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File #: Int 0473-2014    Version: Name: Strengthening scaffolding requirements.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/10/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to strengthening scaffolding requirements.
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, James Vacca, Mark Levine, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Rory I. Lancman, Paul A. Vallone, Donovan J. Richards, Peter A. Koo, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson, I. Daneek Miller, Chaim M. Deutsch, Costa G. Constantinides, Rosie Mendez, Andy L. King, Ben Kallos, Karen Koslowitz, Inez D. Barron, Daniel Dromm , Deborah L. Rose, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Stephen T. Levin, Helen K. Rosenthal, Corey D. Johnson, James G. Van Bramer, Antonio Reynoso, Alan N. Maisel, Vincent J. Gentile, Annabel Palma, Ritchie J. Torres, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Laurie A. Cumbo, Carlos Menchaca, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 36
Summary: Int. No. 473-A would reduce the number of situations where someone other than a licensed rigger can install, remove or supervise the use of scaffolding.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 473-A, 2. Int. No. 473 - 9/10/14, 3. Committee Report 9/22/14, 4. Hearing Testimony 9/22/14, 5. Hearing Transcript 9/22/14, 6. Proposed Int. No. 473-A - 3/2/17
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12/31/2017AJumaane D. Williams City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/2014*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/2014*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/22/2014*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/2014*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/2014*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Proposed Int. No. 473-A

 

By Council Members Williams, Vacca, Levine, Espinal, Lancman, Vallone, Richards, Koo, Crowley, Chin, Gibson, Miller, Deutsch, Constantinides, Mendez, King, Kallos, Koslowitz, Barron, Dromm, Rose, Rodriguez, Levin, Rosenthal, Johnson, Van Bramer, Reynoso, Maisel, Gentile, Palma, Torres, Ferreras-Copeland, Cornegy, Cumbo, Menchaca and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to strengthening scaffolding requirements.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Exception 2 of section 3314.4.1.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

2. The installation and removal of a suspended scaffold may be supervised by a competent person designated by the scaffold permit holder, or where there is no scaffold permit holder, designated by the scaffold controlling entity, provided such scaffold is installed and removed in conjunction with:

 

2.1. The construction of a new building;

 

2.2. The full demolition of an existing building; or

 

2.3. The vertical or horizontal enlargement of an existing building.[;]

 

[2.4. The alteration, maintenance, or repair of a façade of a major building where a site safety plan is required by Section 3310.3.]

 

                     §2. Exception 2 of section 3314.4.2.1 of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

2. In lieu of direct and continuing supervision by a licensed rigger, the use of a suspended scaffold may be supervised by a competent person designated by the scaffold controlling entity, provided such scaffold is used in conjunction with:

 

2.1. The construction of a new building;

 

2.2. The full demolition of an existing building; or

 

2.3. The vertical or horizontal enlargement of an existing building.[;]

 

[2.4. The alteration, maintenance, or repair of a façade of a major building where a site safety plan is required by Section 3310.3.]

 

                     

                     

                     §3.  This local law shall take effect on October 1, 2014, except that the commissioner of buildings shall take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

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