senate Bill S5654A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires entities conducting street/sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites with the name & contact information of the responsible entity

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Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 28, 2014 amended on third reading 5654a
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.705
Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
May 31, 2013 referred to cities

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S5654 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2868A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §19-156, amd §19-109, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2563, A3664
2009-2010: A2651C, A4737B

S5654 - Bill Texts

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Requires agencies and other entities conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites identifying the responsible agency or entity and its contact information, along with the dates of commencement and completion and the details of the type of construction work that shall be conducted.

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BILL NUMBER:S5654

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to requiring agencies conducting street or
sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites identifying the
responsible agency and its contact information

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would provide
additional transparency and essential information regarding
construction projects in New York City.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: A new section 19-155 would be added to
the administrative code of New York City to require agencies and
entities conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at
each construction site stating the contact information for the agency
or entity, the estimated start and end dates of the construction, and
the details of the construction work being conducted at the site.

Subdivision b provides that every sign required under subdivision be
posted prior to the start of construction, remain posted until the
completion of construction, and be pasted conspicuously.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law does not require entities conducting
sidewalk or street construction projects to post signs to inform the
public of the details of the construction. As a result, the public has
no efficient way to determine the type of construction being
conducted, the expected duration of the project, or the name and
contact information of the entity responsible for the construction.
Residents with questions or concerns about a construction project have
no way to determine who to contact to have their questions answered
and their concerns addressed.

This legislation will provide the public with basic information
regarding the nature and duration of construction projects and the
name and contact information of the entity responsible for the
construction. It is expected that many of the questions and concerns
residents have will be addressed directly from the information
provided in the posted construction signs; if additional information
is needed, residents will be able to directly contact the responsible
entity listed on the signs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2/5/09 - A.4737, referred to Assembly
Cities 1/6/10 -A.4737, referred to Assembly Cities 3/10/10 - A.4737A,
amended and recommitted to Cities 3/16/10- A.4737A, reported to Ways
and Means 3/18/10- A.4737B, amended and recommitted to Ways and Means
01/04/12- A.2563 referred to cities 03/01/12- A.2563 reported referred
to ways and means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  5654

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation   to   requiring   agencies  conducting  street  or  sidewalk
  construction to post signs at work sites identifying  the  responsible
  agency and its contact information

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

  Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
by adding a new section 19-155 to read as follows:
  S  19-155  SIGNS  POSTED AT STREET OR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION WORK SITES
IDENTIFYING RESPONSIBLE AGENCY AND CONTACT INFORMATION. A. ANY AGENCY OR
ENTITY THAT CONDUCTS STREET OR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION SHALL POST  ONE  OR
MORE SIGNS AT EACH CONSTRUCTION WORK SITE SUMMARIZING:
  1. THE NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE RESPONSIBLE AGENCY OR ENTI-
TY  CONDUCTING  OR  OVERSEEING  CONSTRUCTION  AT  SUCH WORK SITE AND ANY
PERMIT NUMBERS FOR SUCH CONSTRUCTION; AND
  2.  THE  ESTIMATED  DATES  OF  COMMENCEMENT  AND  COMPLETION  OF  SUCH
CONSTRUCTION WORK.
  B. EVERY SIGN REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION A OF THIS SECTION:
  1. SHALL BE POSTED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION; AND
  2. SHALL REMAIN POSTED UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF SUCH CONSTRUCTION; AND
  3. SHALL BE POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS MANNER; AND
  4. SHALL BE MADE OF A DURABLE MATERIAL CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING OUTDOOR
CLIMATIC  CONDITIONS,  WITH  LETTERS  BEING AT LEAST TWO INCHES HIGH AND
HAVING A STROKE OF AT LEAST ONE-HALF INCH. THE  LETTERS  AND  BACKGROUND
SHALL BE CONTRASTING COLORS.
  C.  THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS
NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06314-01-3

S. 5654                             2

  S 2. Subdivision b of section 19-109 of the administrative code of the
city of New York, as added by local law number 104 of the  city  of  New
York for the year 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  b.  Required  signs.  Legible  signs shall be displayed at the site of
such work in accordance with [the rules of  the  department,  indicating
thereon  the  name of the permittee, the name of the person for whom the
work is being done and the names  of  any  contractors,  when  employed]
SECTION 19-155 OF THIS SUBCHAPTER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S5654A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2868A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §19-156, amd §19-109, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A2563, A3664
2009-2010: A2651C, A4737B

S5654A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires agencies and other entities conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites identifying the responsible agency or entity and its contact information, along with the dates of commencement and completion and the details of the type of construction work that shall be conducted.

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BILL NUMBER:S5654A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to requiring agencies conducting street or
sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites identifying the
responsible agency and its contact information

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would provide
additional transparency and essential information regarding
construction projects in New York City.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: A new section 19-156 would be added to
the administrative code of New York City to require agencies and
entities conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at
each construction site stating the contact information for the agency
or entity, the estimated start and end dates of the construction, and
the details of the construction work being conducted at the site.

Subdivision b provides that every sign required under subdivision be
posted prior to the start of construction, remain posted until the
completion of construction, and be pasted conspicuously.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law does not require entities conducting
sidewalk or street construction projects to post signs to inform the
public of the details of the construction. As a result, the public has
no efficient way to determine the type of construction being
conducted, the expected duration of the project, or the name and
contact information of the entity responsible for the construction.
Residents with questions or concerns about a construction project have
no way to determine who to contact to have their questions answered
and their concerns addressed.

This legislation will provide the public with basic information
regarding the nature and duration of construction projects and the
name and contact information of the entity responsible for the
construction. It is expected that many of the questions and concerns
residents have will be addressed directly from the information
provided in the posted construction signs; if additional information
is needed, residents will be able to directly contact the responsible
entity listed on the signs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2/5/09 - A.4737, referred to Assembly
Cities 1/6/10 -A.4737, referred to Assembly Cities 3/10/10 - A.4737A,
amended and recommitted to Cities 3/16/10- A.4737A, reported to Ways
and Means 3/18/10- A.4737B, amended and recommitted to Ways and Means
01/04/12- A.2563 referred to cities 03/01/12- A.2563 reported referred
to ways and means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 5654--A
    Cal. No. 705

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LANZA, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Cities in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and
  second report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation  to  requiring  agencies  conducting   street   or   sidewalk
  construction  to  post signs at work sites identifying the responsible
  agency and its contact information

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

  Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 19-156 to read as follows:
  S 19-156 SIGNS POSTED AT STREET OR SIDEWALK  CONSTRUCTION  WORK  SITES
IDENTIFYING RESPONSIBLE AGENCY AND CONTACT INFORMATION. A. ANY AGENCY OR
ENTITY  THAT  CONDUCTS STREET OR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION SHALL POST ONE OR
MORE SIGNS AT EACH CONSTRUCTION WORK SITE SUMMARIZING:
  1. THE NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE RESPONSIBLE AGENCY OR ENTI-
TY CONDUCTING OR OVERSEEING CONSTRUCTION  AT  SUCH  WORK  SITE  AND  ANY
PERMIT NUMBERS FOR SUCH CONSTRUCTION; AND
  2.  THE  ESTIMATED  DATES  OF  COMMENCEMENT  AND  COMPLETION  OF  SUCH
CONSTRUCTION WORK.
  B. EVERY SIGN REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION A OF THIS SECTION:
  1. SHALL BE POSTED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION; AND
  2. SHALL REMAIN POSTED UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF SUCH CONSTRUCTION; AND
  3. SHALL BE POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS MANNER; AND
  4. SHALL BE MADE OF A DURABLE MATERIAL CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING OUTDOOR
CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, WITH LETTERS BEING AT LEAST  TWO  INCHES  HIGH  AND
HAVING  A  STROKE  OF AT LEAST ONE-HALF INCH. THE LETTERS AND BACKGROUND
SHALL BE CONTRASTING COLORS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06314-03-4

S. 5654--A                          2

  C. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND  REGULATIONS
NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. Subdivision b of section 19-109 of the administrative code of the
city  of  New  York, as added by local law number 104 of the city of New
York for the year 1993, is amended to read as follows:
  b. Required signs. Legible signs shall be displayed  at  the  site  of
such  work  in  accordance with [the rules of the department, indicating
thereon the name of the permittee, the name of the person for  whom  the
work  is  being  done  and  the names of any contractors, when employed]
SECTION 19-156 OF THIS SUBCHAPTER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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