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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/1/2015 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 145, Attachments - Int. No. 592, Attachments - Int. No. 433-A
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Int 0145-2014 *Corey D. Johnson  Installation of fire sprinklers in certain establishments that provide services for animals.IntroductionThis bill would require animal service facilities where animals are continuously sheltered for a period of at least twenty-four hours to install automatic sprinkler systems.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0145-2014 *Corey D. Johnson  Installation of fire sprinklers in certain establishments that provide services for animals.IntroductionThis bill would require animal service facilities where animals are continuously sheltered for a period of at least twenty-four hours to install automatic sprinkler systems.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0592-2014 *Corey D. Johnson  Preservation of hotelsIntroductionThis bill would place limitations on the conversion of certain hotel space for purposes other than use as a hotel. The bill would affect hotels having 150 units or more and would allow such a hotel to convert approximately 20 percent of the floor area used for sleeping accommodations to a different use. In order to convert additional hotel space, a hotel owner would have to apply to the Hotel Conversion Review Board, created by this bill, for a waiver and would have to demonstrate that the hotel was unable to earn a reasonable financial return. The Board would evaluate relevant financial information relating to the hotel and hold a public hearing with respect to each application for a waiver. If the Board found that the hotel was unable to earn a reasonable financial return, it would be authorized to allow the owner to convert additional hotel space for other uses to the minimum extent necessary to allow the hotel to earn a reasonable return. The waiver procedure would first become available 180 days after this bill became law.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0592-2014 *Corey D. Johnson  Preservation of hotelsIntroductionThis bill would place limitations on the conversion of certain hotel space for purposes other than use as a hotel. The bill would affect hotels having 150 units or more and would allow such a hotel to convert approximately 20 percent of the floor area used for sleeping accommodations to a different use. In order to convert additional hotel space, a hotel owner would have to apply to the Hotel Conversion Review Board, created by this bill, for a waiver and would have to demonstrate that the hotel was unable to earn a reasonable financial return. The Board would evaluate relevant financial information relating to the hotel and hold a public hearing with respect to each application for a waiver. If the Board found that the hotel was unable to earn a reasonable financial return, it would be authorized to allow the owner to convert additional hotel space for other uses to the minimum extent necessary to allow the hotel to earn a reasonable return. The waiver procedure would first become available 180 days after this bill became law.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0433-2014 *Andrew Cohen Proposed Int. No. 433-AElectrical outlet safety devices and tamper-resistant receptacles.IntroductionEvery day approximately seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. This bill would require the owners of multiple dwellings to install and maintain protective devices over electrical outlets in common areas of the building that are accessible to children or pets. Failure to install or maintain these protective devices would result in a class B hazardous violation. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would all be required to enforce this bill.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0433-2014 *Andrew Cohen  Electrical outlet safety devices and tamper-resistant receptacles.IntroductionEvery day approximately seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. This bill would require the owners of multiple dwellings to install and maintain protective devices over electrical outlets in common areas of the building that are accessible to children or pets. Failure to install or maintain these protective devices would result in a class B hazardous violation. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would all be required to enforce this bill.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0433-2014 *Andrew Cohen  Electrical outlet safety devices and tamper-resistant receptacles.IntroductionEvery day approximately seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. This bill would require the owners of multiple dwellings to install and maintain protective devices over electrical outlets in common areas of the building that are accessible to children or pets. Failure to install or maintain these protective devices would result in a class B hazardous violation. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would all be required to enforce this bill.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0433-2014 AAndrew Cohen  Electrical outlet safety devices and tamper-resistant receptacles.IntroductionEvery day approximately seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. This bill would require the owners of multiple dwellings to install and maintain protective devices over electrical outlets in common areas of the building that are accessible to children or pets. Failure to install or maintain these protective devices would result in a class B hazardous violation. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would all be required to enforce this bill.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available