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File #: Int 1049-2009    Version: * Name: Allowing the purchase of Energy Star certified appliances by tenants.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 7/29/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing the purchase of Energy Star certified appliances by tenants.
Sponsors: Alan J. Gerson, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Jessica S. Lappin, John C. Liu, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, David I. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 9

Int. No. 1049

 

By Council Members Gerson, Comrie, James, Koppell, Lappin, Liu, Nelson, Palma and Weprin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to allowing the purchase of Energy Star certified appliances by tenants.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 27-2057 to subchapter 2 of chapter 2 of title 27 to read as follows:

§27-2057 ENERGY STAR appliances. a. For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) The term “ENERGY STAR” shall mean a designation from the United States environmental protection agency or department of energy indicating that a product meets the energy efficiency standards set forth by such agency for compliance with the ENERGY STAR program.

(2) The term “household appliance” shall mean any refrigerator, room air conditioner, dishwasher or clothes washer, within a dwelling unit in a multiple dwelling that is provided by the owner of such multiple dwelling.

b. When requested, the owner of a dwelling unit and in a building owned cooperatively the shareholder of shares of stock attendant to a dwelling unit in a multiple dwelling shall allow any lawful occupant who resides in such dwelling unit to replace at such lawful occupant’s expense any household appliance provided by such owner or shareholder with a household appliance that is certified as Energy Star provided that such household appliance is the appropriate size, will not damage or otherwise interfere with the building’s electrical system or will not require the movement of walls or fixtures to permit its use.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately after enactment.

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