Selvena N. Brooks-Powers

Mar 2021 - Dec 2025
District 31 (Queens)
Majority Whip

Comittees

Committee on Finance
Committee on Hospitals
Committee on Land Use
Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections
Committee on Small Business
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (chair)
Queens Delegation of the New York City Council

Legislation (2024-2025 Session)

Council member Selvena N. Brooks-Powers has introduced 18 bills in the current legislative session.

14 bills are in Committee , 2 bills are Laid Over in Committee , 2 bills are Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)

intro.nyc/0023-2024 Establishing auditing requirements for minority and women-owned business enterprise procurement.
with 9 sponsors
intro.nyc/0134-2024 Mayor's Desk for Signature Requiring regular reports on the redevelopment plans at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
with 10 sponsors
intro.nyc/0135-2024 Mayor's Desk for Signature Study on structural loadbearing capacity of parking garages.
with 7 sponsors
intro.nyc/0136-2024 Weight limits for parking structures.
with 7 sponsors
intro.nyc/0137-2024 Creation of a task force to coordinate the removal of fallen trees due to a severe weather event.
with 7 sponsors
intro.nyc/0138-2024 Sign language public service announcements for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing on LinkNYC kiosks.
with 3 sponsors
intro.nyc/0139-2024 Adding two commissioners to the New York city taxi and limousine commission board.
intro.nyc/0140-2024 Prohibition of non-compete agreements.
with 4 sponsors
intro.nyc/0141-2024 Requiring a minority and women-owned business enterprise consultant for city projects with budgets in excess of ten million dollars.
with 4 sponsors
intro.nyc/0142-2024 Requiring the department of education to conduct a biannual study on student access to home internet and electronic devices.
with 12 sponsors
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.
with 9 sponsors
intro.nyc/0144-2024 Installation of bollards at reconstructed sidewalks, curb extensions and pedestrian ramps.
with 4 sponsors
intro.nyc/0145-2024 Placing a cap on the correlated color temperature of new and replacement streetlights.
with 4 sponsors
intro.nyc/0575-2024 Studying and reporting on transportation impacts of decisions of the city planning commission in connection with certain land use actions.
intro.nyc/0807-2024 Creating a pilot program to provide shelter locations during flash flooding events
with 6 sponsors
intro.nyc/0808-2024 Information required in job listings.
with 7 sponsors
intro.nyc/0864-2024 Study and report on the expansion of ferry service along the Rockaway Peninsula.
with 5 sponsors
intro.nyc/0939-2024 Allowing commuter vans to accept hails from prospective passengers in the street
with 2 sponsors

Sponsored Legislation

Council member Selvena N. Brooks-Powers has sponsored 103 bills originally introduced by other Council members in the current legislative session.

intro.nyc/0001-2024 Enacted The naming of the Paul A. Vallone Queens Animal Care Center.
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams
intro.nyc/0002-2024 Requiring the department of education to distribute materials to students about the risks of social media.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0003-2024 Removal of abandoned or derelict vehicles.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0009-2024 Provision of counsel at the first point of contact during an ACS investigation.
Introduced by Diana I. Ayala
intro.nyc/0014-2024 Requiring monthly reports on scheduled construction work on capital projects.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
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/0044-2024 The senior citizen rent increase exemption and the disability rent increase exemption.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
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.
Introduced by Rita C. Joseph
intro.nyc/0046-2024 Developing a strategic blueprint to reduce capital project durations by at least 25 percent.
Introduced by Shekar Krishnan
intro.nyc/0048-2024 Requiring that notices of violation issued by the dept of sanitation be accompanied by a photograph of the alleged violation.
Introduced by Christopher Marte
intro.nyc/0051-2024 Enacted Prohibiting vending in bicycle lanes.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0061-2024 Establishment of a task force to study options and make recommendations for a plan to implement a municipal public bank.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0067-2024 Dept of finance conducting education and outreach regarding deed and foreclosure prevention assistance fraud.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
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/0072-2024 Emergency response protocols on days of air quality emergency.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0075-2024 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
intro.nyc/0079-2024 Installation of pedestrian lighting fixtures.
Introduced by Lincoln Restler
intro.nyc/0081-2024 Requiring an audit and report on foster care placement notices.
Introduced by Kevin C. Riley
intro.nyc/0082-2024 The creation of a three-digit gun violence intervention hotline.
Introduced by Kevin C. Riley
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/0095-2024 Study on the feasibility of installing raised crosswalks, raised intersections, and speed reducers at intersections and roadways adjacent to schools.
Introduced by Lynn C. Schulman
intro.nyc/0096-2024 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/0099-2024 Creation of curbside overnight truck parking sections in Industrial Business Zones.
Introduced by Nantasha M. Williams
intro.nyc/0100-2024 Suspension of alternate side parking regulations on Losar.
Introduced by Julie Won
intro.nyc/0103-2024 Notification of the removal of parking spaces.
Introduced by Joann Ariola
intro.nyc/0104-2024 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
intro.nyc/0113-2024 Conducting a study of the impact that truck and delivery traffic generated by last mile facilities have on local communities and infrastructure.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0114-2024 Department of transportation to study street design as a means to limit or reduce the use by commercial vehicles of streets in residential neighborhoods.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0126-2024 Enacted Requiring provision of body armor to fire department employees within the bureau of emergency medical services providing emergency medical services.
Introduced by Joseph C. Borelli
intro.nyc/0127-2024 Enacted Providing de-escalation and self-defense training to fire department employees within the bureau of emergency medical services providing emergency medical services.
Introduced by Joseph C. Borelli
intro.nyc/0150-2024 Requiring the department of correction to report programming and fiscal information.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0157-2024 Requiring the police department to submit reports on complaints of police misconduct.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0158-2024 Requiring the police department to provide records of complaints and investigations of biased-based policing to the commission on human rights.
Introduced by Tiffany Cabán
intro.nyc/0177-2024 Prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle with fraudulent or expired license plates.
Introduced by Oswald Feliz
intro.nyc/0217-2024 Prohibiting places or providers of public accommodation from using biometric recognition technology and protecting any biometric identifier information collected.
Introduced by Shahana K. Hanif
intro.nyc/0228-2024 Enacted Provision of information regarding the NYC Care program to older adults.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0268-2024 Prohibiting the sale of flavored cigarettes.
Introduced by Rita C. Joseph
intro.nyc/0279-2024 Black & BIPOC Care Package - Creating a task force to consider the impact of slavery and past injustices for African Americans in New York city and reparations for such injustices.
Introduced by Farah N. Louis
intro.nyc/0301-2024 Installation of solar-powered crosswalks.
Introduced by Julie Menin
intro.nyc/0340-2024 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/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/0342-2024 Outreach and education regarding the proper disposal of household cooking oil and grease.
Introduced by Mercedes Narcisse
intro.nyc/0349-2024 Enacted Requiring quarterly reports on removals involving individuals experiencing homelessness and the outcomes for those individuals.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0353-2024 Installation of solar photovoltaic systems on city-owned property.
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/0398-2024 Requiring a study of dangerous driving.
Introduced by Keith Powers
intro.nyc/0407-2024 Sales of cooperative apartments.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0425-2024 Limiting the use of facial recognition technology in residential buildings.
Introduced by Carlina Rivera
intro.nyc/0429-2024 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
intro.nyc/0440-2024 Requiring the department of homeless services to designate eligibility specialists at shelters.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0441-2024 Improving young adults’ access to voter registration materials.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0442-2024 Restricting social media usage for youth.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0443-2024 Requiring the city to report on the impact of social media on the mental health of young people.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0444-2024 Provision of mental health services for children visiting incarcerated individuals.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0445-2024 Requiring the provision of notices regarding the obligation to maintain retaining walls.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0446-2024 Waiving parks permit fees for schools and child day care centers and providing an online system for school permit applications.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0447-2024 Reporting on crossing guard deployment.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0448-2024 An advisory board on crossing guard deployment.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0449-2024 Creation of a commerical landlord watch list.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0450-2024 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/0500-2024 Development and distribution of materials on the risks of keeping a gun in the home.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0504-2024 Establishing priority for sidewalk repairs at developments operated by the NYCHA.
Introduced by Shaun Abreu
intro.nyc/0512-2024 Review of patterns of contractual spending by the city agencies with not-for-profit organizations.
Introduced by Justin L. Brannan
intro.nyc/0557-2024 Adding a 311 complaint category for unlicensed cannabis retailers.
Introduced by Gale A. Brewer
intro.nyc/0638-2024 Requiring that NYPD vehicles be equipped with bulletproof glass.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0657-2024 Creation of a small business disaster recovery and resiliency advisory board.
Introduced by Joann Ariola
intro.nyc/0689-2024 Enacted Cabinet for older New Yorkers.
Introduced by Crystal Hudson
intro.nyc/0691-2024 Annual reporting on racial and gender disparities in STEM education for high school students
Introduced by Farah N. Louis
intro.nyc/0692-2024 Testing drinking water for the presence of microplastics
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0694-2024 Long-term citywide bathroom strategy.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0695-2024 A study of single-use plastics
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0696-2024 Establishing organic waste composting facilities in each borough.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0697-2024 Updated waste characterization studies
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0698-2024 Clarifying the definition of organic waste drop off site
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0745-2024 Requiring the dept of transportation to conduct an annual study on bicycle activity.
Introduced by Amanda Farías
intro.nyc/0781-2024 Organic waste recycling by city agencies.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0782-2024 Preemptive outreach to property owners subject to municipal property taxes.
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0794-2024 Composition of the youth board.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0795-2024 Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to conduct hearing screenings for school-aged children throughout the city and develop an outreach campaign.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0796-2024 Providing local community boards and elected officials with advance notice of the installation of sidewalk sheds
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0797-2024 Reporting on student clubs and organizations.
Introduced by Althea V. Stevens
intro.nyc/0801-2024 Explanations for subcontractor denials in city contracting.
Introduced by Julie Won
intro.nyc/0803-2024 Protests of agency procurement decisions
Introduced by Julie Won
intro.nyc/0857-2024 Towing vehicles that are an encumbrance on the street or that lack, improperly display, or obscure valid license plates, registration stickers, inspection stickers, or vehicle identification numbers.
Introduced by Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
intro.nyc/0860-2024 Requiring certain contracted entities to make public job training and employment data collected pursuant to projects in excess of $150,000.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
intro.nyc/0861-2024 Requiring disclosure of community benefit agreements in the annual report by certain contracted entities.
Introduced by Alexa Avilés
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/0871-2024 Extending reasonable workplace accommodations to caregivers.
Introduced by Kamillah Hanks
intro.nyc/0872-2024 Creating an interagency task force on squatting.
Introduced by Kamillah Hanks
intro.nyc/0873-2024 Requiring the New York City Police Department to report on arrests of individuals under eighteen years of age.
Introduced by Kamillah Hanks
intro.nyc/0875-2024 Requiring the installation of pedestrian lighting on step streets
Introduced by Kamillah Hanks
intro.nyc/0907-2024 Reporting on locations in which persons are squatting.
Introduced by Susan Zhuang
intro.nyc/0908-2024 Mayor's Desk for Signature Requiring council advice and consent for certain commissioners.
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams
intro.nyc/0910-2024 Establishment of community hiring and compensation standards for city assisted housing development projects.
Introduced by Carmen N. De La Rosa
intro.nyc/0912-2024 Requiring the dept of social services to develop parenting resource materials and the dept of health and mental hygiene to distribute such materials to new parents and guardians and to make available on their website information about community-based orga
Introduced by Jennifer Gutiérrez
intro.nyc/0928-2024 Requiring the department of transportation to conduct a pilot project on the use of cool pavement
Introduced by Sandy Nurse
intro.nyc/0958-2024 Creation of affordable homeownership opportunities.
Introduced by Adrienne E. Adams
intro.nyc/0959-2024 Providing rental assistance to homeless veterans.
Introduced by Joann Ariola
intro.nyc/0964-2024 Creation of a disaster assistance center.
Introduced by Kamillah Hanks
intro.nyc/0970-2024 Licensing massage therapy businesses.
Introduced by Francisco P. Moya
intro.nyc/0971-2024 Establishing sanitary requirements for businesses that provide massage
Introduced by Francisco P. Moya
intro.nyc/0974-2024 Requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to create a training program for providers of pregnancy and postpartum-related services about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Introduced by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
intro.nyc/0978-2024 Requiring the 311 customer service center to provide relevant resources in response to tree pruning-related requests
Introduced by Nantasha M. Williams