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File #: Int 1831-2019    Version: * Name: Ensuring compliance with accessibility requirements in submitted building construction and renovation plans.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 12/19/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to ensuring compliance with accessibility requirements in submitted building construction and renovation plans
Sponsors: Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would create an Office of Accessibility Compliance within the Department of Buildings, tasked with ensuring all submitted plans for building construction or renovation comply with Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility requirements in the Building Code, staffed with at least one registered design professional with knowledge of those requirements. This bill would also establish an annual reporting requirement on how many plans are examined and approved or rejected by the Office of Accessibility Compliance.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1831, 2. Int. No. 1831, 3. December 19, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 19, 2019

Int. No. 1831

 

By Council Member Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to ensuring compliance with accessibility requirements in submitted building construction and renovation plans

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Article 104 of chapter 1 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-104.12 to read as follows:

§ 28-104.12 Office of accessibility compliance. There is hereby established within the department an office of accessibility compliance represented in each borough office of the department. Each office of accessibility compliance shall be staffed with at least one qualified registered design professional experienced in building construction and design and with knowledge of the accessibility provisions of the New York city building code. The commissioner may direct such office to work with and receive periodic training from the mayor’s office for people with disabilities or a successor agency. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 28-104.2.1 through 28-104.2.1.3.2.3 of the Administrative Code, the office of accessibility compliance shall examine all submitted plans for construction of new buildings or renovation of existing buildings and ensure such plans are in compliance with sections 27-29a2.1 through 27-292.20 of the Administrative Code.

 

§ 28-104.12.1 Reporting. By no later than April 1, 2020 and annually thereafter, the department shall submit a report in writing to the council on the progress of the office of accessibility compliance. Such report shall include, at minimum:

 

1. The number of submitted plans for construction of new buildings or renovation of existing buildings examined by each examiner in the office;

 

2. The number of submitted plans for construction of new buildings or renovation of existing buildings approved by each examiner in the office, if any;

 

3. The number of submitted plans for construction of new buildings or renovation of existing buildings denied by each examiner in the office, if any; and

 

4. The number and nature of projects in which the office assisted the department disability service facilitator.

 

§ 2. This local law takes effect 270 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

MJT/AS

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5/29/2019 10:30am