File #: Int 0194-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring landlords to test apartment air quality before offering a lease for signature.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring landlords to test apartment air quality before offering a lease for signature
Sponsors: Carlina Rivera , Tiffany Cabán, Sandy Nurse, Althea V. Stevens, Shahana K. Hanif, Julie Won, Charles Barron, Shaun Abreu, Nantasha M. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: This local law would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to promulgate a list of interior air pollutants and threshold amounts that would be dangerous for humans. Then, beginning January 1, 2023 and thereafter, this local law would require the owner of a multiple dwelling or a one or two family dwelling to test for such interior air pollutants and to remediate such air pollutants that are found in hazardous amounts prior to the offer of a lease or occupancy.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 194, 2. Int. No. 194, 3. April 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-14-22

Int. No. 194

 

By Council Members Rivera, Cabán, Nurse, Stevens, Hanif, Won, Barron, Abreu and Williams

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring landlords to test apartment air quality before offering a lease for signature

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 27-2005 of article 1 of subchapter 2 of chapter 2 of title 27 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision h to read as follows:

h. 1. Prior to January 1, 2023, the department shall, in consultation with the department of health and mental hygiene, promulgate a list of interior air pollutants including, but not limited to, asbestos, biological pollutants, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, lead, nitrogen dioxide, pesticides, radon, respirable particles, second-hand smoke, and volatile organic compounds, and the threshold amounts of such interior air pollutants above which the concentration of such pollutant in an interior space is hazardous to human life and well-being.

2. Prior to January 1, 2023, the department shall, in consultation with the department of health and mental hygiene, promulgate rules with respect to the proper testing, remediation, and certification of remediation of interior air pollutants on the list promulgated pursuant to paragraph 1 of this subdivision.

3. On and after January 1, 2023, prior to the offer of an initial lease for signature, or prior to occupancy if there is no lease, the owner of a multiple dwelling, or a one or two family dwelling, shall test such dwelling for interior air pollutants, and, if interior air pollutants are found in hazardous amounts, shall remediate such hazards.

§2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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