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File #: Int 0574-2011    Version: * Name: Exemptions from the payment of fees for fire department permits, inspections and performance tests.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 5/26/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to exemptions from the payment of fees for fire department permits, inspections and performance tests.
Sponsors: Lewis A. Fidler, James Vacca, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Daniel Dromm , David G. Greenfield, Karen Koslowitz, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Int. No. 574
 
By Council Members Fidler, Vacca, Comrie, Dickens, Dromm, Greenfield, Koslowitz, Rose and Williams
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to exemptions from the payment of fees for fire department permits, inspections and performance tests.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Section FC 117.2.1 of chapter 2 of title 29 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 41 for the year 2009, is amended to read as follows:
117.2.1 Permit, inspection and performance test fee exemption.  The provisions of  this code as to the payment of fees for permits, inspections or witnessing of required system performance tests shall not apply to premises used and owned or operated by a charitable, religious or educational institution, corporation or association organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious, or educational purposes that is qualified as an exempt organization pursuant to United States Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), provided that no part of the net earnings enures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual; and provided further, that this exemption shall apply only to such portions of the premises used by such charitable, religious or educational institution, corporation or association predominantly as one of the following:
1. A house of worship, or dwelling units for members of the clergy of such religious institution, corporation or association situated on or adjacent to the same premises as such house of worship. For purposes of this section, "house of worship" shall mean that part of a premises classified in Occupancy Group A-3 that is used by members of a religious institution, corporation or association principally as a meeting place for divine worship or other religious observances, and "member of the clergy" shall mean a clergyman or minister, as defined in the religious corporations law, who officiates at or presides over such religious observances for such religious institution, corporation or association, and who does not derive his or her principal income from any other occupation or profession.
2. A school accredited by the state of New York providing kindergarten through twelfth grade education.
3. A voluntary ambulance service as such term is defined in section three thousand one of the public health law that is registered or certified in compliance with section three thousand five of the public health law.
          4. A fire company or fire department incorporated pursuant to section fourteen hundred
 
two of the not-for-profit corporation law.
 
ยง 2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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