senate Bill S7565

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the review of local governments' construction standards by the state fire prevention and building code council

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May 15, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development

S7565 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §379, Exec L

S7565 - Summary

Provides for the review of local governments' construction standards by the state fire prevention and building code council when such standards are more stringent than the state fire prevention and building code.

S7565 - Sponsor Memo

S7565 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7565

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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 executive law, in relation to the adoption by local
  governments of higher or more restrictive standards for construction

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

  Section  1.  Section 379 of the executive law, as added by chapter 707
of the laws of 1981, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 772 of the laws
of 1986 and subdivision 5 as added by chapter 622 of the laws  of  1986,
is amended to read as follows:
  S  379. [Incorporation]  APPROVAL  of higher standards by council upon
[recommendation] PETITION of  local  government;  local  building  regu-
lations.  1. [Except in the case of factory manufactured homes, intended
for use as one or two family dwelling units or multiple dwellings of not
more than two stories in height, the] THE legislative body of any  local
government may [duly enact or] adopt [local laws or ordinances imposing]
STANDARDS  FOR  CONSTRUCTION  THAT  ARE  HIGHER OR MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN
THOSE APPLICABLE GENERALLY IN THE UNIFORM CODE BY ENACTING OR ADOPTING A
LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE AFTER OBTAINING THE APPROVAL OF  THE  COUNCIL.  A
LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT PROPOSES TO ADOPT higher or more restrictive stan-
dards  for construction within the jurisdiction of such local government
than are applicable generally to such local government  in  the  uniform
code[. Within thirty days of such enactment or adoption, the chief exec-
utive officer, or if there be none, the chairman of the legislative body
of  such local government, shall so notify the council, and] shall peti-
tion the council for a determination of whether OR NOT such local  [laws
or  ordinances are] STANDARDS WOULD BE more stringent than the standards
for construction applicable generally [to such local government] in  the
uniform code. During the period in which the council is considering such
petition, [such local laws or ordinances shall remain in full force and]
NO  SUCH  LOCAL  STANDARDS  SHALL TAKE effect.   NO LOCAL GOVERNMENT MAY
ENACT OR ADOPT HIGHER OR MORE RESTRICTIVE STANDARDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION
OF FACTORY MANUFACTURED HOMES INTENDED FOR USE  AS  ONE  OR  TWO  FAMILY

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

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