New York City Council
New York City lawmakers have agreed on a $75 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Public Advocate Letitia James is proposing a bill that would require colleges to coordinate with the local rape crisis centers and the NYPD and force them to release sex assaults stats to the public every month.
Education committee chairman Danny Dromm wore a bright orange t-shirt similar to the ones used to isolate students being disciplined at Coney Island Prep charter school during Tuesday’s hearing.
“If the city were to take over the program, that it would mean lots of tickets going to drivers that perhaps don’t deserve them and the erosion of credibility,” AAA New York’s Robert Sinclair, Jr. said.
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has voluntarily given up her authority to decide how a large chunk of the council’s discretionary funding is distributed.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed the proposal on Wednesday.
The law, passed by the City Council late last month, clarifies that the protections of the city’s Human Rights Law cover interns as well as employees.
A bill pending in the City Council would require 10 percent of the 160 health agents to wear some type of body camera when they inspect restaurants and bars.
All city residents will be eligible for the cards. But they will be targeted to those who cannot easily get photo ID cards because they are not legal U.S. residents.
The move would be a departure from the belt tightening the City Council did over the past eight years.
Workers at businesses with five or more employees who are hired to work more than 80 hours a calendar year will now be able to accrue up to five paid sick days per year under the new provision.
The New York City Council is considering a measure that would allow missing persons ads to run on TVs inside taxi cabs.
Acting Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston told a City Council committee that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last month.
Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.
Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.