S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 24, 2009
Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities -- recom-
mitted to the Committee on Cities in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the
Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in
relation to the safety of elevators in buildings owned by the New York
city housing authority
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding four new sections 28-304.10, 28-304.11, 28-304.12 and
28-304.13 to read as follows:
S 28-304.10 DOOR ZONE RESTRICTORS. IN ANY BUILDING OWNED BY THE NEW
YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY, ALL ELEVATORS SHALL HAVE A DOOR ZONE
RESTRICTOR WHICH PREVENTS THE ELEVATOR DOOR FROM OPENING MORE THAN FOUR
INCHES WIDE WHEN THE ELEVATOR STOPS BETWEEN FLOORS.
S 28-304.11 BUILDING INSPECTION OF ELEVATORS. IN ANY BUILDING OWNED BY
THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY, ALL ELEVATORS SHALL BE INSPECTED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE.
S 28-304.12 INTERAGENCY COORDINATION. THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING
AUTHORITY SHALL COMMUNICATE INFORMATION REGARDING ELEVATOR SAFETY,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INFORMATION PERTAINING TO ELEVATOR
HAZARDS AND THE NUMBER OF TIMES FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN CALLED TO RESCUE
PASSENGERS IN ELEVATORS, WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS AND THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK TO ENHANCE THE SAFETY OF PASSENGERS.
S 28-304.13 PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF INSPECTION DATA. THE NEW YORK CITY
HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS SHALL PROVIDE TO THE
PUBLIC DETAILED REPORTS REGARDING THE RESULTS OF ELEVATOR INSPECTIONS IN
BUILDINGS OWNED BY THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY. SUCH REPORTS
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 4603--A 2
SHALL PROVIDE A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF HOW THE ELEVATOR WAS GRADED AND
WHY AN ELEVATOR RECEIVED AN UNSATISFACTORY OR LOW GRADE.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.