The bill has sat in the State Assembly for years.
The unexpected vote was taken Wednesday. Police and fire unions criticized the move.
The bill was sponsored by State Senator Jeff Klein.
School trays, some of which are made out of styrofoam, will also be switched to compostable material.
The legislation would set up a restaurant-style grading system for cosmetology businesses.
A bill governing Times Square characters will be introduced Wednesday, City Councilman Andy King said.
The law will give the co-op a tax break as long as it continues offering below-market apartments.
City Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants to fight rat infestations by targeting garbage leaks.
Legislators want the DOE to consider eighth-graders' attendance and grades, not just test results.
The proposal comes in response to rent-regulated tenants being barred from building amenities.
Costa Constantinides' bill would mandate potholes be filled days after a complaint is made.
Margaret Chin's new bill targets buildings where counterfeit goods are stored.
The two year program will collect food waste around the city.
Poorly trained lab techs and unlogged DNA evidence prompted the reform, councilmembers said.
Legislation proposed by Christine Quinn would reduce restaurant health fines by about 15 percent.
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