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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/2/2020 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 2)
Jointly with the Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
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T2020-6887 *   Oversight - Fire, Gas and Carbon MonoxideOversight    Not available Not available
Int 0273-2018 *Donovan J. Richards  Increasing transparency around manhole fires and explosions.IntroductionThis bill would require the Fire Department to submit an annual report to the Council on manhole fires and explosions to which they responded.   Not available Not available
Int 0312-2018 *Ydanis A. Rodriguez  Requiring portable fire extinguishers in all multiple dwellings.IntroductionThis bill would require all R-2 occupancies to install portable fire extinguishers in a common area on every floor with at least one occupied unit.   Not available Not available
Int 0356-2018 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring the DOB to report on buildings which have party-wall balconies.IntroductionThis legislation would require the Department of Buildings (DOB) to audit ten percent of multiple dwellings constructed prior to 1969, in order to obtain information about party-wall balconies in the City, and submit a report by December 31, 2018 with the reports of such audit.   Not available Not available
Int 0842-2018 *Barry S. Grodenchik  Egress path markings.IntroductionThe proposed local law would require owners of all new and existing residential buildings 40 feet or more in height to install luminous egress path markings to delineate the exit path. Such existing buildings shall install luminous egress path markings by December 31, 2018.   Not available Not available
Int 0859-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres  Permits authorizing gas restoration after an emergency shut-off.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Buildings to confirm receipt of a request for inspection of gas repairs and perform the inspection within 5 days in all residential buildings where gas has been shut off due to safety concerns.   Not available Not available
Int 1036-2018 *Barry S. Grodenchik  Directional signs in residential buildings.IntroductionThe proposed local law would require owners of all new and existing residential buildings 40 feet or more in height, even if such buildings only require one exit or exit access, to install directional exit signs indicating the path of egress travel when such path is not immediately visible. Building owners must install such signs no later than December 31, 2018.   Not available Not available
Int 1146-2018 BBarry S. Grodenchik Proposed Int. No. 1146-BInstallation of automatic sprinklers in residential buildings.IntroductionThe proposed local law would require owners of residential buildings over 40 feet tall (12.192 m) to install a system of automatic sprinklers by December 31, 2029. Building owners would need to file an interim report describing a plan for compliance one, five, and nine years after the effective date, or until they have filed a final report indicating full compliance.   Not available Not available
Int 1256-2018 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Fire safety plans for mixed-use buildings.IntroductionThis bill would require residential occupancies with three or more dwellings that are part of a mixed-use building, to create a fire and emergency preparedness plan. This bill would also require mercantile occupancies that are part of a mixed-use building to create a fire and emergency preparedness plan. A fire and emergency preparedness plan provides for the procedures that can be timely implemented in the event of a fire or non-fire emergency to provide the information, guidance, direction and assistance needed to protect the safety of building occupants.   Not available Not available
Int 1341-2019 *Joseph C. Borelli  Fire lanes in open parking lots that can store over 100 vehicles.IntroductionThis bill would require certain open parking lots to have fire lanes so that a fire truck may reach all portions of the lot. This requirement would apply to all new and existing open parking lots that have the capacity to store more than 100 motor vehicles, and must be met by January 1, 2020.   Not available Not available
Int 1459-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Standards for natural ventilation.IntroductionThis bill would strengthen requirements around natural ventilation in buildings by prohibiting mechanical ventilation from interfering with natural ventilation sources, including but not limited to directly discharging exhaust into a natural ventilation source.   Not available Not available
Int 1746-2019 *Costa G. Constantinides  Operation of gas-fired low-pressure boilers.IntroductionThis bill would require any gas-fired low-pressure boiler that is not fully automatic to be operated by, or under the supervision of, a person who holds a certificate of fitness issued by the Fire Commissioner.   Not available Not available
Int 1917-2020 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Allowing self-certification for certain work after the issuance of a work without a permit violation.IntroductionThis bill would create an exemption from the prohibition on self-certification established by Local Law 158 for the year 2017 for properties with both residential and non-residential occupancies. Where work was performed without a permit on the part of the building containing the residential occupancy, the occupant of the part of the building containing the non-residential occupancy would still be permitted to self-certify. Similarly, where work was performed without a permit on the part of the building containing the non-residential occupancy, the owner of the building would still be permitted to self-certify.   Not available Not available
Int 2151-2020 *Daniel Dromm  Proposed Int. No. 2151-AExtending the deadlines for inspection and correction of building gas piping systems in certain community districts.IntroductionPursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB) rules, between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts (CD) 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs. DOB rules also require submission of a certification that all conditions identified in the inspection report have been corrected no later than 120 days or if more time is needed no later than 180 days following the inspection date. This bill would extend the December 31, 2020 inspection deadline for buildings in CD 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs to June 30, 2021. The bill provides that for such buildings inspected between September 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, the certification of correction may be submitted later than 120 days or later than 180 days following the inspection date, as applicable, but no later than June 30, 2021. This bill would also require DOB to conduct targeted outreach regarding the requirements of Local Law 152 of 2016, submit a report describing the methods of targeted outreach employed by the agency, and solicit public comments related to the implementation of Local Law 152 of 2016.   Not available Not available
T2020-6926 *Joseph C. Borelli PreconsideredRequiring carbon monoxide detecting devices in the basements of certain dwellings.IntroductionThis bill would require that all multi-family apartment buildings install carbon monoxide detecting devices in basement common areas of such buildings, except those areas regularly used for access to or egress from a dwelling unit. Such requirement would not apply to private dwellings.   Not available Not available
T2020-6922 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. PreconsideredDate by which carbon monoxide detectors are required to be installed in commercial spaces.IntroductionThis bill would extend the compliance deadline for Local Law 191 of 2018 from January 1, 2021 until July 1, 2021. Local Law 191 of 2018 requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in commercial spaces.   Not available Not available
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