senate Bill S389A

Grants cities authority to review plans for the construction of structures proposed to be made within its boundaries

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 23 / Dec / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CITIES
  • 23 / Dec / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 389A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CITIES

Summary

Grants cities authority to review plans for the construction of structures proposed to be made within its boundaries.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S389
S389A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §20, Gen City L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1665

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BILL NUMBER:S389A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general city law, in relation to
the review of construction plans by cities

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill requires all cities to employ persons to review any plans
for construction or reconstruction on structures within its boundary.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill will require that all cities retain the responsibility for
approving plans for residential building projects. Currently, in the
city of New York the commissioner is permitted to accept plans from
architects and engineers who are in good standing with the department
if they sign the plans as complying with the building code and zoning
resolution. This policy has proven to be faulty. This bill will put
the responsibility for approving these plans back in the hands of the
city employees in all cities of the State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.1665

EFFECTIVE DATE:
July 1, 2013

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 389--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER, AVELLA, DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Cities -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  city law, in relation to the review of
  construction plans by cities

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 20 of the general city law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 39 to read as follows:
  39. TO REVIEW PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR RECONSTRUCTION OF  ANY  STRUC-
TURE  PROPOSED  TO BE MADE WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ANY
CODES, RULES OR REGULATIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW,
NO CITY SHALL BE PERMITTED TO  ACCEPT  CERTIFICATION  OF  DOCUMENTS  FOR
CONSTRUCTION  OF NEW BUILDINGS FROM ARCHITECTS OR ENGINEERS AS A SUBSTI-
TUTE FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF SUCH PLANS BY EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00867-03-1

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