Bill Text: NY A00928 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to false statements in documents submitted to the department of buildings of the city of New York.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - referred to cities [A00928 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00928-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                           928
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CUSICK,  COLTON,  CARROLL,  HEVESI, HYNDMAN,
          SEAWRIGHT, STIRPE, TAYLOR -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.  FAHY,
          MALLIOTAKIS, SIMON, WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Cities
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York and
          chapter 542 of the laws of 2007, amending the administrative  code  of
          the  city  of  New  York  and the education law relating to filings by
          persons who have negligently or knowingly  made  false  statements  in
          documents  submitted to the department of buildings of the city of New
          York, in relation to false statements made to the department of build-
          ings of the city of New York
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section 28-211.1.2 of the administrative code of the city
     2  of New York, as added by local law number 8 of the city of New York  for
     3  the year 2008, is amended to read as follows:
     4    §  28-211.1.2  Additional penalty for false statements. In addition to
     5  any other penalty provided by law, the commissioner may refuse to accept
     6  an application or other document submitted pursuant to or  in  satisfac-
     7  tion of a requirement of this code or of a rule of any agency promulgat-
     8  ed  thereunder that bears the signature of a person, other than a person
     9  licensed pursuant to article one hundred forty-five, one hundred  forty-
    10  seven  or  one  hundred  forty-eight  of the education law, who has been
    11  found, after a hearing at the office of administrative trials and  hear-
    12  ings pursuant to the department's rules, to have knowingly or negligent-
    13  ly  made a false statement or to have knowingly or negligently falsified
    14  or allowed to be falsified  any  certificate,  form,  signed  statement,
    15  application,  report  or  certification of the correction of a violation
    16  required under the provisions of this code or of a rule  of  any  agency
    17  promulgated  thereunder.    In addition to any other penalty provided by
    18  law, the commissioner may refuse to accept an application or other docu-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1  ment submitted pursuant to or in satisfaction of a requirement  of  this
     2  code  or  of  a rule of any agency promulgated thereunder that bears the
     3  signature of a person licensed pursuant to article  one  hundred  forty-
     4  five,  one  hundred forty-seven or one hundred forty-eight of the educa-
     5  tion  law,  who  has  been  found,  under  the  disciplinary  procedures
     6  prescribed  in  section  sixty-five hundred ten of the education law, to
     7  have knowingly or negligently falsified or allowed to be  falsified  any
     8  certificate,  form,  signed  statement,  application,  report or certif-
     9  ication or the correction of a violation required under  the  provisions
    10  of this code or of a rule of any agency promulgated thereunder.
    11    §  2. Section 28-104.6.1 of the administrative code of the city of New
    12  York, as amended by section 10 of part A of local law number 141 of  the
    13  city of New York for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:
    14    §  28-104.6.1 Verification of professional qualification required. The
    15  department shall not accept construction documents  or  other  documents
    16  submitted  in  connection  with  applications  for construction document
    17  approval or work permits under this code by any person representing that
    18  he or she is a registered design  professional  or  landscape  architect
    19  without  verifying, by means of lists compiled and made available by the
    20  New York state department of education  pursuant  to  paragraph  e-1  of
    21  subdivision  four  of  section sixty-five hundred seven of the education
    22  law, that such person meets the qualifications  established  by  law  to
    23  practice  as  an  architect  or engineer in New York state, and that the
    24  address and contact information for such person provided on the applica-
    25  tion form matches the address and contact information on file  with  the
    26  New York state department of education.
    27    § 3. Section 4 of chapter 542 of the laws of 2007, amending the admin-
    28  istrative code of the city of New York and the education law relating to
    29  filings  by  persons who have negligently or knowingly made false state-
    30  ments in documents submitted to the department of buildings of the  city
    31  of New York, is amended to read as follows:
    32    §  4.  Nothing  set  forth in this act shall be construed to limit the
    33  power of the New York city commissioner of  buildings  to  adopt  rules,
    34  consistent  with  state and local law, that set forth additional grounds
    35  for limitation of the filing privileges  [of  or  otherwise  sanctioning
    36  architects  and  professional engineers who have been determined after a
    37  hearing to have knowingly or negligently submitted  applications,  plans
    38  or  other  documents  to  the New York city department of buildings that
    39  contained false information or were not in compliance with all  applica-
    40  ble provisions of law or who have otherwise demonstrated incompetence or
    41  a  lack of knowledge of applicable law or standards] authorized pursuant
    42  to section 28-104.2.1 of the administrative code  of  the  city  of  New
    43  York.
    44    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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