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File #: Int 0035-2018    Version: * Name: Recurring violations of the housing maintenance code.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to recurring violations of the housing maintenance code
Sponsors: Andrew Cohen, Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would impose increased penalties for repeated violations of the housing maintenance code.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 35, 2. Int. No. 35, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 35

 

By Council Members Cohen, Brannan and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to recurring violations of the housing maintenance code

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 27-2115 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law 65 for the year 1987 is amended to read as follows:

(a) (1) A person who violates any law relating to housing standards shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each non-hazardous violation, not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars and ten dollars per day for each hazardous violation, fifty dollars per day for each immediately hazardous violation, occurring in a multiple dwelling containing five or fewer dwelling units, from the date set for correction in the notice of violation until the violation is corrected, and not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred fifty dollars and, in addition, one hundred twenty-five dollars per day for each immediately hazardous violation, occurring in a multiple dwelling containing more than five dwelling units, from the date set for correction in the notice of violation until the violation is corrected. A person willfully making a false certification of correction of a violation shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars for each violation falsely certified, in addition to the other penalties herein provided.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, where the department issues a person more than two hazardous or immediately hazardous violations within a twelve-month period such person shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than fifty dollars not more than two hundred dollars for each such subsequent  hazardous violation and not less than one hundred dollars nor more than three hundred dollars for each such subsequent immediately hazardous violation, where such subsequent violations are issued within the same twelve month period. Such penalties shall be in addition to any daily penalties that may be authorized pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subdivision.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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