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S01714 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 15, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
          Community Development
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to violations of the
          uniform fire prevention and building code

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 382 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     3    4.  Where a building has been altered in violation of any provision of
     4  the uniform code or any  lawful  order  obtained  thereunder,  and  such
     5  alteration impedes a person's egress from such building during a fire or
     6  other emergency evacuation, the owner of such building who has knowledge
     7  of such alteration or should have had knowledge of such alteration shall
     8  be  subject  to  a  civil  penalty  of up to seven thousand five hundred
     9  dollars.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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