collect biometric identifier information. The bill provides for a private right of action that allows for judgments of $500 for failing to post signage or negligently selling/sharing biometric information and $5,000 for the intentional or reckless sale of biometric information. The bill requires the Chief Privacy Officer to conduct outreach and education to affected commercial establishments.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledCULTURAL AFFAIRS, LIBRARIES AND INTERNATIONAL INTERGROUP RELATIONS      Not available
Int 2034-2020 ALaurie A. Cumbo~coupledA and GOCoordinating the use of open space for art and cultural programming.IntroductionThis bill would require the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management (CECM), in consultation with the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks), the Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) and any other relevant agency or office, to create a website that would provide information on open spaces, such as roadways, parks, or pedestrian plazas, designated by the City for art and cultural programming, facilitate the use of such space by art and cultural institutions and allow users to search for such open space on a map. The website would also allow users to search for information about outdoor programs offered by art and cultural institutions that are coordinated by CECM and provide information about other events either hosted by art and cultural institutions or outdoor events held on private property, to the extent such information is provided to CECM.   Action details Not available
Int 2068-2020 AJames G. Van Bramer~coupledA and GOTemporary use of outdoor space for artistic and cultural events.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to create an “Open Culture” program that would allow eligible art and cultural institutions or cultural venues to use approved open space for artistic or cultural events. The Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management (CECM), in consultation with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Buildings (DOB), the Police Department (NYPD), the Fire Department (NYFD), and any other agency designated by the Mayor, would establish the program by March 1, 2021. There would be an application fee of $20 for participation in the program and the DOT would be required to share a list of eligible open spaces by February 1, 2021. The program would remain in effect until October 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension, but it would expire by March 31, 2022.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledHOUSING AND BUILDINGS      Not available
Int 2033-2020 ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr.~coupledA and GOStatements of compliance, issuance and posting requirements of certificates of occupancy and interim certificates of occupancy.IntroductionThis bill would allow the Department of Buildings (“DOB”) to issue interim certificates of occupancy to authorize occupancy of specific floors of a building prior to completion of permitted construction work on the building after inspection. This bill would not apply to residential buildings with fewer than eight stories or four dwelling units, non-residential buildings with fewer than five stories, mixed-use buildings with fewer than four dwelling units, or parking structures. This bill would also allow for the permit holder to submit the signed statement of compliance required by section 28-118.4.2 of the Administrative Code of the city of New York. It would also require building owners to post a copy of partial certificates of occupancy and temporary certificates of occupancy including interim certificates of occupancy, in accordance with section 28-118.19 of the Administrative Code. This bill would further allow the DOB Commissioner to revoke temporary and interim certificates of occupancy that were issued in error or on the basis of incorrect information.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledLAND USE      Not available
Res 1501-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 691 - Landmarks, DSNY Queens Sanitation Garage 1, Queens (C 200238 PCQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1502-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 694 - Zoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (C 200033 ZMQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1503-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 695 - Zoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (N 200034 ZRQ)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1504-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 699 - Zoning, Bedford Avenue Overlay Extension, Brooklyn (C 200158 ZMK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1505-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 700 - Zoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200057 ZRK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1506-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 701 - Zoning, 803 Rockaway Avenue Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200056 ZMK)Resolution    Action details Not available
Res 1507-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~coupledGOLU 702 - Zoning, Mansion Restaurant Sidewalk Café, Manhattan (N 200078 ZRM)Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledPUBLIC HOUSING      Not available
Int 1911-2020 ARitchie J. Torres~coupledA and GOProvision of information to tenants of the NYCHA regarding the mold ombudsperson.IntroductionThis bill would require an office or agency designated by the Mayor to distribute to each tenant of the New York City Housing Authority a pamphlet that contains information about the court-appointed mold ombudsperson, the mold ombudsperson’s call center, and how to make a complaint to the mold ombudsperson. The office would also be required to send such pamphlet to local elected officials and certain community representatives and hold a public briefing at least once a year to provide information about the mold ombudsperson.   Action details Not available
    ~coupledRULES, PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS      Not available
Res 1497-2020 *Karen Koslowitz~coupledPreconsidered – GOAmending Rule 7.00 of the Rules of the Council in relation to changes in membership to the Standing Committees of the Council and the Land Use Subcommittees.Resolution    Action details Not available
    ~coupledGENERAL ORDER CALENDAR      Not available
          Pass Not available
    13.INTRODUCTION & READING OF BILLS (SEE BELOW)      Not available
    14.DISCUSSION OF RESOLUTIONS      Not available
    15.RESOLUTIONS – None      Not available
Res 0923-2019 *Carlina Rivera  Adopted by the Committee on Women and Gender EquityLoitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense. (S2253-A654)Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
Res 1444-2020 ACarlina Rivera  Amended and Adopted by the Committee on Women and Gender EquityAllow violations for Loitering for the Purpose of Engaging in a Prostitution Offense (PL § 240.37) to be sealed and have the law apply retroactively.Resolution Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Not available
    16.GENERAL DISCUSSION      Not available
    17.EXTENSION OF REMARKS      Not available
     INTRODUCTION AND READING OF BILLS      Not available
Int 2166-2020 *Adrienne E. Adams~SPONSORPreconsidered - FinanceSale of tax liens.IntroductionThis bill would reauthorize the City’s authority to sell tax liens for one year after the enactment of the local law. This bill would also, among other things: 1) create a COVID-19 exemption for calendar year 2021 for certain Class 1, 2 or 4 properties, provided that the property owner owns 10 or fewer units, one of which is the owner’s primary residence, and such owner submits a hardship declaration to the Department of Finance stating that they are experiencing a COVID-related financial hardship; 2) increase the property tax debt eligibility threshold for Class 1 and residential condominium and cooperative properties to $5,000, 3) increase the water debt eligibility threshold for 2- and 3-family homes to $3,000, 4) increase the income eligibility threshold for the Department of Finance’s Property Tax and Interest Deferral (PTAID) Program to $86,400, 5) introduce a process to establish a property tax late payment interest rate for properties with an assessed value between $250,000 and $450,000, 6) mandate certain outreach sessions to be conducted by the Administration during the tax lien sale notice period, and 7) establish a temporary task force to to ensure that the City’s enforcement of delinquent municipal charges is fair, effective, and efficient and to study the feasibility of transferring properties with delinquent property taxes, sewer and water rents subject to a lien to community land trusts, land banks, mutual housing associations or other similar entities.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2167-2020 *Joseph C. Borelli~SPONSORPreconsidered - Housing and BuildingsRequiring carbon monoxide detecting devices in the basements of certain dwellings.IntroductionThis bill would require that all multi-family apartment buildings install carbon monoxide detecting devices in basement common areas of such buildings, except those areas regularly used for access to or egress from a dwelling unit. Such requirement would not apply to private dwellings.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2168-2020 *Justin L. Brannan~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionCreating a water account database.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to create a searchable online database through which anyone who registers and pays a periodic subscription fee may access information relating to water meters, with the exception of 1-3 family homes. Such information will include, but not be limited to, water meter billing data and balances, consumption usage and technical information about the water meter.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2169-2020 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORTransportationRequiring the taxi and limousine commission to study the impact of autonomous vehicles on the city’s taxi and for-hire vehicle industry.IntroductionThis bill would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to conduct a study, with the assistance of the Department of Transportation, on the anticipated impact of autonomous vehicles on the taxi and for-hire vehicle industry. TLC would be required to submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and to publish this report on its website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1495-2020 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequire valid absentee ballots that are missing a dated postmark to be counted if they are received within three days following the day of the election. (A.10844)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1496-2020 *Fernando Cabrera ~SPONSORPublic SafetyNYS Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.0342/ S.3867 in relation to the codification of animal cruelty laws under the Penal Law and A.0634/ S.2623 in relation to promoting awareness and enforcement of animal crime laws.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2170-2020 *Costa G. Constantinides~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionSustainable energy loan program.IntroductionThis bill would amend the previously enacted sustainable energy loan program to permit the energy efficiency improvements to be incorporated into real property as an improvement or component of a new or existing building. It also defines real property to mean any property, an interest in which is or is eligible to be recorded with the city register or the office of the Richmond county clerk by the possessor of such interest.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2171-2020 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Housing and BuildingsDate by which carbon monoxide detectors are required to be installed in commercial spaces.IntroductionThis bill would extend the compliance deadline for Local Law 191 of 2018 from January 1, 2021 until July 1, 2021. Local Law 191 of 2018 requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in commercial spaces.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2172-2020 *Mark Levine~SPONSORGeneral WelfareEligibility requirements for one-shot deal rental arrears grants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the expiration and repeal thereof.IntroductionThis bill would amend the eligibility requirements for one-shot deal rental arrears grants issued by the Human Resources Administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It would obligate the Commissioner of Social Services to waive the requirement that an applicant show the ability to pay future rent, if such applicant experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19, during the period beginning March 7, 2020 to, and including, March 6, 2022. This bill would expire in five years.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2173-2020 *Daniel Dromm ~SPONSORCriminal JusticeBanning solitary confinement in city jails.IntroductionThis bill would ban the use of solitary confinement in city jails.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2174-2020 *Ben Kallos~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsA civic participation framework.IntroductionThis bill would require the adoption of a standard template for the presentation of participation information for government meetings and events. The standard would be studied by a working group and upon adoption would be used for every City government meeting or activity.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1497-2020 *Karen Koslowitz~SPONSORPreconsidered - Rules, Privileges and ElectionsAmending Rule 7.00 of the Rules of the Council in relation to changes in membership to the Standing Committees of the Council and the Land Use Subcommittees.Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2175-2020 *Brad S. Lander~SPONSORPreconsidered - Governmental OperationsUnofficial tally of election results for ranked choice elections.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Board of Elections to publish the unofficial tally of election results for ranked choice voting (RCV) elections in the form of round-by-round tallies, tabulated pursuant to the RCV tabulation procedures of the Charter. This would ensure that the unofficial results are reported in the same format as the final results. It is designed to add transparency to the RCV tabulation process and give voters confidence in the legitimacy of RCV election results.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2176-2020 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORGeneral WelfareSupportive housing tenant’s bill of rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services to create a written notice for supportive housing residents of their rights pursuant to various state and local laws. The bill would require every provider of supportive housing to provide every resident this notice at the time of initial occupancy, at each lease renewal, and upon request. Additionally, the bill would provide that any provider who violates the requirement to provide notice would be willable for a civil penalty of $250.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2177-2020 *Stephen T. Levin~SPONSORGeneral WelfareOutreach to unsheltered individuals.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit police officers from engaging in any outreach to unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2178-2020 *Mark Levine~SPONSORTransportationRequiring the DOT to study the impact of e-commerce deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to work with the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Consumer Affairs and Worker Protection, and Small Business Services to study the impacts of e-commerce deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. DOT would file with the Mayor and the Council and post on its website an annual report about how the volume of deliveries has changed since the onset of COVID-19, and the impact of such deliveries on traffic, road maintenance, pedestrian spaces, local businesses, air quality, and how the Open Streets program has effected e-commerce deliveries. The commissioner of transportation would be required to submit this report each year until 2023, and include recommendations to reduce detrimental impacts of increased e-commerce deliveries.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2179-2020 *Farah N. Louis~SPONSORWomen and Gender EquityIncreasing access to data and maternal mortality and morbidity.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to post the annual Maternal Mortality and Morbidity report on its website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2180-2020 *Keith Powers ~SPONSOREnvironmental ProtectionResults of noise inspections.IntroductionThis bill would mandate that the Department of Environmental Protection publish the results of their noise inspections online within 24 hours after they have been completed.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1498-2020 *Keith Powers ~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsAuthorize boards of elections in NYS to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations. (S.8902/A.10942)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2181-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORTransportationImposition of civil penalties on property owners who fail to repair sidewalk defects.IntroductionThis bill would subject owners of real property to a maximum civil penalty of $250 if they fail to complete sidewalk repairs as directed by the Department of Transportation. In addition, this bill would subject owners of real property to a maximum civil penalty of $250 upon being issued notice of a sidewalk defect that poses an immediate danger to the public if such owners knew or should have known of the defect unless the Department of Transportation determines that the failure to address such defect before notification is reasonable under the circumstances.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1499-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORHealthInforming maternity patients about the risks associated with cesarean section. (S.2888A/A.00318A)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Res 1500-2020 *Carlina Rivera ~SPONSORHealthExpand Medicaid benefits to one year postpartum. (S.7147-A/A.9156)Resolution Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2182-2020 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORGovernmental OperationsRequiring parking sensors for certain city fleet and city contracted vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require all vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or greater in the City fleet and those operated pursuant to a contract with the City, entered into on or after June 1, 2021, to be equipped with parking sensors by no later than June 1, 2022.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2183-2020 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez~SPONSORTransportationWaiving fines and civil penalties for certain taxi and limousine commission-related violations.IntroductionThis bill would require the City to provide a one-time waiver of any outstanding fines or civil penalties, including any additional fees or accrued interest, owed by taxi and for-hire vehicle drivers for violations of laws and rules enforced by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”), where the notice of violation was issued on or before the effective date of the bill. The waiver would not apply to violations that pose a danger to pedestrian, cyclist or motorist safety, or violations related to refusal of passengers.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2184-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPublic SafetyRequiring reporting on the police department’s 2020 community ambassador initiative.IntroductionThis bill would require the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to issue an annual report about its community ambassador initiative, announced in June of 2020. The NYPD would also be required to post the name and contact information of each community ambassador on its website.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
Int 2185-2020 *James G. Van Bramer~SPONSORConsumer Affairs and Business LicensingReusable eating utensils for dine-in customers.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require a study of the impact on banning non-reusable utensils from food service establishments.Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0703-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Sitings & DispositionsLandmarks, P.S. 48 (now P75Q at P.S. 48, The Robert E. Peary School), Queens (20215007 HIQ (N 210188 HIQ))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0703-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, P.S. 48 (now P75Q at P.S. 48, The Robert E. Peary School), Queens (20215007 HIQ (N 210188 HIQ))Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0704-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Landmarks, Public Sitings & DispositionsLandmarks, NYC Health & Hospitals/WoodHull II, Brooklyn (20215010 HHK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0704-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Landmarks, NYC Health & Hospitals/WoodHull II, Brooklyn (20215010 HHK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0705-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 1501-1555 60th Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200086 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0705-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 1501-1555 60th Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 200086 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0706-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 1501-1555 60th Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200087 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0706-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 1501-1555 60th Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 200087 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0707-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 265 Front Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 150178 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0707-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 265 Front Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 150178 ZMK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0708-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.~SPONSORPreconsidered - Zoning & FranchisesZoning, 265 Front Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180178 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available
LU 0708-2020 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Zoning, 265 Front Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (N 180178 ZRK)Land Use Application Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Not available