Requires agencies and other entities conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites identifying the responsible agency or entity and its contact information, along with the dates of commencement and completion and the details of the type of construction work that shall be conducted.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring agencies conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites identifying the responsible agency and its contact information
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would provide additional transparency and essential information regarding construction projects in New York City.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: A new section 19-155 would be added to the administrative code of New York City to require agencies and entities conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at each construction site stating the contact information for the agency or entity, the estimated start and end dates of the construction, and the details of the construction work being conducted at the site.
Subdivision b provides that every sign required under subdivision be posted prior to the start of construction, remain posted until the completion of construction, and be pasted conspicuously.
JUSTIFICATION: Current law does not require entities conducting sidewalk or street construction projects to post signs to inform the public of the details of the construction. As a result, the public has no efficient way to determine the type of construction being conducted, the expected duration of the project, or the name and contact information of the entity responsible for the construction. Residents with questions or concerns about a construction project have no way to determine who to contact to have their questions answered and their concerns addressed.
This legislation will provide the public with basic information regarding the nature and duration of construction projects and the name and contact information of the entity responsible for the construction. It is expected that many of the questions and concerns residents have will be addressed directly from the information provided in the posted construction signs; if additional information is needed, residents will be able to directly contact the responsible entity listed on the signs.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2/5/09 - A.4737, referred to Assembly Cities 1/6/10 -A.4737, referred to Assembly Cities 3/10/10 - A.4737A, amended and recommitted to Cities 3/16/10- A.4737A, reported to Ways and Means 3/18/10- A.4737B, amended and recommitted to Ways and Means 01/04/12- A.2563 referred to cities 03/01/12- A.2563 reported referred to ways and means
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5654 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 31, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring agencies conducting street or sidewalk construction to post signs at work sites identifying the responsible agency and its contact information THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-155 to read as follows: S 19-155 SIGNS POSTED AT STREET OR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION WORK SITES IDENTIFYING RESPONSIBLE AGENCY AND CONTACT INFORMATION. A. ANY AGENCY OR ENTITY THAT CONDUCTS STREET OR SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION SHALL POST ONE OR MORE SIGNS AT EACH CONSTRUCTION WORK SITE SUMMARIZING: 1. THE NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE RESPONSIBLE AGENCY OR ENTI- TY CONDUCTING OR OVERSEEING CONSTRUCTION AT SUCH WORK SITE AND ANY PERMIT NUMBERS FOR SUCH CONSTRUCTION; AND 2. THE ESTIMATED DATES OF COMMENCEMENT AND COMPLETION OF SUCH CONSTRUCTION WORK. B. EVERY SIGN REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION A OF THIS SECTION: 1. SHALL BE POSTED PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION; AND 2. SHALL REMAIN POSTED UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF SUCH CONSTRUCTION; AND 3. SHALL BE POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS MANNER; AND 4. SHALL BE MADE OF A DURABLE MATERIAL CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING OUTDOOR CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, WITH LETTERS BEING AT LEAST TWO INCHES HIGH AND HAVING A STROKE OF AT LEAST ONE-HALF INCH. THE LETTERS AND BACKGROUND SHALL BE CONTRASTING COLORS. C. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06314-01-3 S. 5654 2
S 2. Subdivision b of section 19-109 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 104 of the city of New York for the year 1993, is amended to read as follows: b. Required signs. Legible signs shall be displayed at the site of such work in accordance with
[the rules of the department, indicating thereon the name of the permittee, the name of the person for whom the work is being done and the names of any contractors, when employed]SECTION 19-155 OF THIS SUBCHAPTER. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.