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File #: Int 1124-2018    Version: * Name: Orders to secure, seal and close
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/26/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to orders to secure, seal and close
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Joseph C. Borelli, Justin L. Brannan, Eric A. Ulrich, Paul A. Vallone, Kalman Yeger , Mark Gjonaj , Daniel Dromm , Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill requires the Department of Buildings commissioner to commence proceedings to seal, secure and close a property where $25,000 or more in unpaid fines is owed to the city with respect to the property.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1124, 2. Int. No. 1124, 3. September 26, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 1/29/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 1/29/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 1/29/19

Int. No. 1124

 

By Council Members Holden, Borelli, Brannan, Ulrich, Vallone, Yeger, Gjonaj, Dromm, Rodriguez and Moya

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to orders to secure, seal and close

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Section 28-214.1 of chapter 2 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-214.1 Order to seal, secure, and close. If the commissioner determines such action is necessary to the preservation of life and safety the commissioner may order a building subject to a vacate order to be sealed, secured and closed. The commissioner shall commence proceedings to seal, secure and close a property if (i) $25,000 or more in unpaid fines, civil penalties or judgments entered by a court of competent jurisdiction or the environmental control board pursuant to chapter 2 of this title is owed to the city with respect to such property and (ii) such property is vacant.

 

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 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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