Bill Text: NY A00571 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the city of New York to repair any sidewalk damaged by a tree under its exclusive care that is adjacent to any class one property, class two condo or coop or any house of religious worship.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - referred to cities [A00571 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00571-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                           571
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, COLTON -- 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  requiring  the  city  of New York to repair any sidewalk
          damaged by a tree under its exclusive care
          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 18-105.2 to read as follows:
     3    § 18-105.2 Trees and sidewalks repair  program.  a.  The  commissioner
     4  shall  arrange for the repair of any sidewalk flag damaged by the growth
     5  of roots of any tree under the exclusive care of  the  commissioner  and
     6  that is adjacent to any class one property or class two property that is
     7  a residential condominium or residential cooperative, as such classes of
     8  property  are defined in subdivision one of section eighteen hundred two
     9  of the real property tax law, that is in whole or in part owner occupied
    10  and used exclusively for residential purposes or adjacent to  any  house
    11  of religious worship.
    12    b.  Before making the sidewalk flag repair, as required under subdivi-
    13  sion a of this section, the commissioner shall prune the  roots  of  the
    14  tree causing the damage to the sidewalk flag.
    15    c. All sidewalk flag repairs shall conform with the rules and specifi-
    16  cations  promulgated  by the commissioner of transportation for sidewalk
    17  repairs.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    19  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02649-01-9
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