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File #: Int 1036-2015    Version: Name: Census of vacant properties.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 12/16/2015
Enactment date: 1/8/2018 Law number: 2018/029
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a census of vacant properties
Sponsors: Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Margaret S. Chin, Vincent J. Gentile, Darlene Mealy, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Brad S. Lander, Ritchie J. Torres, Mark Levine, Corey D. Johnson, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Helen K. Rosenthal, Annabel Palma, Stephen T. Levin, James G. Van Bramer, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Elizabeth S. Crowley, Inez D. Barron, Deborah L. Rose, Antonio Reynoso, Andy L. King, Peter A. Koo, Vanessa L. Gibson, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Costa G. Constantinides, Mark Treyger, Rory I. Lancman, I. Daneek Miller, Bill Perkins, Karen Koslowitz, Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 33
Summary: This bill would require the Mayor or an agency designated by the Mayor to conduct an annual census of vacant properties in coordination with the Department of Housing Preservation of Development, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Sanitation, the Fire Department and any other relevant agencies. The Mayor or the designated agency will also be required to compile a list of vacant properties as a result of the census.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1036-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1036, 3. Int. No. 1036, 4. December 16, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 9/15/16, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/15/16, 7. Hearing Transcript 9/15/16, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1036-A - 12/12/17, 9. Committee Report 12/18/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 12/18/17, 11. December 19, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-17, 13. Int. No. 1036-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Local Law 29, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 19, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/10/2018AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2018AYdanis A. Rodriguez Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2018AYdanis A. Rodriguez Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2017AYdanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/15/2016*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/15/2016*Ydanis A. Rodriguez Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/2015*Ydanis A. Rodriguez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1036-A

 

By Council Members Rodriguez, Chin, Gentile, Mealy, Mendez, Richards, Lander, Torres, Levine, Johnson, Menchaca, Kallos, Cornegy, Rosenthal, Palma, Levin, Van Bramer, Salamanca, Crowley, Barron, Rose, Reynoso, King, Koo, Gibson, Espinal, Constantinides, Treyger, Lancman, Miller, Perkins, Koslowitz and Dromm

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a census of vacant properties

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-119.1 to read as follows:

§ 3-119.1 Citywide census of vacant properties. a. The mayor, or an agency designated by the mayor, shall analyze data provided under subdivisions b and c of this section to provide an estimate of the number of vacant residential buildings and vacant lots located in areas zoned to permit residential use. Such analysis need not be conducted with regard to vacant buildings or vacant lots located in coastal flood zones designated by the federal emergency management agency or other coastal flood zones designated or recognized by the city. The first such analysis shall be initiated no later than 90 days after the effective date of the local law that added this section and shall be completed within three years thereafter. A new vacancy analysis shall be conducted every five years thereafter.

b. The departments of housing preservation and development, environmental protection, buildings and sanitation and the fire department, and any other agency upon request of the mayor or such designated agency, shall provide to the mayor or such designated agency such records as may be provided lawfully concerning the physical condition of and services provided to any building or parcel of land within the city in order to aid the mayor or such designated agency in determining whether any building or lot is vacant.

c. The mayor or such designated agency shall compile a list of the potentially vacant buildings and potentially vacant lots disclosed as a result of such analysis. Sources of information relating to buildings and lots shall include, but need not be limited to, records of the department of housing preservation and development, the department of finance and the department of buildings, and each agency shall provide to the mayor or such designated agency such information as shall be requested and that may be provided lawfully.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the mayor or the agency designated by the mayor under this section may take such actions as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

BH/ARP/MPC

LS # 1657

Int. No. 48-2010

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