Crane Bill Passes Senate

Liz Krueger

May 07, 2009

By Dan Rivoli

State Sen. Liz Krueger’s bill that creates new guidelines for the re-inspection of building violations passed the Senate last week.

The bill would force the Department of Buildings to re-inspect a property within 60 days of receiving hazardous work violations. As the law stands, companies deemed hazardous by the city could abuse the self-certification rule that allows them to inform the Department of Buildings that the site is up to code.

In Krueger’s bill, if a company fails to remedy the violations before the re-inspection, the Department of Buildings can levy civil penalties from $1,500 to $5,000.

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