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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 Thomas White, Jr.
(What's Thomas White, Jr. running for next?)

Vote Item Code Year
Yes Concurrent Performance of Demolition Work and Asbestos Abatement Activities Within the Same Building (Intro 998-A) 2009
- Coney Island Rezoning (LU 1137)
Yes CONFLICT OF INTEREST CHANGES (INTRO 165) 2006
Yes Construction codes (Intro 267-A ) 2010
Yes Contracting With Women and Minority Businesses (Intro 888) 2008
Absent Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn Business Improvement District (Intro 555) 2007
Yes Crane Safety Plans (Intro 796) 2008
Yes Crane Training (Intro 794) 2008
Yes Creates Brownfields Office (Intro 21A) 2009
Yes Creation of Office of Adminstrative Tax Appeals (Intro 597-A) 2007
Yes Crime Scene Cleanups (Intro 0123-2006) 2007
Yes Cutting Standpipes (Intro 1000) 2009
Yes Daily Standpipe Inspections (Intro 999) 2009
Yes DC 37 Residency Requirements (Intro 837) 2008
Yes Debt Collectors Register (Intro 660) 2009
Yes Decrease in unincorporated business tax (Intro 591) 2007
Yes DEFINING THE AREA KNOWN AS THE HUDSON YARDS FINANCING DISTRICT AND RELATED MATTER IN SUPPORT OF THE HUDSON YARDS INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS (INTRO 547) 2006
Yes Demolition Plan (Intro 993) 2009
Absent Department of Education to Report on the Implementation of Billyís Law (Intro 396-A) 2009
Yes Dept. of Finance Assumes SCRIE (Intro 1026) 2009
Yes Deptartment of Education to File Student Enrollement Information with MTA (Intro 951-A) 2009
Yes DETECTING AND PREVENTING THE THEFT OF FIREARMS FROM LICENSED FIREARMS DEALERS (INTRO 363) 2006
Abstain Dirty Sidewalk Hours (Intro 548-A) 2007
Yes Displaying a Passengersí Bill of Rights in Commuter Vans (Intro 1023) 2009
Yes DISPLAYING THE INTERNATIONAL WHEELCHAIR INSIGNIA ON THE EXTERIOR OF ACCESSIBLE TAXICABS (INTRO 354-A) 2006
Yes Distressed Property Consultants (Intro 1070-A) 2009
Yes Documenting Private Donations to Parks (Intro 699) 2008
Yes Dog Restraint Act (Int 0425) 2011
Yes Domestic Partnerships (Intro 501-A) 2007
Yes Domestic violence statistics (Intro 0393) 2010
Yes Drinking fountains (Intro 0264) 2010
Yes Elder Abuse Training (Intro 737) 2008
Yes Electronic Waste Collection (Rescinded) (Intro 104-A Rescinded) 2008
Yes Electronic Waste Management (Part 1) (Intro 728) 2008
Yes Electronic Waste Management (Part 2) (Intro 729) 2008
Yes EMERGING BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM (INTRO 180-A) 2006
Yes Empire Zones extended to Long Island City (Intro 626) 2007
Yes Energy Audits and Retrocommissioning (Intro 967) 2009
Yes Energy conservation code (Intro 0343) 2010
Yes ENFORCEMENT AGAINST CABARETS, DANCE CLUBS AND CERTAIN PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY THAT USE SECURITY PERSONNEL (INTRO 366-A) 2006
Yes Enhance Intra-Agency Notification of Violations (Intro 1007) 2009
Yes Environmental Control Board Revamped (Intro 777) 2008
Absent Expanding Idling Ticket Powers (Intro 40-A) 2009
Yes Expansion of NYFD's Pension Medical Board (Intro 369-A) 2007
Yes Extending Expiration Date of Operating Authority of Unsubsidized Bus Services (Intro 979) 2009
Yes EXTENDING FILM TAX CREDITS (INTRO 384) 2006
Yes EXTENDING RENT STABILIZATION LAW (INTRO 118) 2006
- Fees for Applications, Appeals, Filings, Reviews (Intro 1009)
Yes Fees for Garbage Stations (Intro 867) 2009
- Filing Registration for Property (Intro 824)
Yes Firearm Reporting (Intro 516-A) 2009
Absent Firearm Reporting (Intro 492) 2008
Yes Food Allergy Notices (Intro 818) 2009
- Fostering Small Business Participation in Public Procurement (Res 1977)
Yes Free Birth Certificates for Ex-Prisoners (Intro 574-A) 2007

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