|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 21, 2018||referred to cities|
senate Bill S8810
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee
- In Committee
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S8810 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8810 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8810 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the New York city department of buildings to confirm that there are no tenants living at certain properties prior to approving or issuing permits for the demolition or the substantial alteration or renovation of such properties PURPOSE OF BILL: For far too long, property owners have submitted falsified applications for permits for construction that state there are no tenants living in their building, when in fact there are, with lax oversight from the New York Department of Buildings (DOB). This allows abusive and unethical property owners to disrupt the affordable housing market and put tenants safety and lives at risk, all for the sake of profit. This bill provides that the NYC DOB must independently verify there are no tenants living in a particular building upon receipt of an application for a permit for demolition or substantial alteration that states as much.
S8810 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8810 I N S E N A T E May 21, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the New York city department of buildings to confirm that there are no tenants living at certain properties prior to approving or issuing permits for the demolition or the substantial alteration or renovation of such properties THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 645-a to read as follows: § 645-A. ADDITIONAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT. IN THE EVENT THAT A PROPERTY OWNER SUBMITS AN APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT FOR THE DEMO- LITION OR THE SUBSTANTIAL ALTERATION OR RENOVATION OF ANY BUILDING OR STRUCTURE AND REPRESENTS TO THE DEPARTMENT THAT NO TENANTS ARE LIVING AT THE PROPERTY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRM THAT THERE ARE NO TENANTS LIVING AT THE PROPERTY PRIOR TO APPROVING OR ISSUING SUCH PERMIT. § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed- ing the date upon which it shall have become a law. Effective immediate- ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made on or before such date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15263-01-8
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