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File #: Int 0975-2018    Version: Name: Denying building permits where a residential building has an excessive number of violations.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 6/7/2018
Enactment date: 6/8/2019 Law number: 2019/104
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to denying building permits where a residential building has an excessive number of violations
Sponsors: Justin L. Brannan, Robert F. Holden, Karen Koslowitz, Kalman Yeger , Rory I. Lancman, Ben Kallos, Paul A. Vallone, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlina Rivera , Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Buildings to deny a building permit when a building of fewer than 35 units has an average of at least three open, immediately hazardous or hazardous housing maintenance code violations or immediately hazardous or major construction code violations per unit, or, when a building has 35 units or more, it has an average of at least two open, immediately hazardous or hazardous housing maintenance code violations or immediately hazardous or major construction code violations per unit. The bill would not apply to condominiums or cooperatives, and exempts permits sought to correct outstanding DOB or HPD violations, permits necessary to protect public health and safety, properties that are the subject of certain court proceedings, and permits required for certain DOB or HPD programs.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 975-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 975, 3. Int. No. 975, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-7-18, 5. Committee Report 12/13/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 12/13/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 12/13/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 975-A - 5/9/19, 9. Committee Report 5/7/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 5/7/19, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-8-19, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 8, 2019, 14. Int. No. 975-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 104
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/11/2019AJustin L. Brannan City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2019AJustin L. Brannan Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/8/2019AJustin L. Brannan City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/8/2019AJustin L. Brannan City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2019*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2019*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2019*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2019AJustin L. Brannan Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2018*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2018*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018*Justin L. Brannan City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018*Justin L. Brannan City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 975-A

By Council Members Brannan, Holden, Koslowitz, Yeger, Lancman, Kallos, Vallone, Rosenthal, Rivera and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to denying building permits where a residential building has an excessive number of violations

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Article 105 of chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-105.1.3 to read as follows:

§ 28-105.1.3 Denial of permits for excessive violations. The commissioner shall, no less than once every six months, compile a list of multiple dwellings that includes: (i) all multiple dwellings containing fewer than 35 units that have a ratio of open hazardous or immediately hazardous housing maintenance code violations or immediately hazardous or major construction code violations that equal in the aggregate three or more such violations for every dwelling unit in such multiple dwelling; and (ii) all multiple dwellings containing 35 units or more that have a ratio of open hazardous or immediately hazardous housing maintenance code violations or immediately hazardous or major construction code violations that equal in the aggregate two or more such violations for every dwelling unit in such multiple dwelling. The commissioner shall not issue permits for multiple dwellings on such list. If the owner of a multiple dwelling on such list corrects open hazardous or immediately hazardous housing maintenance code violations or immediately hazardous or major construction code violations in such multiple dwelling so that the ratio of such violations to the number of dwelling units in such multiple dwelling falls below those outlined in this section, the commissioner shall remove such multiple dwelling from such list. Such denial shall not apply where a dwelling unit within such multiple dwelling is owned as a condominium or held by a shareholder of a cooperative corporation under a proprietary lease.

Exceptions:

1.   Where the issuance of such permit is necessary to correct an outstanding violation of

this code, the housing maintenance code or any other applicable provisions of law or

rule.

2.   Where the issuance of such permit is necessary to perform work to protect public 

       health and safety.

 

3.                      For a portion of a property occupied by a tenant who is not an owner of such property or responsible for any existing violations in such property.

4.                      Where a property was the subject of an in rem foreclosure judgment in favor of the city and was transferred by the city to a third party pursuant to section 11-412.1 of the code.

5.                      Where a property is the subject of a court order appointing an administrator pursuant to article 7-a of the real property actions and proceedings law in a case brought by the department of housing preservation and development.

6.                      Where a property is the subject of a loan provided by or through the department of housing preservation and development or the New York city housing development corporation for the purpose of rehabilitation that has closed within the five years preceding the application for such permit.

7.                      For a property where the department of housing preservation and development or the New York city housing development corporation notifies the commissioner that the permit is required in connection with the implementation of a program of such department or corporation.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 210 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

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