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File #: Int 1421-2017    Version: Name: Construction Safety - Requiring cranes to be equipped with global positioning systems or similar locating devices.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 1/18/2017
Enactment date: 5/10/2017 Law number: 2017/077
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to requiring cranes to be equipped with global positioning systems or similar locating devices
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Deborah L. Rose, Antonio Reynoso, Stephen T. Levin, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Carlos Menchaca, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Donovan J. Richards, Ben Kallos, Andrew Cohen, Daniel Dromm , Jumaane D. Williams, Helen K. Rosenthal, Inez D. Barron, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: This bill would require all cranes to be equipped with a global positioning system (GPS), or other similar device, which is capable of transmitting the location of the crane to which it is attached to the Department of Buildings (DOB). Where there is no device, DOB must be notified of the date upon which the crane will arrive at the site before work begins, and the date of the departure of the crane from the site upon conclusion of the work.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1421-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1421, 4. Int. No. 1421 - 1/18/17, 5. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 1/31/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 1/31/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 1/31/17, 9. Committee Report 4/24/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 4/24/17, 11. April 25, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Proposed Int. No. 1421-A - 4/27/17, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Int. No. 1421-A (FINAL), 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-25-17, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 25, 2017, 18. Local Law 77
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5/11/2017AMargaret S. Chin City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017AMargaret S. Chin Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017AMargaret S. Chin Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017AMargaret S. Chin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2017AMargaret S. Chin City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017AMargaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2017*Margaret S. Chin Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2017*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1421-A

By Council Members Chin, Crowley, Rose, Reynoso, Levin, Espinal, Menchaca, Cornegy, Richards, Kallos, Cohen, Dromm, Williams, Rosenthal, Barron and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to requiring cranes to be equipped with global positioning systems or similar locating devices

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1.  Section BC 3319 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law 141 for the year 2013, is amended by adding a new section 3319.11 to read as follows:

3319.11 Crane location device. No crane operation that requires a certificate of on-site inspection, and other such types of crane operations where identified in rules promulgated by the commissioner, shall commence unless the crane is equipped with a global positioning system, or other similar device, that is approved by the department and capable of transmitting the location of the crane to which it is attached to the department. Where no such system or device has been approved by the department, (i) no crane operation subject to the provisions of this section shall commence until after the department has been notified by the equipment user, in a form and manner approved by the commissioner, of the date upon which the crane will arrive at the site, and (ii) upon the conclusion of the work, the equipment user shall also notify the department, in a form and manner approved by the commissioner, of the date of the departure of the crane from the site.

 

Exception: Crane operations that utilize tower or climber cranes and require submission of an erection, jumping, climbing and dismantling plan to the department by a licensed engineer.

 

                     § 2. This local law takes effect on May 1, 2018, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

 

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