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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/26/2018 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Int 0554-2018 *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 0554-2018 *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
Int 0981-2018 *Carlina Rivera   Regulation of short-term residential rentals.IntroductionThis bill would require online short-term (less than 30 days) rental platforms that provide booking services for a fee to provide information about those transactions to the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement including: • The address of the short term rental; • The name and address of the rental host; • The URL of the short term rental listing; • Whether the short term rental was for the entire unit or part of it; • The number of days the unit is rented; • The fees collected by the online platform for booking services; and • Information about rent collected by the booking service, where applicable. Platforms that solely list or advertise offers for short-term rentals would not be required to report on such listings. Any personal information obtained by the City must be protected to the fullest extent of all relevant state, federal and local laws including, where applicable, the state Freedom of Information Law and local laws 245/2017 and 247/2017, and maintained, stored and handled in a manner consistent with such laws. Failure to provide this information would result in a fine that is the greater of either $1,500 per listing for each reporting period in which the required information is not provided completely or accurately, or the total amount of the fees collected during the preceding year for transactions related to such listing, whichever is greater.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0981-2018 *Carlina Rivera   Regulation of short-term residential rentals.IntroductionThis bill would require online short-term (less than 30 days) rental platforms that provide booking services for a fee to provide information about those transactions to the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement including: • The address of the short term rental; • The name and address of the rental host; • The URL of the short term rental listing; • Whether the short term rental was for the entire unit or part of it; • The number of days the unit is rented; • The fees collected by the online platform for booking services; and • Information about rent collected by the booking service, where applicable. Platforms that solely list or advertise offers for short-term rentals would not be required to report on such listings. Any personal information obtained by the City must be protected to the fullest extent of all relevant state, federal and local laws including, where applicable, the state Freedom of Information Law and local laws 245/2017 and 247/2017, and maintained, stored and handled in a manner consistent with such laws. Failure to provide this information would result in a fine that is the greater of either $1,500 per listing for each reporting period in which the required information is not provided completely or accurately, or the total amount of the fees collected during the preceding year for transactions related to such listing, whichever is greater.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0995-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. PreconsideredCreating an exception to a violation for the illegal conversion of a dwelling unit from permanent residence.IntroductionThis bill would create an exception to allow one- and two-family owner-occupied dwellings to use part of the dwelling for transient occupancy.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0995-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Creating an exception to a violation for the illegal conversion of a dwelling unit from permanent residence.IntroductionThis bill would create an exception to allow one- and two-family owner-occupied dwellings to use part of the dwelling for transient occupancy.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available