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File #: Int 1307-2016    Version: Name: Department of buildings inspectors.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 10/13/2016
Enactment date: 12/1/2017 Law number: 2017/219
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to department of buildings inspectors
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill changes qualifications for certain department of buildings inspectors.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1307-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1307, 3. Int. No. 1307 - 10/13/16, 4. October 13, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/13/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/13/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/13/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1307-A - 10/26/17, 9. Committee Report 10/30/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/30/17, 11. October 31, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-31-17, 14. Int. No. 1307-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 219, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 31, 2017
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Int. No. 1307-A

 

By Council Members Williams, Kallos, Rosenthal and Menchaca (by request of the Mayor)

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to department of buildings inspectors

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 645 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law number 59 for the year 1996, is amended to read as follows:

(a) There shall be a main office of the department and in each borough at least one branch office and a borough superintendent. Persons appointed as inspectors to perform functions of the department shall have such qualifications as shall be prescribed by the commissioner of citywide administrative services after consultation with the commissioner; provided however that, for inspections related to work on medical and natural gas piping systems, backflow prevention, electrical work and other work as the department may include through rule, such qualifications shall include:

(1) a minimum of five years of acceptable experience working [at a] in the construction [trade] industry; [or]

(2) a license as a professional engineer or architect issued pursuant to the education law; [or]

(3) a minimum of three years of acceptable experience working [at a] in the construction [trade] industry and a minimum of two years of formal training or education in [an acceptable construction program, with an emphasis on construction, in a college, technical school or trade school] a field of study relevant to the discipline(s) inspected; [or]

(4) a minimum of two years of acceptable experience working [at a] in the construction [trade or] industry and completion of an apprentice program, a minimum of [two] three years [of formal training or education in an acceptable construction program, with an emphasis on construction, at a college, trade school or technical school and a minimum of three years participation in an apprentice inspection program approved by the commissioner and the commissioner of citywide administrative services.] in length, in a trade relevant to the discipline(s) inspected;

(5) a minimum of two years of formal training or education in a field of study relevant to the discipline(s) inspected and completion of an apprentice program, a minimum of three years in length, in a trade relevant to the discipline(s) inspected; or

(6) equivalent education and experience.

Further provided however that, for all other inspections, such qualifications shall include:

(1) a minimum of two years of acceptable experience working in the construction industry;

(2) 60 credits towards a degree in a field of study relevant to the discipline(s) inspected;

(3) a minimum of one year of acceptable experience working in the construction industry and a minimum of one year of formal training or education in a field of study relevant to the discipline(s) inspected;

(4) a license or certification in a field of study relevant to the discipline(s) inspected;

(5) completion of an apprentice program, a minimum of two years in length, in a trade relevant to the discipline(s) inspected; or

(6) equivalent education and experience.

§2. This local law takes effect immediately.