Bill Text: NY S02729 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to sidewalk shed permit renewal for ongoing construction projects.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-21 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S02729 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02729-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 29, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 sidewalk shed permit renewal
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1.  Section 105.8.3 of the New York  city  building  code,  as
     2  amended  by  section 1 of subpart 1 of part C of local law number 141 of
     3  the city of New York for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:
     4    105.8.3 Special provisions for renewal of permit for a sidewalk  shed.
     5  An  application for the renewal of a construction equipment permit for a
     6  sidewalk shed used in connection with the alteration of a building shall
     7  be accompanied by a report, acceptable to the department, prepared by  a
     8  registered  design  professional who has examined that part of the prem-
     9  ises on which the work requiring the use of a  sidewalk  shed  is  being
    10  performed.  Such  report  shall document the condition of the applicable
    11  part of the premises and the scope of work that has been performed ther-
    12  eon since the issuance of the permit and shall provide  an  estimate  of
    13  the additional time needed to complete the work.
    14    No  sidewalk  shed  permit  shall  be  renewed unless the commissioner
    15  determines that such sidewalk shed is being used as part of  an  ongoing
    16  construction  project.  In  making  such determination, the commissioner
    17  shall conduct an inspection of the  construction  site  for  which  such
    18  permit  renewal  is sought. A contractor or licensee shall submit to the
    19  commissioner documentation in support of permit renewal  indicating  the
    20  dates  and  times  persons  employed  in  the  construction project have
    21  utilized the sidewalk shed that is  the  subject  of  a  permit  renewal
    22  request.  A contractor or licensee who submits or causes to be submitted
    23  documentation that contains false  or  misleading  statements  shall  be
    24  subject to a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    The commissioner shall promulgate such rules and regulations as may be
     2  necessary to implement the provisions of this section.
     3    An  "ongoing construction project" shall mean any construction project
     4  during which persons employed in construction work  are  utilizing  such
     5  sidewalk  shed  at  least ten days per month over the course of the year
     6  immediately preceding a request to renew a sidewalk shed permit.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
     8  have become a law.