City Council

New NYC Law Would Mandate Reporting On School Metal DetectorsThe New York City Council is expected to pass a bill requiring the school system to disclose how many students must pass through metal detectors to get to school.
City Council Looks To Crack Down On Synthetic Marijuana With Proposed BillsIt's already illegal in New York, but manufacturers can circumvent the law by changing the mix of chemical additives when certain substances are banned.
Push On For Hearing Loops To Transmit Audio At City MeetingsA bill has been introduced in the New York City Council that would make it easier for those with severe hearing loss to hear.
New Law Requires Automatic Fire Sprinklers In NYC Businesses With AnimalsAll pet shops and facilities that house animals for 24 hours in New York City will now have to be equipped with automatic fire sprinklers.
City Council Approves Cooling Tower Regulations In Wake Of Legionnaires' OutbreakThe City Council is expected to vote Thursday on new regulations to force building owners to register and inspect their cooling towers as New York City's outbreak of Legionnaires' continues to spread.
NYC Hospitals Ban Filming Of Reality TV Shows In Emergency RoomsA letter signed by 33 members of the City Council members was sent to area hospitals after a patient died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and his widow was stunned to later see his death on a reality TV show.
De Blasio Declines Uber's Online Debate InviteThe de Blasio administration is trying to slow down Uber's rapid expansion.
NYC Council Members Call On Hospitals To Keep Reality TV Out Of ERsThe move comes after a patient, Mark Chanko, died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and his widow was stunned to later see his death on reality TV show "New York Med."
Report: City Council Drafting Bill That Could Ground Helicopter ToursThe New York City Council is reportedly drafting a bill that could permanently ground helicopter tours in the five boroughs.
City Council Considers Bill Limiting Uber, Other For-Hire VehiclesUber and similar car services may hit a roadblock at City Hall.
NYC's $78.5 Billion Budget Heads To City Council For VoteThe entire Fiscal Year 2016 budget will go to a vote before the full council later this week.
City Council Approves Bill To Ban Private Employers From Asking Applicants About CrimeThe New York City Council on Wednesday passed legislation to ban private sector employers from asking job applicants if they have been convicted of a crime.