Back in August 2019, we discussed the NYS Senate report that found a systemic failure to prioritize code enforcement at all levels of government.
Following up on that report, a series of bills have been introduced as reported by the Times Union.
To view the article, please click here.
Please see below for listing of the referenced bills, including several introduced prior to the report.
  • S3320: Establishes time restrictions for court issued consent orders for work performance to remove or remedy dangerous conditions or building code violations; permits sixty days for consent orders to be performed by an owner, mortgagee, or lienor of record and further restricts such person from using consent orders more than once.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S1714: Relates to violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S1726A: Prohibits a person, municipality or governmental entity from using plywood, wood composite, wood veneer, or similar wood-based products to secure any real property that is deemed vacant and abandoned.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S2813: Requires the installation of fire extinguishers in all multiple dwellings.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S4938: Expands remedies for violations of New York state uniform fire prevention and building code.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S7287: Increases the state code enforcement powers of the secretary of state by establishing a state code enforcement office headed by an ombudsperson.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S7288: Relates to the creation of a statewide residential rental registry providing information relating to rental units including the number and types of code violations issued by the appropriate enforcement agency, and the number of findings of harassment currently on record with the code enforcement agencies.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S7291: Relates to minimum standards for code enforcement personnel; requires the secretary of state to promulgate rules and regulations in relation to minimum standards for code enforcement personnel including requirements for training.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S7292: Relates to penalties for code violations; provides penalties for second and third code violations.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S7300: Relates to conducting investigations into the administration and enforcement of the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code and the New York state energy conservation construction code by counties.
    Current Bill Language.
  • S7301: Relates to remedies for violations of the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code act which threaten imminent physical harm to occupants of a property.
    Current Bill Language.
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