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A08779 Summary:

COSPNSREnglebright, Seawright, Rosenthal L, Gottfried, Davila, Lavine, Cook, Niou, Arroyo
Add 27-645.1, NYC Ad Cd
Relates to deterring bird collisions on construction sites by adopting safety measures including but not limited to bird friendly building glass or other building construction and design techniques incorporating bird-safe building materials and design features.
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A08779 Actions:

11/27/2017referred to cities
01/03/2018referred to cities
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A08779 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    November 27, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Cities
        AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
          relation to deterring bird collisions on construction sites
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
     2  by adding a new section 27-645.1 to read as follows:
     3    § 27-645.1 Bird collision deterrence. (a) As used in this section, the
     4  following terms shall have the following meanings:
     5    (1)  "construction  work"  shall  mean  any  or all work or operations
     6  necessary  or  incidental  to  the  erection,  demolition,   assembling,
     7  installing, or equipping of buildings, or any alterations and operations
     8  incidental thereto;
     9    (2) "substantial reconstruction work" shall mean any work in which the
    10  construction work affects at least fifty percent of the building's floor
    11  area.  Such term shall also mean any work in which the construction work
    12  results in glazing at least fifty percent of the building's windows; and
    13    (3) "bird collision deterrent safety measures" shall  mean  any  meas-
    14  ures,  including,  but  not  limited to, bird friendly building glass or
    15  other building construction and design  techniques  incorporating  bird-
    16  safe  building materials and design features identified in the rules and
    17  regulations required to be adopted pursuant to subdivision (b)  of  this
    18  section.
    19    (b)  The commissioner shall, no later than January first, two thousand
    20  nineteen, adopt rules and regulations establishing what constitutes bird
    21  collision deterrent safety measures. In adopting such  rules  and  regu-
    22  lations,  the  department  shall consider information including, but not
    23  limited to: (i) the best practices for  reducing  bird  collisions  with
    24  buildings and building glass developed by the division of migratory bird
    25  management  in the United States fish and wildlife service, and (ii) the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  credit for bird collision deterrence developed as part of the leadership
     2  in energy and environmental design (LEED) green building rating  system,
     3  adopted  by  the United States green building council.  The commissioner
     4  shall update such rules and regulations no less than every five years.
     5    (c)  Whenever  a  building  undergoes construction work or substantial
     6  reconstruction work such building shall be designed and  constructed  to
     7  comply with bird collision deterrent safety measures.
     8    (d) The commissioner shall not issue a certificate of occupancy pursu-
     9  ant  to  article  one  hundred eighteen of this code until the applicant
    10  complies with the provisions of this section.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  apply  to  all
    12  construction documents received after January 1, 2019.
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