Relates to violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5041--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 7, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 382 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. WHERE A BUILDING HAS BEEN ALTERED IN VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISION OF THE UNIFORM CODE OR ANY LAWFUL ORDER OBTAINED THEREUNDER, AND SUCH ALTERATION IMPEDES A PERSON'S EGRESS FROM SUCH BUILDING DURING A FIRE OR OTHER EMERGENCY EVACUATION, THE OWNER OF SUCH BUILDING WHO HAS KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH ALTERATION OR SHOULD HAVE HAD KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH ALTERATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY OF UP TO SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09561-05-3