File #: Int 0938-2015    Version: Name: Requiring increased oversight of construction contractors who have engaged in work without a required permit.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/30/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring increased oversight of construction contractors who have engaged in work without a required permit
Sponsors: Antonio Reynoso, Margaret S. Chin, Corey D. Johnson, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Levine, Carlos Menchaca, Rosie Mendez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Vincent J. Gentile, Peter A. Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Deborah L. Rose, Donovan J. Richards, James G. Van Bramer, Jumaane D. Williams, Bill Perkins, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., 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: 29
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Buildings (DOB) to compile and maintain a watch list of contractors who have been found to have performed work without a required permit in the preceding two years. The bill would also require DOB to engage in increased oversight of any worksite where a contractor included on the watch list performs work. The bill also would provide a timeline under which a contractor could be removed from the watch list.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 938-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 938, 3. Int. No. 938 - 9/30/17, 4. September 30, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 4/19/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 4/19/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 4/19/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 938-A - 8/3/17, 9. Committee Report 8/8/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 8/8/17, 11. August 9, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Int. No. 938-A (FINAL), 13. Fiscal Impact Statement
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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
8/8/2017*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017AAntonio Reynoso Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/19/2017*Antonio Reynoso Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/19/2017*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. 938-A

By Council Members Reynoso, Chin, Johnson, Kallos, Levin, Levine, Menchaca, Mendez, Rosenthal, Gentile, Koo, Koslowitz, Lander, Rodriguez, Rose, Richards, Van Bramer, Williams, Perkins, Espinal, 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 requiring increased oversight of construction contractors who have engaged in work without a required permit

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Article 213 of chapter 2 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-213.5 to read as follows:

§ 28-213.5 Watch list of contractors performing work without required permit. The department shall compile and maintain a watch list of contractors who have been found to have performed work without a required permit in the preceding two years.

 

§ 28-213.5.1 Increased oversight. At any site where a contractor that is included on the watch list created pursuant to section 28-213.5 performs work in an occupied building, the department shall perform one or more inspections in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and permitting requirements. The department may promulgate rules providing for additional oversight of such contractors where appropriate for the protection of the public.

 

§ 28-213.5.2 Exemption. Any work performed by a contractor that is wholly or partially exempt from a civil penalty for work performed without a permit pursuant to a rule of the department shall not be considered in determining whether the contractor is to be included on the watch list created pursuant to section 28-213.5.

 

§ 28-213.5.3 Removal from watch list. The department shall remove from the watch list created pursuant to section 28-213.5 any contractor who has not been found to have performed work without a permit in the two years after the latter of the following dates: (i) the date on which such contractor was originally placed on such watch list or (ii) the date on which such contractor most recently performed work without a required permit.

 

§ 2. This local law shall take 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 any rules, before such effective date.

 

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