Proposed New York Bill Aims to Ban Plywood Property Boarding
March 19, 2021
Source: The New York State Senate (A6519 Full Text/Info)
Prohibits a person, municipality or governmental entity from using plywood, wood composite, wood veneer, or similar wood-based products to secure any real property that is deemed vacant and abandoned.
(b) No person, municipality or governmental entity shall use plywood,
23 wood composite, wood veneer, or similar wood-based products to secure
24 any real property that is deemed vacant and abandoned based on the
25 criteria set forth in subdivision two of this section.
26 § 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 8 of section 1308 of the real prop-
27 erty actions and proceedings law, as added by section 1 of part Q of
28 chapter 73 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
29 (a) [
Violations] Except for violations of paragraph (b) of subdivision
30 four of this section, violations of this section may be heard before a
31 hearing officer or a court of competent jurisdiction. If it shall appear
32 to the satisfaction of the hearing officer or the court, based on the
33 preponderance of the evidence, that the mortgagee or agent of a mortga-
34 gee has violated this section, a civil penalty may be issued by the
35 hearing officer or the court in the amount of up to five hundred dollars
36 per day per property for each day the violation persisted.
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