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File #: Int 0702-2015    Version: Name: Requiring the development of a guide for building owners regarding aging in place.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 3/11/2015
Enactment date: 6/2/2015 Law number: 2015/051
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the development of a guide for building owners regarding aging in place
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Margaret S. Chin, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Costa G. Constantinides, Vincent J. Gentile, Brad S. Lander, Annabel Palma, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Ruben Wills, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Chaim M. Deutsch, I. Daneek Miller, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, James G. Van Bramer, Karen Koslowitz, Ben Kallos, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Summary: Under the bill, the Department for the Aging, in consultation with the Department of Buildings and the Department for Housing Preservation and Development, would be required to develop and distribute a guide for building owners on how they can modify dwelling units to allow tenants to age in place.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 702-A, 2. Int. No. 702 - 3/11/15, 3. March 11, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 4/15/15, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/15/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/15/15, 7. Committee Report 5/12/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 5/12/15, 9. May 14, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-14-15, 12. Mayor's Letter, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 14, 2015, 14. Local Law 51
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/2/2015AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2015AMelissa Mark-Viverito Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2015AMelissa Mark-Viverito Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2015AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2015AMelissa Mark-Viverito City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Aging Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Aging Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Aging Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/2015AMelissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Aging Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/15/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Aging Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/15/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito Committee on Aging Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2015*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 702-A
 
By The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito) and Council Members Chin, Arroyo, Constantinides, Gentile, Lander, Palma, Richards, Rose, Vallone, Wills, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Deutsch, Miller, Rodriguez, Van Bramer, Koslowitz, Kallos and Williams
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the development of a guide for building owners regarding aging in place
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new section 21-205 to read as follows:
§ 21-205 Aging in place guide. In consultation with the department of buildings, the department of housing preservation and development, the mayor's office for people with disabilities, and businesses and nonprofit organizations with expertise in design for dwelling units occupied by older adults, the department shall develop, distribute, and publish on its website, not later than July 1, 2016, a guide for building owners regarding modifications and improvements that may be made to dwelling units to allow tenants to safely remain in such units for as long as possible as such tenants age. Such guide shall include, but not be limited to, information relating to: improving access for individuals with limited mobility; lighting, railings and grab bars; technological enhancements; and widening of doorways and hallways. Such guide shall also include information on available public and private sources of funding, including information on eligibility criteria and how to apply for such funding, to assist building owners in making modifications and improvements.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
 
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