Bill Text: NY A00855 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes certain owners of residential real property in the city of New York to opt out of planned city tree planting.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-11 - referred to cities [A00855 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00855-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 11, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. D. ROSENTHAL, BARNWELL -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Cities
        AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to authorizing  owners
          of  certain residential real property, in the city of New York, to opt
          out of tree planting conducted by such city on adjacent city property
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  general  city law is amended by adding a new section
     2  28-b to read as follows:
     3    § 28-b. Limitation on planned municipal tree planting on city  proper-
     4  ty;  city  of New York.  Any owner of residential real property, that is
     5  in whole or in part owner occupied and used exclusively for  residential
     6  purposes,  any cooperative corporation of a residential cooperative that
     7  is used exclusively for residential purposes, and any board of  managers
     8  of  a  condominium that is used exclusively for residential purposes may
     9  elect to opt-out of a plan to plant  a  tree  or  trees  pursuant  to  a
    10  systematic  street tree planting program adopted by the city of New York
    11  on property owned by such city that is between the sidewalk and the curb
    12  of the roadway, adjacent to the property line of such  residential  real
    13  property.  Such city shall provide notice to such property owners, coop-
    14  erative corporation or board of managers of a planned tree planting  and
    15  shall  grant  the  property  owners, cooperative corporation or board of
    16  managers thirty days within which to notify the city of their desire  to
    17  opt-out of the planned tree planting.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    19  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.