senate Bill S6668

Amended

Directs board of standards and appeals in city of New York to mail a copy of each application for a variance to the city and state legislators for the affected land

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  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 08 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 20 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.401
  • 21 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 27 / Mar / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 6668A
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Directs the board of standards and appeals and the city planning commission in the city of New York to mail a copy of each application for and appeal of a variance to the city council member, borough president and state legislators for the affected land.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9561
Versions:
S6668
S6668A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Charter
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง668, 669 & 201, NYC Chart

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BILL NUMBER:S6668

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the board
of standards and appeals of the city of New York to provide a copy of
each application for a variance or special permit to the member of the
state assembly and the state senator in whose districts the land, to
which the application relates, is located

PURPOSE:
Directs the board of standards and appeals in the city of New York to
mail a copy of each application for a variance to the state
legislators for the affected land.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one amends paragraph 1 of subdivision a, and subdivision b and
c of section 668 of the New York city charter, paragraph 1 of
subdivision a and subdivision has amended by local law number 102 of
the city of New York for the year 1977, and subdivision c as amended
by a vote of the people of the city of New York at the general
election held in November 1989.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
It is the duty of state legislators to be aware of the situations
that impact their constituents and the communities they represent. By
directing the Board of Standards and Appeals in New York City to
mail a copy of each application for a variance to the state
legislators of the affected area, said legislators win be able to
better serve their constituents. This small action by the board of
standards and appeals would allow legislators to better serve their
constituents and would also allow for the positive addition of greater
open dialogue between concerned parties.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law, and shall apply to proposals and applications filed
with the board of standards and appeals on or after such date.

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

                                  6668

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring  the
  board  of  standards  and appeals of the city of New York to provide a
  copy of each application for a  variance  or  special  permit  to  the
  member  of the state assembly and the state senator in whose districts
  the land, to which the application relates, is located

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph 1 of subdivision a, and subdivisions b and c of
section 668 of the New York city charter, paragraph 1 of  subdivision  a
and  subdivision b as amended by local law number 102 of the city of New
York for the year 1977, and subdivision c as amended by a  vote  of  the
people  of the city of New York at the general election held in November
1989, are amended to read as follows:
  1. Each proposal or application shall be filed with the board of stan-
dards and appeals, which shall forward a copy within five  days  to  the
community  board for each community district in which the land involved,
or any part thereof, is  located,  and  to  the  borough  board  if  the
proposal  or  application involves land located in two or more districts
in a borough; AND SHALL DELIVER, WITHIN FIVE DAYS,  A  COPY  THEREOF  TO
EACH  MEMBER  OF  THE  STATE  ASSEMBLY  AND  EACH STATE SENATOR IN WHOSE
DISTRICT THE LAND INVOLVED IS LOCATED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHT  OF  THE
STATE LAW.
  b.  The  recommendation of a community board or borough board pursuant
to subdivision a of this section shall be filed with the board of stand-
ards and appeals and [a copy] COPIES sent to the city  planning  commis-
sion, AND TO EACH MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY AND EACH STATE SENATOR IN
WHOSE DISTRICT THE LAND INVOLVED IS LOCATED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHT OF
THE STATE LAW. The board of standards and appeals shall conduct a public
hearing  and  act  on the proposed application.  A decision of the board
shall indicate whether each of the specific requirements of  the  zoning
resolution  for the granting of variances has been met and shall include
findings of fact with regard to each such requirement.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14744-01-2

S. 6668                             2

  c. Copies of a decision of the board  of  standards  and  appeals  and
copies  of any recommendation of the affected community board or borough
board shall be filed with the city planning commission.  Copies  of  the
decision  shall  also  be  filed  with the affected community or borough
boards.    IN  ADDITION,  COPIES  OF  THE DECISION SHALL BE SENT TO EACH
MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY AND EACH STATE SENATOR  IN  WHOSE  DISTRICT
THE LAND INVOLVED IS LOCATED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHT OF THE STATE LAW.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law, and shall apply to proposals and  applications  filed
with the board of standards and appeals on or after such date.

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