senate Bill S4889

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Require that a photographic image be taken of every municipal sanitation violation

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Apr 30, 2013 referred to local government

S4889 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง137, Gen Muni L

S4889 - Bill Texts

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Require that a photographic image be taken of every municipal sanitation violation.

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BILL NUMBER:S4889

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to requiring the production of a photographic image of each violation
of a local law, ordinance or code relating to sanitation

PURPOSE: To require that cities, towns, and villages have
photographic proof of sanitation violations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the General Municipal Law, by adding a
new Section 137 that requires photographic images of sanitation
violations.

JUSTIFICATION: This provision would enable residents to have a photo
of the conditions on their property that lead to a New York City
Department of Sanitation violation. It would also simplify the appeals
process with the Environmental Control Board. The administrative judge
would have a date stamped photograph to review while considering the
property owner's appeal.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become law.

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

                                  4889

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to requiring  the
  production  of  a photographic image of each violation of a local law,
  ordinance or code relating to sanitation

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

  Section  1.  The  general  municipal  law  is  amended by adding a new
section 137 to read as follows:
  S 137. PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES OF SANITATION VIOLATIONS.  NO  AGENT  OF  A
CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE OR COUNTY SHALL CHARGE ANY PERSON WITH THE VIOLATION
OF  ANY  LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR CODE RELATING TO SANITATION, UNTIL SUCH
AGENT SHALL HAVE CAUSED A PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE OF THE UNSANITARY CONDITION
TO BE PRODUCED. TWO COPIES OF EACH  SUCH  PHOTOGRAPHIC  IMAGE  SHALL  BE
PRODUCED,  WITH  ONE SUCH COPY BEING ATTACHED TO THE INSTRUMENT CHARGING
SUCH VIOLATION WHICH IS PROVIDED TO THE PERSON ALLEGED TO HAVE COMMITTED
THE VIOLATION, AND THE REMAINING COPY SHALL BE  RETAINED  BY  THE  CITY,
TOWN, VILLAGE OR COUNTY.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10437-01-3

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