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File #: Int 0939-2015    Version: Name: Increasing the penalties for work without a permit.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/30/2015
Enactment date: 8/30/2017 Law number: 2017/156
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing the penalties for work without a permit
Sponsors: Antonio Reynoso, Margaret S. Chin, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Corey D. Johnson, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Levine, Carlos Menchaca, Rosie Mendez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Vincent J. Gentile, Andy L. King, Karen Koslowitz, Deborah L. Rose, Brad S. Lander, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Daniel R. Garodnick, I. Daneek Miller, Donovan J. Richards, James G. Van Bramer, Jumaane D. Williams, Bill Perkins, Ritchie J. Torres, James Vacca, Daniel Dromm , Alan N. Maisel, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Andrew Cohen, Paul A. Vallone
Council Member Sponsors: 31
Summary: This bill would increase the penalties for work without a permit on a one- or two-family dwelling from 4 times the amount of the fee for such permit to 6 times and for work without a permit on all other buildings from 14 times to 21 times.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 939-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 939, 4. Int. No. 939 - 9/30/15, 5. September 30, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 12/10/15, 7. Hearing Testimony 12/10/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 12/10/15, 9. Proposed Int. No. 939-A - 8/3/17, 10. Committee Report 8/8/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 8/8/17, 12. August 9, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Int. No. 939-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-9-17, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 156, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 9, 2017
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9/1/2017AAntonio Reynoso City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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8/9/2017AAntonio Reynoso City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/2017AAntonio Reynoso City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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8/8/2017AAntonio Reynoso Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2015*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2015*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Antonio Reynoso City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Antonio Reynoso City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 939-A

 

By Council Members Reynoso, Chin, Espinal, Johnson, Kallos, Levin, Levine, Menchaca, Mendez, Rosenthal, Gentile, King, Koslowitz, Rose, Lander, Rodriguez, Garodnick, Miller, Richards, Van Bramer, Williams, Perkins, Torres, Vacca, Dromm, Maisel, Cornegy, Ferreras-Copeland, Salamanca, Cohen and Vallone

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing the penalties for work without a permit

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 28-213.1.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-213.1.1 Penalty for work without permit on one or two-family dwelling. Where work has been performed without a permit on a one-family or two-family dwelling the penalty shall equal [four] six times the amount of the fee payable for the permit. Where only part of the work has been performed without a permit, the penalty shall be reduced proportionately according to the amount of work still to be performed at the time a permit is issued. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no such penalty shall be less than [five hundred dollars] $600, nor more than $10,000.

 

§2. Section 28-213.1.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-213.1.2 Penalty for work without permit on other than one or two-family dwelling. The penalty for work without a permit on buildings other than one or two-family dwellings shall be [fourteen] 21 times the amount of the fee payable for such permit. Where only part of the work has been performed without a permit, the penalty shall be reduced proportionately according to the amount of work still to be performed at the time a permit is issued. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no such penalty shall be less than [five thousand dollars] $6,000, nor more than $15,000.

 

                     §3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

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