Bill S4538-2015

Extends certain prior approved work permits relating to Hurricane Sandy

Extends certain prior approved work permits relating to Hurricane Sandy.

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  • Mar 26, 2015: REFERRED TO CITIES

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BILL NUMBER:S4538

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 100 of the laws of 2013, relating to authorizing the reinstatement of prior approved work permits and waiving the requirements of section 35 and subdivision 2 of section 36 of the general city law as such provisions relate to rebuilding and repairing homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy in the city of New York, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill allows those residing in Breezy Point to continue rebuilding their homes following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Due to the unique layout of Breezy Point many homes do not have mapped street frontage which triggers a BSA hearing and ultimate sign off. This application and review process can typically take 6-12 months or more without the 2013 waiver. It is necessary to extend the waiver for an additional two years so Breezy Point residents can continue to the process of rebuilding their homes and putting their lives back together.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill authorizes the reinstatement of prior approved work permits. It also waives the requirements of section 35 and subdivision of section 36 of the general city law relating to rebuilding and repairing of homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy in New York City. Finally, it amends chapter 77 of the laws of 2014 to state that the provisions of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed after 4 years after the effective date.

Section 2 provides that the act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

The storms, rains and floods of Hurricane Sandy (Oct 29th 2012-Nov 3rd 2012) caused much devastation to residents of Breezy Point. General City Law requires applications that can take up to 12 months or more to be completed. That is too long for our residents to be without a home. They must be able to start rebuilding and have shovels in the ground as soon as possible. The extension of this bill continues progress made by those devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4538 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 26, 2015 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend chapter 100 of the laws of 2013, relating to authorizing the reinstatement of prior approved work permits and waiving the requirements of section 35 and subdivision 2 of section 36 of the general city law as such provisions relate to rebuilding and repairing homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy in the city of New York, in relation to the effectiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 100 of the laws of 2013, relating to authorizing the reinstatement of prior approved work permits and waiving the requirements of section 35 and subdivision 2 of section 36 of the general city law as such provisions relate to rebuilding and repairing homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy in the city of New York, as amended by chapter 77 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows: S 6. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however that the provisions of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed [2] 4 years after such effective date. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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