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File #: Int 1503-2017    Version: Name: Exemptions from air conditioning prohibitions.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 3/16/2017
Enactment date: 7/22/2017 Law number: 2017/122
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to exemptions from air conditioning prohibitions
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, Vincent J. Gentile, Helen K. Rosenthal, Corey D. Johnson, Rory I. Lancman, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Daniel Dromm , Andrew Cohen, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This law would ensure that the prohibition on keeping any window or exterior door open while air conditioning is operating in a retail establishment does not apply to restaurants with French doors, which may by their design require that a window be kept open.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1503-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1503, 4. Int. No. 1503 - 3/16/17, 5. March 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 4/24/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/24/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/24/17, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1503-A - 6/1/17, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1503-B - 6/22/17, 11. Committee Report 6/20/17, 12. Hearing Transcript 6/20/17, 13. Environmental Assessment Statement - Short Form, 14. EAS Supplemental Form, 15. Appendix A, 16. Appendix B, 17. Appendix C, 18. June 21, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 19. Fiscal Impact Statement, 20. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-21-17, 21. Int. No. 1503-B (FINAL), 22. Letter to Mayor, 23. Local Law 122, 24. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of June 6, 2017 held on June 21, 2017, 25. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 21, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/22/2017BCosta G. Constantinides Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017BCosta G. Constantinides City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017BCosta G. Constantinides City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2017BCosta G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2017*Costa G. Constantinides Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1503-B

 

By Council Members Constantinides, Gentile, Rosenthal, Johnson, Lancman, Espinal, Dromm, Cohen and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to exemptions from air conditioning prohibitions

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The definitions of the terms “door” and “window” as set forth in subdivision a of section 20-910 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 92 for the year 2015, are amended to read as follows:

Door. The term "door" means any door used to close off any exterior entrance to a commercial building or structure and that when open allows for the co-mingling of indoor and outdoor air, but shall not include doors that (i) adjoin indoor seating areas where food or beverages are served and link such areas to [outdoor space, or outdoor seating areas,] the outside or (ii) allow for direct [table] service of food or beverages to outdoor [seating areas] space during times when servers are actively engaged in serving such [areas] space.

Window. The term "window" means any window used to close off any exterior opening to a commercial building or structure and that when open allows for the co-mingling of indoor and outdoor air, but shall not include windows [that] (i) in restaurants that adjoin indoor seating areas where food or beverages are served and link such areas to the outside or (ii) that allow for direct service of food or beverages to outdoor space during times when servers are actively engaged in serving [customers present in] such space.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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