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File #: Int 1266-2016    Version: * Name: Prohibiting the use of plywood to secure vacant and abandoned buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/14/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to prohibiting the use of plywood to secure vacant and abandoned buildings
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Donovan J. Richards, I. Daneek Miller, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would prohibit the use of plywood in sealing openings in vacant buildings. This prohibition is intended to prevent blight.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1266, 2. September 14, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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12/31/2017*David G. Greenfield City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016*David G. Greenfield City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2016*David G. Greenfield City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1266

 

By Council Members Greenfield, Miller, Richards and Espinal

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to prohibiting the use of plywood to secure vacant and abandoned buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Article 216.1.2 of title 28 of chapter 2 of the New York city construction code is amended to read as follows:

Vacant buildings. Any vacant building not continuously guarded or not sealed and kept secure against unauthorized entry shall have all openings sealed in a manner approved by the commissioner, but the use of plywood shall be prohibited in sealing such openings. [and] [i]It shall be the duty of the owner thereof promptly to make any repairs that may be necessary for the purpose of keeping such building sealed and secure.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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