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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

The Staten Island Ferry currently requires that passengers board the ferry via the boarding doors on the ferry’s upper level, unless otherwise instructed. However, certain passengers (such as persons with disabilities that seriously impair their mobility) are also allowed to board the ferry via the boarding doors on the ferry’s lower level. These rules set forth the general boarding requirements, as well as the procedure for permitting lower level boarding access.

Subject: 

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Location: 
DOT
55 Water Street Bid Room, Concourse Level
New York, NY 10041
Contact: 

No contact

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, June 10, 2016
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule The purpose of these revised rules is to simplify the language in the rules to make them easier for the public to understand, to accelerate investigations and make them more transparent to the public, and to codify Board resolutions that were previously voted on and adopted. Specifically, the proposed rules: • Add definitions to clarify the meaning of “Full Board,” “Agency Staff,” “Personal Knowledge,” “Complainant,” “Reporting Non-Witness,” “Victim,” and “Case.” • Move all definitions to section §1-01. • In defining terms “Complainant,” “Reporting Non-Witness,” and “Victim,” differentiate between various types of individuals who report and are involved in incidences of force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, and offensive language investigated by the Civilian Complaint Review Board. • Delineate who must be kept informed of resolutions at various stages of a case. • Add sections §1-11 and §1-15 to explain how CCRB starts to investigate complaints, who may report such a complaint, and the time limitations which affect when a complaint can be filed with the agency. • Provide further detail regarding form statements and warnings read by investigators at the Civilian Complaint Review Board to both officers and civilians prior to a statement being taken. • To prevent unreasonable delays in CCRB’s operations, allow flexibility in panel composition and remove the requirement for voting by Board members to be in-person or by videoconference. • Update the types of case dispositions to reflect the current types of dispositions used by the Civilian Complaint Review Board. • Adjust the specific subsections of case disposition recommendations the Executive Director can review and close without Board approval to reflect a Board resolution made on April 8, 2015. • Codify Board resolutions made in 2014 allowing the Administrative Prosecution Unit to request Board reconsideration or dismissal of allegations pending prosecution. • Adjust the language of §1-46 to hold proposed pleas negotiated by the Administrative Prosecution Unit in abeyance until approved by the Police Commissioner. • Reword §1-54 to clarify a Reporting Non-Witness’s role in the mediation process and adjust language to clarify that parties are not required to sign an agreement after the mediation process is completed. • Move the reconsideration section from §1-55 to §1-36, and rewrite the section to more clearly explain the reconsideration process when various individuals and entities request reconsideration or the reopening of a case, the factors to be considered in whether to reopen a case for reconsideration, and the process by which a case is reconsidered. • Provide more autonomy to the Executive Director to refer complaints outside of the Civilian Complaint Review Board’s jurisdiction to other appropriate agencies. • Codify the Executive Director’s current role in managing the day-to-day operations of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. • Add a section allowing the Board Chair to have the authority to create committees and subcommittees to assist the Civilian Complaint Review Board. In proposing these rule revisions, the Civilian Complaint Review Board has ensured they comply with § 50-a of the New York Civil Rights Law. Civilian Complaint Review Board’s authority for these rules is found in Sections 1043 and 440 of the New York City Charter.

Subject: 

The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is revising multiple sections of its rules to simplify the rules language so that it’s easier for the public to understand the rules, to accelerate investigations and make them more transparent to the public, and to codify Board resolutions that were previously voted on and adopted.

Location: 
Civilian Complaint Review Board Conference Room
100 Church Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

Lindsey Flook, Esq.
ccrbrules@ccrb.nyc.gov
Phone Number - 212-912-7246
Fax Number - 646-500-7254

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

BASIS AND PURPOSE OF PROPOSED RULES

 

 

Section 467-a of the Real Property Tax Law, originally enacted by chapter 273 of the Laws of 1996, established a partial reduction of real property taxes in the form of an abatement for qualifying real property held in the cooperative or condominium form of ownership. Chapter 4 of the Laws of 2013 amended this section to establish additional criteria for eligibility and requirements for abatement applications for fiscal years beginning in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

These proposed rules clarify the eligibility criteria and application requirements by providing:

 

       an explanation of the abatement amount calculation

 

       abatement application requirements for fiscal years beginning in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and the circumstances in which no application is required for the fiscal year beginning in 2012;

 

       that the Commissioner of Finance may require a supplemental application to gather additional information from a cooperative or condominium unit owner to determine eligibility;

 

       clarification of the definition of primary residence and the enhanced abatement available to a unit owner if one of the owner’s units is the owner’s primary residence;

 

       that units in a cooperative or condominium that are receiving an exemption or abatement from another section of law are ineligible for the abatement, and the exceptions to this rule;

 

       clarification of the eligibility requirement that a unit owner own no more than three units in the same development;

 

       that if the Commissioner of Finance determines that the unit was transferred primarily for the purpose of receiving the abatement, then the abatement application will be denied and the abatement already granted will be revoked;

 

       that if the property is in arrears of real property taxes or other City charges that total at least $1,000, then an abatement application will be denied, and an abatement already granted will be revoked; and

 

       that the Commissioner of Finance may recover any erroneous or excessive abatement that is granted.

 

 

Subject: 

Opportunity to comment on proposed rules relating to the partial tax abatement for residential real property held in the cooperative or condominium form of ownership

Location: 
345 Adams Street, 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: 

Beth Goldman
Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs
345 Adams Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11201
GoldmanBeth@Finance.nyc.gov