senate Bill S501

Requires a certain class (J-2) of residential buildings in New York city to have emergency lighting

download pdf

Sponsor

Co-Sponsors

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Summary

Requires a certain class (J-2) of residential buildings in New York city to have emergency lighting in like manner as a certain other class (J-1) of residential buildings.

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

Versions:
S501
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add ยง27-3024.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1292
2009-2010: S3342

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S501

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
requiring emergency lighting or illumination in certain residential
buildings

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To require a certain class of residential buildings in New York city
to have emergency lighting in like manner as other residential
buildings.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 27-3024.1 to the administrative code of
the city of New York that requires buildings classified as J-2
(apartment houses and apartment hotels, to be equipped with emergency
lighting). This classification of residential buildings shall
conform to J-1 residential buildings which are hotels, motels,
lodging houses and rooming houses.

JUSTIFICATION:
The blackout of August 2003 wreaked havoc throughout the state but
especially in New York city where residential buildings do not have
emergency lighting. It is an absolute necessity that all residential
apartment buildings are equipped with lighting to assist individuals,
young and old alike, to egress safely from their homes.

This legislation will bring into conformity residential apartment
buildings with all other types of residential facilities.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009: S.3342 (Duane), Died in Housing
2010: S.3342 (Duane), Died in Housing

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   501

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
  Community Development

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  requiring  emergency lighting or illumination in certain
  residential buildings

  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 a new section 27-3024.1 to read as follows:
  S 27-3024.1 EMERGENCY LIGHTING OR ILLUMINATION REQUIRED  IN  OCCUPANCY
GROUP  J-2  BUILDINGS.  WITHIN  ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS SECTION, EMERGENCY LIGHTING OR  ILLUMINATION  IN  OCCUPANCY
GROUP  J-2  BUILDINGS  IS REQUIRED IN THE SAME MANNER AND SUBJECT TO THE
SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS  AS  EMERGENCY  LIGHTING  OR  ILLUMINATION  IS
REQUIRED IN OCCUPANCY GROUP J-1 BUILDINGS, IN SUBSTANTIAL CONFORMANCE TO
THE  PROVISIONS  OF LOCAL LAW NUMBER SIXTEEN OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK FOR
THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR. THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION
SUPERSEDE  ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF THIS CODE, INCLUDING ANY APPEN-
DICES THERETO AND REFERENCE STANDARDS THEREUNTO APPERTAINING.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01940-01-3

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.