File #: Int 0926-2015    Version: Name: Creating a task force on construction work in occupied multiple dwellings.
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 in relation to creating a task force on construction work in occupied multiple dwellings
Sponsors: Daniel R. Garodnick, Margaret S. Chin, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Corey D. Johnson, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Levine, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Helen K. Rosenthal, Costa G. Constantinides, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Brad S. Lander, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Donovan J. Richards, Rosie Mendez, James G. Van Bramer, Jumaane D. Williams, Bill Perkins, Ritchie J. Torres, Daniel Dromm , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 26
Summary: This bill would create a task force consisting of members appointed by the New York City Department of Buildings, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department of Environmental Protection, the City Council, and the Mayor. Among its primary functions, the task force would evaluate the current practices of the individual agencies represented in the task force with regards to construction and renovation by landlords in occupied residential buildings, publish a report of its findings, and provide recommendations to improve inter-agency coordination and sharing of information.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 926-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 926, 3. Int. No. 926 - 9/30/15, 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. 926-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. 926-A (FINAL), 13. Fiscal Impact Statement
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
8/9/2017ADaniel R. Garodnick City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017ADaniel R. Garodnick Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/19/2017*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/19/2017*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 926-A

 

By Council Members Garodnick, Chin, Espinal, Johnson, Kallos, Levin, Levine, Menchaca, Reynoso, Rosenthal, Constantinides, Koo, Rose, Lander, Rodriguez, Richards, Mendez, Van Bramer, Williams, Perkins, Torres, Dromm, Cornegy, Ferreras-Copeland, Salamanca and Cohen

 

A Local Law in relation to creating a task force on construction work in occupied multiple dwellings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                                          Section 1. a. There shall be an interagency task force to explore issues related to construction work in occupied multiple dwellings.

b. The task force shall consist of 13 members which shall include:

1. the commissioner of buildings, or their designee, who shall serve as co-director of the task force;

2. the commissioner of housing preservation and development, or their designee, who shall serve as co-director of the task force;

3. the commissioner of health and mental hygiene, or their designee;

4. the commissioner of environmental protection, or their designee;

5. five members appointed by the speaker of the council; and

6. four members appointed by the mayor.

                     c. In the event that a member’s seat becomes vacant, such member’s successor shall be appointed within sixty days of the vacancy. The new member shall be appointed in the same manner as the predecessor member whose vacancy is being filled.

                     d. Members appointed by the speaker and members appointed by the mayor may be removed by the appointing person.

                     e. The task force shall consult, on an ongoing basis, with tenants who reside in buildings undergoing construction or renovation to determine the common issues such tenants face as a result of such construction or renovation and to determine if these issues can be addressed by changing the current practices of the individual agencies represented in the task force.

                     f. The task force shall meet not less than quarterly and such meetings shall be considered a meeting of a public body subject to article 7 of the public officers law.

                     g. Within nine months of the enactment of the local law that added this section, the task force must complete an evaluation of the current practices of the individual agencies represented in the task force with regards to issues tenants face during construction or renovation of residential buildings. The task force shall issue a report to the mayor and the council including its findings and recommendations for improving interagency coordination and sharing of information within eighteen months of the enactment of the local law that added this section and shall update such report annually thereafter.

                     h. This task force shall dissolve upon submission of the third annual report as required by subdivision g of this section.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after its enactment.

 

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