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File #: Int 2076-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring the commissioner of buildings to recommend updates to the construction codes to facilitate the conversion of buildings into temporary hospitals in the event of a pandemic or other public health emergency.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 9/16/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the commissioner of buildings to recommend updates to the construction codes to facilitate the conversion of buildings into temporary hospitals in the event of a pandemic or other public health emergency
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Carlina Rivera , Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Commissioner of Buildings to submit to the Council proposed updates to the construction codes to promote the conversion of buildings into temporary hospitals during pandemics and other public health emergencies. The Commissioner of Buildings would be required to collaborate with the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene, and would be authorized to collaborate with any other persons with relevant expertise, for the purpose of developing such proposed updates.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2076, 2. Int. No. 2076, 3. September 16, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-16-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 16, 2020

Int. No. 2076

 

By Council Members Eugene, Rivera and Chin

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the commissioner of buildings to recommend updates to the construction codes to facilitate the conversion of buildings into temporary hospitals in the event of a pandemic or other public health emergency

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. No later than 180 days after the effective date of this local law, the commissioner of buildings shall submit to the city council proposed amendments that the commissioner of buildings determines should be made to the New York city construction codes to facilitate the use of buildings in the city as temporary hospitals during the prevalence of a pandemic, epidemic or other public health emergency. The commissioner of buildings shall collaborate with the commissioner of health and mental hygiene, and may collaborate with any other person with relevant expertise, to develop such proposed amendments.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

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LS #1832/14738/15133

8/5/20