senate Bill S2016

2021-2022 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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Jan 16, 2021 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S2016 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2128
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §26, Mult Dwell L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3820, A5026

S2016 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2016 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2016 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2016
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. JACKSON, BIAGGI, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SALA-
   ZAR, SERRANO -- 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, (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
 SUCH AREAS WITH FLOOR TO STRUCTURAL CEILING HEIGHT GREATER THAN  THIRTY-
 SIX  FEET  AND  LESS  THAN OR EQUAL TO FORTY-EIGHT FEET SHALL BE COUNTED
 FOUR TIMES, AND ANY AREA WITH FLOOR  TO  STRUCTURAL  CEILING  HEIGHT  IN
 EXCESS  OF  FORTY-EIGHT  FEET SHALL BE COUNTED FIVE TIMES. HOWEVER, WHEN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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