|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2019||committed to rules|
|Feb 27, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 26, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 12, 2019||1st report cal.155|
|Jan 15, 2019||referred to cities|
senate Bill S1479
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1479 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1479 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1479 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.
S1479 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1479 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, BAILEY, KRUEGER, PERSAUD, SEPULVEDA -- 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 and completed on or before such date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07262-01-9
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