Council Member Brewer has introduced the below Legislation thus far in the 2022-23 session.
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- Int 752 prohibits (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 requires 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 restricts the assembly and reconditioning of lithium-ion batteries with cells removed from used batteries, and their commercial sale.
- Int. 525 requires 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 requires 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.
- Int. 077 would mirror recent state law changes by prohibiting landlords from considering refusing to rent to prospective tenants solely because they appear on a tenant screening list
- Int. 078 would amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating an informational campaign concerning workers’ rights under the earned safe and sick time act
- Int. 079 would require the Department of Consumer Affairs and Worker Protection to issue no more than two hundred and twenty-five sight-seeing bus license plates.
- Int. 080 would require persons who assemble or evaluate screening reports containing court history of residential tenants and applicants for residential housing to be licensed by the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).
- Int. 081 would amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on food and nutrition education in New York city schools
- Int. 082 would establish protections for tenants of storefront premises through a Storefront Business Bill of Rights.
- Int. 152 would amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing minimum neighborhood service standards and requiring environmental mitigation reports on certain large-scale developments
- Int. 225 would create a historic and cultural marker program to note significant sites in the City.
- Int. 226 aims to reduce noise caused by sightseeing helicopters.
- Int. 227 requires the City Department of Transportation to more fully explain biographies on its website of those who are co-named on streets and parks.
- Int. 228 would increase the number of drinking fountains adjacent to public parks.
- Int. 327 would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to submit a report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council on the total number of housing development fund company units sold within each community board district, and the average sale price and median sale price of housing development fund company units sold within each community board district.
- Int. 464 would exempt grocery stores from the commercial rent tax if they meet certain floor space and affordability requirements.
- Int. 551 A bill introduced with Council Member Lincoln Restler which would require the Department of Small Business Services to require the New York City Economic Development Corporation to prohibit all non-essential helicopter operations at heliports owned or operated by the City.
- Int. 563 would add a right to file a private civil action to the Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA), which allows most private employees in New York City to earn paid sick time from their employers. Under the current law, employees who are denied their rights under the ESTA are limited to filing a complaint with the Department of Consumer Affairs. This bill would allow such employees to also file a case with any court of competent jurisdiction to enforce their rights.
- Int. 713 would create the offense of fostering the sale of stolen goods.
- Int. 714 would amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to creating a land bank.
- Int. 715 would expand the information provided on the open space coordination platform.
- Int. 752 would prohibit the sale of lithium-ion batteries assembled or reconditioned using cells removed from used batteries.
- Int. 790 would amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to documentation establishing proof of identity for a New York City identity card.
- Int. 818 would require the department of consumer and worker protection to implement an outreach and education campaign regarding the Temporary Schedule Change Act.
- Int. 819 would require the posting of lithium-ion battery safety guides in places of business and online retail platforms that sell powered mobility devices.
- Int. 820 would require Public access to water bottle-filling stations in city buildings.
- Int. 959 would amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale and use of gas-powered leaf blowers
- Int. 960 would require authorized emergency vehicles to have an emergency signal device that emits pulsating, low-frequency tones.
- Int. 961 would create an archive of official government social media accounts.
- Int. 984 would eliminate certain outdated and unnecessary temporary programs and pilot programs, unconstitutional provisions, and other outdated and unnecessary provisions.
- Int. 1009 would require double-decker sight-seeing buses to have at least one employee present on the upper level at all times when passengers are present.
- Int. 1010 would amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to adding a 311 complaint category for unlicensed cannabis retailers.
- Int. 1052 would amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to an annual plan to expand access to school playgrounds.
- Int. 1066 would amend the New York city charter, in relation to the role of trees, tree canopy, and vegetation with respect to the city’s long-term sustainability planning.
- Resolution 506 calls on the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.5573/S.3082, in relation to prohibiting eviction without good cause.
- Resolution 389 calls on the New York State Legislature to amend the Hudson River Park Trust Act by banning non-essential use of its heliport.
- Resolution 130 calls on the Federal government to halt the planned closure of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Veteran Affairs Medical Centers
- Resolution 195 calls upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, The Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program (S.9078/A.10148A), which would establish a grant program to provide funding to New York abortion providers and non-profit organizations to increase access to abortion care.
- Resolution 291 calls upon the United States Federal Aviation Administration to ban all non-essential helicopter travel, including tourist and chartered helicopter flights over New York City.
- Resolution 365 calls on the United States Department of Health and Human Services to prioritize refugee settlement resources to New York City.