A05710 Summary:

BILL NO    A05710 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Brook-Krasny (MS)

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   Brennan, Colton, Cook, DenDekker, Dinowitz, Glick, Gottfried, Jaffee,
           Kellner, Markey, McDonough, Robinson, Schimel, Sepulveda, Weisenberg

Add S125-b, Gen Muni L

Requires street numbers to be displayed on buildings.
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A05710 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A5710

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to requiring street numbers to be displayed on buildings

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would ensure that any
building and dwelling is appropriately numbered in a way that can
assist in generating the quickest and most efficient responses of
emergency services personnel. It will provide greater visibility
during evening hours and in times of inclement weather.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would require the owner,
agent, lessee or other person in charge of any building or dwelling
upon a street to which street numbers of buildings or dwellings have
been assigned by the municipality in which such building or dwelling
is situated, shall cause the proper street number or numbers of such
buildings or dwellings to be displayed in such manner that the street
number or numbers may at all times be plainly legible from a vehicle
on the street in front of such building or dwelling under clear
weather conditions at all times of the day. Such number or numbers
shall be equipped with a light source which is in good working
condition, during the period from one-half hour after sunset to
one-half hour before sunrise. The light source shall illuminate the
number or numbers and encompass a two to four inch boarder surrounding
such number or numbers.

JUSTIFICATION: Time is of the essence during medical emergencies. The
purpose of this legislation therefore, in public safety, would be to
ensure that any building and dwelling is appropriately numbered in a
way that can assist in generating the quickest and most efficient
responses of emergency services personnel.  Often, the signs that
display the address of a building or dwelling are either deteriorating
or are too small to be seen from a certain distance. Emergency
services, whether it is an ambulance or the police, should be able to
locate their destination in a prompt manner so as to provide the
necessary assistance required. In so doing, this legislation will help
increase the response time of emergency services and will make the
difference between life and death.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Bill number A10206; A07315; A6040

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after
it shall have become a law.
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A05710 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         5710

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                     March 6, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of A. BROOK-KRASNY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
         BRENNAN, COLTON, COOK, DenDEKKER, DINOWITZ, GLICK, GOTTFRIED,  JAFFEE,
         KELLNER,  MAISEL,  MARKEY, McDONOUGH, ROBINSON, SCHIMEL, WEISENBERG --
         read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments

       AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
         street numbers to be displayed on buildings

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
    2  section 125-b to read as follows:
    3    S 125-B. POSTING OF STREET NUMBERS. 1. REQUIREMENTS. THE OWNER, AGENT,
    4  LESSEE  OR  OTHER  PERSON  IN  CHARGE OF ANY BUILDING OR DWELLING UPON A
    5  STREET TO WHICH STREET NUMBERS  OF  BUILDINGS  OR  DWELLINGS  HAVE  BEEN
    6  ASSIGNED BY THE MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH SUCH BUILDING OR DWELLING IS SITU-
    7  ATED,  SHALL CAUSE THE PROPER STREET NUMBER OR NUMBERS OF SUCH BUILDINGS
    8  OR DWELLINGS TO BE DISPLAYED IN SUCH MANNER THAT THE  STREET  NUMBER  OR
    9  NUMBERS MAY AT ALL TIMES BE PLAINLY LEGIBLE FROM A VEHICLE ON THE STREET
   10  IN  FRONT OF SUCH BUILDING OR DWELLING UNDER CLEAR WEATHER CONDITIONS AT
   11  ALL TIMES OF THE DAY. SUCH NUMBER OR NUMBERS SHALL BE  EQUIPPED  WITH  A
   12  LIGHT  SOURCE WHICH IS IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION, DURING THE PERIOD FROM
   13  ONE-HALF HOUR AFTER SUNSET TO ONE-HALF HOUR BEFORE  SUNRISE.  THE  LIGHT
   14  SOURCE  SHALL  ILLUMINATE  THE  NUMBER OR NUMBERS AND ENCOMPASS A TWO TO
   15  FOUR INCH BOARDER SURROUNDING SUCH NUMBER OR NUMBERS.  THE TERM  "FRONT"
   16  AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION  SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO MEAN THAT SIDE OF THE
   17  BUILDING OR DWELLING WHICH FACES THE  STREET  ON  WHICH  THE  NUMBER  OR
   18  NUMBERS  OF  SUCH BUILDING OR DWELLING HAVE BEEN ALLOTTED. THE NUMBER OR
   19  NUMBERS SHALL BE DISPLAYED ON SUCH SIDE OF SUCH  BUILDING  OR  DWELLING.
   20  EACH  MUNICIPALITY  SHALL  HAVE THE POWER TO ESTABLISH AND ENFORCE RULES
   21  AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE SIZE,  FORM,  VISIBILITY,  LOCATION  AND
   22  LIGHTING  OF  STREET NUMBERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
   23  SECTION.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD07965-01-3
       A. 5710                             2

    1    2. VIOLATIONS. IF THE OWNER, AGENT, LESSEE OR OTHER PERSON  IN  CHARGE
    2  OF  ANY  BUILDING  OR  DWELLING UPON A STREET TO WHICH STREET NUMBERS OF
    3  BUILDINGS OR DWELLINGS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED BY THE MUNICIPALITY  IN  WHICH
    4  SUCH  BUILDING  OR DWELLING IS SITUATED SHALL FAIL TO DISPLAY THE PROPER
    5  STREET  NUMBER  OR  NUMBERS OF SUCH BUILDING OR DWELLING, AS PROVIDED IN
    6  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, THE MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH SUCH BUILDING
    7  OR DWELLING IS SITUATED SHALL FORTHWITH SERVE  SUCH  PERSON  OR  PERSONS
    8  WITH  A  COPY  OF  THIS  SECTION,  AND IF AFTER THIRTY DAYS' NOTICE, THE
    9  OWNER, LESSEE, AGENT OR OTHER PERSON  IN  CHARGE  OF  SUCH  BUILDING  OR
   10  DWELLING SHALL FAIL OR NEGLECT TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS THEREOF, HE
   11  OR SHE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A PENALTY OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS, WHICH SHALL
   12  BE  SUED  FOR  AND COLLECTED IN THE NAME OF THE MUNICIPALITY. ANY PERSON
   13  WHO SHALL CONTINUE ANY SUCH VIOLATION SHALL BE PUNISHED BY AN ADDITIONAL
   14  FINE OF FIVE DOLLARS FOR EACH DAY SUCH VIOLATION CONTINUES.
   15    S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
   16  have become a law.
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