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File #: Int 1578-2019    Version: * Name: Imposing civil penalties on contractors who perform work after the expiration of a permit.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 5/29/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to imposing civil penalties on contractors who perform work after the expiration of a permit
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, (by request of the Queens Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: Building owners are subject to fines when construction work is performed on their buildings after the expiration of a permit. This bill would shift liability for such fines, and for certain related inspection fees, from building owners to contractors who performed the unpermitted work.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1578, 2. Int. No. 1578, 3. May 29, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2019, 6. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019
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Int. No. 1578

 

By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) (by request of the Queens Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to imposing civil penalties on contractors who perform work after the expiration of a permit

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 28-213.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 33 for the year 2007, is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-213.2 [Waiver. Such penalty and the permit fee shall be payable by] Liability. a. No permit issued. Where work has been performed and a permit has never been issued for such work, the owner of the building on which the unpermitted work was performed shall be liable for such penalty and permit fee. A waiver or reduction of such penalty shall be available to a subsequent bona fide purchaser of the premises pursuant to department rules.

b. Expired permit. Where work has been performed after the date on which a duly issued permit has expired, the contractor who performed the unpermitted work shall be liable for such penalty, the fee to reinstate the permit and any inspection fee imposed pursuant to section 28-213.7.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such actions as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date. 

 

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