Keith Powers

Jan 2018 - Dec 2023
District 4 (Manhattan)
Majority Leader

Comittees

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

Legislation (2022-2023 Session)

Council member Keith Powers has introduced 48 bills in the current legislative session.

34 bills are in Committee , 12 bills are Laid Over in Committee , 2 bills are Enacted

intro.nyc/0029-2022 Outdoor gas fueled heating devices.
with 3 sponsors
intro.nyc/0057-2022 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.
intro.nyc/0058-2022 Requiring the publication of the NYPD auxiliary police guide.
with 3 sponsors
intro.nyc/0083-2022 Prohibiting businesses from setting a minimum purchase requirement greater than $10 for credit card transactions.
with 9 sponsors
intro.nyc/0180-2022 Designation and usage of public libraries as polling places.
with 14 sponsors
intro.nyc/0181-2022 Requiring the department of correction to publish all of its rules, policies and directives.
with 19 sponsors
intro.nyc/0182-2022 Amending the definition of business dealings with the city to include certain uncertified applications to the dept of city planning.
with 4 sponsors
intro.nyc/0183-2022 Monthly reports on animal shelters that are in contract with the city.
with 6 sponsors
intro.nyc/0184-2022 Limiting the circumstances in which a person may be detained by the police department on a civil immigration detainer.
with 18 sponsors
intro.nyc/0185-2022 Limiting communication between the department of correction and federal immigration authorities.
with 20 sponsors
intro.nyc/0279-2022 Purchase of zero emission vehicles by the city.
with 39 sponsors
intro.nyc/0280-2022 Community recycling centers.
with 44 sponsors
intro.nyc/0281-2022 Organic waste drop off sites.
with 43 sponsors
intro.nyc/0346-2022 Creation of an interactive zoning lot map.
with 7 sponsors
intro.nyc/0347-2022 Enacted Suspending the tax imposed by chapter 24 of title 11 of such code for the tax year beginning on June 1, 2022
with 5 sponsors
intro.nyc/0348-2022 Classifying credit card processing fees and bank fees as exempt expenditures.
with 6 sponsors
intro.nyc/0415-2022 Requiring a study of dangerous driving.
with 10 sponsors
intro.nyc/0450-2022 Mold assessments in class A multiple dwellings.
with 7 sponsors
intro.nyc/0451-2022 Assigning a unique identifying number to each zoning lot in the city.
with 3 sponsors
intro.nyc/0452-2022 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 5 sponsors
intro.nyc/0453-2022 Requiring officers and employees of city contractors to report corruption and to cooperate with the DOI.
with 6 sponsors
intro.nyc/0454-2022 Establishing timelines for the approval of permits and expanding real time tracking of pending permits.
with 6 sponsors
intro.nyc/0455-2022 Extending scheduled vehicle retirement dates for taxicabs during the COVID-19 state disaster emergency and the repeal thereof.
with 3 sponsors
intro.nyc/0456-2022 Maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a person in the custody of the department of correction.
with 7 sponsors
intro.nyc/0457-2022 Authorizing city agencies to operate small remotely piloted aircraft.
with 3 sponsors
intro.nyc/0496-2022 Exemption from the commercial rent tax.
with 10 sponsors
intro.nyc/0497-2022 Temporary exemption from the payment of the commercial rent tax for certain businesses.
with 11 sponsors
intro.nyc/0498-2022 Reporting on moneys on deposit.
with 37 sponsors
intro.nyc/0499-2022 Reporting on non-depository city financial services.
with 36 sponsors
intro.nyc/0545-2022 Requiring the department of education to create a plan to administer specialized high schools admission tests on a school day.
with 9 sponsors
intro.nyc/0632-2022 Fair Chance for Housing Act
with 35 sponsors
intro.nyc/0633-2022 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 10 sponsors
intro.nyc/0687-2022 Requiring added sugar notifications for menu items in chain restaurants.
with 41 sponsors
intro.nyc/0728-2022 Housing decisions for transgender, gender nonconforming and intersex individuals.
with 17 sponsors
intro.nyc/0773-2022 Reducing noise caused by chartered helicopters.
with 10 sponsors
intro.nyc/0774-2022 Requiring the dept of environmental protection to measure construction-related sound levels inside dwelling units upon request.
with 14 sponsors
intro.nyc/0775-2022 Results of noise inspections.
with 13 sponsors
intro.nyc/0776-2022 Providing noise inspection reports.
with 13 sponsors
intro.nyc/0777-2022 Requiring an after hours variance for the removal of construction debris.
with 11 sponsors
intro.nyc/0778-2022 Establishing a photo noise violation monitoring device program for motor vehicles.
with 12 sponsors
intro.nyc/0826-2022 Regulating covenants not to compete for freelance workers.
with 16 sponsors
intro.nyc/0886-2023 Enacted Accessory sign violations and waiving penalties and fees for signs that are accessory to a use on the same zoning lot.
with 17 sponsors
intro.nyc/0949-2023 Establishment of a program to provide reduced cost or no cost lithium-ion batteries used in powered mobility devices.
with 30 sponsors
intro.nyc/0950-2023 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 28 sponsors
intro.nyc/0970-2023 Sidewalk shed design requirements.
with 12 sponsors
intro.nyc/0971-2023 Requiring permit holders responsible for sidewalk sheds or scaffolding to repair or replace certain damaged city-owned trees.
with 12 sponsors
intro.nyc/0972-2023 Removing construction-related equipment.
with 12 sponsors
intro.nyc/0973-2023 Altering the timeline of initial façade examinations for new construction and coordinating all façade examinations on each city block.
with 10 sponsors

Sponsored Legislation

Council member Keith Powers has sponsored 123 bills originally introduced by other Council members in the current legislative session.

intro.nyc/0004-2022 Prohibiting the sale of guinea pigs as pets, and clarifying the definition of the term “pet shop” to address inconsistent use of such term in the code.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0006-2022 Permanent removal of lead-based paint on friction surfaces in child-occupied dwellings.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0008-2022 Disclosure of service fee charges associated with tickets to entertainment events in NYC.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0031-2022 Sidewalk cafes and roadway cafes.
Introduced by Marjorie Velázquez
intro.nyc/0056-2022 Enacted Establishing a nightlife opioid antagonist program.
Introduced by Chi A. Ossé
intro.nyc/0070-2022 Enacted Continuation of the New York city rent stabilization law of nineteen hundred sixty-nine.
Introduced by Pierina Ana Sanchez
intro.nyc/0088-2022 Requiring a report on package deliveries.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0102-2022 Requiring the department of environmental protection to post a map of green roofs online.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0106-2022 Enacted Sale of electric space heaters.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0115-2022 Minimum temperatures required to be maintained in dwellings.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0116-2022 Enacted Creating a one-stop shop small business portal.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0136-2022 Enacted The capabilities of community-based organizations to provide language services to support city services.
Introduced by Julie Won
intro.nyc/0139-2022 Report on the impact of the deaths of parents and guardians from COVID-19 on children and the repeal of such requirement upon the expiration thereof.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0150-2022 Electric vehicle charging stations in open parking lots and parking garages.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0151-2022 Establishing an office of climate resiliency.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0158-2022 Creating a private right of action related to civil immigration detainers and cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0193-2022 Lead-based paint hazards in common areas of dwellings.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0198-2022 Requiring the department of education to stock opioid antagonists in all school buildings.
Introduced by Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
intro.nyc/0206-2022 Enacted Requiring the commissioner of information technology and telecommunications to report on wait times for the 311 customer service center to connect callers to an interpreter.
Introduced by Sandra Ung
intro.nyc/0209-2022 Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a person’s height or weight in opportunities of employment, housing, and access to public accommodations.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0226-2022 Reducing noise caused by sightseeing helicopters that meet federal noise reduction standards.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0236-2022 Mayor's Desk for Signature Providing contracted ferry service at reduced cost to certain persons.
Introduced by Amanda Farías
intro.nyc/0244-2022 Residential curbside organics collection.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0247-2022 Prohibiting new electronic cigarette retailers near schools.
Introduced by Robert F. Holden
intro.nyc/0255-2022 Aging In Place Package - Senior citizen rent increase exemption and the disability rent increase exemption.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0256-2022 Use of force incidents involving police department use of a motor vehicle.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0258-2022 Enacted Report on suitable locations for installing public bathrooms.
Introduced by Rita C. Joseph
intro.nyc/0274-2022 Establishing a goal of zero waste for NYC by 2030.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0275-2022 Goal of zero waste to landfill.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0286-2022 Requiring alternating high and low, two-toned signal devices on emergency vehicles.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0291-2022 Enacted Citywide greenway plan.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0304-2022 Requiring parks enforcement patrol officers to be equipped with opioid antagonists
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0305-2022 Requiring the NYPD and district attorneys to report on the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence and certain known victim offenses.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0312-2022 Increasing certain penalties for excessive noise from motor vehicles.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0349-2022 Dyslexia screening and treatment in city jails.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0357-2022 Requiring the department of correction to use an electronic case management system to track investigations of sexual abuse.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0385-2022 Requiring the department of correction to report programming and fiscal information.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0386-2022 Requiring the police dept to submit reports on complaints of police misconduct.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0390-2022 Prohibiting new smoking paraphernalia retailer dealers near schools.
Introduced by Robert F. Holden
intro.nyc/0414-2022 Enacted Rat mitigation progress in rat mitigation zones.
Introduced by Chi A. Ossé
intro.nyc/0417-2022 Notice requirements for certain transportation projects and the repeal of section 19-187 in relation thereto.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0442-2022 Enacted Abating rodents as a requirement for the issuance of certain construction permits.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0458-2022 Enacted Supporting language access through a needs assessment examining language access services used by abortion providers and clients, and related recommendations
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams
intro.nyc/0459-2022 Enacted Rat mitigation zones.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0460-2022 Enacted Receptacles in a building or dwelling that has a high concentration of rodent infestation.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0464-2022 Exempting certain grocery stores from the commercial rent tax.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0465-2022 Enacted Report on the provision of medical services related to reproductive health care.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0466-2022 Enacted Prohibiting the use of city resources to enforce abortion restrictions.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0470-2022 Enacted Phasing out the use of fuel oil grade no. 4.
Introduced by James F. Gennaro
intro.nyc/0474-2022 Enacted Public information and outreach campaign regarding safe access to reproductive health care.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0475-2022 Enacted Cause of action related to interference with reproductive or endocrine medical care.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0481-2022 Requiring DOT to notify property owners ordered to repair sidewalks of existing department plans to make repairs on same sidewalks.
Introduced by Linda Lee
intro.nyc/0485-2022 Enacted Electronic child care directory.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0486-2022 Enacted Establishing a child care advisory board.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0487-2022 Enacted Establishing a child care subsidy information portal.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0488-2022 Enacted Establishing a child care grant pilot program.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0489-2022 Enacted Guidance to an owner of real property regarding facility requirements for a child care program.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0494-2022 A study of single-use plastics.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0507-2022 Enacted Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to make medication abortion available at no cost to a patient at its health clinics.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0518-2022 Enacted Study and report on the trafficking of illegal firearms.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0522-2022 Enacted Requiring mental health professionals in families with children shelters.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0523-2022 Requiring the department of education to create a plan for a pilot after school SHSAT preparation program.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0528-2022 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
intro.nyc/0533-2022 Requiring DEP to report on its progress toward decreasing the presence of sewage and stormwater contaminants in the city waterways and various strategies to achieve those goals, and providing for the expiration and repeal of such requirement.
Introduced by James F. Gennaro
intro.nyc/0536-2022 Establishing an office of the waterfront.
Introduced by Kamillah Hanks
intro.nyc/0538-2022 Requiring the New York police department to report on instances in which an individual denied an officer consent to a search.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0539-2022 HPD to conduct periodic studies of rent stabilized housing accommodations.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0544-2022 Penalties for failure to store waste in a satisfactory manner in required receptacles and for placing waste at the curb or on the street or sidewalk prior to the specified time for collection.
Introduced by Chi A. Ossé
intro.nyc/0549-2022 Banning solitary confinement in city jails.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0559-2022 Enacted Restricting the provision of eating utensils, condiment packets, napkins and extra eating containers, and clarifying the definition of third-party courier service.
Introduced by Marjorie Velázquez
intro.nyc/0564-2022 Aging In Place Package - Establishing a commission on LGTBQIA+ older adults within the department for the aging,
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0570-2022 Establishing an office of translation and interpretation within the office of immigrant affairs.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0573-2022 Operation of horse drawn carriages and to replace the horse drawn carriage industry with a horseless electric carriage program.
Introduced by Robert F. Holden
intro.nyc/0576-2022 Requiring reporting on the features and condition of public bathrooms.
Introduced by Rita C. Joseph
intro.nyc/0577-2022 Prohibiting the sale of flavored cigarettes.
Introduced by Rita C. Joseph
intro.nyc/0602-2022 Enacted Determining and identifying the area commonly known as Times Square.
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams
intro.nyc/0606-2022 Motor vehicles idling adjacent to and within New York city parks, green spaces and playgrounds.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0620-2022 Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to conduct monkeypox education and prevention efforts and establish an infectious disease vaccine scheduling portal.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0623-2022 Aging In Place Package - Anti-discrimination training on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression for senior service providers.
Introduced by Christopher Marte
intro.nyc/0631-2022 Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to report information regarding vaccination related to monkeypox,
Introduced by Chi A. Ossé
intro.nyc/0637-2022 Disposition of real property of the city.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0647-2022 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
intro.nyc/0648-2022 Reporting on vacant public housing dwelling units.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0649-2022 Prohibiting the department of sanitation from charging the New York city housing authority for sanitation services.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0656-2022 Enacted Requiring the fire department to develop an informational campaign to educate the public on fire risks posed by powered mobility devices.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0663-2022 Enacted Sale, lease, and rental of powered bicycles, powered mobility devices and storage batteries.
Introduced by Oswald Feliz
intro.nyc/0665-2022 Establishing a digital literacy program for older adults.
Introduced by Jennifer Gutiérrez
intro.nyc/0672-2022 Enacted Aging In Place Package - Cultural programming relevant to prevalent spoken languages at older adult centers.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0673-2022 Enacted Aging In Place Package - Promoting housing stability for seniors by entitling any person who is 60 years of age or older to full legal representation in eviction or termination of tenancy proceedings in housing court.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0674-2022 Enacted Aging In Place Package - Requiring a know your rights pamphlet for older adults.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0675-2022 Aging In Place Package - Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to create a telemedicine accessibility plan.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0680-2022 Enacted Survey to determine the feasibility of creating small parks and green spaces on public streets with dead ends and vacant city-owned land near streets with dead ends.
Introduced by Shekar Krishnan
intro.nyc/0681-2022 Enacted Workforce development for persons with disabilities.
Introduced by Linda Lee
intro.nyc/0684-2022 Increasing civil penalties for idling infractions by trucks and buses.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0694-2022 Provision of interest-free loans to small businesses, non-profits and freelance workers following certain emergency circumstances.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0696-2022 Enacted Design of the ballot and content of ballot instructions for ranked choice elections.
Introduced by Sandra Ung
intro.nyc/0703-2022 Requiring information on the timeliness of city-funded rental payments.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0704-2022 Receipt of rental assistance payments.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0707-2022 Air quality monitoring at designated “heavy use” thoroughfares.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0708-2022 Redesigning the truck route network to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion and emissions.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0714-2022 Creating a land bank.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0722-2022 Enacted Providing food delivery workers with information on safety measures that mitigate the fire risks posed by powered mobility devices.
Introduced by Robert F. Holden
intro.nyc/0747-2022 Requiring the department of social services to create a domestic violence shelter designated for men.
Introduced by Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
intro.nyc/0749-2022 Enacted Providing food delivery workers with information on safety measures that mitigate the fire risks posed by powered mobility devices.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0752-2022 Enacted Prohibiting the sale of lithium-ion batteries assembled or reconditioned using cells removed from used batteries.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0783-2022 Building water system maintenance and inspection.
Introduced by Pierina Ana Sanchez
intro.nyc/0788-2022 Administration of the firefighter written examination to individuals on active military duty.
Introduced by Joseph C. Borelli
intro.nyc/0803-2022 Strengthening scaffolding requirements.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0819-2022 Requiring the posting of lithium-ion battery safety guides in places of business and online retail platforms that sell powered mobility devices.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0822-2022 Establishing a battery safety certification for powered mobility device mechanics.
Introduced by Jennifer Gutiérrez
intro.nyc/0824-2022 Freelance Isn’t Free Act
Introduced by Chi A. Ossé
intro.nyc/0827-2022 Maintenance and cleaning of dog runs under the jurisdiction of the department of parks and recreation.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0828-2022 Creation of a plan to develop more dog runs located in parks under the jurisdiction of the department of parks and recreation.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0844-2022 Establishing an office of healthcare accountability.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0850-2022 Cleaning and maintenance of city property.
Introduced by Kevin C. Riley
intro.nyc/0885-2023 Automatic waiver of certain additional penalties for a parking violation if a vehicle owner responds to a notice of violation between forty-five and ninety days of its issuance.
Introduced by Mercedes Narcisse
intro.nyc/0897-2023 Enacted Naming of 129 thoroughfares and public places.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0918-2023 Mayor's Desk for Signature Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to develop and implement a citywide diabetes incidence and impact reduction plan.
Introduced by Lynn C. Schulman
intro.nyc/0954-2023 Preventing interference of sidewalk sheds in parks and playgrounds.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0955-2023 Required lighting under sidewalk sheds.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0956-2023 Penalties for failure to apply for corresponding work permits after installing a sidewalk shed.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0966-2023 Sidewalk shed inspections.
Introduced by Christopher Marte
intro.nyc/0974-2023 Offering fentanyl test strips at syringe exchange programs.
Introduced by Rafael Salamanca, Jr.