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File #: Int 1855-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring photographic documentation evidencing certain violations enforced by the DOB.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 1/23/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring photographic documentation evidencing certain violations enforced by the department of buildings
Sponsors: Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: The bill would require that the Department of Buildings submit photographic documentation when issuing a notice of violation for violations where the underlying condition is visual and capable of being captured by photograph. The Department would be tasked with promulgating and publishing rules regarding which violations will be subject to the photograph requirement.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1855, 2. Int. No. 1855, 3. January 23, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-23-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 23, 2020
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2021*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/23/2020*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/23/2020*Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1855

 

By Council Member Espinal

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring photographic documentation evidencing certain violations enforced by the department of buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 2 of Title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-201.5 to read as follows:

§28-201.5 Photographic Evidence of Violations. a. All notices of violation issued by the department for a violation, which as determined by the commissioner by rule is viewable and capable of being captured by photograph, shall contain a photograph of the underlying condition resulting in the violation. 

b. The official record of any subsequent inspection of violations subject to the requirement established in subdivision a of this section and for which a violator was granted an opportunity to cure, must include a photograph confirming that such violation has been cured.

c. The department shall publish on its website a list of violations subject to the requirements of subdivision a of this section.  

§ 2.  This local law shall take effect 120 days after its enactment except that except that the commissioner may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such date.

 

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