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Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 12/6/2018 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Int 0030-2018 *Margaret S. Chin  Recovery of relocation expenses incurred by the department of housing preservation and development pursuant to a vacate order.IntroductionThis bill would require an owner to deposit money in an escrow account, with the department as escrowee, equal to 10% of the rent roll for five years preceding the vacate order for the recovery of relocation expenses incurred.   Action details Not available
Int 0059-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Required disclosures by persons making buyout offers.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to report on median market rate rents, disaggregated by community district and number of bedrooms. It would also require persons making buyout offers to disclose such median market rate rents and calculate the number of months of such rent such buyout offer would cover.   Action details Not available
Int 0551-2018 *Mark Levine  Disclosure of information regarding buyout agreements.IntroductionThis bill would provide that, where owners of rent-regulated apartments enter into “buyout agreements” with their tenants, those agreements must be filed with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) within 45 days of execution. A buyout agreement is an agreement where the owner pays the tenant money to vacate his or her apartment. Failure to file the agreement would result in a civil penalty of $100 per day for every day that the buyout agreement is not timely filed. The bill would also require that HPD annually report to the Mayor and Council information concerning filed buyout agreements   Action details Not available
Int 0975-2018 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James)  Denying building permits where a residential building has an excessive number of violations.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to deny a building permit when a building of fewer than 35 units has an average of at least three open, immediately hazardous or hazardous housing maintenance code violations or immediately hazardous or major construction code violations per unit, or, when a building has 35 units or more, it has an average of at least two open, immediately hazardous or hazardous housing maintenance code violations or immediately hazardous or major construction code violations per unit. The local law excludes permits sought to correct DOB or HPD violations.   Action details Not available
Int 0977-2018 *Antonio Reynoso  Mandatory sanctions for submitting incorrect professionally certified applications for construction document approval.IntroductionThis bill would expand the mandatory sanctions applicable for submitting incorrect professionally certified applications for construction document approval to those whose applications within any 12-month period contained errors that resulted in a stop work order. It would also require that the Department of Buildings submit an annual report to the Council on registered design professionals who have been excluded, suspended or otherwise sanctioned by the department.   Action details Not available
Int 1107-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring contractors to prepare and submit tenant protection plans, and to repeal section 28-104.8.4 of the administrative code.IntroductionThis bill would require contractors to prepare and submit for approval tenant protection plans when seeking a permit to perform construction. This bill would repeal law that requires architects or engineers to prepare and submit such plans.   Action details Not available
Int 1171-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres  Identifying unlawful statements in submissions to the DOB.IntroductionThis bill would (a) require the Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Department of Finance (DOF) to share information in order to identify cases of false statements regarding occupied and rent-regulated housing; (b) require DOB to request information from the Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DCHR) to identify false statements regarding occupied and rent-regulated housing; (c) require DOB to conduct an audit of an owner’s whole portfolio of properties using information obtained from DOF if the owner has been caught either failing to obtain a building permit or submitting false statements regarding occupied and rent-regulated housing on an application for a building permit; (d) require DOB to audit 25% of buildings on the Department of Housing Development and Preservation’s speculation watch list for their compliance with building permit requirements on an annual basis; and (e) require DOB to audit the whole portfolio of owners who have an unusually high number of amended building permits. When DOB finds evidence of ?a false statement, the bill would also require DOB to: (a) send written notice to the NYC Council, the Department of Investigations, the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and the Tenant Protection Unit; (b) refer the matter to the relevant District Attorney and the Attorney General for potential criminal prosecution; and (c) report on the punitive actions it took in every case in which it found evidence of a falsified application for a building permit.   Action details Not available