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File #: Int 1277-2018    Version: Name: Preliminary inspections.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 11/28/2018
Enactment date: 6/8/2019 Law number: 2019/115
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to preliminary inspections
Sponsors: Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Rory I. Lancman, Diana Ayala , Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Bill Perkins, Carlina Rivera , Robert F. Holden
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Buildings to perform preliminary inspections to verify the occupancy status of purportedly unoccupied buildings undergoing construction.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1277-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1277, 3. Int. No. 1277, 4. November 28, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 12/13/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 12/13/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 12/13/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1277-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. Int. No. 1277-A (FINAL), 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 16. Local Law 115, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 8, 2019
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6/11/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/8/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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5/7/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2019*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2019AAlicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2018*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/2018*Alicka Ampry-Samuel Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/2018*Alicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/28/2018*Alicka Ampry-Samuel City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1277-A

 

By Council Members Ampry-Samuel, Lancman, Ayala, Kallos, Rosenthal, Perkins, Rivera and Holden

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to preliminary inspections

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:                     

                     Section 1. Section 28-116.2.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-116.2.1 Preliminary inspection. Before approving construction documents, the commissioner is authorized to examine or cause to be examined structures or premises for which an application has been filed. The department shall conduct preliminary inspections of no less than 20 percent of buildings containing six or more units where (i) an application for construction documents is submitted to the department and (ii) the applicant has indicated that the building that is the subject of such application is unoccupied, in order to verify the occupancy status of such sites.

 

§ 2. Article 116 of chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-116.2.1.1 to read as follows:

§ 28-116.2.1.1 Preliminary inspection reporting. By January 1, 2021 and no later than January 1 annually thereafter, the department of buildings shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report describing the findings of preliminary inspections performed pursuant to section 28-116.2.1 in the preceding year. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the total number of applications found to have falsely indicated that a building was unoccupied; and (ii) for each application found to have falsely indicated that a building was unoccupied, the location of the associated building and date of filing for such application.

 

§ 3. This local law takes effect on January 1, 2020, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such actions as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

 

 

 

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