senate Bill S1475

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants cities authority to review plans for the construction of structures proposed to be made within its boundaries

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Jan 14, 2013 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 09, 2013 referred to cities

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S1475 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §20, Gen City L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S389A
2009-2010: S1665

S1475 - Bill Texts

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Grants cities authority to review plans for the construction of structures proposed to be made within its boundaries.

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BILL NUMBER:S1475

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general city law, in relation to
the review of construction plans by cities

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill requires all cities to employ persons to review any plans
for construction or reconstruction on structures within its boundary.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill will require that all cities retain the responsibility for
approving plans for residential building projects. Currently, in the
city of New York the commissioner is permitted to accept plans from
architects and engineers who are in good standing with the department
if they sign the plans as complying with the building code and zoning
resolution. This policy has proven to be faulty. This bill will put
the responsibility for approving these plans back in the hands of the
city employees in all cities of the State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.1665
2011-2012 S.389A

EFFECTIVE DATE:
July 1, 2014

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

                                  1475

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER,  AVELLA,  DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Cities

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  city law, in relation to the review of
  construction plans by cities

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

  Section  1.  Section 20 of the general city law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 39 to read as follows:
  39. TO REVIEW PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR RECONSTRUCTION OF  ANY  STRUC-
TURE  PROPOSED  TO BE MADE WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ANY
CODES, RULES OR REGULATIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW,
NO CITY SHALL BE PERMITTED TO  ACCEPT  CERTIFICATION  OF  DOCUMENTS  FOR
CONSTRUCTION  OF NEW BUILDINGS FROM ARCHITECTS OR ENGINEERS AS A SUBSTI-
TUTE FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF SUCH PLANS BY EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01003-01-3

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