|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
senate Bill S319
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S319 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- New York City Charter
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §668, NYC Chart
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
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
BILL NUMBER:S319 TITLE OF BILL: REVISED 12/10/12 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 SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill sets forth the legislative findings and intent of the bill. Section 2 amends subdivision b of section 668 of the New York city charter, as added by local law number 102 of the city of New York for the year 1977, by requiring that variance and special permit decisions shall only be made by a two-thirds majority of the quorum present and voting. Section 3 provides for this act to take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION: This bill is being introduced as a companion piece of legislation to a
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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