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File #: Int 1025-2015    Version: * Name: Requiring landlords to test apartment air quality before offering a lease for signature.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 12/16/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring landlords to test apartment air quality before offering a lease for signature
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Darlene Mealy, Rosie Mendez, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Costa G. Constantinides, Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This local law mandates that the department shall, in consultation with the department of health and mental hygiene, promulgate a list of interior air pollutants threshold amounts of such interior air pollutants above which the concentration of such pollutant in an interior space is hazardous to human life and well-being and, based upon that list, prior to the offer of an initial lease for signature, or prior to occupancy if there is no lease, the owner of a multiple dwelling, or a one or two family dwelling, shall test such dwelling for interior air pollutants, and, if interior air pollutants are found in hazardous amounts, shall remediate such hazards.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1025, 2. December 16, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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12/31/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1025

 

By Council Members Crowley, Mealy, Mendez, Rodriguez, Constantinides and Salamanca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring landlords to test apartment air quality before offering a lease for signature

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

§1. Section 27-2005 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows:

f. 1. Prior to January 1, 2017, the department shall, in consultation with the department of health and mental hygiene, promulgate a list of interior air pollutants including, but not limited to, asbestos, biological pollutants, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, lead, nitrogen dioxide, pesticides, radon, respirable particles, second-hand smoke, and volatile organic compounds, and the threshold amounts of such interior air pollutants above which the concentration of such pollutant in an interior space is hazardous to human life and well-being.

2. Prior to January 1, 2017, the department shall, in consultation with the department of health and mental hygiene, promulgate rules with respect to the proper testing, remediation, and certification of remediation of interior air pollutants on the list

3. On and after January 1, 2017, prior to the offer of an initial lease for signature, or prior to occupancy if there is no lease, the owner of a multiple dwelling, or a one or two family dwelling, shall test such dwelling for interior air pollutants, and, if interior air pollutants are found in hazardous amounts, shall remediate such hazards.

§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.

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