File #: Int 0826-2015    Version: * Name: Civil penalties for illegal conversions of dwelling units from permanent residences.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to civil penalties for illegal conversions of dwelling units from permanent residences
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Jumaane D. Williams, Margaret S. Chin, Corey D. Johnson, Ben Kallos, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Donovan J. Richards, Vincent J. Gentile, Rory I. Lancman, Deborah L. Rose, Bill Perkins
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill increases the penalty amount that the Department of Buildings (DOB) can issue when an owner is found to have illegally converted a dwelling unit that is classified for permanent residential use. The civil penalties will now range from $10,000 to $50,000 for each violation. In addition, a $2,000 civil penalty can be issued for each day that the violation is not corrected.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 826, 2. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Committee Report 10/30/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 10/30/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 10/30/15
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Int. No. 826

 

By Council Members Rosenthal, Rodriguez, Williams, Chin, Johnson, Kallos, Levine, Mendez, Menchaca, Reynoso, Richards, Gentile, Lancman, Rose and Perkins

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to civil penalties for illegal conversions of dwelling units from permanent residences

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Item 16 of section 28-201.2.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 45 of 2012, is amended to read as follows:

16.                     A violation of section 28-210.3 [that involves more than one dwelling unit or a second or subsequent violation of section 28-210.3 by the same person at the same dwelling unit or multiple dwelling].

 

16.1. The civil penalty for a violation of section 28-210.3 shall be no less than ten thousand dollars and no more than fifty thousand dollars. In addition to such civil penalty, a separate additional penalty may be imposed of no more than two thousand dollars for each day that the violation is not corrected.

 

§ 2.  This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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