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File #: Int 1086-2013    Version: Name: Requiring that toilets and faucets be capable of operating without an external supply of electrical power.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 6/24/2013
Enactment date: 10/2/2013 Law number: 2013/079
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city plumbing code, in relation to requiring that toilets and faucets be capable of operating without an external supply of electrical power.
Sponsors: Lewis A. Fidler, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Sara M. Gonzalez, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose, James G. Van Bramer, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Gale A. Brewer, Robert Jackson, Jumaane D. Williams, Charles Barron, James F. Gennaro, Darlene Mealy
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 1086 - 6/24/13, 2. Committee Report 6/27/13, 3. Hearing Testimony 6/27/13, 4. Hearing Transcript 6/27/13, 5. Committee Report 9/24/13, 6. Hearing Transcript 9/24/13, 7. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Mayor's Letter, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-24-13, 11. Local Law 79
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10/2/2013ALewis A. Fidler City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/2013ALewis A. Fidler Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/2013ALewis A. Fidler Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/2013ALewis A. Fidler City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/2013ALewis A. Fidler City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/2013ALewis A. Fidler Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Waterfronts Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Waterfronts Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Parks and Recreation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/2013*Lewis A. Fidler Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/24/2013*Lewis A. Fidler City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/24/2013*Lewis A. Fidler City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 1086-A
 
By Council Members Fidler, Chin, Comrie, Dickens, Gonzalez, Koo, Lander, Mark-Viverito, Mendez, Rose, Van Bramer, Rodriguez, Brewer, Jackson, Williams, Barron, Gennaro and Mealy
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city plumbing code, in relation to requiring that toilets and faucets be capable of operating without an external supply of electrical power.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Section PC 424 of the New York city plumbing code is amended to add a new Section PC 424.1.3 to read as follows:
424.1.3 Lavatory operation without external electrical power. Where automatic lavatory faucets connected to an external supply of electrical power are provided in a bathroom or toilet room, at least one lavatory faucet in such bathroom or toilet room shall be capable of normal operation in the absence of an external supply of electrical power for a period of at least two weeks, either through manual operation or built-in battery back-up.  Where such automatic lavatory  faucets are located in a bathroom or toilet room  with a required accessible lavatory,  such operational lavatory faucet shall be at  such required  accessible lavatory.
Exception:   Section 424.1.3 shall not apply to more than one bathroom or toilet room in a dwelling unit.
§2. Section PC 425 of the New York city plumbing code is amended to add a new Section PC 425.1.2 to read as follows:
425.1.2 Water closet flushing without external electrical power. Where automatic flushing devices connected to an external supply of electrical power are provided for water closets in a bathroom or toilet room, the flushing device of at least one water closet in such bathroom or toilet room shall be capable of normal operation in the absence of an external supply of electrical power for a period of at least two weeks, either through manual operation or built-in battery back-up.  Where such automatic flushing devices are located in a bathroom or toilet room with a required accessible water closet,  such operational flushing device shall be at such required  accessible water closet.
Exception:   Section 425.1.2 shall not apply to more than one bathroom or toilet room in a dwelling unit.
      §3. This local law shall take effect on the same date as a local law of the city of New York for the year 2013 amending the administrative code of the city of New York, the New York city plumbing code, the New York city building code, the New York city mechanical code and the New York city fuel gas code, relating to bringing such codes up to date with the 2009 editions of the international building, mechanical, fuel gas and plumbing codes, as proposed in Intro. 1056, takes effect.
 
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9/23/2013 4:52 PM