N.Y. Multiple Residence Law Section 326
Rules and regulations


The commission shall have the power to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations carrying into effect such provisions of the sections of this chapter wherein reference is made to the rules and regulations of or to be adopted by the commission, and also in other cases where the approval of the department or the existence of conditions satisfactory to it is a requisite under this chapter for compliance with any provision of this chapter or the exercise of discretionary powers by the department with respect to alternative requirements, is authorized.


Such rules and regulations shall be designed within the limitations of the specifically applicable provisions of this chapter:


To effectuate the general purposes of this chapter.


To provide reasonably uniform standards, ratings and requirements, consonant with accepted standards of engineering, fire prevention and safety practices.


To formulate such standards and requirements, so far as may be practicable, in terms of performance objectives, so as to make adequate performance for the use intended the test of acceptability.


To permit to the fullest extent possible, use of modern technical methods, devices and improvements which tend to reduce costs of construction, installation and maintenance without substantially affecting reasonable requirements for the health, safety and security of the occupants or users of dwellings.


Every rule or regulation or modification, amendment or repeal of a rule or regulation shall, immediately after adoption, be certified by the commission and transmitted to the secretary of state for filing in the office of the department of state. Upon such filing, the rule or regulation or modification, amendment or repeal of a rule or regulation, shall have the force and effect of law. The commission shall cause copies thereof to be sent to the appropriate department or departments of all municipalities having jurisdiction over multiple dwellings therein which are affected thereby.


The commission shall invite the cooperation and advice of fire departments and organizations in connection with the promulgation of rules and regulations relating to fire protection and fire prevention.

Source: Section 326 — Rules and regulations, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/MRE/326 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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