senate Bill S319

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires that variance and special permit decisions made by the board of standards and appeals be made by a two-thirds majority of the quorum

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2013 1st report cal.920
Jan 09, 2013 referred to cities

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May 30, 2013 - Cities committee Vote

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Cities Committee Vote: May 30, 2013

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S319 - Details

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Law Section:
New York City Charter
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง668, NYC Chart
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6105

S319 - Summary

Requires that variance and special permit decisions made by the board of standards and appeals be made by a two-thirds majority of the quorum present and voting.

S319 - Sponsor Memo

S319 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   319

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring  the
  variance  and  special permit decisions made by the board of standards
  and appeals be made by a two-thirds majority of the quorum present and
  voting

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

  Section  1.  Declaration of legislative findings and intent. This bill
is a companion to the proposed amendment to the New  York  city  charter
that  adds eight additional members to the New York city board of stand-
ards and appeals to be appointed by the other major  election  officials
in  the  city government, the borough presidents, public advocate, comp-
troller and city council. The legislature finds  that  zoning  decisions
represent permanent alterations to the fabric of the city and can affect
the  rights  of  many property owners for years to come. As such, zoning
decisions made by the New York  city  board  of  standards  and  appeals
should  only  occur  when  there  is a two-thirds majority of the quorum
present and voting.
  S 2. Subdivision b of section 668 of the New  York  city  charter,  as
amended  by  local  law  number 102 of the city of New York for the year
1977, is amended to read as follows:
  b. The recommendation of a community board or borough  board  pursuant
to subdivision a of this section shall be filed with the board of stand-
ards  and  appeals  and a copy sent to the city planning commission. The
board of standards and appeals shall conduct a public hearing and act on
the proposed application.  A decision of the board shall indicate wheth-
er each of the specific requirements of the zoning  resolution  for  the
granting  of  variances  has been met and shall include findings of fact
with regard to each such requirement,  AND  SHALL  ONLY  BE  MADE  BY  A
TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THE QUORUM PRESENT AND VOTING.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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