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File #: Int 0755-2012    Version: * Name: Requiring fencing on pedestrian passageways elevated over vehicular or pedestrian right of ways.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/18/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring fencing on pedestrian passageways elevated over vehicular or pedestrian right of ways.
Sponsors: James Vacca, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Inez E. Dickens, Letitia James, Karen Koslowitz, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Jumaane D. Williams, Peter A. Koo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Albert Vann, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 2/28/12, 2. Hearing Testimony 2/28/12, 3. Hearing Transcript 2/28/12
Int. No. 755
 
By Council Members Vacca, Brewer, Chin, Dickens, James, Koslowitz, Lander, Mendez, Palma, Williams, Koo, Rodriguez, Vann and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring fencing on pedestrian passageways elevated over vehicular or pedestrian right of ways.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-154 to read as follows:
§19-154  Fencing on Elevated Pedestrian Passageways.  Except as provided herein, any plazas, ramps, overpasses, sidewalks, passageways, and similar locations under the jurisdiction of the department or another city agency for use in whole or in part by pedestrians which are elevated more than five feet above a vehicular or pedestrian right of way shall be enclosed by a fence no less than eight feet in height, that curves inward at the top of such fence toward such plaza, ramp, overpass, sidewalk, passageway or similar location.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to structures regulated by the building code.
§2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.
 
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