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The ordinance requires that all candidates comply with contribution limits and disclosure requirements. The ordinance also established the Campaign Finance Program (the Program). Candidates who join the Program also agree to comply with strict expenditure limits, and in return they become eligible to receive public matching funds for their campaigns, based on contributions they raise from NYC residents.
This ordinance creates an open data policy for the City of New York. Open data means that the data generated by the government should be available to the public to the greatest extent possible over the Internet without license or registration and in a format that permits everyone to access and analyze it. The ordinance requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DoITT) to promulgate open data standards. It requires all public data that City agencies make available on the Internet to be consolidated onto one centralized website in open data formats. In addition, the ordinance requires the web portal to include an online forum to solicit feedback from the public and to encourage public discussion on open data policies and public data set availability on the web portal.
The initiative requires all NYPD officers to identify themselves in every law enforcement related interaction. The initiative requires officers to state the reason for the contact and provide contact information for the civil review board when the contact does not end in arrest. The initiative also provides an exception when an officer is not in uniform and where identification would compromise the immediate safety of the public or officers or would seriously compromise a specific, ongoing law enforcement investigation.
The initiative requires NYPD officers, prior to conducting a search for which an officer must receive consent, to explain to any individual being asked to consent to a search that the search is voluntary and that he or she has the right to refuse the request. The initiative also requires officers to create an audio or written record of the person's consent in every case in which consent to search is given and to create and submit a report based on those records, including the race and ethnicity of the person searched.
This initiative prohibits bias-based profiling by officers, which includes using certain personal factors such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration or citizenship status, socioeconomic status, or other defined characteristics as a basis of suspicion for unlawful activities. The initiative explains the prohibited practice by juxtaposing it with the permitted use of information about the circumstance, relevant to the locality and time frame, that links a person of a certain race, color, ethnicity, etc., to illegal activity. The initiative also authorizes citizens and organizations to file claims of disparate impact or intentional discrimination or against a variety of individuals and agencies.
This initiative establishes an office of the inspector general for the NYPD, which would serve as an independent investigatory unit for police misconduct. The initiative prohibits the Inspector General from being a member of the NYPD and makes the office independent from the mayor's and NYPD commissioner's oversight or review. The initiative requires the Inspector General office review, report and make recommendations for change to the mayor, commissioner, and city council to improve the department's policies, practices, programs, and operations, in addition to coordinating with the citizen review board and the internal affairs bureau on review of misconduct and disciplinary actions.
This ordinance requires lighting systems to be upgraded and sub-meters to be installed in certain covered buildings based on square footage; requires that each tenant or subtenant within a covered tenant space that has a sub-meter to measure electrical consumption shall be provided with a monthly statement showing the amount of electricity measured by the sub-meter; and requires the owner of each covered building to file a report with the department certifying that sub-meters have been installed in all covered tenant spaces.
A local law to amend the New York City charter and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring energy audits and retro-commissioning of base building systems of certain buildings and retro-fitting of certain city-owned buildings.
This local law adopts the energy conservation construction code of New York state; allows compliance to be determined through the use of computer software developed by the United States Department of Energy; exempts certain low energy buildings from the building thermal envelope provisions; permits the commissioner to find that an energy efficiency programs exceeds the energy efficiency required by this code; allows a building upon approval in writing the the commissioner to be considered in compliance with this code; requires certain building and construction inspections; and requires the submission of an evaluation report by the manufacturer or approved agency on each prefabricated construction assembly, indicating the complete details of the mechanical system.
This ordinance amends New York City Local Law 62 in order to ensure consistency among City agencies that work with Immigration and Custom Enforcement. Under the ordinance, the definitions of 'convicted of a crime' and 'pending criminal case' would be harmonized with the definitions in Local Law 21. The ordinance also requires the DOC to report: the total number of detainers lodged disaggregated by the reason given by immigration authorities for issuing the detainers; the number of persons held pursuant to detainers beyond the time when such individual would otherwise be released from DOC custody disaggregated by the reason given by immigration authorities for issuing the detainers; the number of individuals transferred to immigration authorities pursuant to detainers subsequent to the dismissal of the criminal case that brought the individual into the department's custody; the number of individuals transferred to the custody of immigration authorities pursuant to civil immigration detainers who had no misdemeanor or felony convictions and had an outstanding warrant of removal or previously had been subject to a final order of removal; the number of individuals transferred to immigration authorities pursuant to detainers who had no misdemeanor or felony convictions and were charged with a felony or felonies in a pending covered criminal case; the number of individuals transferred to immigration authorities pursuant to detainers who had no misdemeanor or felony convictions and were charged solely with a misdemeanor or misdemeanors in a pending covered criminal case; and the number of individuals held pursuant to detainers beyond the time when such individuals would otherwise have been released from the department's custody who were not transferred to the custody of immigration authorities either because of the expiration of the forty-eight-hour hold period or because immigration authorities disavowed an intention to assume custody.