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The database here includes all laws, important land use decisions, and significant resolutions passed by the New York City Council since January 2002. Use the search options to the right to find bills by year, topic, keyword and/or bill number. Also see how each council member voted and if the mayor signed or vetoed the legislation.

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Laws Passed Since 2002

For councilmember Jose M. Serrano
(What's Jose M. Serrano running for next?)

Vote Item Code Year
Yes $400 TAX REBATE FOR HOMEOWNERS (INTRO 412) 2004
Yes 18% PROPERTY TAX INCREASE (INTRO 317-A) 2002
Yes 2004 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET 2003
Yes 911 TELEPHONE FEE (INTRO 219) 2002
Yes ABSENTEE LANDLORD TAX (INTRO 474) 2003
Yes ADOPT-A-PARK PROGRAM (INTRO 399-A) 2003
Yes AIR-CONDITIONED BUSES FOR DISABLED CHILDREN (INTRO 262-A) 2003
Yes AIRPORT LEASES (L.U. 112 & RES 309) 2004
Yes ANIMAL SHELTER OPERATION REDUCTION (INTRO 234) 2002
Yes ANTI-BULLYING LAW (INTRO 188-A) 2004
Yes ANTI-GRAFFITI LEGISLATION (INTRO 286-A) 2002
Yes ANTI-WAR RESOLUTION (RES 549-A) 2003
Yes AWNING VIOLATION MORATORIUM (INTRO 272-A) 2004
Yes AWNING VIOLATIONS (INTRO 305-A) 2003
Yes BENEFITS FOR FAMILIES OF DECEASED CITY EMPLOYEES (INTRO 6) 2004
Yes BICYCLE SIDEWALK BAN (INTRO 116-A) 2002
Yes BUILDING CODE REFORM (INTRO 126-A) 2004
Yes BUS IDLING (INTRO 110-A) 2004
Yes BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT EXPANSIONS (INTRO 323) 2004
Yes BUSINESS INTEGRITY COMMISSION (INTRO 177-A) 2002
Yes CAMPAIGN DEBT (INTRO 313-A) 2003
Yes CAMPAIGN FINANCE PROGRAM - DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS (INTRO 466-A) 2004
Yes CAMPAIGN FINANCE PROGRAM - MATCHING FUNDS (INTRO 124-A) 2004
Yes CAMPAIGN FINANCE PROGRAM - SELF FINANCED CANDIDATES (INTRO 371-A) 2004
Yes CAMPAIGN FINANCE PROGRAM AMENDMENTS (INTRO 171-A) 2003
Yes CAR ALARM BAN (INTRO 81-A) 2004
Yes CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS (INTRO 4-A) 2004
Yes CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE LANDMARK STATUS (L.U. 508) 2003
Yes CELL PHONE BAN AT PERFORMANCES (INTRO 257-A) 2002
Yes CELL PHONE TAX SURCHARGE (INTRO 218) 2002
Yes CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTION (INTRO 409-A) 2003
Yes CIGARETTE TAX INCREASE (INTRO 230) 2002
Yes CITY CONTRACTING REFORM (INTRO 111) 2002
Yes CITY COUNCILíS OPERATING BUDGET (RES 211) 2004
Yes CITY HALL PURCHASING REPORTS (INTRO 112) 2002
Yes COMMERCIAL TAX INCENTIVES (INTRO 520) 2003
Yes COMMUNITY FACILITY ZONING (L.U. 236 and RES 586) 2004
Yes CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES AT GROUND ZERO (INTRO 191-A) 2003
Yes CONTRACTING REFORM NO CODE 2004
Yes COUNCIL CHAIRS FAIR MARKET VALUE REPLACEMENT (INTRO 68) 2002
Yes CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF CITY RECORDS (INTRO 102-A) 2003
Yes DEATH PENALTY MORATORIUM (RES 12-A) 2002
Yes DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE RESTRUCTURING (INTRO 227A) 2002
Yes DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS (INTRO 114) 2002
Yes DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND EMPLOYERS (INTRO 107-A) 2003
Yes DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES (INTRO 120-A) 2002
Yes DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN REZONING (L.U. 146-165) 2004
Yes DRAG RACING (INTRO 364-A) 2004
Yes EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (INTRO 402) 2004
Yes EDUCATION CAPITAL PROJECT REPORTS (INTRO 215-A) 2003
Yes EDUCATION FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS (INTRO 93-A) 2003
Yes ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SAFETY (INTRO 205-A) 2004
Yes ELECTRONIC DEATH CERTIFICATES (INTRO 198-A) 2003
Yes EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION AT CITY HOSPITALS (INTRO 281-A) 2003
Yes EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION AT HEALTH CLINICS (INTRO 285-A) 2003

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