senate Bill S5043

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires a certificate of occupancy be obtained within four years of the initial permit for construction and/or alteration

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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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

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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