|SAME AS||SAME AS S05597-B|
|COSPNSR||Brennan, Lancman, Millman, Colton, Castro|
|MLTSPNSR||Cook, Mayersohn, Meng, Pheffer|
|Add S20-h, Gen City L|
|Relates to the applicability of local building codes to state and state agency owned buildings; creates the New York city-New York state task force on building and fire safety; provides for the powers and duties of such task force.|
Go to top
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8407--B 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY May 19, 2009 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, BRENNAN, LANCMAN, MILLMAN, COLTON, CASTRO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, MAYERSOHN, MENG, PHEF- FER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Cities -- recommit- ted to the Committee on Cities in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT creating the New York city-New York state task force on building and fire safety, and providing for the duties thereof; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. There shall be a New York city-New York state task force on 2 building and fire safety in state-owned or leased buildings. 3 § 2. The task force shall consist of a working group co-chaired by one 4 appointee of the governor and one appointee of the mayor of the city of 5 New York. In addition to the co-chairs, the working group shall have 6 eight other members, four of whom shall represent the city and four of 7 whom shall represent the state. The city members shall consist of one 8 representative from the New York city department of buildings, one from 9 the New York city fire department, and two additional representatives of 10 the city of New York appointed by the mayor. The state members shall 11 consist of one representative from the office of general services, one 12 from the department of state division of code enforcement and adminis- 13 tration, one from the New York state office of fire prevention and 14 control, and one additional representative of the state of New York 15 appointed by the governor. 16 § 3. The duties of the task force shall consist of the following: (a) 17 review key distinctions between the respective building and fire codes 18 of the city and state of New York, and recommend enhancements to the EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11848-10-0A. 8407--B 2 1 state and city codes as applied to buildings located in New York city 2 that are owned or leased by the state of New York or a state agency, as 3 that term is defined in section 372 of the executive law; (b) review 4 safety issues and concerns encountered by first-responders in New York 5 city when responding to emergencies in buildings owned or leased by the 6 state of New York or a state agency, as that term is defined in section 7 372 of the executive law; (c) review and update the inventory of build- 8 ings in the city of New York owned or leased by the state of New York or 9 a state agency, as that term is defined in section 372 of the executive 10 law, and the entities controlling each such building; (d) review exist- 11 ing formal and informal arrangements for building and fire code compli- 12 ance, and inspections by city agencies for buildings owned or leased by 13 the state of New York or a state agency, as that term is defined in 14 section 372 of the executive law; (e) develop mechanisms to enhance 15 transparency of construction and operation of buildings in the city of 16 New York owned or leased by the state of New York or a state agency, as 17 that term is defined in section 372 of the executive law, including 18 posting of inspection data and publication of information about new 19 state projects; (f) review major state capital projects over the last 20 decade in the city of New York and identify issues related to compliance 21 with fire codes and life-safety for such capital projects; (g) make 22 recommendations that would address the relationship of the building and 23 fire codes of the city to buildings owned or leased by the state of New 24 York or a state agency, as that term is defined in section 372 of the 25 executive law. 26 § 4. The task force shall submit a report to the governor, the tempo- 27 rary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the speaker 28 of the city council of the city of New York, and the mayor of the city 29 of New York no later than March first, 2012. 30 § 5. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be 31 deemed repealed June thirtieth, two thousand twelve.