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Brewer praises March 26 passage of intern protections bill

Unpaid interns deserve protections against harassment, which is why I am proud to have co-sponsored today’s City Council bill to unsure they enjoy the full protection of the New York City Human Rights Law. In more than 30 years of public service, I have had over 1,000 interns. They have been invaluable – and we should value them in turn.

Background:

BP Brewer first introduced the interns protection bill in December 2013, while a member of the New York City Council.

March 17 testimony in support of the current bill.

Additional legislation:

BP Brewer also co-sponored several bills at the Council’s March 26 meeting.

Int. 205-2014 – with Council Member Lancman: Requiring hotels to provide their housekeeping staff with silent alarms for their protection.

Int. 215-2014 – with Council Member Levine: Requiring biographical information regarding street and park renamings to be posted online.

Int. 216-2014 – with Council Member Levine: Expanding the number of accessible pedestrian signals for the vision-impaired to improve traffic safety.

Int. 219-2014 – with Council Member Mendez: Creating a bicycle safety task force.

Int. 220-2014 – with Public Advocate James, and Council Members Mendez and Chin: Requiring agency inspection and correction for multiple-unit dwellings with dangerous violations.

Int. 222-2014 – with Council Member Mendez and Public Advocate James: Requring 72-hour prior notice to tenants for non-emergency repairs.

Int. 223-2014 – with Council Member Mendez: Creation of an annual report to assess the City’s indigent legal representation.