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File #: Int 1494-2019    Version: * Name: Allowing the electronic delivery of copies of board of standards and appeals applications.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 3/28/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to allowing the electronic delivery of copies of board of standards and appeals applications
Sponsors: Paul A. Vallone, Helen K. Rosenthal, Robert F. Holden, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: Applications to the Board of Standards and Appeals are often very lengthy, and copies of these applications must be sent to at least five separate entities. In order to reduce the cost and waste of this process, this bill would require the Board of Standards and Appeals to approve a method of electronically delivering these required copies and to determine what would constitute adequate proof of service.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1494, 2. Int. No. 1494, 3. March 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-28-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 28, 2019

Int. No. 1494

 

By Council Members Vallone, Rosenthal, Holden and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to allowing the electronic delivery of copies of board of standards and appeals applications

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision i of section 668 of the New York city charter is, as added by local law number 93 for the year 2017 and renumbered by local law number 103 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

i. Any copy of an application or application material that is required by this chapter, or by rule of the board, to be mailed by the applicant to a council member, borough president, community board or city agency shall be sent to such parties by certified mail, or any similar method approved by the board that provides for proof of service, provided that the board shall approve a method for delivery of such copy by email or another electronic means.  Proof of service of the delivery of the initial filing of an application to the council member, borough president and community board, as required by this chapter, shall be submitted to the board, and the board shall note on its website that such proof of service of delivery has been received and verified. The board shall by rule establish what constitutes adequate proof of service for any delivery method approved by the board.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the board of standards and appeals shall take such measures that are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

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