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Committee on Governmental Operations

Resolutions introduced and adopted during the 2006 2009 legislative session.

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Resolution urging the Board of Elections in the City o:
New York to take various measures to ensure public
Res 0228-2006 Adopted 8/16/2006 input and inspire public confidence in any election
systems procured pursuant to the Help America Vote
Act of 2002.
Resolution urging the New York State Board 0:
Elections to promptly certify Precinct Based Optical
Scan voting systems that are compliant with the New
York State Board of Elections voting system standards
for procurement by the county Boards of Elections and
Res 0131-2006 Adopted 3/14/2007
urging the Board of Elections in the City of New York to
select a Precinct Based Optical Scan system that is
compliant with the New York State Board of Elections
voting system standards as the new voting technology
for the City of New York.
Resolution urging the United States Congress to pass S.
453, the “Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation
Res 0784-2007 Adopted 2/13/2008 Prevention Act of 2007,” introduced by Senator Barack
Obama, which prohibits deceptive practices in Federal
elections.
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature
to pass Bill No. Ao6138, which would authorize the City
Res 1891-2009 Adopted 6/30/2009
of New York to privately sell certain property that
cannot be independently developed.
Resolution calling upon the federal government to pass
H.R. 658, which would help to increase community
input as the United States Postal Service reorganizes
branches throughout the city of New York and the
country and also calling upon the Postal Service to use
Res 2166-2009 Adopted 10/28/2009 . . . . .

a significant portion of the $3.5 billion increase in its


operating budget, received when President Obama
signed into law Public Law iii-68, to prevent the
closing of as many postal locations as possible
throughout the City and the nation.
Resolution calling on the City of New York to display
the “Missing in Attack On Our Nation” flag at City Hall
for a period of 30 days or such longer period as the
Res 2299-2009 Filed 12/31/2009 Mayor and the City Council jointly deem appropriate
commencing each September iith in honor of the
victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
and as a public statement against terrorism.
Resolution calling upon President Obama and the iiith
Res 2235-2009 Filed 12/31/2009 Congress to use federal stimulus funds from the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to prevent
Committee on Governmental Operations
Resolutions introduced and adopted during the 2006 2009 legislative session.

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the closure of United States Postal Service facilities
throughout the City of New York.
Resolution calling upon the New York State
Legislature, the New York Board of Elections, the New
York United States Senators, the New York
. Congressional delegation, and the New York Governor,
Res 2236-2009 Filed 12/31/2009
to take all appropriate actions that may be necessary to
enable New York counties to continue using lever
voting machines supplemented by accessible voting
technology for people with disabilities.
V Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature
to amend section 6-134 of the New York State Election
Law in order to extend from three to seven business
Res 2221-2009 Filed 12/31/2009 days a candidate’s time to cure any violations on
submitted petitions, and to allow voters to sign
multiple petitions without consequence ot
disqualification.
Resolution calling on the City of New York to
Res 1976-2009 Filed 12/31/2009 compensate the six men who were wrongly accused and
incarcerated in the Central Park Jogger Case.
Resolution calling on the New York State Legislature to
. examine the feasibility of amending the New York State
Res 1805-2009 Filed 12/31/2009 . . .

Election law to enact universal voter registration in the


State of New York.
Resolution urging the New York State Assembly to
. reintroduce and pass A.1552, which would prohibit the
Res 1829-2009 Filed 12/31/2009
use of voter registration rolls to select juries in New
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York State.
, Resolution calling upon the United States Congress and
Res 1698-2008 Filed 12/31/2009 the New York State Legislature to pass legislation to
allow early voting and no-excuse absentee ballots.
Resolution calling upon the State legislature to adopt
legislation amending the State Municipal Home Rule
Res 1640-2008 Filed 12/31/2009 Law (MHRL) to give the City the authority to provide
in its Charter that any change in the City’s term limits
law must be subject to voter referendum.
Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to amend
Res 1251-2008 Filed 12/31/2009 the State election law to permit electronic voter
registration.
Resolution urging the New York State Legislature to
Res 1252-2008 Filed 12/31/2009 pass A.4258 and S.5o13, which allow for same day
registration.
Res 1263-2008 Filed 12/31/2009 Resolution urging the State legislature to amend the
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State Election Law to require local Boards of Election,
including the Board of Elections in the City of New
York, to mail two separate notifications to all registered
voters, one with information about the primary election
in their district and a separate mailing informing voters
about the general election.
Resolution urging the New York State Senate to pass S.
Res 1230-2008 Filed 12/31/2009 3930, S. 3931, 5. 3932 and S. 3933, which would
protect the voting rights of the people of New York.
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature
to amend the New York Public Officers Law to allow 16
Res 1348-2008 Filed 12/31/2009 and 17 year olds to be appointed and serve on New
York City community boards as full participating
members.
Resolution calling upon the Legislature of the State 0:
New York to amend New York State Public Officers
Law to require that a person seeking municipal elective
/ / office in the City of New York be a resident of the
political subdivision in which he/she is seeking election
at least one year immediately preceding the election.
Resolution calling on the iioth Congress to pass and
enact H.R. 818, commonly referred to as the “Ex
Offenders Voting Rights Act of 2007,” which would
Res 1082-2007 Filed 12/31/2009
secure the Federal voting rights of certain qualified
non-violent ex-offenders who have served their
sentences.
Resolution urging the New York State Board o
Elections to promptly commission the development o
a Precinct Based Optical Scan voting system that would
comply with New York State voting system standards,
Res 0961-2007 Filed 12/31/2009
which would be owned entirely by the State of New
York and would be certified for use by the county
Boards of Elections and by the Board of Elections in the
City of New York.
Resolution expressing profound regret for slavery and
Res 0824-2007 Filed 12/31/2009
historic wrongs rooted in racial and cultural bias.
Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to enact
Assembly Bill A273, which acknowledges the tragedy ol
Res 0745-2007 Filed 12/31/2009 slavery in New York State and establishes a
commemorative day to pay tribute to persons enslaved
in this State.
Resolution calling upon the State Legislature to enact
Res 0744-2007 Filed 12/31/2009 legislation establishing a New York State commission
to quantify the debt owed to people of African descent,
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Resolutions introduced and adopted during the 2006 2009 legislative session.

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permit certain claims and make an appropriation
therefor.
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature
Res 0680-2007 Filed 12/31/2009 to reschedule next year’s Primary Election to a date
other than September 11, 2007.
Resolution urging the United States Congress to pass
the Count Every Vote Act of 2005, introduced in the
Senate by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (Sen. 450,
109th Cong., (Feb. 17, 2005) ) and in the House by
. Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones (H.R. 939,
Res 0653-2006 Filed 12/31/2009
109th Cong., (Feb. 17, 2005) ) a comprehensive
package of pro-democracy, pro-voter legislation that
contains the Civic Participation Act of 2005, a measure
to restore voting rights in federal elections to ex
offenders who have completed their sentences.
Resolution calling upon the State Legislature and the
Governor to amend the Municipal Home Rule Law by
. placing limitations on the number of consecutive
Res 0495-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 . .

charter revision commissions that may be created by


the Mayor of the City of New York pursuant to
Municipal Home Rule Law §36(4).
Resolution urging the State Legislature and the
Governor to amend the Municipal Home Rule Law to
Res 0496-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 ensure that multiple validly created charter revision
commissions may submit ballot questions to be
proposed during the same election.
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature
to pass and the Governor to sign A.231, an act to
Res 0500-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to
authorizing the creation of an alcoholic beverage
control board in and by the City of New York.
Resolution calling upon the New York City Council to
support granting voting rights to imprisoned citizens
Res 0354-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 and further calling upon the New York State
Legislature to amend the Election Law to reflect this
change.
Resolution urging the New York State Legislature and
the State Board of Elections to refrain from
implementing the current plan for compliance with the
Res 0291-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 and to
concentrate its efforts on ensuring that New York is
appropriately HAVA-compliant for 2007 and that the
compliance process is transparent and secure.
Res 0224-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 Resolution calling upon the appropriate committee of
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the City Council to hold hearings on the procedure
necessary to remove the words “part time” with
reference to the position of member of the City Council
and the ramifications thereof.
Resolution urging the Mayor to issue an executive
order creating an office to oversee all development,
Res 0195-2006 Filed 12/31/2009
operation, and maintenance of the public and private
infrastructure of the City of New York.
Resolution calling upon the New York City Council to
condemn the direct and indirect disenfranchisement o
approximately 4.7 million American voters, who are
Res 0203-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 predominately African American and Latino voters,
whose participation in government has been denied or
severely limited by the fact that they were convicted of
a felony.
Resolution urging the United States Congress to pass
House Joint Resolution 28, a resolution that calls for a
Res 0181-2006 Filed 12/31/2009
voting rights amendment to the United States
Constitution to guarantee the right to vote.
Resolution calling upon the City Council to declare its
support for plaintiffs Deadria Farmer-Paellmann, Mary
Lacey Madison, Andrea Carrington and all others
similarly situated, in their efforts to seek restitution in
Res 0132-2006 Filed 12/31/2009
a federal class action suit brought against the
corporations that are alleged to have participated in
and directly profited from the abhorrent institution 0:
slavery.
Resolution urging the establishment of a Commission
Res 0130-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 on Queen Mother Moore Reparations for Descendants
of Africans of New York City.
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature
Res 0070-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 to amend the State Election Law to extend the right to
vote to individuals who are currently serving parole.
Resolution calling upon the Congress of the United
States to hold fact-finding hearings to establish and
define the bases and justifications for the government
Res 0058-2006 Filed 12/31/2009 of the United States to pay reparations to African
American descendants of African ancestors who were
held in slavery in this country, and its original colonies,
between 1619 and 1865.