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File #: Int 1482-2019    Version: Name: Bird friendly glass.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 3/28/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to bird friendly glass
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Corey D. Johnson, Helen K. Rosenthal, Justin L. Brannan, Karen Koslowitz, Stephen T. Levin, Bill Perkins, Daniel Dromm , Costa G. Constantinides, Barry S. Grodenchik, Carlina Rivera , Keith Powers , Mark Levine, James G. Van Bramer, Antonio Reynoso, Brad S. Lander, Diana Ayala , Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Summary: This bill would require that glass installed on newly constructed or altered buildings be treated to reduce bird strike fatalities.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1482-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1482, 3. Int. No. 1482, 4. March 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-28-19, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 28, 2019, 7. Committee Report 9/10/19, 8. Hearing Testimony 9/10/19, 9. Hearing Transcript 9/10/19, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1482-A - 11/6/19
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9/10/2019*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/2019*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/2019*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/28/2019*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/28/2019*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Proposed Int. No. 1482-A

 

By Council Members Espinal, the Speaker (Council Member Johnson), Rosenthal, Brannan, Koslowitz, Levin, Perkins, Dromm, Constantinides, Grodenchik, Rivera, Powers, Levine, Van Bramer, Reynoso, Lander, Ayala, Kallos, Chin and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to bird friendly glass

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

 Section 1. Section 2402.1 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended by adding a new definition of “bird friendly glass” in appropriate alphabetical order to read as follows:                                                                                       

BIRD FRIENDLY GLASS. Glass or glazing that has, or has been treated to have, a maximum threat factor of 25 as defined by the Bird Collision Threat Rating Calculation Spreadsheet created by the American Bird Conservatory and adopted as pilot credit SSpc55 by the United States Green Building Council based upon the Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit system.

§ 2. Section BC 2403 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended by adding a new section 2403.7 to read as follows:                                                                                       

2403.7 Bird friendly glass. A minimum of 90 percent of all exterior glazing on the lowest 75 feet (22860 mm) of any building and on the 12 feet (3657.6 mm) above any green roof system shall consist of bird friendly glass. 100 percent of all exterior glazing on all glass balcony railings, all parallel glass and all glass corners shall consist of bird friendly glass.

§ 3. 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 the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

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