2014-05-14 18:26:25

Landmark Rules Reform

A groundbreaking package of rules reforms to make the Council more inclusive and accountable. Among the highlights are reform of member items, fair consideration of legislation, increased transparency and public engagement, more empowered committees and committee chairs, a Commission to examine stipends and compensation, and the creation of a legislative drafting unit.

2014-05-29 02:54:46

Vision Zero

This comprehensive package of reforms and new measures provides a meaningful plan of action to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities in New York City.

2014-07-26 23:59:57

Council Passes Municipal ID Bill

“This landmark legislation to create the New York City Identity Card Program will go a long way towards helping New Yorkers access city services while also giving identification to those who have not had one before.” - Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

2014-08-20 02:21:25

Paid Sick Time Expansion

This legislation secured the right to paid sick leave for 500,000 more New Yorkers.

2014-09-19 06:20:05

Combating Climate Change

This landmark legislative package and policy platform reaffirms the Council's commitment to creating a sustainable future for New York City. The package includes: • Setting a bold new target of reducing our citywide greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 • Connecting the unemployed to green jobs • Reducing the carbon footprint of municipal operations • Making buildings more energy efficient • Promoting low-carbon transportation • Planning for a more equitable, greener city • Passing legislation to make New York City’s air even cleaner

2014-09-23 23:59:57

New Penalties for Harassing Tenants

This legislation doubled the maximum penalty for tenant harassment from $5,000 to $10,000 and increased the minimum penalty for repeat offenders from $1,000 to $2,000. Additionally, this legislation requires HPD to post information about landlords who harass tenants online.

2014-10-20 18:26:25

Pre-tax Transit Benefits

This legislation requires New York City companies with 20 or more full-time employees to offer pre-tax transit benefits. The bill encourages employers to take advantage of an existing federal tax benefit, which already allows businesses to offer its workers $130 a month as pre-tax income for transportation.

2014-11-14 13:27:21

Detainers & ICE Removal from Rikers

This bill further limits the request for local law enforcement agencies to continue to hold an individual after his/her case has been resolved to facilitate pick up and detention by federal immigration authorities.

2014-12-08 18:26:25

Birth Certificate Gender Markers

Individuals can now change the gender marker on their birth certificate by having a medical or mental health professional fill out an affidavit or affirmation attesting that the changed designation more accurately reflects the applicant's sex or gender identity. “This bill will help affirm the basic human rights of transgender New Yorkers and will go a long way in addressing disparities faced by transgender individuals,” said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

2014-12-17 22:38:28

Social Adult Day Care Regulation

The Council signed a Bill requiring all social adult day care facilities in the City to register with the Department for the Aging and comply with regulations developed by New York State.


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