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File #: Int 2207-2021    Version: * Name: Permitting dwelling occupants to postpone indoor allergen hazard inspections until after the COVID-19 state of emergency, and providing for the repeal of such provision upon the expiration thereof.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 1/28/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permitting dwelling occupants to postpone indoor allergen hazard inspections until after the COVID-19 state of emergency, and providing for the repeal of such provision upon the expiration thereof
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would permit an occupant of a dwelling unit to request the owner of the unit to postpone an annual investigation for indoor allergen hazards until a maximum of one year after the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency. However, an owner would not be relieved of the requirement to investigate a unit absent an occupant’s request for postponement.
Indexes: Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2207, 2. Int. No. 2207, 3. January 28, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-28-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 28, 2021

Int. No. 2207

 

By Council Members Powers and Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permitting dwelling occupants to postpone indoor allergen hazard inspections until after the COVID-19 state of emergency, and providing for the repeal of such provision upon the expiration thereof

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision b of section 27-2017.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 55 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

             b. Investigations shall be undertaken at least once a year and more often if necessary, such as when, in the exercise of reasonable care, an owner knows or should have known of a condition that is reasonably foreseeable to cause an indoor allergen hazard, or an occupant makes a complaint concerning a condition that is likely to cause an indoor allergen hazard or requests an inspection, or the department issues a notice of violation or orders the correction of a violation that is likely to cause an indoor allergen hazard. An occupant may request postponement of such an investigation during the state of emergency declared by the mayor in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus and for up to one year after such state of emergency is lifted; however, an owner is not relieved of the requirement to cause an investigation to be made absent such a request for postponement by an occupant.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and expires and is deemed repealed one year after the date on which the state of emergency declared by the mayor's emergency executive order number 98, published March 12, 2020, as extended, has expired.

 

 

 

JB

LS #15817

1/20/20