File #: Int 0195-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring registration and inspection of vacant dwelling units.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring registration and inspection of vacant dwelling units
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Gale A. Brewer, Tiffany Cabán, Sandy Nurse, Shahana K. Hanif, Amanda Farías, Alexa Avilés, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Diana I. Ayala, Shekar Krishnan, Julie Won, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Lincoln Restler, Chi A. Ossé, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Crystal Hudson, Shaun Abreu, Erik D. Bottcher, Nantasha M. Williams, Farah N. Louis, Adrienne E. Adams
Council Member Sponsors: 21
Summary: This bill would require vacant dwelling units to be registered annually with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) as part of the annual property registration statement currently submitted by property owners. The bill would also require HPD to inspect no fewer than 15 percent of all such registered vacant dwelling units for the existence of any conditions constituting a violation of the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law, the New York City Housing Maintenance Code, or other applicable State or local laws. HPD would be required to submit an annual report to the Speaker of the Council with information regarding the inspections of registered vacant dwelling units.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 195, 2. Int. No. 195, 3. April 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-14-22

Int. No. 195

 

By Council Members Rivera, Brewer, Cabán, Nurse, Hanif, Farías, Avilés, Brooks-Powers, Ayala, Krishnan, Won, Richardson Jordan, Restler, Ossé, Gutiérrez, Hudson, Abreu, Bottcher, Williams, Louis and The Speaker (Council Member Adams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring registration and inspection of vacant dwelling units

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Paragraph (6) of subdivision a of section 27-2098 of the administrative code of the city of New York is renumbered paragraph (7) and a new paragraph (6) is added to read as follows:

(6) An identification of any dwelling unit that has been vacant for the entire period since the most recent registration date of the dwelling as established pursuant to subdivision e of section 27-2097.

§ 2. Article 1 of subchapter 4 of chapter 2 of title 27 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 27-2096.3 to read as follows:

§ 27-2096.3 Inspection of vacant dwelling units. a. The department shall inspect no fewer than 15 percent of all vacant dwelling units registered pursuant to paragraph (6) of subdivision a of section 27-2098 for the existence of any conditions constituting a violation of the multiple dwelling law, the housing maintenance code, or other applicable state or local laws. 

b. The department shall develop a comprehensive written procedure to guide department personnel in implementing the provisions of this section. Such procedures shall include a methodology and a form to be used by department personnel when conducting an inspection to carry out and record an inspection pursuant to subdivision a of this section.

c. No later than December 31, 2023, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council a report of the inspections conducted by the department pursuant to subdivision a of this section of vacant dwelling units registered in the previous year. Such report shall, at a minimum, include:

1. The total number of inspections conducted; and

2. The total number of notices of violation issued, disaggregated by classification of violation.

                     § 3. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

Session 12

NC

LS #5451/7066

4/6/22

 

Session 11

MHL

LS #16508