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File #: Int 0295-2002    Version: * Name: Liability for certain injuries or damage.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 10/23/2002
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to liability for certain injuries or damage.
Sponsors: G. Oliver Koppell, Kendall Stewart
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript, 3. Hearing Transcript (Con't)
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2003*G. Oliver Koppell City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/2002*G. Oliver Koppell Committee on Transportation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/2002*G. Oliver Koppell Committee on Transportation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/2002*G. Oliver Koppell City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/2002*G. Oliver Koppell City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 295

 

By Council Members Koppell and Stewart

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to liability for certain injuries or damage.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section one.  Section 16-123 of Chapter 1 of Title 16 of the administrative code of the City of New York is hereby amended to add a new subdivision k. to read as follows:

k.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the owner of any building or lot of ground abutting upon any street or public place where the sidewalk is paved shall be primarily liable for any foreseeable injury or damage occurring on such sidewalk which is proximately caused by reason of omission or failure to carry out the provisions subdivisions a. and b. of this section.  The city shall remain secondarily liable if the city is the owner of the sidewalk.

                     §2.  Section 19-152 of Chapter 1 of Title 19 of the administrative code of the City of New York is hereby amended to add a new subdivision t. to read as follows:

t.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the owner of any real property with frontal or abutting paved sidewalk including, but not limited to, the sidewalk intersection quadrant for corner property, shall be primarily liable for any foreseeable injury or damage proximately caused on such sidewalk by reason of omission or failure to do the work required pursuant to any order or notice issued by the department in accordance with the provisions of this section.  The city shall remain secondarily liable if the city is owner of the sidewalk.

§3.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.