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File #: Int 0342-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring a sign at inaccessible building entrances indicating that a portable ramp is available when such a ramp exists.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in 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 and the building code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a sign at inaccessible building entrances indicating that a portable ramp is available when such a ramp exists.
Sponsors: Deborah L. Rose, Diana Ayala , Andy L. King, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require building owners to post a sign that a portable ramp is available for access to the building at inaccessible building entrances, where that ramp exists. The New York City Building Code already requires directional signage at inaccessible building entrances indicating the route to the nearest accessible entrance.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 342, 2. Int. No. 342, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Committee Report 10/16/18, 5. Hearing Testimony 10/16/18, 6. Hearing Transcript 10/16/18

Int. No. 342

 

By Council Members Rose, Ayala, King and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code and the building code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a sign at inaccessible building entrances indicating that a portable ramp is available when such a ramp exists.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 28-201.2.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

1. A violation of item 5 of section 1110.1, [or] of section 1110.2, or of item 7 of section 1110.3 of the New York city building code, or a violation of section 28-313.1, [or] 28-313.2 or of 28-313.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York.

 

§ 2. Article 313 of the administrative code of the city of New York as added by local law number 47 for the year 2012, is amended by adding a new section 28-313.3 to read as follows:

§ 28-313.3 Retroactive requirement for signage for portable ramps for inaccessible building entrances. The provisions of item 7 of section 1110.3 of the New York city building code requiring signage stating that a portable ramp is available and the phone number to request such ramp which must be posted at inaccessible building entrances where the a ramp is available shall apply retroactively to all buildings that have such portable ramps. Buildings in existence on the effective date of this section shall post such signage on or before March 1, 2015. Such signage shall be maintained in good condition.

 

                     § 3. Article 315 of the administrative code of the city of New York as added by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended by adding a new section 28-315.6.3 to read as follows:

§ 28-315.6.3 Signage for portable ramps at inaccessible building entrances. The posting of signage for portable ramps at inaccessible building entrances in accordance with the requirements of item 7 of 1110.3 of this code shall be completed on or before March 1, 2015.

 

§4. Section BC 1110.3 of the New York city building code as added by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended by adding a new item 7 to read as follows:

7.                     At each inaccessible building entrance, signage stating that a portable ramp is available and the phone number to request such ramp shall be provided where such a ramp is available.

 

§5. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may  take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date.

 

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