senate Bill S5041A

Relates to violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code

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  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 14 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 14 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5041A
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1024
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Summary

Relates to violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5847A
Versions:
S5041
S5041A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง382, Exec L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5041A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code

PURPOSE:

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
emergency evacuation.

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
evacuation.

JUSTIFICATION:

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
unsafe conditions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

A 10106 of 2012 - Referred to Government Operations.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 5041--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community  Development  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in  relation  to  violations  of  the
  uniform fire prevention and building code

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

  Section 1. Section 382 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. WHERE A BUILDING HAS BEEN ALTERED IN VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION  OF
THE  UNIFORM  CODE  OR  ANY  LAWFUL  ORDER OBTAINED THEREUNDER, AND SUCH
ALTERATION IMPEDES A PERSON'S EGRESS FROM SUCH BUILDING DURING A FIRE OR
OTHER EMERGENCY EVACUATION, THE OWNER OF SUCH BUILDING WHO HAS KNOWLEDGE
OF SUCH ALTERATION OR SHOULD HAVE HAD KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH ALTERATION SHALL
BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF  UP  TO  SEVEN  THOUSAND  FIVE  HUNDRED
DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09561-05-3

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