Rita C. Joseph

Jan 2022 - Dec 2025
District 40 (Brooklyn)


Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council
Committee on Children and Youth
Committee on Civil and Human Rights
Committee on Education (chair)
Committee on Immigration
Committee on Oversight and Investigations
Committee on Public Safety

Legislation (2024-2025 Session)

Council member Rita C. Joseph has introduced 17 bills in the current legislative session.

13 bills are in Committee , 2 bills are Laid Over in Committee , 1 bills are Withdrawn , 1 bills are Enacted

intro.nyc/0045-2024 Enacted Requiring the NYC department of education to report actual class sizes and expand reports on the number of students in special programs in New York city public schools.
with 29 sponsors
intro.nyc/0257-2024 Universal summer youth program plan.
with 12 sponsors
intro.nyc/0258-2024 Winterization of farmers’ markets,
with 10 sponsors
intro.nyc/0259-2024 Sale and use of diesel-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers.
with 12 sponsors
intro.nyc/0260-2024 Establishing a warming centers program.
with 15 sponsors
intro.nyc/0261-2024 The means of egress requirements in certain new buildings.
with 3 sponsors
intro.nyc/0262-2024 Requiring the installation of speed humps on roadways adjacent to any park equal or greater than one acre.
with 14 sponsors
intro.nyc/0263-2024 Requiring the department of transportation to investigate vehicle collisions.
with 7 sponsors
intro.nyc/0264-2024 Establishment of a parking enforcement unit within the department of transportation.
with 9 sponsors
intro.nyc/0265-2024 Health insurance for city employees.
with 15 sponsors
intro.nyc/0266-2024 Establishing a bullying prevention task force.
with 14 sponsors
intro.nyc/0267-2024 Making certain bathrooms in city facilities available for public use.
with 19 sponsors
intro.nyc/0268-2024 Prohibiting the sale of flavored cigarettes.
with 2 sponsors
intro.nyc/0269-2024 Notification of intent to alter or demolish certain rent regulated housing accommodations.
with 8 sponsors
intro.nyc/0270-2024 Special activation of the Open Streets program on certain holidays and time periods with significant pedestrian traffic.
with 9 sponsors
intro.nyc/0271-2024 Installation of protected bicycle lanes.
with 8 sponsors
intro.nyc/0272-2024 Capital plan and timeline for installing public bathrooms.
with 18 sponsors

Sponsored Legislation

Council member Rita C. Joseph has sponsored 54 bills originally introduced by other Council members in the current legislative session.

intro.nyc/0025-2024 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
intro.nyc/0030-2024 Safety standards for powered bicycles and powered mobility devices used for deliveries.
Introduced by Oswald Feliz
intro.nyc/0039-2024 Enacted Establishing a program to assist with door and window repair and security for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0069-2024 Enacted Prohibiting provisions in employment agreements that shorten the period in which claims and complaints of unlawful discriminatory practices, harassment or violence may be filed and in which civil actions may be commenced.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0078-2024 The disposition of real property of the city.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0093-2024 Enacted Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to develop a healthy nyc population health agenda.
Introduced by Lynn C. Schulman
intro.nyc/0100-2024 Suspension of alternate side parking regulations on Losar.
Introduced by Julie Won
intro.nyc/0110-2024 Enacted Report on the New York city housing authority’s permanent affordability commitment together program.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0118-2024 Reporting on dress code policies New York City schools.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0142-2024 Requiring the department of education to conduct a biannual study on student access to home internet and electronic devices.
Introduced by Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
intro.nyc/0143-2024 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/0156-2024 Requiring district attorneys to report on retained and seized property.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0173-2024 The establishment of a parking permit enforcement unit within the department of transportation.
Introduced by Amanda Farías
intro.nyc/0193-2024 Requiring taxis and for-hire vehicles to display a decal warning passengers to look for cyclists when opening the door.
Introduced by Jennifer Gutiérrez
intro.nyc/0201-2024 Establishing an office of child care to oversee free child care for all city residents.
Introduced by Jennifer Gutiérrez
intro.nyc/0244-2024 Requiring the New York city department of education to distribute New York state non-driver identification card applications to all high school students.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0290-2024 Reporting on payments to early childhood care and education providers.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0291-2024 Increasing civil penalties for idling infractions by trucks and buses.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0341-2024 Enacted Requiring the NYC DOE to report the number of students reported to the office of school health as having a diagnosis of sickle cell disease or trait.
Introduced by Mercedes Narcisse
intro.nyc/0353-2024 Installation of solar photovoltaic systems on city-owned property.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0354-2024 Utilizing city-owned lots for energy storage systems.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0360-2024 The fees charged in a residential rental real estate transaction.
Introduced by Chi A. Ossé
intro.nyc/0379-2024 Reducing noise caused by chartered helicopters.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0380-2024 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/0387-2024 Standards and reporting regarding indoor air quality in schools within the city school district.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0388-2024 Establishing a pilot program to monitor indoor air quality in certain commercial buildings.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0389-2024 Establishing a pilot program to monitor indoor air quality in certain residential buildings.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0390-2024 Standards and reporting regarding indoor air quality in city buildings.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0407-2024 Sales of cooperative apartments.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0432-2024 Distributing information about after school programs.
Introduced by Pierina Ana Sanchez
intro.nyc/0441-2024 Improving young adults’ access to voter registration materials.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0460-2024 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/0468-2024 Department of transportation posting information on traffic control device and speed reducer requests on its website.
Introduced by Nantasha M. Williams
intro.nyc/0587-2024 Requiring the 311 customer service center to conduct customer satisfaction surveys after each 311 call intake is closed and to publish agency report cards.
Introduced by Eric Dinowitz
intro.nyc/0588-2024 311 transmitting image and video data for service requests or complaints.
Introduced by Eric Dinowitz
intro.nyc/0592-2024 Requiring individuals registering as lobbyists to complete an annual anti-sexual harassment interactive training and to provide the certification of completion as part of registration.
Introduced by James F. Gennaro
intro.nyc/0648-2024 Requiring the disclosure of school admissions policies and procedures.
Introduced by Kevin C. Riley
intro.nyc/0652-2024 Establish and operate a pilot program providing free mental health services to children who have been returned to their home following a removal, and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof.
Introduced by Pierina Ana Sanchez
intro.nyc/0694-2024 Long-term citywide bathroom strategy.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0733-2024 Requiring the New York City Department of Education to report information on Career and Technical Education programs in New York City public schools.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0736-2024 Establish a rat contraceptive pilot program.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0762-2024 Establishing exemptions for third-party food delivery services from the limits on fees charged by such services on food service establishments.
Introduced by Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
intro.nyc/0764-2024 Requiring the installation of cameras on street sweepers to photograph and report parking, stopping or standing violations
Introduced by Robert F. Holden
intro.nyc/0771-2024 Requiring distribution of information regarding phone interpretation services.
Introduced by Linda Lee
intro.nyc/0782-2024 Preemptive outreach to property owners subject to municipal property taxes.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0783-2024 Public recording of tax liens.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0797-2024 Reporting on student clubs and organizations.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0865-2024 Records of the chief medical examiner that relate to work-related fatal injuries in the workplace, and to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on workplace fatalities.
Introduced by Carmen N. De La Rosa
intro.nyc/0895-2024 Requiring schools and child care programs to stock epinephrine auto-injector devices.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0902-2024 Giving qualified entities a first opportunity to purchase and an opportunity to submit an offer to purchase certain residential buildings when offered for sale.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0908-2024 Mayor's Desk for Signature Requiring council advice and consent for certain commissioners.
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams
intro.nyc/0926-2024 Creation of appropriate and responsible use practices for artificial intelligence tools used by city agencies.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0967-2024 Carriage horses and horse drawn cabs.
Introduced by Robert F. Holden
intro.nyc/0968-2024 Mayor's Desk for Signature Naming of 100 thoroughfares and public places,
Introduced by Shekar Krishnan