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File #: Int 1101-2016    Version: * Name: Temporary waiver of penalties for violations relating to fuel gas piping systems and appliances that are promptly repaired.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/24/2016
Enactment date: 12/6/2016 Law number: 2016/158
Title: A Local Law in relation to a temporary waiver of penalties for violations relating to fuel gas piping systems and appliances that are promptly repaired
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Annabel Palma, Donovan J. Richards, Vincent J. Gentile, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Andrew Cohen, James G. Van Bramer, Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would create a temporary period where fines for improper fuel gas installations in buildings would be waived provided that the building owner responsible for such installations brings such installations into full compliance with the building code and other applicable laws during the temporary waiver period.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1101, 3. February 24, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 4/12/16, 5. Hearing Testimony 4/12/16, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/12/16, 7. Committee Report 11/15/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/15/16, 9. November 16, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Int. No. 1101-A (FINAL), 12. Mayor's Letter, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-16-16, 14. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 16, 2016, 15. Local Law 158
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4/12/2016*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1101

By Council Members Williams, Palma, Richards, Gentile, Rodriguez, Crowley, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Cohen, Van Bramer, Levin, Kallos and Ulrich

 

A Local Law in relation to a temporary waiver of penalties for violations relating to fuel gas piping systems and appliances that are promptly repaired

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. a. The commissioner of buildings shall establish a temporary fuel gas violation resolution program. Such program shall allow owners of buildings with fuel gas piping systems or appliances that were designed, installed, modified or maintained in violation of any provision of the New York city construction codes, or rules promulgated pursuant thereto, to bring such systems or appliances into compliance with such codes and rules without the imposition of civil or criminal penalties.

b. Eligibility to participate in such program shall be restricted to building owners who (i) own one or more buildings in the city in which fuel gas piping systems or appliances have been, on or before the effective date of this local law, designed, installed, modified or maintained in violation of the New York city construction codes, or rules promulgated thereto, and (ii) before the end of the sixth month that commences after the effective date of this local law, commence work to bring all fuel gas piping systems and appliances under the control of such owner into compliance with the New York city construction codes and rules promulgated pursuant thereto; provided that such work is diligently carried out and completed to the satisfaction of such commissioner.

c. Notwithstanding any other local law or rule, no civil or criminal penalty shall be imposed for a violation of the New York city construction codes, or rules promulgated pursuant thereto, issued on or after the effective date of this local law  and relating to fuel gas piping systems or appliances for a building under the control of a building owner participating in such program.

d. The commissioner of buildings shall conduct outreach to building owners concerning such program and shall post information regarding such program on the website of the department of buildings.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may promulgate rules or take other actions for the implementation of this local law prior to such effective date.

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