|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 16, 2021||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S2016
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2016 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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:
S2016 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2016 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to the definition of floor area PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to amend the definition of floor area to prevent the misuse of mechanical voids to increase the height of skyscrapers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the opening paragraph and paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 26 of the multiple dwelling law, the opening paragraph and paragraph b as amended by chapter 748 of the laws of 1961 and subpara- graph 1 of paragraph b as amended by chapter 857 of the laws of 1985 to redefine the term "floor area."
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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