This bill would require that the data contained within required reports and studies be transmitted in a format that makes such data easily accessible.
Int. No. 986
By Council Members Koo and Holden
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the format of data in agency reports
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 1134 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:
§ 1134. The head of each agency shall promptly transmit to the council copies of all final reports or studies which the charter or other law requires the agency or any official thereof to prepare. The head of each agency shall also promptly transmit to the council copies of all final audits, audit reports and evaluations of such agency prepared by state or federal officials or by private parties. For every report, study, audit or evaluation that the charter or other law requires an agency or official to prepare and that contains data in a list, table, graph, chart or other non-narrative form, the head of each agency shall also transmit such data to the council in a non-proprietary format that permits automated processing, provided that it shall not be necessary to transmit data that has already been made available pursuant to chapter 5 of title 23 of the administrative code of the city of New York.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.