S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
January 27, 2012
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
AN ACT to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to permitted
obstructions in a city with a population of one million or more
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 26 of the multiple dwelling law is
amended by adding a new paragraph m to read as follows:
M. IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THE AREA OF
YARDS, REAR YARD EQUIVALENTS, COURTS OR OPEN SPACES REQUIRED BY THIS
SECTION, SECTION ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO OR SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWELVE
OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE REDUCED OR OBSTRUCTED BY EXTE-
RIOR WALL THICKNESS OF UP TO EIGHT INCHES ADDED TO THE EXTERIOR OF A
BUILDING TO ACCOMMODATE THE ADDITION OF INSULATION TO THE EXTENT THAT
SUCH EXTERIOR WALL THICKNESS IS A PERMITTED OBSTRUCTION FOR SUCH BUILD-
ING UNDER THE ZONING RESOLUTION OF SUCH CITY.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.