Bill Text: NY A00705 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: 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.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-09 - referred to cities [A00705 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00705-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                           705
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        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  twenty-one, adopt rules and regulations  establishing  what  constitutes
    21  bird  collision  deterrent  safety  measures. In adopting such rules and
    22  regulations, the department shall consider  information  including,  but
    23  not limited to: (i) the best practices for reducing bird collisions with
    24  buildings and building glass developed by the division of migratory bird
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05688-01-9

        A. 705                              2
     1  management  in the United States fish and wildlife service, and (ii) the
     2  credit for bird collision deterrence developed as part of the leadership
     3  in energy and environmental design (LEED) green building rating  system,
     4  adopted  by  the United States green building council.  The commissioner
     5  shall update such rules and regulations no less than every five years.
     6    (c) Whenever a building undergoes  construction  work  or  substantial
     7  reconstruction  work  such building shall be designed and constructed to
     8  comply with bird collision deterrent safety measures.
     9    (d) The commissioner shall not issue a certificate of occupancy pursu-
    10  ant to article one hundred eighteen of this  code  until  the  applicant
    11  complies with the provisions of this section.
    12    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
    13  construction documents received after January 1, 2021.
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