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File #: Int 0930-2015    Version: Name: Distressed buildings subject to foreclosure by action in rem.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/30/2015
Enactment date: 8/30/2017 Law number: 2017/152
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to distressed buildings subject to foreclosure by action in rem
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Corey D. Johnson, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Levine, Carlos Menchaca, Rosie Mendez, Antonio Reynoso, Helen K. Rosenthal, Deborah L. Rose, Brad S. Lander, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Donovan J. Richards, Vanessa L. Gibson, James G. Van Bramer, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Andrew Cohen, Laurie A. Cumbo, Jumaane D. Williams, Bill Perkins, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Ritchie J. Torres, James Vacca, Daniel Dromm , Alan N. Maisel, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 27
Summary: This bill would expand the definition of distressed to include buildings which are subject to Environmental Control Board (ECB) judgments as a result of building code violations in the amount of a lien to value ratio equal to or greater than 25%. This bill would also require the Department of Finance to report on tax lien activities as a result of ECB debt, including the number of buildings subject to tax liens for ECB judgment debts, the location of the buildings, the number of dwelling units in each building, and recommendations for whether a 25 percent lien to value ratio is an appropriate threshold for property to be considered distressed.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 930-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 930, 4. Int. No. 930 - 9/30/15, 5. September 30, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 10/31/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/31/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/31/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 930-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. 930-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-9-17, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 152, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 9, 2017
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9/1/2017ABen Kallos City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/30/2017ABen Kallos Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/25/2017ABen Kallos Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/2017ABen Kallos City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/2017ABen Kallos City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017ABen Kallos Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2016*Ben Kallos Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2016*Ben Kallos Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Ben Kallos City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Ben Kallos City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 930-A

 

By Council Members Kallos, Chin, Johnson, Levin, Levine, Menchaca, Mendez, Reynoso, Rosenthal, Rose, Lander, Rodriguez, Richards, Gibson, Van Bramer, Crowley, Cohen, Cumbo, Williams, Perkins, Espinal, Torres, Vacca, Dromm, Maisel, Ferreras-Copeland and Salamanca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to distressed buildings subject to foreclosure by action in rem

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 11-401 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 37 for the year 1996, is amended to read as follows:

4. "Distressed property." Any parcel of class one or class two real property that is subject to a tax lien or liens that result from an environmental control board judgment against the owner of such parcel for a building code violation with a lien or liens to value ratio, as determined by the commissioner of finance, equal to or greater than 25 percent or [Any] any parcel of class one or class two real property that is subject to a tax lien or liens with a lien or liens to value ratio, as determined by the commissioner of finance, equal to or greater than fifteen percent and that meets one of the following two criteria:

i. such parcel has an average of five or more hazardous or immediately hazardous violations of record of the housing maintenance code per dwelling unit; or
ii. such parcel is subject to a lien or liens for any expenses incurred by the department of housing preservation and development for the repair or the elimination of any dangerous or unlawful conditions therein, pursuant to section 27-2144 of this code, in an amount equal to or greater than one thousand dollars.

                     § 2. Chapter 2 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 28-204.6.11 to read as follows:

§ 28-204.6.1 Tax lien reporting. On December 31, 2018, the department of finance shall submit a report to the mayor and the council on tax lien activities as a result of environmental control board judgment debt. Such report shall include: (i) the number of buildings subject to tax liens for environmental control board judgment debts, disaggregated by whether the tax lien was a result of an illegal conversion, more than $60,000 in debt, or more than $30,000 in debt; (ii) the location of such buildings disaggregated by council district; (iii) the number of dwelling units in each building which is subject to a tax lien; and (iv) recommendations for whether a 25 percent lien to value ratio is an appropriate threshold for a property to be considered distressed and if it is not, such report shall contain recommendations for what an appropriate threshold would be.

 

§ 3.  Section one of this local law takes effect May 1, 2019, except that the commissioner of buildings, the commissioner of housing preservation and development and the commissioner of finance may promulgate rules or take other actions for the implementation of this local law prior to such effective date. Section two of this local law takes effect immediately.

 

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