Keith Powers

Jan 2018 - Dec 2025
District 4 (Manhattan)


Committee on Finance
Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections (chair)
Manhattan Delegation of the New York City Council

Legislation (2024-2025 Session)

Council member Keith Powers has introduced 44 bills in the current legislative session.

44 bills are in Committee Establishment of a task force to study options and make recommendations for a plan to implement a municipal public bank.
with 19 sponsors Suspending the tax imposed by chapter 24 of title 11 of such code for the tax year beginning on June 1, 2023.
with 4 sponsors Exemption from the commercial rent tax.
with 5 sponsors Temporary exemption from the payment of the commercial rent tax for certain businesses.
with 6 sponsors Reporting on moneys on deposit.
with 18 sponsors Reporting on non-depository city financial services.
with 18 sponsors Mold assessments in class A multiple dwellings.
with 2 sponsors Outdoor gas fueled heating devices. Designation and usage of public libraries as polling places.
with 6 sponsors Creation of an interactive zoning lot map.
with 2 sponsors Assigning a unique identifying number to each zoning lot in the city.
with 2 sponsors Permitting dwelling occupants to postpone indoor allergen hazard inspections until after the COVID-19 state of emergency, and providing for the repeal of such provision upon the expiration thereof. Pilot program for the use of unmanned aircraft systems in the inspection of the exterior walls of buildings greater than six stories in height.
with 2 sponsors Requiring officers and employees of city contractors to report corruption and to cooperate with the DOI.
with 2 sponsors Requiring the publication of the NYPD auxiliary police guide.
with 2 sponsors Establishing timelines for the approval of permits and expanding real time tracking of pending permits. Extending scheduled vehicle retirement dates for taxicabs during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency and the repeal thereof. Prohibiting businesses from setting a minimum purchase requirement greater than $10 for credit card transactions.
with 5 sponsors Regulating covenants not to compete for freelance workers.
with 7 sponsors Requiring the department of correction to publish all of its rules, policies and directives.
with 6 sponsors Maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a person in the custody of the department of correction.
with 6 sponsors The board of correction’s access to body-worn camera records.
with 5 sponsors Reducing noise caused by chartered helicopters.
with 10 sponsors Requiring the department of education to create a plan to administer specialized high schools admission tests on a school day.
with 7 sponsors Creation of a permanent COVID-19 wastewater testing program and the reporting of testing results, and to repeal section 24-531 of such code, relating to the creation of a pilot program to test sewage for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.
with 5 sponsors Requiring an after hours variance for the removal of construction debris.
with 11 sponsors Requiring businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes to provide bicycle operators with fireproof or fire-resistant containers for removable storage batteries used to power motor-assisted bicycles.
with 12 sponsors Amending the definition of business dealings with the city to include certain uncertified applications to the dept of city planning.
with 3 sponsors Authorizing city agencies to operate small remotely piloted aircraft.
with 4 sponsors Monthly reports on animal shelters that are in contract with the city.
with 5 sponsors Standards and reporting regarding indoor air quality in schools within the city school district.
with 13 sponsors Establishing a pilot program to monitor indoor air quality in certain commercial buildings.
with 11 sponsors Establishing a pilot program to monitor indoor air quality in certain residential buildings.
with 11 sponsors Standards and reporting regarding indoor air quality in city buildings.
with 11 sponsors Sidewalk shed design requirements.
with 8 sponsors Requiring permit holders responsible for sidewalk sheds or scaffolding to repair or replace certain damaged city-owned trees.
with 8 sponsors Removing construction-related equipment.
with 8 sponsors Altering the timeline of initial façade examinations for new construction and coordinating all façade examinations on each city block.
with 7 sponsors Limiting the circumstances in which a person may be detained by the police department on a civil immigration detainer.
with 5 sponsors Limiting communication between the department of correction and federal immigration authorities.
with 7 sponsors Amending the nuisance abatement law regarding the sale or delivery of cannabis.
with 27 sponsors Requiring a study of dangerous driving.
with 6 sponsors Housing decisions for transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary and intersex individuals.
with 5 sponsors Use of global positioning system coordinates for 311 complaints and service requests.
with 3 sponsors

Sponsored Legislation

Council member Keith Powers has sponsored 39 bills originally introduced by other Council members in the current legislative session. Enacted The naming of the Paul A. Vallone Queens Animal Care Center.
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams Enacted Provision of senior citizen rent increase exemption application forms pre-populated with applicable data to eligible persons living in city-supervised Mitchell-Lama housing.
Introduced by Eric Dinowitz Safety standards for powered bicycles and powered mobility devices used for food delivery services.
Introduced by Oswald Feliz Requiring the commissioner of emergency management to develop and implement a plan regarding public notification during air quality emergencies.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler Emergency response protocols on days of air quality emergency.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler Requiring the commissioner of emergency management to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for air quality emergencies.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler Requiring the department of citywide administrative services to maintain an interactive webpage providing information on the city government workforce and to publish semiannual reports aggregating and summarizing such information.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler Prohibiting low bass music originating from open-air structures and spaces used for performances or events.
Introduced by Lynn C. Schulman Enacted Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to develop a healthy nyc population health agenda.
Introduced by Lynn C. Schulman Prohibiting the issuance of permits for the use of sound apparatuses to produce low bass sounds.
Introduced by Lynn C. Schulman Requiring sheriffs and city marshals to report housing displacement to the department of social services/human resources administration to evaluate eligibility for legal counsel.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés Reporting on vacant public housing dwelling units.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés Prohibiting the department of sanitation from charging the New York city housing authority for sanitation services.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés The creation of a mobile application that provides information about electric vehicle charging stations.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés Requiring moped retailers to provide ownership information at point of sale.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer Requiring the department of correction to report programming and fiscal information.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán Requiring the department of education to create a plan to provide specialized high schools exam preparation to all middle school students.
Introduced by Oswald Feliz Prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle with fraudulent or expired license plates.
Introduced by Oswald Feliz Creating a private right of action related to civil immigration detainers and cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif Minimum temperatures required to be maintained in dwellings.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson Creation of a public awareness campaign on the dangers of purchasing cannabis or cannabis products from unlicensed cannabis retailers.
Introduced by Julie Menin Increasing civil penalties for idling infractions by trucks and buses.
Introduced by Julie Menin Installation of solar photovoltaic systems on city-owned property.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse The fees charged in a residential rental real estate transaction.
Introduced by Chi A. Ossé Requiring a report on voter registration in city jails.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Procedures following the death of an individual in custody of the department of correction and a report on compassionate release.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera Periodic inspections of gas piping systems, ordinary plumbing work, reestablishing the plumbing and fire suppression piping contractor license board, piping systems, emergency work, fire suppression piping work, and seizure.
Introduced by Pierina Ana Sanchez Building water system maintenance and inspection.
Introduced by Pierina Ana Sanchez Development and distribution of materials on the risks of keeping a gun in the home.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu Requiring the department of buildings to create and maintain an assistance and outreach program for compliance with façade inspection requirements.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu Requiring the department of education to create a plan for a pilot after school SHSAT preparation program.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan A vehicle theft prevention program.
Introduced by Linda Lee The cleaning and maintenance of city property.
Introduced by Kevin C. Riley Preventing interference of sidewalk sheds in parks and playgrounds.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher Required lighting under sidewalk sheds.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher Penalties for failure to apply for corresponding work permits after installing a sidewalk shed.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher Establishing organic waste composting facilities in each borough.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse Clarifying the definition of organic waste drop off site
Introduced by Sandy Nurse Duplicate 311 requests for service and complaints.
Introduced by Eric Dinowitz