assembly Bill A4606

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes local governments to adopt building code standards which are more stringent than the state building and fire code without approval of the council

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental operations
Feb 04, 2019 referred to governmental operations

A4606 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §379, Exec L; amd §777, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3451
2011-2012: A3959
2013-2014: A4376
2015-2016: A1940
2017-2018: A9561

A4606 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes local governments to adopt local building code standards which are more stringent than those in the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code without approval of the uniform fire prevention and building code council.

A4606 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law  and  the  general  business  law,  in
  relation  to  authorizing  local  governments  to enact local laws and
  ordinances which are more stringent than the New  York  state  uniform
  fire prevention and building code


  Section 1. Section 379 of the executive law, as added by  chapter  707
of the laws of 1981, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 348 of the laws
of  2017  and subdivision 5 as added by chapter 622 of the laws of 1986,
is amended to read as follows:
  § 379. [Incorporation of higher standards by council upon  recommenda-
tion  of local government; local] LOCAL building regulations.  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 legislative body of any local government may duly
enact or adopt local laws or ordinances imposing higher or more restric-
tive standards 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 executive officer, or if there be none, the chairman of the legis-
lative body of such local government, shall so notify the  council,  and
shall  petition  the  council  for a determination of whether such local
laws  or  ordinances  are  more  stringent  than   the   standards   for
construction  applicable  generally  to  such  local  government  in the
uniform code. Such local laws or ordinances shall take  full  force  and
effect  upon  an  affirmative  determination  by the council as provided
  2. If the council finds that such higher or more restrictive standards
are reasonably necessary because of special conditions prevailing within

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