File #: Int 0505-2022    Version: * Name: 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: 6/2/2022
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: Carlina Rivera , Farah N. Louis, Crystal Hudson, Shahana K. Hanif, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Sandy Nurse, Lincoln Restler
Council Member Sponsors: 7
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. 505, 2. Int. No. 505, 3. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-2-22

Int. No. 505

By Council Members Rivera, Louis, Hudson, Hanif, Brooks-Powers, Nurse and Restler

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.

 

 

 

Session 12:

BJR

LS 7783

5/22/22

 

Session 11:

NC

LS #1832/14738/15133

Int 2076-2020

8/5/20