senate Bill S3820

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of floor area

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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Feb 15, 2019 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S3820 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5026
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §26, Mult Dwell L

S3820 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3820 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3820 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3820

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- 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 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.

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