|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to housing, construction and community development|
|Apr 29, 2015||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S5043
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5043 - Details
- Law Section:
- New York City Administrative Code
- Laws Affected:
- Add §28-118.22, amd §28-214-1, NYC Ad Cd
S5043 - Summary
Requires that in a city of one million or more, a certificate of occupancy be obtained within four years of the initial permit for construction and/or alteration or the department of buildings may demolish the structure and return the site to a clean and safe condition at the property owner's expense.
S5043 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5043 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to abandoned buildings and stalled construction sites PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will address the plague of abandoned residential buildings throughout the city of New York that are causing devaluation of properties and neighborhoods and negatively impacting the safety and quality of life issues. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the administrative code of the city of New York by adding a new section 28118.22 entitled "Abandoned buildings and/or stalled construction sites" which requires all new building construction or alterations of current buildings in an R1, 2, 3, or 4 zoning area shall complete construction and/or alterations and obtain a certificate of occupancy within four years of the initial permit for such construction and/or alteration. The section further provides that if the construction is not complete and a certificate of occupancy is not obtained within four years, the department may demolish the structure and return the site to a clean and safe condition at the property owner's expense.
S5043 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5043 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 29, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- 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 administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to abandoned buildings and stalled construction sites 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 28-118.22 to read as follows: S 28-118.22 ABANDONED BUILDINGS AND/OR STALLED CONSTRUCTION SITES. ALL NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTION OR ALTERATIONS OF CURRENT BUILDINGS IN AN R1, 2, 3 OR 4 ZONING AREA SHALL COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION AND/OR ALTERATIONS AND OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY WITHIN FOUR YEARS OF THE INITIAL PERMIT FOR SUCH CONSTRUCTION AND/OR ALTERATION. IF SUCH CONSTRUCTION IS NOT COMPLETE AND A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE IS NOT OBTAINED WITHIN FOUR YEARS, THE DEPARTMENT MAY DEMOLISH THE STRUC- TURE AND RETURN THE SITE TO A CLEAN AND SAFE CONDITION AT THE PROPERTY OWNER'S EXPENSE. S 2. Section 28-214.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by section 54 of part A of local law 141 of the city of New York for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows: S 28-214.1 Order to seal, secure, and close. 1. If the commissioner determines such action is necessary to the preservation of life and safety the commissioner may order a building subject to a vacate order to be sealed, secured and closed. 2. AFTER A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS, IF NO ATTEMPT IS MADE TO REHABILITATE THE "SEALED" STATUS OF SUCH BUILDING PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, SUCH BUILDING MAY BE DEMOLISHED AT THE PROPERTY OWNER'S EXPENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION 28-214.1.5 OF THIS ARTICLE. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08914-03-5
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