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File #: Int 1853-2020    Version: * Name: DOB to report on the safety and feasibility of permitting building exterior wall examinations by unmanned aircraft systems.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 1/23/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of buildings to report on the safety and feasibility of permitting building exterior wall examinations by unmanned aircraft systems
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Ben Kallos, Paul A. Vallone
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Buildings study the safety and feasibility of permitting building façade inspections to be conducted by unmanned aircraft systems (i.e. “drones”).
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1853, 2. Int. No. 1853, 3. January 23, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 1/27/20, 5. Hearing Testimony 1/27/20, 6. Hearing Transcript 1/27/20, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-23-20
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1/27/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/27/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/23/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/23/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1853

 

By Council Members Cornegy, Kallos and Vallone

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of buildings to report on the safety and feasibility of permitting building exterior wall examinations by unmanned aircraft systems

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The department of buildings shall conduct a study of the safety and feasibility of permitting the critical examinations of a building’s exterior walls, required pursuant to section 28-302.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, to be conducted with the use of unmanned aircraft systems. The department shall:

1. Study whether permitting such examinations to be conducted with the use of unmanned aircraft systems would (i) be prohibited by any provision of law or contrary to the rules and regulations of the federal aviation administration (ii) conflict with existing rules, regulations or policies of any city agencies (iii) be more or less effective in ensuring pedestrian safety than current examination practices and (iv) reduce the use of sidewalk sheds and scaffolding citywide; and

2. Identify any other obstacles or concerns, including but not limited to safety and privacy issues, that could impede the use of unmanned aircraft systems in performing such critical examinations.

§2. The department shall issue a report of the study’s findings to the mayor and the speaker of the council upon completion of such study, which shall be no later than June 30, 2020.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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