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File #: Int 0222-2018    Version: * Name: Enforcement of the nuisance abatement law.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enforcement of the nuisance abatement law
Sponsors: Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would amend the Nuisance Abatement Law to add the Public Advocate to the group of officials who may request the Corporation Counsel to enforce certain nuisance related violations of the law.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 222, 2. Int. No. 222, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 222

By Council Member Kallos

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enforcement of the nuisance abatement law

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 7-706 of the administrative code of the city of New York  is amended to read as follows:

(a) Generally. Upon the direction of the mayor, or at the request of the head of a department or agency of the city, or at the request of a district attorney of any county within the city, or at the request of a member of the city council, including the public advocate, with respect to the public nuisances defined in subdivisions (a), (b), (c), (e), (g), and (h) [and] of section 7-703 of this chapter, or upon his or her own initiative, the corporation counsel may bring and maintain a civil proceeding in the name of the city in the supreme court to permanently enjoin a public nuisance within the scope of this subchapter, and the person or persons conducting, maintaining or permitting the public nuisance from further conducting, maintaining or permitting the public nuisance. The owner, lessor and lessee of a building, erection or place wherein the public nuisance as being conducted, maintained or permitted shall be made defendants in the action. The venue of such action shall be in the county where the public nuisance is being conducted, maintained or permitted. The existence of an adequate remedy at law shall not prevent the granting of temporary or permanent relief pursuant to this subchapter.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

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LS 3284/Int. 1045/2016

LS 1204

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