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S01134 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         1134

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    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    S  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    S 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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