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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/30/2015 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 783-A, Attachments - Int. No. 788, Attachments - Int. No. 823, Attachments - Int. No. 826
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Int 0783-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams Proposed Int. No.. 783-AInterest rate applied to unpaid charges for emergency repairs performed by the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionThis bill would change the rate of interest applied by the Department of Finance to unpaid charges owed by landlords to the City for emergency repair work conducted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Currently, the rate of interest is set at 7%. This bill would change the rate of interest to whatever rate the Council adopts in each fiscal year for the nonpayment of real property taxes.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0783-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams  Interest rate applied to unpaid charges for emergency repairs performed by the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionThis bill would change the rate of interest applied by the Department of Finance to unpaid charges owed by landlords to the City for emergency repair work conducted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Currently, the rate of interest is set at 7%. This bill would change the rate of interest to whatever rate the Council adopts in each fiscal year for the nonpayment of real property taxes.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0783-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams  Interest rate applied to unpaid charges for emergency repairs performed by the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionThis bill would change the rate of interest applied by the Department of Finance to unpaid charges owed by landlords to the City for emergency repair work conducted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Currently, the rate of interest is set at 7%. This bill would change the rate of interest to whatever rate the Council adopts in each fiscal year for the nonpayment of real property taxes.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0783-2015 AJumaane D. Williams  Interest rate applied to unpaid charges for emergency repairs performed by the department of housing preservation and development.IntroductionThis bill would change the rate of interest applied by the Department of Finance to unpaid charges owed by landlords to the City for emergency repair work conducted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Currently, the rate of interest is set at 7%. This bill would change the rate of interest to whatever rate the Council adopts in each fiscal year for the nonpayment of real property taxes.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0788-2015 *Mark Levine  Rights and responsibilities of tenants and owners regarding the lawful collection of rents.IntroductionIn 2015, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) published “The ABCs of Housing,” an information guide meant to inform tenants and owners of their rights and obligations with respect to maintaining safe and habitable housing. This bill would amend the rights and responsibilities guide for tenants and owners, published by HPD in accordance with Local Law 45/2014, to include information regarding a tenant’s obligation to pay rent in cases where the owner is found to be violating the building’s certificate of occupancy.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0788-2015 *Mark Levine  Rights and responsibilities of tenants and owners regarding the lawful collection of rents.IntroductionIn 2015, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) published “The ABCs of Housing,” an information guide meant to inform tenants and owners of their rights and obligations with respect to maintaining safe and habitable housing. This bill would amend the rights and responsibilities guide for tenants and owners, published by HPD in accordance with Local Law 45/2014, to include information regarding a tenant’s obligation to pay rent in cases where the owner is found to be violating the building’s certificate of occupancy.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0823-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Reporting on illegal conversions of dwelling units for other than permanent residence purposes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to submit an annual report to the Council on illegal conversions of dwelling units for other than permanent residence purposes.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0823-2015 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Reporting on illegal conversions of dwelling units for other than permanent residence purposes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to submit an annual report to the Council on illegal conversions of dwelling units for other than permanent residence purposes.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0826-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Civil penalties for illegal conversions of dwelling units from permanent residences.IntroductionThis bill increases the penalty amount that the Department of Buildings (DOB) can issue when an owner is found to have illegally converted a dwelling unit that is classified for permanent residential use. The civil penalties will now range from $10,000 to $50,000 for each violation. In addition, a $2,000 civil penalty can be issued for each day that the violation is not corrected.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0826-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Civil penalties for illegal conversions of dwelling units from permanent residences.IntroductionThis bill increases the penalty amount that the Department of Buildings (DOB) can issue when an owner is found to have illegally converted a dwelling unit that is classified for permanent residential use. The civil penalties will now range from $10,000 to $50,000 for each violation. In addition, a $2,000 civil penalty can be issued for each day that the violation is not corrected.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available