|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Jan 31, 2013||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S3160
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S3160 - Details
S3160 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3160 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property law, in relation to the visitability of new homes by persons with disabilities PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to establish minimum regulations for the design and construction of new single family homes, townhouses or the ground unit of a building with three or fewer dwellings units by builders who receive state or federal funds and subsidies to provide for the occupancy and 'visitability' for and by person with disabilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The real property law is amended by adding a new Article 16: "Visitability" of New Construction. The article establishes minimum standards for the accessibility by the mobility impaired 1) from the public street or driveway to the exterior door of a dwelling, 2) interior doors, 3) environmental controls, 4) habitable space and 5) interior bathroom requirements. The article also has an enforcement/penalty clause of not less than fifty and not more t:han five hundred dollars for each offense and for each day the violation continues to occur. * Amendment: to include height and dimensions omitted from original draft and enforcement provisions.
S3160 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3160 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 31, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, ADDABBO, VALESKY -- 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 real property law, in relation to the visitability of new homes by persons with disabilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding a new article 16 to read as follows: ARTICLE 16 VISITABILITY OF NEW CONSTRUCTION SECTION 480. PURPOSE. 481. APPLICABILITY OF NEW CONSTRUCTION. 482. VISITABILITY REQUIREMENT. 483. EXCLUSION. 484. ENFORCEMENT. S 480. PURPOSE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM REGULATIONS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HOMES TO PROVIDE VISITABILITY TO SUCH HOMES BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. S 481. APPLICABILITY OF NEW CONSTRUCTION. ANY NEW DWELLING UNIT WHICH WAS DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED, OR COMMISSIONED, CONTRACTED OR OTHERWISE ARRANGED FOR DESIGN OR CONSTRUCTION, BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHO, AT ANY TIME DURING THE COMMISSIONING DESIGN OR CONSTRUCTION, RECEIVED NEW YORK STATE OR FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SUCH DESIGN OR CONSTRUCTION SHALL COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SHALL NOT INCLUDE LOANS BACKED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK MORT- GAGE AGENCY (SONYMA). FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SHALL NOT INCLUDE LOANS BACKED BY FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FANNIE MAE) OR FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION (FHA) FINANCING OR OTHER MORTGAGE LOANS BACKED BY A FEDERAL MORTGAGE LOAN PROGRAM. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "DWELLING UNIT" SHALL MEAN A DETACHED SINGLE FAMILY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01793-01-3
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