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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 establish that outstanding charges resulting from relocation expenses incurred by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development following the issuance of certain vacate orders constitute a tax lien on a property.   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 asking rents, disaggregated by community district and number of bedrooms. This bill would also require persons making buyout offers to make certain disclosures.   Action details Not available
Int 0551-2018 *Mark Levine  Filing information regarding buyout agreements.IntroductionThis bill would require that, where owners of apartments enter into “buyout agreements” with their tenants, the owners must electronically submit certain information about the terms of the agreement to the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) within 90 days of execution. A buyout agreement is an agreement where the owner pays the tenant money to vacate his or her apartment. Failure to submit this information would result in liability for a non-hazardous violation under section 27-2115 for the owner. The bill would also require that HPD annually report to the Mayor and Council information collected about buyout agreements   Action details Not available
Int 0975-2018 *Justin L. Brannan  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 bill would not apply to condominiums or cooperatives, and exempts permits sought to correct outstanding DOB or HPD violations, permits necessary to protect public health and safety, properties that are the subject of certain court proceedings, and permits required for certain DOB or HPD programs.   Action details Not available
Int 0977-2018 *Antonio Reynoso  Sanctions for submitting incorrect professionally certified applications for construction document approval.IntroductionThis bill would permit the Department of Buildings (DOB) to sanction registered design professionals who submit professionally certified applications for construction document approval within any 12-month period that contain errors that result in a stop work order. It would also require that the DOB maintain a database in a non-proprietary machine-readable format that permits automatic processing, of registered design professionals who have been excluded, suspended or otherwise sanctioned by the DOB.   Action details Not available
Int 1107-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Submittal of construction documents, applicant and owner statements, and tenant protection plans.IntroductionThis bill would require contractors to prepare and submit for approval tenant protection plans when seeking a permit to perform construction. The bill would require statements by buildings owners and contractors regarding the occupancy of a building and the scope of work of a construction project. Finally, this bill would create the option to submit phased tenant protection plans to reflect the current stage of work.   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 that indicate a change in occupancy, a change in whether the building contains rent-regulated units, or a change that would require the owner to submit an application for a new permit to the department. When DOB has made a finding that an owner made 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