assembly Bill A5026A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of floor area

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 06, 2019 print number 5026a
May 06, 2019 amend and recommit to housing
Feb 06, 2019 referred to housing

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Multi-Sponsors

A5026 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3820
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §26, Mult Dwell L

A5026 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of floor area and what is excluded in the measurement of floor area.

A5026 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5026

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  L. ROSENTHAL,  GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, MOSLEY,
  BARRON, ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing

AN ACT to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to the definition
  of floor area

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The opening paragraph and paragraph b of subdivision 2 of
section 26 of the multiple dwelling law, the opening paragraph and para-
graph b as amended by chapter 748 of the laws of 1961 and subparagraph 1
of paragraph b as amended by chapter  857  of  the  laws  of  1985,  are
amended to read as follows:
  For  the purpose of this section certain words are defined herein but,
EXCEPT WHERE SPECIFIED, such definitions shall not be held to modify  or
affect legal interpretations of such terms or words as used in any local
law,  ordinance,  rule  or regulation and shall apply in addition to and
not in substitution for the provisions of section four of this chapter.
  b. "Floor area": the sum of the gross horizontal areas of all  of  the
several  floors of a dwelling or dwellings and accessory structures on a
lot measured from the exterior faces  of  exterior  walls  or  from  the
center  line  of  party  walls,  except  THAT  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
PROVISION OF LAW, GENERAL, SPECIAL, OR LOCAL, ANY  HABITABLE  AREA  WITH
FLOOR TO CEILING HEIGHT IN EXCESS OF TWELVE FEET SHALL BE COUNTED TWICE,
ANY HABITABLE AREA WITH FLOOR TO CEILING HEIGHT IN EXCESS OF TWENTY-FOUR
FEET  SHALL  BE  COUNTED  THREE  TIMES, ANY HABITABLE AREA WITH FLOOR TO
CEILING HEIGHT IN EXCESS OF THIRTY-SIX FEET SHALL BE COUNTED FOUR TIMES,
AND ANY HABITABLE AREA WITH FLOOR TO CEILING HEIGHT IN EXCESS OF  FORTY-
EIGHT  FEET  SHALL  BE  COUNTED FIVE TIMES. THE FOLLOWING AREAS SHALL BE
EXCLUDED FROM FLOOR AREA:
  (1) cellar space;
  (2) attic space providing head room of less than eight feet;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06054-01-9

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A5026A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3820
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §26, Mult Dwell L

A5026A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of floor area and what is excluded in the measurement of floor area.

A5026A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5026--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  L. ROSENTHAL,  GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, MOSLEY,
  BARRON, ORTIZ,  STIRPE,  CARROLL,  COLTON,  EPSTEIN,  TAYLOR,  ARROYO,
  SIMON,   D'URSO,   BENEDETTO,   GLICK,   DINOWITZ,  RICHARDSON,  NIOU,
  DE LA ROSA, QUART,  DICKENS,  SIMOTAS,  FERNANDEZ,  AUBRY,  RODRIGUEZ,
  BLAKE  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, GRIFFIN, LENTOL, WRIGHT
  -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Housing  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to the definition
  of floor area

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraph b of subdivision  2  of
section 26 of the multiple dwelling law, the opening paragraph and para-
graph b as amended by chapter 748 of the laws of 1961 and subparagraph 1
of  paragraph  b  as  amended  by  chapter  857 of the laws of 1985, are
amended to read as follows:
  For the purpose of this section certain words are defined herein  but,
EXCEPT  WHERE SPECIFIED, such definitions shall not be held to modify or
affect legal interpretations of such terms or words as used in any local
law, ordinance, rule or regulation and shall apply in  addition  to  and
not in substitution for the provisions of section four of this chapter.
  b.  "Floor  area": the sum of the gross horizontal areas of all of the
several floors of a dwelling or dwellings and accessory structures on  a
lot  measured  from  the  exterior  faces  of exterior walls or from the
center line of party walls, (I) except THAT  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
PROVISION  OF LAW, GENERAL, SPECIAL, OR LOCAL, ANY SUCH AREAS WITH FLOOR
TO STRUCTURAL CEILING HEIGHT GREATER THAN TWELVE FEET AND LESS  THAN  OR
EQUAL  TO  TWENTY-FOUR  FEET SHALL BE COUNTED TWICE, ANY SUCH AREAS WITH
FLOOR TO STRUCTURAL CEILING HEIGHT GREATER  THAN  TWENTY-FOUR  FEET  AND
LESS  THAN OR EQUAL TO THIRTY-SIX FEET SHALL BE COUNTED THREE TIMES, ANY

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

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