Carlucci, Zebrowski, Jaffee: Code Enforcement Integrity Legislation Signed

December 19, 2017

New City, NY – State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Clarkstown) and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) thanked Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing their code enforcement integrity bill S1642/A1310. This bill will allow the NY Secretary of State to revoke or suspend the certificates of code enforcement officers on grounds of misconduct following a hearing.

After witnessing repeated issues with buildings that have not been properly inspected or even inspected at all, this law allows the Department of State to investigate claims of misconduct and revoke an officer's certification if they were found to have made material errors or omissions on an inspection report.

"This law brings us one step closer to restoring proper code enforcement in Rockland County and across the state, negligent inspectors will now be held accountable for their actions. This is critical in protecting the health and well-being of everyone in our community. Thank you Governor Cuomo and my colleagues in Albany for making New York State a safer place to live and raise a family." said Senator Carlucci.

“This bill is all about safety and accountability. Proper code enforcement is vital to our community and this law will establish a new level of oversight for code enforcement officials. I thank Governor Cuomo for his collaboration on this issue.” said Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski.

“Protecting the health and safety of everyone in our communities, from vulnerable school children to our brave first responders, depends on rigorous code enforcement,” said Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee. “I thank Governor Cuomo for signing this bill into law, granting the Department of State the authority to hold a negligent code enforcement official accountable.”