File #: Int 0461-2022    Version: * Name: Identifying and removing boats from New York city’s littoral waters.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Resiliency and Waterfronts
On agenda: 6/2/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to identifying and removing boats from New York city's littoral waters
Sponsors: Joann Ariola , Joseph C. Borelli, Kalman Yeger , Sandy Nurse
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Small Business Services to create and maintain a log of abandoned boats and their locations in New York City’s littoral waters. This bill would also require the office of the city sheriff to remove abandoned boats from New York City’s littoral waters.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 461, 2. Int. No. 461, 3. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-2-22, 5. Committee Report 6/13/22, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/13/22, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/13/22

Int. No. 461

 

By Council Members Ariola, Borelli, Yeger and Nurse

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to identifying and removing boats from New York city’s littoral waters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 22 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 13 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 13

ABANDONED BOAT REMOVAL

§ 22-1301 Definitions.

§ 22-1302 Abandoned Boat Log.

§ 22-1303 Abandoned Boat Removal Protocol.

§ 22-1301 Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

Abandoned. The term “abandoned” means permanent relinquishment of possession or control.

                     Department. The term “department” means the department of small business services.

                     Littoral waters. The term “littoral waters” means any waters within or bounding a city to a distance of 1,500 feet from the shore.
                     § 22-1302 Abandoned Boat Log. The department, in consultation with any other relevant agency, including, but not limited to, the department of parks and recreation and the department of finance, shall create and maintain a log of abandoned boats and their locations in New York city’s littoral waters. The department shall make the log publicly available online, and shall update the log on a monthly basis.

§ 22-1303 Abandoned Boat Removal Protocol. The department of finance shall develop a protocol for the removal of abandoned boats in New York city’s littoral waters. Such protocol shall require the office of the sheriff of the city of New York:

1. to establish a means of identifying abandoned boats in New York city’s littoral waters, including but not limited to direct inspection by city employees and receipt of reports from the public; and

2. to establish a system whereby personnel of the office of the sheriff of the city of New York shall be deployed to assess and remove abandoned boats from New York city’s littoral waters.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

 

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