Rita C. Joseph

Jan 2022 - Dec 2023
District 40 (Brooklyn)

Comittees

Caucus - Black, Latino and Asian Caucus
Caucus - Progressive Caucus
Caucus - Women's Caucus
Committee on Civil Service and Labor
Committee on Civil and Human Rights
Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
Committee on Education (chair)
Committee on Hospitals
Committee on Immigration
Committee on Oversight and Investigations
Committee on Public Safety

Legislation (2022-2023 Session)

Council member Rita C. Joseph has introduced 9 bills in the current legislative session.

8 bills are in Committee , 1 bills are Laid Over in Committee

intro.nyc/0258-2022 Report on suitable locations for installing public bathrooms.
with 32 sponsors
intro.nyc/0338-2022 Establishing a bullying prevention task force.
with 7 sponsors
intro.nyc/0399-2022 Sale and use of diesel-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers.
with 12 sponsors
intro.nyc/0400-2022 Establishing a warming centers program.
with 16 sponsors
intro.nyc/0401-2022 Requiring the installation of speed humps on roadways adjacent to any park equal or greater than one acre.
with 16 sponsors
intro.nyc/0402-2022 Universal summer youth program plan.
with 18 sponsors
intro.nyc/0403-2022 Distributing IDNYC applications to all high school students.
with 23 sponsors
intro.nyc/0576-2022 Requiring reporting on the features and condition of public bathrooms.
with 4 sponsors
intro.nyc/0577-2022 Prohibiting the sale of flavored cigarettes.
with 4 sponsors

Sponsored Legislation

Council member Rita C. Joseph has sponsored 144 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/0005-2022 Records of lead-based paint investigations.
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/0007-2022 Admission to recreational facilities.
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/0014-2022 Enacted Including the most recent data available in the citywide M/WBE disparity study.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0016-2022 Distribution of special education services and individualized education program resource information.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0022-2022 Creating a mobile application to support the efficient handling of 311 service requests by city employees.
Introduced by Eric Dinowitz
intro.nyc/0030-2022 Requiring the dept of correction to create and implement policies to address medical needs during and after lock-ins.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0048-2022 Requiring information about elections for non-municipal offices, ballot proposals and referenda in the voter guide.
Introduced by Eric Dinowitz
intro.nyc/0056-2022 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/0093-2022 Regulation of commercial rent.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0094-2022 Reporting on dress code policies in New York City schools.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0106-2022 Enacted Sale of electric space heaters.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0116-2022 One-Stop Shop NYC Business Portal
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0133-2022 Inspections of sprinkler system and standpipe system fire department connections.
Introduced by Nantasha M. Williams
intro.nyc/0135-2022 Creating a new parking permit for expectant mothers experiencing a difficult or complicated pregnancy.
Introduced by Nantasha M. Williams
intro.nyc/0136-2022 Requiring agencies to develop and utilize a preferred vendor list to provide community-integrated translation and interpretation services and reporting in relation thereto.
Introduced by Julie Won
intro.nyc/0137-2022 Requiring agencies to translate and distribute to community-based organizations emergency information in the designated citywide languages.
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/0143-2022 Remediating lead water hazards in schools.
Introduced by Charles Barron
intro.nyc/0204-2022 Raising the inspection fees for certain housing inspections.
Introduced by Pierina Ana Sanchez
intro.nyc/0206-2022 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/0208-2022 Enacted Inspections of self-closing doors and fire safety notices in residential buildings.
Introduced by Nantasha M. Williams
intro.nyc/0226-2022 Reducing noise caused by sightseeing helicopters that meet federal noise reduction standards.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0228-2022 Increasing the number of drinking fountains adjacent to public parks and greenstreets.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0240-2022 DOITT updating 311 complaint types and reporting on such updates.
Introduced by Jennifer Gutiérrez
intro.nyc/0241-2022 Providing public school students with mobile hotspot devices.
Introduced by Jennifer Gutiérrez
intro.nyc/0242-2022 Establishment of a Marshall Plan for Moms Task Force.
Introduced by Jennifer Gutiérrez
intro.nyc/0243-2022 Requiring multiple dwelling owners to post notices regarding electric space heater safety.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0244-2022 Residential curbside organics collection.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
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/0276-2022 De-escalation and trauma-informed training for dept of homeless services employees.
Introduced by Chi A. Ossé
intro.nyc/0277-2022 Prohibiting the police department from deploying the strategic response group to a nonviolent gathering of individuals exercising the right of freedom of speech or peaceably to assemble.
Introduced by Chi A. Ossé
intro.nyc/0280-2022 Community recycling centers.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0281-2022 Organic waste drop off sites.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0286-2022 Requiring alternating high and low, two-toned signal devices on emergency vehicles.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0291-2022 Citywide greenway master plan.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0293-2022 DOT to establish a program to allow community centers, schools, arts and cultural institutions and religious institutions to use adjacent outdoor spaces.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0294-2022 Requiring the administration for children’s services to provide a multilingual disclosure form to parents or guardians during a child protective investigation.
Introduced by Sandra Ung
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/0306-2022 Prohibiting the police department from collecting DNA from a minor without consent from a parent, legal guardian or attorney.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0308-2022 Fire lanes in open parking lots that can store over 100 vehicles.
Introduced by Joseph C. Borelli
intro.nyc/0311-2022 Prohibiting certain unsolicited disclosures of intimate images.
Introduced by Joseph C. Borelli
intro.nyc/0312-2022 Increasing certain penalties for excessive noise from motor vehicles.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0313-2022 Requiring the office of nightlife to post information on its website for nightlife establishments, including resources and trainings about harassment among patrons.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0318-2022 Establishment of a charitable gifts reserve fund.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0329-2022 Establishing a reward for individuals who provide information leading to the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of a person who seriously injures or kills another individual in a hit-and-run accident.
Introduced by Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
intro.nyc/0348-2022 Classifying credit card processing fees and bank fees as exempt expenditures.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0349-2022 Dyslexia screening and treatment in city jails.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0352-2022 Requiring the registration of owners of vacant property.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0353-2022 Requiring the department of investigation to investigate allegations of evidentiary misconduct by police officers.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0355-2022 Permitting incarcerated individuals in city jails to choose the gender of their doctor.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0356-2022 Establishing a program for child visitors of department of correction facilities.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
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/0360-2022 Abolishing the criminal group database and prohibiting the establishment of a successor database.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0363-2022 Requiring reports on police department response times to minor traffic crashes.
Introduced by Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
intro.nyc/0364-2022 Posting contact information for workforce career centers at city development projects.
Introduced by Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
intro.nyc/0365-2022 Provision of mental health services for children visiting incarcerated individuals.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0369-2022 Requiring the installation of reflective material on bollards, curbs, posts, and roundabouts.
Introduced by Marjorie Velázquez
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/0396-2022 Remediating lead water hazards in schools and facilities providing day care services.
Introduced by Robert F. Holden
intro.nyc/0398-2022 Requiring that law enforcement officers responding to noise complaints carry sound level meters.
Introduced by Robert F. Holden
intro.nyc/0409-2022 Increasing access to data on maternal mortality and morbidity.
Introduced by Farah N. Louis
intro.nyc/0415-2022 Requiring a study of dangerous driving.
Introduced by Keith Powers
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/0424-2022 Requiring the department of education to report on humane animal treatment instruction.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0428-2022 Providing tenants the option of paying a security deposit in six equal monthly installments.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0429-2022 Requiring the PD to report on vehicles towed due to registration-related violations.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0433-2022 Requiring towed vehicle storage facilities to provide 24 hour access.
Introduced by Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
intro.nyc/0440-2022 Program to provide public access to wireless networks.
Introduced by Julie Won
intro.nyc/0441-2022 Public review of electronic services developed by city agencies.
Introduced by Julie Won
intro.nyc/0442-2022 Abating rodents as a requirement for the issuance of certain construction permits.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0443-2022 Requiring the PD to provide records of complaints and investigations of bias-based profiling to the city commission on human rights.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0450-2022 Mold assessments in class A multiple dwellings.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0453-2022 Requiring officers and employees of city contractors to report corruption and to cooperate with the DOI.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0456-2022 Maximum fee allowed when transferring money to a person in the custody of the department of correction.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0458-2022 Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to maintain language access services for abortion providers.
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams
intro.nyc/0459-2022 Rat mitigation zones.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0460-2022 Receptacles in a building or dwelling that has a high concentration of rodent infestation.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0462-2022 Requiring pharmacies enrolled in a city program to dispense opioid antagonists under a standing order of the dept of health and mental hygiene to post signs announcing their enrollment.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
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/0467-2022 NYC agencies polices regarding work-related communications during non-work hours.
Introduced by Carmen N. De La Rosa
intro.nyc/0469-2022 Signs near diaper changing tables.
Introduced by James F. Gennaro
intro.nyc/0470-2022 Phasing out the use of fuel oil grade no. 4.
Introduced by James F. Gennaro
intro.nyc/0473-2022 Requiring text to 911 and next generation 911 to be available in the designated citywide languages.
Introduced by Jennifer Gutiérrez
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/0477-2022 Establishing a child care task force.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0483-2022 Requiring simultaneous translation of certain city public meetings.
Introduced by Christopher Marte
intro.nyc/0485-2022 Electronic child care directory.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0486-2022 Establishing a child care advisory board.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0487-2022 Establishing a child care subsidy information portal.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0488-2022 Establishing a child care program fund.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0494-2022 A study of single-use plastics.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0495-2022 Requiring DOT to conduct a pilot project on the use of cool pavement.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0500-2022 Prohibiting the issuance of private vehicle parking permits and revoking such existing permits.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0501-2022 Hazardous obstruction by vehicles and civilian complaints to the department of transportation for hazardous obstruction violations.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0502-2022 Requiring HRA to provide rental assistance to disabled veterans.
Introduced by Kristin Richardson Jordan
intro.nyc/0504-2022 Cannabis business directory.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
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/0510-2022 Establishing prevailing wage requirements for city-contracted human service workers.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0513-2022 Requiring the department of homeless services to report on the feasibility of partnering with community-based nonprofit organizations to accept and process applications for shelter intake from families with children.
Introduced by Sandra Ung
intro.nyc/0517-2022 Creating a good food purchasing program.
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams
intro.nyc/0518-2022 Study and report on the trafficking of illegal firearms.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0521-2022 Protections for restaurant, food service and airport workers displaced due to the COVID-19 disaster emergency.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0522-2022 Requiring mental health professionals in families with children shelters.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0525-2022 Sale and processing of catalytic converters.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0534-2022 Establishing a pilot program to assist with changing door locks on the dwelling units of survivors of domestic violence.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0540-2022 Affordable housing lottery processes.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0543-2022 Establishing protocols for responding to students experiencing mental health crises.
Introduced by Mercedes Narcisse
intro.nyc/0545-2022 Requiring the department of education to create a plan to administer specialized high schools admission tests on a school day.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0547-2022 Prohibiting unauthorized surveillance by a global positioning system or similar technology.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0549-2022 Banning solitary confinement in city jails.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0551-2022 Prohibiting non-essential helicopters from operating at heliports owned or operated by the city.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0555-2022 Installing safety signs near schools.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0559-2022 Restricting eating utensils and extra eating containers, and clarifying the definition of third-party courier service.
Introduced by Marjorie Velázquez
intro.nyc/0561-2022 Establishing a guaranteed income pilot program.
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams
intro.nyc/0562-2022 Voter assistance advisory committee providing poll site interpreters in all designated citywide languages.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0563-2022 Provision of sick time earned by employees.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0564-2022 Establishing a commission on LGTBQIA+ older adults within the department for the aging,
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0565-2022 Creation of a COVID-19 memorial task force.
Introduced by Carmen N. De La Rosa
intro.nyc/0569-2022 An immigrant workers’ bill of rights.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
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/0575-2022 Requiring landlords to provide tenants with documentation of damages when deducting money from a tenant’s security deposit.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0578-2022 Improving safety at pedestrian crossings in the city.
Introduced by Ari Kagan
intro.nyc/0582-2022 Requiring the department of education to provide information requiring school compliance with the Americans with disabilities act.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0583-2022 Increasing penalties for violations issued by HPD and requiring HPD maintain a certification of correction watch list and prohibiting any listed landlord from certifying correction of violations in multiple dwellings without an inspection.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0584-2022 Evictions of disabled tenants.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0585-2022 Granting access to the police department’s body-worn camera footage to the office of the inspector general and the department of records and information services.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0586-2022 Requiring the police dept to report on police-civilian investigative encounters.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0588-2022 Disclosure of school admissions policies and procedures.
Introduced by Kevin C. Riley
intro.nyc/0589-2022 Reporting on medical care and outcomes for incarcerated pregnant persons.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0590-2022 Open culture program for art and cultural institutions.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0591-2022 Increasing the fines for the unlawful use of all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes.
Introduced by Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
intro.nyc/0598-2022 Requiring the 311 customer service center to provide assistance relating to affordable internet programs.
Introduced by Julie Won
intro.nyc/0610-2022 Requiring the Department of Education to provide information on the new National Suicide Prevention Hotline and other related resources.
Introduced by Erik D. Bottcher
intro.nyc/0632-2022 Prohibiting housing discrimination on the basis of arrest record or criminal history.
Introduced by Keith Powers