Meeting Name: Special Committee on Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/6/2022 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: HYBRID HEARING - Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Fire and Emergency Management and the Committee on Housing and Buildings
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T2022-0490 *   Oversight - Agency Enforcement and the Twin Parks Fire.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2022-0490 *   Oversight - Agency Enforcement and the Twin Parks Fire.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0104-2022 *Oswald Feliz  Defining the term self-closing door.IntroductionThis bill would add a definition for the term “self-closing door” as it is used within the Housing Maintenance Code.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0104-2022 *Oswald Feliz  Defining the term self-closing door.IntroductionThis bill would add a definition for the term “self-closing door” as it is used within the Housing Maintenance Code.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0105-2022 *Oswald Feliz  Housing and fire safety.IntroductionThis bill would reduce the amount of time for a landlord to correct a violation to keep or maintain self-closing doors from 21 days to 14 days. Once the 14 day window has run, it also requires inspection by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development within 20 days, regardless of whether the owner has submitted a certification of correction. It establishes a civil penalty range of $250-$500 for violation of the self-closing door requirement. It would also increase civil penalties for false certification of correction of class B and class C violations of the Housing Maintenance Code. Finally, this bill would clarify that all doors providing access to interior corridors or stairs in R-1 and R-2 occupancy groups must be self-closing or equipped with a device that will ensure such doors close shut and are latched.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0105-2022 *Oswald Feliz  Housing and fire safety.IntroductionThis bill would reduce the amount of time for a landlord to correct a violation to keep or maintain self-closing doors from 21 days to 14 days. Once the 14 day window has run, it also requires inspection by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development within 20 days, regardless of whether the owner has submitted a certification of correction. It establishes a civil penalty range of $250-$500 for violation of the self-closing door requirement. It would also increase civil penalties for false certification of correction of class B and class C violations of the Housing Maintenance Code. Finally, this bill would clarify that all doors providing access to interior corridors or stairs in R-1 and R-2 occupancy groups must be self-closing or equipped with a device that will ensure such doors close shut and are latched.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0106-2022 *Shahana K. Hanif  Sale of electric space heaters.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the sale of electric space heaters without certain safety features; specifically, requiring all such devices for sale to be equipped with a thermostat, an automatic function that disables the device upon tip-over or overheating, and be certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0106-2022 *Shahana K. Hanif  Sale of electric space heaters.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the sale of electric space heaters without certain safety features; specifically, requiring all such devices for sale to be equipped with a thermostat, an automatic function that disables the device upon tip-over or overheating, and be certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0115-2022 *Crystal Hudson  Minimum temperatures required to be maintained in dwellings.IntroductionDuring heating season, between October 1 and May 31, owners of residential buildings who are required to provide heat for their tenants must maintain certain minimum temperatures in areas of dwelling units that are used or occupied for living purposes. This bill would increase the minimum daytime (between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.) temperature during heating season from 68 degrees to 70 degrees, and it would increase the nighttime (between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.) temperature from 62 degrees to 66 degrees.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0115-2022 *Crystal Hudson  Minimum temperatures required to be maintained in dwellings.IntroductionDuring heating season, between October 1 and May 31, owners of residential buildings who are required to provide heat for their tenants must maintain certain minimum temperatures in areas of dwelling units that are used or occupied for living purposes. This bill would increase the minimum daytime (between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.) temperature during heating season from 68 degrees to 70 degrees, and it would increase the nighttime (between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.) temperature from 62 degrees to 66 degrees.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0131-2022 *Pierina Ana Sanchez  Requiring the fire dept to conduct residential education and outreach regarding the safe operation of electric space heaters.IntroductionThis bill would amend current requirements relating to the Fire Department’s efforts to conduct fire safety education and outreach for residential buildings, by requiring that such activities include dissemination of relevant information pertaining to the safe operations of electric space heaters in residential settings. Additionally, any fire safety related written materials distributed by the Fire Department would be required to be produced in the top ten most commonly spoken languages in the city.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0131-2022 *Pierina Ana Sanchez  Requiring the fire dept to conduct residential education and outreach regarding the safe operation of electric space heaters.IntroductionThis bill would amend current requirements relating to the Fire Department’s efforts to conduct fire safety education and outreach for residential buildings, by requiring that such activities include dissemination of relevant information pertaining to the safe operations of electric space heaters in residential settings. Additionally, any fire safety related written materials distributed by the Fire Department would be required to be produced in the top ten most commonly spoken languages in the city.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0155-2022 *David M. Carr PreconsideredRequiring the commissioner of buildings to waive filing fees for permits to alter family dwellings to conform to the NYC fire code.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Buildings to waive the filing fee for a permit to alter a one-, two- or three-family home when the dwelling has been damaged by fire for work to repair damage from the fire and any construction defects discovered following the fire. The fee waiver would extend to other dwellings in the same homeowner’s association or cooperative association to correct the same construction defect. The bill would also require the Department of Buildings to conduct outreach on the waiver in the designated citywide languages.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0155-2022 *David M. Carr  Requiring the commissioner of buildings to waive filing fees for permits to alter family dwellings to conform to the NYC fire code.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of Buildings to waive the filing fee for a permit to alter a one-, two- or three-family home when the dwelling has been damaged by fire for work to repair damage from the fire and any construction defects discovered following the fire. The fee waiver would extend to other dwellings in the same homeowner’s association or cooperative association to correct the same construction defect. The bill would also require the Department of Buildings to conduct outreach on the waiver in the designated citywide languages.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0156-2022 *David M. Carr 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.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0156-2022 *David M. Carr  Requiring 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.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0208-2022 *Nantasha M. Williams PreconsideredInspections of self-closing doors in residential buildings.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to inspect self-closing doors in a building’s common areas at least once every two years. It would require HPD to notify the building owner immediately of any self-closing door violation, and requires that a building owner immediately take action to correct such violation. If such inspection reveals any immediately hazardous violation, HPD would conduct a re-inspection of the building after the building owner notifies HPD that such violation has been corrected or after 90 days since the agency identified the violation, whichever occurs first. Where a tenant or occupant of a residential building requests an inspection for an alleged violation, this bill would require that HPD inspect the immediate floor for self-closing door violations. If HPD discovers a violation, the agency would inspect all other common areas in such building to confirm any additional self-closing door violations.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0208-2022 *Nantasha M. Williams  Inspections of self-closing doors in residential buildings.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to inspect self-closing doors in a building’s common areas at least once every two years. It would require HPD to notify the building owner immediately of any self-closing door violation, and requires that a building owner immediately take action to correct such violation. If such inspection reveals any immediately hazardous violation, HPD would conduct a re-inspection of the building after the building owner notifies HPD that such violation has been corrected or after 90 days since the agency identified the violation, whichever occurs first. Where a tenant or occupant of a residential building requests an inspection for an alleged violation, this bill would require that HPD inspect the immediate floor for self-closing door violations. If HPD discovers a violation, the agency would inspect all other common areas in such building to confirm any additional self-closing door violations.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
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