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File #: Int 1292-2018    Version: * Name: Notifying tenants of their obligations under the noise control code.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 12/11/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notifying tenants of their obligations under the noise control code
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Vanessa L. Gibson, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require owners of multiple dwellings to distribute a notice to new and renewing tenants about their obligations under the noise control law. This bill would also require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to develop the form of the notice and would subject owners to a $250 penalty for violations.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1292, 2. Int. No. 1292, 3. December 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2018

Int. No. 1292

 

By Council Members Rivera, Rodriguez, Gibson and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notifying tenants of their obligations under the noise control code

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 11 of title 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 26-1103.1 to read as follows:

§ 26-1103.1 Notice on prohibited noise.  a. Every owner of a multiple dwelling shall include with new or renewed tenant leases a notice in English and Spanish that sets forth the noise laws and regulations applicable to the dwelling under subchapter 3 of chapter 2 of title 24 of the code and section 47-02 of title 15 of the rules of the city of New York.

b. Upon request by a tenant occupying a dwelling unit in a multiple dwelling, the owner of such multiple dwelling shall make best efforts to provide the notice required by subdivision a in a language other than English or Spanish.

c. The department, using plain language, shall determine the form of the notice required pursuant to subdivision a of this section. 

§ 2. Section 26-1104 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 20-715 Violations and penalties. Any owner who violates the provisions of subdivision a of section 26-1103 or subdivision a of section 26-1103.1 of this chapter shall be liable for a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars. For purposes of this section, each multiple dwelling in which an owner fails to post the notice required pursuant to subdivision a of section 26-1103 of this chapter shall be deemed a separate violation.  For purposes of this section, each residential lease with which an owner fails to include the notice required pursuant to subdivision a of section 26-1103.1 shall be deemed a separate violation.

§ 3. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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