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File #: Int 0734-2011    Version: * Name: Establishment of an emergency repair program for elevators.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 12/8/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of an emergency repair program for elevators.
Sponsors: James Vacca, Ruben Wills, Fernando Cabrera , Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Darlene Mealy, Rosie Mendez, Michael C. Nelson, Deborah L. Rose, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Sara M. Gonzalez, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, David G. Greenfield, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Charles Barron, Stephen T. Levin, Annabel Palma, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Daniel R. Garodnick, Robert Jackson, Gale A. Brewer, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 27
Int. No. 734
By Council Members Vacca, Wills, Cabrera, Comrie, Dickens, Gentile, James, Koppell, Mealy, Mendez, Nelson, Rose, Vann, Williams, Gonzalez, Rodriguez, Greenfield, Koo, Lander, Barron, Levin, Palma, Mark-Viverito, Garodnick, Jackson. Brewer and Van Bramer
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of an emergency repair program for elevators.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Article 215 of chapter two of title twenty-eight of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-215.9 to read as follows:
      §28-215.9 Emergency repair of elevators. If the commissioner determines that an owner or other responsible party has not acted to correct any immediately hazardous elevator-related violation in a multiple dwelling within the stated time for compliance provided by the department, then the commissioner shall refer information about such elevator violation to the commissioner of housing preservation and development so that the department of housing preservation and development may perform or arrange for  the performance of the work necessary to correct the violation in accordance with article five of subchapter five of the housing maintenance code.
      §28-215.9.1 Exceptions. The provisions of section 28-215.9 of this article do not apply to elevators located in owner-occupied dwellings that service only the owner-occupied dwelling unit and such dwelling unit is not occupied by boarders, roomers, or lodgers, and elevators located within convents and rectories that are not open to non-occupants on a regular basis.
      §2. Section 27-2125 of the administrative code of the City of New York is amended to read as follows:
      § 27-2125. Power to cause or order corrections of violations. a. Whenever the department determines that because of any violation of this chapter or other applicable law, including an immediately hazardous elevator-related violation referred to the department by the department of buildings in accordance with section 28-215.9 of this code, any dwelling or part of its premises is dangerous to human life and safety or detrimental to health, it may
      (1) correct such conditions, or
(2) order the owner of the dwelling  or  other  responsible party to correct such conditions.
      §3. This local law shall take effect one hundred twenty days after its enactment.
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