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District 6

Gale A. Brewer

Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton

Welcome to my governmental home page. If you’re looking for my weekly newsletter, please click here.

On this page, you’ll find information on my work representing the 6th Council District on New York’s City Council since January 3, 2022, when I was sworn in and appointed by Council Speaker Adrienne Adams to chair the Committee on Oversight and Investigations.

I also serve on the Council’s committees on Consumer and Worker Protection, Finance, Governmental Operations, Higher Education, and Rules, Privileges, and Elections. I’m a member of the Council’s Women’s Caucus. 

Visit my Legislation page to read about what we have accomplished so far this term, including passage of laws to:

  • Int 752 prohibit (i) the assembly or reconditioning of a lithium-ion battery using cells removed from used storage batteries; and (ii) the sale of a lithium-ion battery that uses cells removed from used storage batteries. A person who violated the proposed local law would be subject to a civil penalty. The Fire Department would be required to engage in an outreach campaign to stores that repair powered mobility devices to inform such stores of the conduct prohibited by this law.
  • Int. 656 require the FDNY, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), to develop an information campaign to educate the public on the fire risks posed by powered mobility devices such as e-bikes and electric scooters. The campaign would be required to include guidance on how to identify safe products, as well as best practices for maintenance, storage, and charging. 
  • Int. 752 restrict the assembly and reconditioning of lithium-ion batteries with cells removed from used batteries, and their commercial sale.
  • Int. 525 require that anyone attempting to sell a catalytic converter that has been removed from a vehicle or presenting a catalytic converter to a processor to remove materials from the catalytic converter provide information about the vehicle the catalytic converter was removed from and either show that the seller owns the vehicle or was otherwise authorized to remove the catalytic converter in connection with a repair.
  • Int. 382 require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to add a space on permit and license applications for applicants to note their language of choice for mailings related to inspection results, including settlement offers for alleged violations.

Oversight and Investigations Committee hearings this term include: