senate Bill S5654

Amended

Requires entities conducting street/sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites with the name & contact information of the responsible entity

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 31 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.705
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 5654A
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Requires agencies and other entities conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites identifying the responsible agency or entity and its contact information, along with the dates of commencement and completion and the details of the type of construction work that shall be conducted.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5654
S5654A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §19-155, amd §19-109, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A2563, A3664
2009-2010: A2651C, A4737B
2007-2008: A826

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BILL NUMBER:S5654

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to requiring agencies conducting street or
sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites identifying the
responsible agency and its contact information

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would provide
additional transparency and essential information regarding
construction projects in New York City.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: A new section 19-155 would be added to
the administrative code of New York City to require agencies and
entities conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at
each construction site stating the contact information for the agency
or entity, the estimated start and end dates of the construction, and
the details of the construction work being conducted at the site.

Subdivision b provides that every sign required under subdivision be
posted prior to the start of construction, remain posted until the
completion of construction, and be pasted conspicuously.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law does not require entities conducting
sidewalk or street construction projects to post signs to inform the
public of the details of the construction. As a result, the public has
no efficient way to determine the type of construction being
conducted, the expected duration of the project, or the name and
contact information of the entity responsible for the construction.
Residents with questions or concerns about a construction project have
no way to determine who to contact to have their questions answered
and their concerns addressed.

This legislation will provide the public with basic information
regarding the nature and duration of construction projects and the
name and contact information of the entity responsible for the
construction. It is expected that many of the questions and concerns
residents have will be addressed directly from the information
provided in the posted construction signs; if additional information
is needed, residents will be able to directly contact the responsible
entity listed on the signs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2/5/09 - A.4737, referred to Assembly
Cities 1/6/10 -A.4737, referred to Assembly Cities 3/10/10 - A.4737A,
amended and recommitted to Cities 3/16/10- A.4737A, reported to Ways
and Means 3/18/10- A.4737B, amended and recommitted to Ways and Means
01/04/12- A.2563 referred to cities 03/01/12- A.2563 reported referred
to ways and means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  5654

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2013
                               ___________

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 administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation   to   requiring   agencies  conducting  street  or  sidewalk
  construction to post signs at work sites identifying  the  responsible
  agency and its contact information

  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 19-155 to read as follows:
  S  19-155  SIGNS  POSTED AT STREET OR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION WORK SITES
IDENTIFYING RESPONSIBLE AGENCY AND CONTACT INFORMATION. A. ANY AGENCY OR
ENTITY THAT CONDUCTS STREET OR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION SHALL POST  ONE  OR
MORE SIGNS AT EACH CONSTRUCTION WORK SITE SUMMARIZING:
  1. THE NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE RESPONSIBLE AGENCY OR ENTI-
TY  CONDUCTING  OR  OVERSEEING  CONSTRUCTION  AT  SUCH WORK SITE AND ANY
PERMIT NUMBERS FOR SUCH CONSTRUCTION; AND
  2.  THE  ESTIMATED  DATES  OF  COMMENCEMENT  AND  COMPLETION  OF  SUCH
CONSTRUCTION WORK.
  B. EVERY SIGN REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION A OF THIS SECTION:
  1. SHALL BE POSTED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION; AND
  2. SHALL REMAIN POSTED UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF SUCH CONSTRUCTION; AND
  3. SHALL BE POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS MANNER; AND
  4. SHALL BE MADE OF A DURABLE MATERIAL CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING OUTDOOR
CLIMATIC  CONDITIONS,  WITH  LETTERS  BEING AT LEAST TWO INCHES HIGH AND
HAVING A STROKE OF AT LEAST ONE-HALF INCH. THE  LETTERS  AND  BACKGROUND
SHALL BE CONTRASTING COLORS.
  C.  THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS
NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06314-01-3

S. 5654                             2

  S 2. Subdivision b of section 19-109 of the administrative code of the
city of New York, as added by local law number 104 of the  city  of  New
York for the year 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  b.  Required  signs.  Legible  signs shall be displayed at the site of
such work in accordance with [the rules of  the  department,  indicating
thereon  the  name of the permittee, the name of the person for whom the
work is being done and the names  of  any  contractors,  when  employed]
SECTION 19-155 OF THIS SUBCHAPTER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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