senate Bill S5041A
(R, C, IP) 0 Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Relates to violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code.
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Legislative Cycle:
- Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §382, Exec L
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code
To subject persons who own buildings to fines if a building. is
constructed or used in violation of the uniform fire prevention and
building code in a mariner that impedes egress during a fire or other
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the executive law to impose a fine of not less than $
1,000 or more than $10,000 when the construction or use of a building
impedes egress from the building during a fire or other emergency
In recent years, there has been a proliferation of buildings that have
been altered or otherwise used in a manner that violates the uniform
fire prevention and building code in a manner that impedes egress
during a fire or other emergency. In many instances, these unsafe
conditions have resulted in the loss of life to tenants and other
occupants of these buildings. In at least one instance, firefighters
became trapped in a burning building when partitions were installed to
create additional living quarters without regard to fire codes. This
bill seeks to enhance penalties that may be imposed for creating these
A 10106 of 2012 - Referred to Government Operations.
This act shall take effect immediately.
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