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District 6

Gale A. Brewer

Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton

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Council Member Gale A. Brewer has introduced the below Legislation thus far in 2022:

  • Int. 0077 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. 0078 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. 0079 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. 0080 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. 0081 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. 82 would establish protections for tenants of storefront premises through a Storefront Business Bill of Rights.
  • Int. 0152 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. 0225 would create a historic and cultural marker program to note significant sites in the City.
  • Int. 0226 aims to reduce noise caused by sightseeing helicopters.
  • Int. 0227 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. 0228 would increase the number of drinking fountains adjacent to public parks.
  • Int. 0327 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. 0382 would 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.
  • Int. 0383 would change the timeline requiring that when there is a new vacancy or change of ownership in commercial premises that requires filing a new registration statement, such supplemental registration statement must be filed
  • Int. 0464 would exempt grocery stores from the commercial rent tax if they meet certain floor space and affordability requirements.
  • Int. 0525 would 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. 0551 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. 0563 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.
  • Resolution 0130 calls on the Federal government to halt the planned closure of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Veteran Affairs Medical Centers.
  • Resolution 0195 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

Co-Sponsored Legislation:

  • Int. 195 would require vacant dwelling units to be registered annually with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) as part of the annual property registration statement currently submitted by property owners.
  • Int 244 would create a citywide curbside organics program for residential buildings.
  • Int. 280 would mandate that DSNY establish and operate at least one community recycling center in each community district. (CORE Act)