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File #: Int 1853-2020    Version: Name: DOB to report on the safety and feasibility of authorizing building exterior wall examinations by unmanned aircraft systems.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 1/23/2020
Enactment date: 10/17/2020 Law number: 2020/102
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of buildings to report on the safety and feasibility of authorizing building exterior wall examinations by unmanned aircraft systems
Sponsors: Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Ben Kallos, Paul A. Vallone, Helen K. Rosenthal, Justin L. Brannan, Diana Ayala , Farah N. Louis, Margaret S. Chin, Barry S. Grodenchik, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 10
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-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1853, 3. Int. No. 1853, 4. January 23, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 1/27/20, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/27/20, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/27/20, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-23-20, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 23, 2020, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1853-A - 9/16/20, 11. Committee Report 9/16/20, 12. Hearing Transcript 9/16/20, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. September 16, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-16-20, 16. Int. No. 1853-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 16, 2020
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10/17/2020ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/16/2020ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2020ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2020ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2020*Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2020ARobert E. Cornegy, Jr. Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
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-A

 

By Council Members Cornegy, Kallos, Vallone, Rosenthal, Brannan, Ayala, Louis, Chin, Grodenchik and Rivera

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of buildings to report on the safety and feasibility of authorizing 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 authorizing the use of unmanned aircraft systems, in conjunction with physical examinations and close-up inspections, for critical examinations of a building’s exterior walls, required by section 28-302.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York. The department shall consider, but not be limited to, the following subjects:

a. Whether authorizing such examinations to be conducted with the use of unmanned aircraft systems would: (i) be prohibited by any provision of law, rules and regulations, policies or directives of the federal aviation administration; (ii) conflict with any rules, regulations or policies of any New York state or city agencies; (iii) provide any increase in pedestrian safety over that afforded by current building examination practices; (iv) reduce the use of sidewalk sheds and scaffolding citywide; and (v) provide any economic benefits through cost savings or job creation; and

b. Whether there are any other obstacles or concerns related to authorizing such examinations to be conducted through the use of unmanned aircraft systems, including but not limited to safety and privacy issues such as surveillance, data security and data retention.

§ 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 October 31, 2021.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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