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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/8/2024 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Int 0429-2024 *Pierina Ana Sanchez  Periodic inspections of gas piping systems, ordinary plumbing work, reestablishing the plumbing and fire suppression piping contractor license board, piping systems, emergency work, fire suppression piping work, and seizure.IntroductionThis bill would amend the gas piping inspections, entities inspecting active gas systems, the scope of inspections, and the reporting and correcting of conditions outlined in the periodic inspections of gas piping systems. Additionally, it would change the definition of ordinary plumbing work to include the replacement of household gas appliances, and other revisions. This bill would also reinstate the plumbing and fire suppression license board and amend the definition of emergency work to include work to restore the system to good and working condition without a permit when done to correct an emergency condition. This bill would remove the exception of plumbing work from the definition of fire suppression piping work and expand the Department of Buildings’ power to seize tools and vehicles when it suspects there is unlicensed or unregistered work occurring. Finally, this bill would amend the definition of piping systems to include appliance connections rather than the outlet of the shutoff valve.   Not available Not available
Int 0925-2024 *Farah N. Louis  Requiring the inspection of steam radiators in multiple dwellings.IntroductionThis bill would require annual inspections of steam radiators located in apartments where a child under 6 resides and in the common areas of the buildings where such apartments are located. Inspection of a steam radiator would also be required if owner knows or has reason to know about a potential defect or damage of the radiator. The inspection would be conducted by a licensed plumber or someone under the supervision of a licensed plumber. Owners would be required to provide inspection reports, repair or replace any radiators with damage or a defect, and present notice to occupants to determine if a child under 6 resides in each unit. Owners would be liable for civil penalties for failure to comply with these requirements.   Not available Not available