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File #: Int 1133-2016    Version: Name: Denial of certain building permits where outstanding charges are owed to the city.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 3/22/2016
Enactment date: 8/30/2017 Law number: 2017/160
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the denial of certain building permits where outstanding charges are owed to the city
Sponsors: James Vacca, Deborah L. Rose, Margaret S. Chin, Barry S. Grodenchik, Jumaane D. Williams, Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Andrew Cohen, Vincent J. Gentile, Paul A. Vallone, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Buildings to withhold building permits for certain properties where $25,000 or more in unpaid charges are owed to the city or where the owners of such properties owe, in aggregate, $25,000 or more in unpaid charges to the city. The bill provides certain exceptions to this prohibition, such as where the permit would be required to correct a dangerous condition.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1133-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1133, 4. Int. No. 1133 - 3/22/16, 5. March 22, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 3/23/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 3/23/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 3/23/17, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1133-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. 1133-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-9-17, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 160, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 9, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
9/1/2017AJames Vacca City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/30/2017AJames Vacca Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/25/2017AJames Vacca Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/2017AJames Vacca City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/2017AJames Vacca City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*James Vacca Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*James Vacca Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017*James Vacca Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/2017AJames Vacca Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/23/2017*James Vacca Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/23/2017*James Vacca Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/2016*James Vacca City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/2016*James Vacca City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1133-A

 

By Council Members Vacca, Rose, Chin, Grodenchik, Williams, Kallos, Rosenthal, Salamanca, Cohen, Gentile, Vallone and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the denial of certain building permits where outstanding charges are owed to the city

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Article 105 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-105.1.2 to read as follows:

§ 28-105.1.2 Denial of permits for certain arrears. The commissioner shall not issue a permit for a new building, demolition, place of assembly or major alteration that will change the use, egress or occupancy for a property if $25,000 or more in covered arrears is owed to the city with respect to such property or if the owners of such property owe, in aggregate, $25,000 or more in covered arrears to the city, provided that, where a dwelling unit within a property is owned as a condominium or held by a shareholder of a cooperative corporation under a proprietary lease, covered arrears owed to the city for such unit shall not be considered covered arrears owed to the city for such property. For the purposes of this section, the term “covered arrears” may include any of the following, but shall not include any such items that are currently in the appeals process:

 

1.                     Unpaid fines, civil penalties or judgments entered by a court of competent jurisdiction or the environmental control board pursuant to chapter 2 of this title or chapter 2 of title 28 of the code; and

 

2.                     Unpaid and past due fees or other charges lawfully assessed by the commissioner.

 

Exceptions:

 

1.                     The commissioner may issue a permit for a property if the applicant submits a certification from the department of finance that binding agreements are in force requiring payment of all covered arrears owed by the owners of such property, and such owners are in compliance with such agreement.

 

2.                     The commissioner may issue a permit for a property where the issuance of such permit is necessary to correct an outstanding violation of this code, the housing maintenance code or any other applicable provisions of law or rule or where the commissioner determines that issuance of such permit is necessary to perform work to protect public health and safety.

 

3.                     The commissioner may issue a permit for a portion of a property occupied by a tenant who is not an owner of such property or responsible for any covered arrears owed with respect to such property.

 

4.  The commissioner may issue a permit, for a dwelling unit within a property that is owned by a condominium or held by a shareholder of a cooperative corporation under a proprietary lease, if the owners of record for such unit do not owe, in aggregate, $25,000 or more in covered arrears to the city.

 

5.  The commissioner may issue a permit where a property was the subject of an in rem foreclosure judgment in favor of the city and was transferred by the city to a third party pursuant to section 11-412.1 of the code.

 

6.  The commissioner may issue a permit where a property is the subject of a court order appointing an administrator pursuant to article 7-a of the real property actions and proceedings law in a case brought by the department of housing preservation and development.

 

7.  The commissioner may issue a permit where a property is the subject of a loan provided by or through the department of housing preservation and development or the New York city housing development corporation for the purpose of rehabilitation that has closed within the five years preceding the application for such permit.

 

8.  The commissioner may issue a permit for a property where the department of housing preservation and development or the New York city housing development corporation notifies the commissioner that the permit is required for participation in a program that involves rehabilitation of such property.

 

                     § 2. Article 105 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-105.5.2 to read as follows:

§ 28-105.5.2 Owner statement. All applications for permits shall include a certification by the owner of the property for which the permit is sought stating the following:

 

1.                     A statement as to whether $25,000 or more in covered arrears, that are not currently in the appeals process, are owed to the city with respect to such property;

 

2.                     A statement as to whether the owners of the property owe, in aggregate, $25,000 or more in covered arrears to the city;

 

3.                     For each owner of the property:

 

3.1. The person’s full name and business address;

 

3.2. A list of properties in the city for which the person owes covered arrears to the city and, for each such property, the amount of such covered arrears owed; and

 

3.3. A list of properties in the city for which the person is an owner;

 

4.                     If an exception to section 28-105.1.2 of the code applies to such owner, a description of such exception.

 

§ 28-105.5.2.1 Audit. The commissioner shall each year, in consultation with the department of finance and each other appropriate city agency, audit at least 25 percent of the statements submitted under section 28-105.5.2 of the code.

 

                     § 3. 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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