Robert F. Holden

Jan 2018 - Dec 2025
District 30 ()


Caucus - Common-Sense Caucus
Committee on Environmental Protection, Resiliency and Waterfronts
Committee on Parks and Recreation
Committee on Public Safety
Committee on Technology
Committee on Veterans (chair)
Queens Delegation of the New York City Council

Legislation (2024-2025 Session)

Council member Robert F. Holden has introduced 87 bills in the current legislative session.

86 bills are in Committee , 1 bills are Laid Over in Committee Imposing a limit upon the real property tax levy.
with 5 sponsors Requiring that all public waste receptacles be emptied by the department of sanitation at least once per day.
with 10 sponsors Requiring towing companies to remove debris from the scene of an accident.
with 7 sponsors Delayed repairs to sidewalks damaged by city-owned trees.
with 5 sponsors Undertaking of surveys before planting trees.
with 4 sponsors Requiring the parks department to repair damage caused by trees owned by the city of New York.
with 5 sponsors Restricting the parking of certain commercial vehicles in residential streets overnight.
with 3 sponsors Prohibiting the use of a vehicle to reserve a parking space and prohibiting the continuous parking of a vehicle in the same location for more than five consecutive days. Street markings indicating locations of fire hydrants.
with 4 sponsors Requiring DEP to post information online regarding scheduled and requested infrastructure services.
with 8 sponsors Requiring owners of vacant residential properties undergoing foreclosure to post bonds for maintenance purposes.
with 5 sponsors Prohibiting certain commercial establishments from parking vehicles on city streets.
with 5 sponsors Door to door commercial solicitations.
with 3 sponsors Increasing penalties for excessive noise from speakers and motor vehicles.
with 8 sponsors Creating an annual report on the performance of department of homeless services providers.
with 7 sponsors The mayor’s office of operations establishing and maintaining an online tool for measuring performance of city agencies.
with 7 sponsors Requiring an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all council members for the passage of any local law or resolution that raises taxes
with 5 sponsors Spending by foreign nationals and foreign-influenced entities in connection with city elections.
with 3 sponsors Increasing certain penalties for excessive noise from a personal audio device on or inside a motor vehicle.
with 7 sponsors Requiring the commissioner of sanitation to report on sidewalk obstruction enforcement.
with 5 sponsors A database and map of media and entertainment production activities.
with 4 sponsors Reports of illegal towing to 311.
with 6 sponsors Requiring that the department of transportation maintain curb heights following street construction.
with 5 sponsors Requiring the police dept to inform car accident victims on the directed accident response program.
with 4 sponsors Prohibiting school bus parking on city streets overnight and on weekends.
with 4 sponsors Requiring that every bicycle with electric assist, electric scooter and other legal motorized vehicle be licensed and registered.
with 31 sponsors Contact information for outdoor advertising companies.
with 4 sponsors Reporting of foreclosing residential properties to council members.
with 3 sponsors Requiring photographic documentation evidencing certain violations enforced by the department of housing preservation and development.
with 3 sponsors Violations of certain requirements for places of assembly
with 2 sponsors Creating an interagency task force on illegal conversions and occupancies
with 3 sponsors Requiring each community board to establish a veterans committee
with 2 sponsors Procurement opportunities for veteran owned business enterprises
with 4 sponsors Supporting veteran vendors.
with 3 sponsors Waiving permit fees for mobile food unit commissaries that reserve space for veteran vendors.
with 2 sponsors Cure periods for certain violations by veterans service organizations
with 7 sponsors Refusing to renew, suspending, or revoking a license of a tobacco retail dealer that has violated certain authorization requirements of the cannabis law.
with 5 sponsors Light pollution from light fixtures in a residential district.
with 2 sponsors Requiring the Department of Homeless Services to report information regarding veterans entering and exiting shelter
with 4 sponsors Prohibiting new smoking paraphernalia retailer dealers near schools
with 5 sponsors The creation of an interagency derelict housing and neglected property task force
with 4 sponsors Requiring civilian complaint review board members to participate in a ride-along with a member of the police department.
with 3 sponsors Requiring civilian complaint review board members and investigators to participate in a firearm use and safety training conducted by the police department.
with 3 sponsors Prohibiting the exhalation of smoke at a person’s face with the intent to harass, annoy or alarm such person.
with 3 sponsors Revising criteria for enforcement of civil and criminal offenses for specified unlawful acts, and to repeal and replace section 14-155 of such code in relation thereto Unlawful methods of restraint during an arrest or attempted arrest Requiring that law enforcement officers responding to noise complaints carry sound level meters
with 7 sponsors Requiring the installation of cameras on street sweepers to photograph and report parking, stopping or standing violations
with 6 sponsors Establishing a task force on vehicles registered out-of-state
with 6 sponsors Prohibiting the parking, standing, stopping, or operation of a motor vehicle with obscured or defaced license plates.
with 8 sponsors Prohibiting triple tours of duty for department of correction custodial officers
with 7 sponsors Permitting the use of segregated housing as a disciplinary sanction for certain incarcerated individuals in city jails.
with 5 sponsors Number of steps to submit service requests or complaints on the 311 website and mobile application.
with 6 sponsors Creation of a centralized mobile application for accessing city services
with 5 sponsors Requiring the 311 customer service center to indicate that an agency is unable to respond to a service request or complaint and implement protocols providing proof of action.
with 10 sponsors DOT study on speed reducing measures for bicycles with electric assist operating in bicycle lanes.
with 7 sponsors Create a commission to examine the cost of renovating jail facilities on Rikers Island
with 6 sponsors Study and report on the ownership and maintenance of utility poles.
with 4 sponsors Consumer protections and home repair work
with 3 sponsors Establishing a cable franchise agreements website.
with 2 sponsors Creating a task force to conduct a feasibility study on a digital identification program. Community notification of proposed major transportation projects
with 2 sponsors Establishing a pilot program to study increasing the minimum percentage of reclaimed asphalt pavement in asphaltic concrete.
with 2 sponsors The installation and maintenance of tree guards
with 4 sponsors Improving the flow of traffic during street construction
with 2 sponsors Examination, survey and mapping of all methane leaks in New York City.
with 6 sponsors Remediating lead water hazards in schools and facilities providing day care services
with 5 sponsors Building permit classifications and certificate of occupancy requirements
with 3 sponsors Cool pavements pilot program.
with 4 sponsors Requiring that balloons made with electrically conductive material and filled with gas lighter than air be weighted and include warning labels.
with 2 sponsors Requiring the department of homeless services to post shelter information online.
with 2 sponsors Orders to seal, secure, and close.
with 2 sponsors Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to report on referrals to assisted outpatient treatment programs Requiring the preparation of five-year capital plans for parks on a community board level Sale of aerosol spray paint cans and broad tipped indelible markers Installation of surveillance cameras to identify illegal placement of household refuse in public litter baskets
with 2 sponsors Rent stabilized housing disclosures by council members. Timelines for the removal of abandoned or unsafe utility poles, wires, and appurtenances, and the transfer of appurtenances to newly erected poles.
with 2 sponsors Reporting on the last known address of those in city-administered temporary emergency housing facilities and technical amendments in relation thereto
with 2 sponsors Issuance of building permits for areas in which a certified rezoning application is pending
with 2 sponsors Prohibiting the use of plywood to secure vacant buildings.
with 2 sponsors Temporary absence procedures for citywide public officials. Carrying out testing for and reporting on the presence of controlled substances with significant potential for addiction or other serious health consequences in wastewater.
with 2 sponsors Repeal sections 9-131, 9-205, 10-178, and 14-154 of the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to persons not to be detained and immigration enforcement.
with 8 sponsors Establishing an office of quality of life.
with 2 sponsors Requiring that persons making 311 complaints or requests for service provide the 311 customer service center with identifying information.
with 2 sponsors Carriage horses and horse drawn cabs.
with 11 sponsors

Sponsored Legislation

Council member Robert F. Holden has sponsored 55 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 Restricting non-essential helicopter operations at city heliports to helicopters powered fully by electric engines.
Introduced by Amanda Farías Monitoring helicopter noise.
Introduced by Amanda Farías Limitation on parking of mobile homes and trailers on residential streets.
Introduced by Kamillah Hanks Delaying the greenhouse gas emission reduction requirements outlined in Local Law 97 by 7 years.
Introduced by Vickie Paladino Temporarily exempting certain covered buildings from building emissions limits and studying the impact of such limits on such buildings and on the electrical distribution grid.
Introduced by Vickie Paladino Prohibiting the operation of electric scooters and bicycles with electric assist in parks.
Introduced by Vickie Paladino Prohibiting non-essential helicopters from operating at heliports owned or operated by the city.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler Post-employment activities of former elected officials.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler Post-employment activities of certain former public servants.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler Creation of curbside overnight truck parking sections in Industrial Business Zones.
Introduced by Nantasha M. Williams Suspension of alternate side parking regulations on Losar.
Introduced by Julie Won Property tax exemption for members of a volunteer firefighting or ambulance service.
Introduced by Kalman Yeger Requiring that notices of violation issued by the department of sanitation be accompanied by a photograph of the alleged violation.
Introduced by Kalman Yeger Notification of the removal of parking spaces.
Introduced by Joann Ariola Requiring the DOT to consult with the fire department prior to approving open street applications and certain bicycle lane projects and to notify affected firehouses prior to approving open street applications, bicycle lane projects, and major transportat
Introduced by Joann Ariola Requiring carbon monoxide detecting devices in the basements of certain dwellings.
Introduced by David M. Carr 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 Reducing noise caused by chartered helicopters.
Introduced by Keith Powers Requiring an after hours variance for the removal of construction debris.
Introduced by Keith Powers Monthly reports on animal shelters that are in contract with the city.
Introduced by Keith Powers Amending the nuisance abatement law regarding the sale or delivery of cannabis.
Introduced by Keith Powers 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 Requiring the creation of a publicly accessible online database and notification system for towed vehicles.
Introduced by Inna Vernikov Clearly identifying city-licensed vehicles that are powered by lithium-ion batteries.
Introduced by Inna Vernikov Requiring the department of housing preservation and development to submit reports on veteran preference in Mitchell-Lama developments.
Introduced by Inna Vernikov Creation of a public database to track the expenditure of funds in connection with increased migrant arrivals.
Introduced by Inna Vernikov Inspections of sprinkler system and standpipe system fire department connections.
Introduced by Nantasha M. Williams Department of transportation posting information on traffic control device and speed reducer requests on its website.
Introduced by Nantasha M. Williams Prohibiting late fees for self-storage units.
Introduced by Kalman Yeger Limiting increases of occupancy fees for self-storage units and restricting the reasons for termination of an occupancy agreement.
Introduced by Kalman Yeger Studying the feasibility of implementing solar-ready measures for commercial buildings.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu Reimbursing small nonpublic schools for the cost of security guard services.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan Prohibition on sharing location data with third parties.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan Increasing maximum charges for towing and storage of motor vehicles.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan Street resurfacing timeline.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan Maximum working hours for home care aides.
Introduced by Christopher Marte The cleaning and maintenance of city property.
Introduced by Kevin C. Riley Food retailer pricing accuracy.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu Creation of a small business disaster recovery and resiliency advisory board.
Introduced by Joann Ariola Establish a rat contraceptive pilot program.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu Establishing a real property tax exemption for Cold War veterans.
Introduced by Joseph C. Borelli Lobbying prohibitions in connection with campaign-related fundraising or political consulting.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer Improvement, formalization, or creation of trails.
Introduced by James F. Gennaro 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. Building emissions calculations, adjustments and penalties.
Introduced by Linda Lee Construction noise complaints, noise mitigation plans, and citizen enforcement.
Introduced by Julie Menin Limiting nighttime illumination for certain buildings.
Introduced by Francisco P. Moya Reporting on locations in which persons are squatting.
Introduced by Susan Zhuang Study regarding the feasibility of providing parents with an annual $10,000 tuition reimbursement payment per student to cover the cost of nonpublic schooling and the repeal of this local law upon the expiration thereof.
Introduced by Joseph C. Borelli Mayor's Desk for Signature Naming of 100 thoroughfares and public places,
Introduced by Shekar Krishnan Requiring third-party food delivery services to verify the registration of mopeds used by food delivery workers.
Introduced by Keith Powers