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File #: Int 0918-2015    Version: Name: Professionally certified applications for construction document approval and final inspections of permitted work.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/30/2015
Enactment date: 8/30/2017 Law number: 2017/149
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to professionally certified applications for construction document approval and final inspections of permitted work
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Carlos Menchaca, Corey D. Johnson, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez, Antonio Reynoso, Helen K. Rosenthal, Brad S. Lander, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, James G. Van Bramer, Deborah L. Rose, Donovan J. Richards, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Laurie A. Cumbo, Jumaane D. Williams, Bill Perkins, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Ritchie J. Torres, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Daniel Dromm , Alan N. Maisel, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Andrew Cohen
Council Member Sponsors: 25
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Buildings (DOB) to audit 25% of professionally certified applications for rent-regulated buildings, affordable housing projects or multiple dwellings which are the subject of a rent overcharge application and which are at least 25% occupied, on a monthly basis. This bill would also prohibit professional certified applications where buildings are listed on the Department of Housing Preservation and Developmentā€™s website as having been subject to a finding of harassment.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 918-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 918, 4. Int. No. 918 - 9/30/15, 5. September 30, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 4/18/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/18/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/18/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 918-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. 918-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-9-17, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 149, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 9, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
9/1/2017AMargaret S. Chin City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/30/2017AMargaret S. Chin Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/2017AMargaret S. Chin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/2017AMargaret S. Chin City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017AMargaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2016*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/18/2016*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/30/2015*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 918-A

 

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

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to professionally certified applications for construction document approval and final inspections of permitted work

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Section 28-104.2.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

§28-104.2.1 Less than full examination of applications for construction and related document approval. The commissioner may, in the commissioner’s discretion, establish a program whereby construction and related documents may be accepted with less than full examination by the department based on the professional certification of an applicant who is a registered design professional. On a monthly basis, the commissioner shall audit no less than 25 percent of construction documents which are for multiple dwellings where 25 percent or more of the dwelling units are occupied and such multiple dwellings, in whole or in part, either (i) are subject to rent regulation, (ii) are being rehabilitated or maintained as affordable housing through a department of housing preservation and development program, (iii) are subject to a city regulatory agreement mandating the creation or preservation of a certain number of affordable units, (iv) contain affordable housing units created, sponsored or preserved through other city programs or initiatives, or (v) where the department knows or has reason to know, are the subject of a rent overcharge application which is in the process of being investigated by the New York State division of housing and community renewal.

 

Exception: Construction or related documents may not be subject to less than full examination if the building is listed on the department of housing preservation and development’s website pursuant to paragraph 6 of subdivision m of section 27-2115.

 

                     §2. Section 28-116.2.4.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended by adding an exception to read as follows:                     

Exception: Final inspection shall be performed by the department for permitted work in R-2 occupancies if the building is listed on the department of housing preservation and development’s website pursuant to paragraph 6 of subdivision m of section 27-2115.

 

                     § 3. Section 28-105.5 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended by adding a new section 28-105.5.1 to read as follows:

§ 28-105.5.1 Application for permit where a building is occupied. All applications for permits for work on a building having more than three dwelling shall state the total number of units, and the number of units occupied at the time the application is filed.

 

                     § 4. 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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