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S01134 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1134
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     January 8, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 the department of sanitation to remove any snow
          or ice accumulation in front of fire hydrants
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  15-205 of the administrative code of the city of
     2  New York, as amended by local law number 66 of the city of New York  for
     3  the year 1991, is amended to read as follows:
     4    §  15-205  Obstruction  of  fire hydrants. It shall be unlawful in any
     5  manner to obstruct the use of any fire hydrant, or to allow any snow  or
     6  ice to be thrown or piled upon or around the same, or to place, or allow
     7  to be placed, any material or thing in front thereof, from the curb line
     8  to  the  center  of  the  street and to within ten feet from either side
     9  thereof. All snow and ice accumulating in the street, within such space,
    10  shall be removed by the [owner, lessee, or tenant of the premises front-
    11  ing such space] department of sanitation.  All material or things  found
    12  obstructing any fire hydrant may be forthwith removed by the officers or
    13  employees  of  the  department[,  at  the risk, cost and expense, of the
    14  owner or claimant] of sanitation. The provision of this section  requir-
    15  ing  that no thing shall be placed within ten feet from either side of a
    16  fire hydrant shall not apply to any newsstand which was  first  licensed
    17  by  the department of consumer affairs prior to the first day of August,
    18  nineteen hundred seventy-nine where the person who held the license  for
    19  such  newsstand  on the first day of August, nineteen hundred ninety-one
    20  continues to be the licensee for such newsstand; provided, however, that
    21  where a newsstand which was first licensed prior to  the  first  day  of
    22  August,  nineteen  hundred seventy-nine is reconstructed in its entirety
    23  or in substantial part, which reconstruction was commenced on  or  after
    24  the  first  day  of  August, nineteen hundred ninety-one, such newsstand
    25  shall be subject to such requirement that no thing be placed within  ten
    26  feet from either side of a fire hydrant.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02129-01-5
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