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This bill would require building owners to maintain annually any brake monitors and elevator monitoring systems installed in building elevators to ensure safety standards.

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Introduced by Council

Int. No. 787


By Council Members Cornegy, Ampry-Samuel, Yeger, Rosenthal, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Gjonaj


A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to maintaining brake monitors and elevator monitoring systems


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. The New York city amendments to section of ASME A17.1-2000, with supplements A17.1a-2002 and A17.1b-2003, as set forth in section 8.6 of chapter K1 of appendix K of the New York city building code, as added by local law number 141 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:




Delete and revise section to read as follows: Brakes The driving-machine brake shall be maintained annually to ensure proper operations, including, but not limited to the following:

(a) residual pads (anti-magnetic pads);

(b) lining and running clearances;

(c) pins and levers;

(d) springs;

(e) sleeves and guide bushings;

(f) discs and drums; [and]

(g) brake coil and plunger[.];

(h) brake monitors, if installed; and

(i) elevator monitoring systems, if installed. Brake maintenance shall be entered in the maintenance records. A metal tag indicating the elevator maintenance company and date of service shall be attached to the elevator controller. If any part of the driving machine brake is changed or adjusted that can affect the holding capacity or decelerating capacity of the brake when required (see Section, it shall be adjusted and checked by means that will verify its proper function and holding capacity.


§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to its effective date.



Int. 1552 / LS #7948

LS# 295

12/18/17 10:47 AM