Bill S389A-2011

Grants cities authority to review plans for the construction of structures proposed to be made within its boundaries

Grants cities authority to review plans for the construction of structures proposed to be made within its boundaries.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CITIES
  • Dec 23, 2011: PRINT NUMBER 389A
  • Dec 23, 2011: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CITIES
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO CITIES

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S389A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general city law, in relation to the review of construction plans by cities

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill requires all cities to employ persons to review any plans for construction or reconstruction on structures within its boundary.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill will require that all cities retain the responsibility for approving plans for residential building projects. Currently, in the city of New York the commissioner is permitted to accept plans from architects and engineers who are in good standing with the department if they sign the plans as complying with the building code and zoning resolution. This policy has proven to be faulty. This bill will put the responsibility for approving these plans back in the hands of the city employees in all cities of the State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.1665

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 389--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, AVELLA, DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to the review of construction plans by cities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 20 of the general city law is amended by adding a new subdivision 39 to read as follows: 39. TO REVIEW PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR RECONSTRUCTION OF ANY STRUC- TURE PROPOSED TO BE MADE WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ANY CODES, RULES OR REGULATIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, NO CITY SHALL BE PERMITTED TO ACCEPT CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BUILDINGS FROM ARCHITECTS OR ENGINEERS AS A SUBSTI- TUTE FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF SUCH PLANS BY EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY. S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.

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