THE CITY OF NEW YORK
FOR THE YEAR 2017
Introduced by Council Members Williams, Levine, Rose, Rosenthal, Van Bramer, Torres,
Constantinides, Garodnick, Kallos, Levin, Treyger, Dromm, Barron, Cornegy and Salamanca
(by request of the Manhattan Borough President).
A LOCAL LAW
To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to minimum
temperatures required to be maintained in dwellings
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision a of section 27-2029 of the administrative code of the city of New York
is amended to read as follows:
a. During the period from October first through May thirty-first, centrally-supplied heat, in any
dwelling in which such heat is required to be provided, shall be furnished so as to maintain, in
every portion of such dwelling used or occupied for living purposes:
(1) between the hours of six a.m. and ten p.m., a temperature of at least sixty-eight degrees
Fahrenheit whenever the outside temperature falls below fifty-five degrees; and
(2) between the hours of ten p.m. and six a.m., a temperature of at least sixty-two
degrees Fahrenheit [whenever the outside temperature falls below forty degrees].
§ 2. This local law shall take effect on October 1, 2017, except that the commissioner of
housing preservation and development may take any actions necessary for its implementation,
including promulgation of rules, before such effective date.