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File #: Int 0405-2004    Version: * Name: Abating rats as a requirement for the issuance of a permit for new construction or a building alteration.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 7/21/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to abating rats as a requirement for the issuance of a permit for new construction or a building alteration.
Sponsors: Helen D. Foster, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Charles Barron, Yvette D. Clarke, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, Alan J. Gerson, Melinda R. Katz, G. Oliver Koppell, John C. Liu, Margarita Lopez, Hiram Monserrate, Helen Sears, Albert Vann, David I. Weprin, Maria Baez, Gale A. Brewer, James F. Gennaro, Letitia James, Allan W. Jennings, Jr., Miguel Martinez, Michael E. McMahon, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Philip Reed, James Sanders, Jr., Larry B. Seabrook
Council Member Sponsors: 28

Int. No. 405

 

By Council Members Foster, Addabbo, Barron, Clarke, Comrie, Gentile, Gerson, Katz, Koppell,  Liu, Lopez, Monserrate, Sears, Vann, Weprin and James

 

                     

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to abating rats as a requirement for the issuance of a permit for new construction or a building alteration.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Article 11 of subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 27 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 27-160.1 to read as follows:

§27-160.1 Rat Abatement.  No new building permit shall be issued unless the applicant has conducted appropriate trapping or baiting of rats at the site for which the permit is sought, and submits, with the application, a certification that such trapping or baiting has been performed.

§2. Article 12 of subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 27 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 27-162.1 to read as follows:

§27-162.1 Rat Abatement.  No building alteration permit shall be issued unless the applicant has conducted appropriate trapping or baiting of rats at the site for which the permit is sought, and submits, with the application, a certification that such trapping or baiting has been performed.

§ 3.  This local law shall take effect thirty days after it shall become law, except that the commissioner of buildings shall take all actions as are necessary for its implementation prior to such effective date.

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