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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/13/2021 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
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Int 1817-2019 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Affordable housing lottery processes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) to promulgate certain minimum rules governing affordable housing lotteries. Such rules must provide that applicants for affordable housing receive written notification stating whether they are accepted or rejected for occupancy in an affordable housing unit, be given sufficient time and information to respond to developers’ requests for information and to appeal a rejection, and be made aware of community-based service providers that may assist the applicant. Applicants may file a complaint with HPD or the New York City Housing Development Corporation, as applicable, if they believe their application was rejected in error. HPD rules must also provide guidance to developers regarding information it may consider in selecting applicants, specifically prohibiting developers from considering photographs of an applicant’s current living situation or minor children’s report cards, prohibiting developers from rejecting applicants based solely on credit score, and requiring developers consider all sources of an applicant’s income. HPD shall provide developers training regarding applicant selection and maintain a compliance hotline for use by developers.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1817-2019 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Affordable housing lottery processes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) to promulgate certain minimum rules governing affordable housing lotteries. Such rules must provide that applicants for affordable housing receive written notification stating whether they are accepted or rejected for occupancy in an affordable housing unit, be given sufficient time and information to respond to developers’ requests for information and to appeal a rejection, and be made aware of community-based service providers that may assist the applicant. Applicants may file a complaint with HPD or the New York City Housing Development Corporation, as applicable, if they believe their application was rejected in error. HPD rules must also provide guidance to developers regarding information it may consider in selecting applicants, specifically prohibiting developers from considering photographs of an applicant’s current living situation or minor children’s report cards, prohibiting developers from rejecting applicants based solely on credit score, and requiring developers consider all sources of an applicant’s income. HPD shall provide developers training regarding applicant selection and maintain a compliance hotline for use by developers.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2259-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  An extension of 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, 2021 and December 31, 2021, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts (CD) 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 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, 2021 inspection deadline for buildings in CD 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs until June 30, 2022. The bill provides that for such buildings inspected between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, 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, 2022. This bill would also require DOB to conduct targeted outreach regarding complying with the requirements of Local Law 152 of 2016 by December 1, 2021.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2259-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  An extension of 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, 2021 and December 31, 2021, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts (CD) 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 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, 2021 inspection deadline for buildings in CD 2, 5, 7, 13, and 18 in all boroughs until June 30, 2022. The bill provides that for such buildings inspected between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, 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, 2022. This bill would also require DOB to conduct targeted outreach regarding complying with the requirements of Local Law 152 of 2016 by December 1, 2021.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2262-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Final inspections for temporary construction equipment permits and prohibiting stand-off brackets.IntroductionThis bill would no longer require certain final inspections for temporary construction equipment, which would streamline the sign-off process for permits issued in connection with such equipment. It would also prohibit the installation and use of stand-off brackets.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2262-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Final inspections for temporary construction equipment permits and prohibiting stand-off brackets.IntroductionThis bill would no longer require certain final inspections for temporary construction equipment, which would streamline the sign-off process for permits issued in connection with such equipment. It would also prohibit the installation and use of stand-off brackets.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2263-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Definition of major building.IntroductionThis bill would lower the threshold for a major building construction site to include construction sites that involve existing or proposed buildings 7 or more stories or 75 feet or more in height. This change would trigger additional site safety requirements for more construction sites.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2263-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Definition of major building.IntroductionThis bill would lower the threshold for a major building construction site to include construction sites that involve existing or proposed buildings 7 or more stories or 75 feet or more in height. This change would trigger additional site safety requirements for more construction sites.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2264-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Cold-formed steel construction.IntroductionThis bill would amend certain existing requirements and establish new requirements for the use of cold-formed steel light-frame construction. This bill would amend special inspection requirements for the use of such construction. It would also create new requirements for the installation of cold-formed steel light-frame construction, the installation of decking on cold-formed steel light-frame construction, and the use of such framing and decking during construction and demolition.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2264-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Cold-formed steel construction.IntroductionThis bill would amend certain existing requirements and establish new requirements for the use of cold-formed steel light-frame construction. This bill would amend special inspection requirements for the use of such construction. It would also create new requirements for the installation of cold-formed steel light-frame construction, the installation of decking on cold-formed steel light-frame construction, and the use of such framing and decking during construction and demolition.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2265-2021 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Stove safety knobs.IntroductionThis bill would amend the Housing Maintenance Code by requiring owners of units in multiple dwellings to provide to tenants with either permanent stove safety knobs with integrated locking mechanisms or stove knob covers for each knob located on the front of each gas-powered stove at the owner’s option. This bill would also require owners of such units to keep a record of outreach to tenants regarding the installation of permanent stove safety knobs with integrated locking mechanism or stove knob covers.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2265-2021 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Stove safety knobs.IntroductionThis bill would amend the Housing Maintenance Code by requiring owners of units in multiple dwellings to provide to tenants with either permanent stove safety knobs with integrated locking mechanisms or stove knob covers for each knob located on the front of each gas-powered stove at the owner’s option. This bill would also require owners of such units to keep a record of outreach to tenants regarding the installation of permanent stove safety knobs with integrated locking mechanism or stove knob covers.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2276-2021 *Francisco P. Moya  Construction superintendents.IntroductionThis bill would require additional site safety supervision at major building construction sites. Such sites would be required to designate a full time construction superintendent, who would be responsible for safety and code compliance, along with overall management of the construction project, in addition to a site safety coordinator or site safety manager.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2276-2021 *Francisco P. Moya  Construction superintendents.IntroductionThis bill would require additional site safety supervision at major building construction sites. Such sites would be required to designate a full time construction superintendent, who would be responsible for safety and code compliance, along with overall management of the construction project, in addition to a site safety coordinator or site safety manager.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2278-2021 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Proposed Int. No. 2278-ALicensing of general contractors.IntroductionThis bill would require general contractors to be licensed by the Department of Buildings (DOB) in a manner similar to how other trades are licensed under DOB, and would prohibit any person from performing general contractor work unless approved by DOB. Applicants for permits from DOB must be licensed general contractors who are “designees” of approved general contracting businesses or, with respect to work performed by city agencies, the “designees” of such agencies. This bill would require applicants for a general contractor license from DOB to meet certain qualifications, including, but not limited to, possessing a valid Site Safety Training Supervisor Card.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2278-2021 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Licensing of general contractors.IntroductionThis bill would require general contractors to be licensed by the Department of Buildings (DOB) in a manner similar to how other trades are licensed under DOB, and would prohibit any person from performing general contractor work unless approved by DOB. Applicants for permits from DOB must be licensed general contractors who are “designees” of approved general contracting businesses or, with respect to work performed by city agencies, the “designees” of such agencies. This bill would require applicants for a general contractor license from DOB to meet certain qualifications, including, but not limited to, possessing a valid Site Safety Training Supervisor Card.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2278-2021 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Licensing of general contractors.IntroductionThis bill would require general contractors to be licensed by the Department of Buildings (DOB) in a manner similar to how other trades are licensed under DOB, and would prohibit any person from performing general contractor work unless approved by DOB. Applicants for permits from DOB must be licensed general contractors who are “designees” of approved general contracting businesses or, with respect to work performed by city agencies, the “designees” of such agencies. This bill would require applicants for a general contractor license from DOB to meet certain qualifications, including, but not limited to, possessing a valid Site Safety Training Supervisor Card.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2309-2021 *Ben Kallos  Requiring registration for short-term rentals and booking services.IntroductionThis bill would require applicants seeking to rent out rooms in dwelling units, or housing accommodations within a building, for fewer than 30 consecutive days, as short-term rentals, to register annually with the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement and obtain a registration number before being permitted to rent out rooms in such a manner. Booking services would be required to obtain a registration from the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement and verify the short-term rental registration number of any accommodation before listing it on their service.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2309-2021 *Ben Kallos  Requiring registration for short-term rentals and booking services.IntroductionThis bill would require applicants seeking to rent out rooms in dwelling units, or housing accommodations within a building, for fewer than 30 consecutive days, as short-term rentals, to register annually with the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement and obtain a registration number before being permitted to rent out rooms in such a manner. Booking services would be required to obtain a registration from the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement and verify the short-term rental registration number of any accommodation before listing it on their service.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2321-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Inspection of building gas piping systems and extension of time to complete work required by inspection.IntroductionPursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB), rules, between January 1 and December 31 of every fourth year, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts 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. Although a late certification is permitted when additional time for a correction is needed, where a property owner is unable to timely complete an inspection, there is no way for the property owner to seek an extension of time to complete the inspection. In addition, a property owner is required to have gas piping in their building inspected, even if the building does not have active gas service. This bill would allow a property owner of a building with gas piping but not active gas service to forego their gas piping inspection so long as they provide certification from their utility company and themselves that there is no active gas service in their building. If they resume gas service they must obtain a certificate of approval of gas installation from DOB and comply with the gas piping inspection and certification requirements of local Law 152. This bill also allows DOB to grant additional time to submit a certification, beyond 180 days, if additional time is needed to ameliorate conditions that must be corrected. Finally, this bill provides a 180 day extension to comply with both the inspection and certification requirements of Local Law 152 for any building owner who requests an extension.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2321-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Inspection of building gas piping systems and extension of time to complete work required by inspection.IntroductionPursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB), rules, between January 1 and December 31 of every fourth year, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts 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. Although a late certification is permitted when additional time for a correction is needed, where a property owner is unable to timely complete an inspection, there is no way for the property owner to seek an extension of time to complete the inspection. In addition, a property owner is required to have gas piping in their building inspected, even if the building does not have active gas service. This bill would allow a property owner of a building with gas piping but not active gas service to forego their gas piping inspection so long as they provide certification from their utility company and themselves that there is no active gas service in their building. If they resume gas service they must obtain a certificate of approval of gas installation from DOB and comply with the gas piping inspection and certification requirements of local Law 152. This bill also allows DOB to grant additional time to submit a certification, beyond 180 days, if additional time is needed to ameliorate conditions that must be corrected. Finally, this bill provides a 180 day extension to comply with both the inspection and certification requirements of Local Law 152 for any building owner who requests an extension.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2361-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Creating a questionnaire related to the inspection and correction of building gas piping systems.IntroductionPursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB), rules, between January 1 and December 31 of every fourth year, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts 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 require DOB to create a questionnaire that could be shared with stakeholders and members of the public. Through this questionnaire, DOB could seek feedback on Local Law 152. Starting on March 1, 2022, and on every following March 1, DOB would be required to report to the Council, the Mayor, and post on its website, the results of the questionnaires received during the prior calendar year.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2361-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Creating a questionnaire related to the inspection and correction of building gas piping systems.IntroductionPursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB), rules, between January 1 and December 31 of every fourth year, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts 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 require DOB to create a questionnaire that could be shared with stakeholders and members of the public. Through this questionnaire, DOB could seek feedback on Local Law 152. Starting on March 1, 2022, and on every following March 1, DOB would be required to report to the Council, the Mayor, and post on its website, the results of the questionnaires received during the prior calendar year.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2377-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Extending the physical scope of gas piping inspections.IntroductionPursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB), rules, between January 1 and December 31 of every fourth year, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts 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. Currently, inspections conducted under Local Law 152 include exposed gas lines from point of entry up to individual tenant spaces. This bill extends the physical scope of inspection from individual tenant spaces to the point of connection for any equipment that uses gas supplied by gas piping.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2377-2021 *Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.  Extending the physical scope of gas piping inspections.IntroductionPursuant to Local Law 152 of 2016 and Department of Buildings (DOB), rules, between January 1 and December 31 of every fourth year, building gas piping systems must be inspected in community districts 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. Currently, inspections conducted under Local Law 152 include exposed gas lines from point of entry up to individual tenant spaces. This bill extends the physical scope of inspection from individual tenant spaces to the point of connection for any equipment that uses gas supplied by gas piping.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2404-2021 *Brad S. Lander PreconsideredCertifications of no harassment.IntroductionThis bill would extend the certification of no harassment pilot created by Local Law 1 of 2018 until September 27, 2026. Buildings discharged from Article 7-A program, unless such building is the subject of a rehabilitation loan; buildings where a full vacate order has been issued, except where such vacate order was issued due to a fire; buildings where there has been active participation in the alternative enforcement program which have been discharged from such program; buildings where a court or DHCR have made a harassment finding; and buildings indicating significant distress as determined by the Building Qualification Index (BQI) would be required to apply for the CONH for covered work. Interior demolition conducted during renovation of occupied units necessary to protect public health and safety, or repairs, replacement, modification, or partial demolition work in a building that is the minimum required to be performed to address conditions for rescission of a vacate order would not require a CONH. A court may find that acts of harassment that caused the denial of a certification of no harassment constitute harassment and shall in those cases award to each lawful occupant of a dwelling unit that was subject to such harassment $5,000 plus reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2404-2021 *Brad S. Lander  Certifications of no harassment.IntroductionThis bill would extend the certification of no harassment pilot created by Local Law 1 of 2018 until September 27, 2026. Buildings discharged from Article 7-A program, unless such building is the subject of a rehabilitation loan; buildings where a full vacate order has been issued, except where such vacate order was issued due to a fire; buildings where there has been active participation in the alternative enforcement program which have been discharged from such program; buildings where a court or DHCR have made a harassment finding; and buildings indicating significant distress as determined by the Building Qualification Index (BQI) would be required to apply for the CONH for covered work. Interior demolition conducted during renovation of occupied units necessary to protect public health and safety, or repairs, replacement, modification, or partial demolition work in a building that is the minimum required to be performed to address conditions for rescission of a vacate order would not require a CONH. A court may find that acts of harassment that caused the denial of a certification of no harassment constitute harassment and shall in those cases award to each lawful occupant of a dwelling unit that was subject to such harassment $5,000 plus reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available