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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/29/2014 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 222, Attachments - Int. No. 289, Attachments - Int. No. 433-A, Summary of Int. No. 222, Summary of Int. No. 289, Summary of Int. No. 433
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Int 0222-2014 *Rosie Mendez  Amending the obligations of owners to provide notice to their tenants for service interruptions.IntroductionThis bill would require landlords to provide building occupants with 72-hours-notice prior to performing work which would cause an interruption in building services. The notice would have to be posted in a prominent place in the building and placed under the door of each dwelling unit. The notice would also have to state the type of work being performed and the estimated start and end date of the service interruption. Work performed on an emergency basis and work performed by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) would be exempt from the notice requirement. This bill would also require HPD to publish rules regarding what constitutes an emergency basis.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0222-2014 *Rosie Mendez  Amending the obligations of owners to provide notice to their tenants for service interruptions.IntroductionThis bill would require landlords to provide building occupants with 72-hours-notice prior to performing work which would cause an interruption in building services. The notice would have to be posted in a prominent place in the building and placed under the door of each dwelling unit. The notice would also have to state the type of work being performed and the estimated start and end date of the service interruption. Work performed on an emergency basis and work performed by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) would be exempt from the notice requirement. This bill would also require HPD to publish rules regarding what constitutes an emergency basis.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0289-2014 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Provision of housing applications in multiple languages by the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionTitle 8 of the New York City Administrative Code requires certain agencies to provide materials in languages other than English, but the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is not currently subject to this requirement. This bill would require HPD to make all applications and corresponding instruction materials available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish and allow HPD to use additional languages at its discretion. It would also require HPD to provide a notice, listing all the languages in which applications are available, with all application forms, on HPD’s website and in areas of HPD offices that are open to the public.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0289-2014 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Provision of housing applications in multiple languages by the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionTitle 8 of the New York City Administrative Code requires certain agencies to provide materials in languages other than English, but the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is not currently subject to this requirement. This bill would require HPD to make all applications and corresponding instruction materials available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish and allow HPD to use additional languages at its discretion. It would also require HPD to provide a notice, listing all the languages in which applications are available, with all application forms, on HPD’s website and in areas of HPD offices that are open to the public.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0433-2014 *Andrew Cohen Proposed Int. No. 433-AElectrical outlet safety devices and tamper-resistant receptacles.IntroductionEvery day approximately seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. This bill would require the owners of multiple dwellings to install and maintain protective devices over electrical outlets in common areas of the building that are accessible to children or pets. Failure to install or maintain these protective devices would result in a class B hazardous violation. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would all be required to enforce this bill.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0433-2014 *Andrew Cohen  Electrical outlet safety devices and tamper-resistant receptacles.IntroductionEvery day approximately seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. This bill would require the owners of multiple dwellings to install and maintain protective devices over electrical outlets in common areas of the building that are accessible to children or pets. Failure to install or maintain these protective devices would result in a class B hazardous violation. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would all be required to enforce this bill.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0433-2014 *Andrew Cohen  Electrical outlet safety devices and tamper-resistant receptacles.IntroductionEvery day approximately seven children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. This bill would require the owners of multiple dwellings to install and maintain protective devices over electrical outlets in common areas of the building that are accessible to children or pets. Failure to install or maintain these protective devices would result in a class B hazardous violation. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Buildings, the Fire Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would all be required to enforce this bill.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available