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File #: Int 0967-2012    Version: * Name: Issuance of orders for repairs to buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 11/27/2012
Enactment date: 1/24/2013 Law number: 2013/006
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the issuance of orders for repairs to buildings.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Rosie Mendez, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Jumaane D. Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Robert Jackson, Brad S. Lander, James G. Van Bramer, Albert Vann, Daniel Dromm , Jessica S. Lappin, Daniel R. Garodnick, Charles Barron, James F. Gennaro, David G. Greenfield
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 12/13/12, 2. Hearing Testimony 12/13/12, 3. Hearing Transcript 12/13/12, 4. Committee Report 1/8/13, 5. Hearing Transcript 1/8/13, 6. Fiscal Impact Statement, 7. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-9-13, 8. Mayor's Letter, 9. Local Law 6
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/24/2013*Gale A. Brewer City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2013*Gale A. Brewer Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2013*Gale A. Brewer Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/9/2013*Gale A. Brewer City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/9/2013*Gale A. Brewer City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2013*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2013*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2012*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2012*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/27/2012*Gale A. Brewer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/27/2012*Gale A. Brewer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 967
 
By Council Members Brewer, Chin, Gonzalez, James, Mendez, Recchia, Williams, Rodriguez, Jackson, Lander, Van Bramer, Vann, Dromm, Lappin, Garodnick, Barron, Gennaro and Greenfield
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the issuance of orders for repairs to buildings.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  Section 27-2091 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:
c. The department shall have the power to issue an order to correct any underlying condition existing in a building that has caused or is causing a violation of this code, of the multiple dwelling law, or of other state and local laws that impose requirements on dwellings.
1. Such order may be issued to an owner of a building that meets the criteria promulgated by the department in rules.
2. The department may file such order in the office of the county clerk in the county in which the building is located. Where such order has been filed by the department and complied with by the owner, the department shall file a rescission of the order with such county clerk.
      3. An owner shall comply with such order and submit such documentation as the department may require indicating compliance with the order no later than four months after the order has been issued, provided, however, that the department may extend the deadline for compliance by a period not to exceed two months, in accordance with criteria promulgated by the department in rules.  If such owner fails to comply with such order, the department may perform all or part of the work required by such order.
      4.  All amounts for expenses incurred by the department pursuant to this subdivision that remain unpaid by an owner, shall constitute a debt recoverable from the owner and a lien upon the building and lot, and upon the rents and other income thereof. The provisions of article eight of subchapter five of this code shall govern the effect and enforcement of such debt and lien. The department may serve a statement of account upon an owner for such amounts pursuant to section 27-2129 of this code.
5. Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, an owner who fails to comply with an order issued pursuant to this subdivision shall be subject to a civil penalty of  one thousand dollars for each dwelling unit that is the subject of such order, provided, however, that the total amount of such penalty shall not be less than five thousand dollars.
            ยง2.  This local law shall take effect one hundred eighty days after its enactment,  provided, however, that the commissioner of the department of housing preservation and development may take such actions as are necessary for implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
 
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