[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of New Hyde Park 3-8-1980 by L.L. No. 5-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-7-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989]
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply, unless otherwise permitted or reserved by law, to the electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars, automotive equipment or the installations or equipment employed by a railway, electrical or communication utility in the exercise of its function as a utility and located outdoors or in buildings used exclusively for that purpose. This chapter shall not apply to any work specifically involved in the manufacture, assembly, test or repair of electrical machinery, apparatus, materials and equipment by a person engaged in electrical manufacturing as his principal business but shall apply to the building or structure in which such business is conducted.
Editor's Note: Former § 2, which immediately followed this section and which adopted the National Electrical Code, was deleted 12-7-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989.
This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electrical wiring, device, appliance or equipment for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the village or the State Board of Fire Underwriters be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.
The chief electrical inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the State Board of Fire Underwriters are hereby authorized and deputized to make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations heretofore and hereafter made and to approve or disapprove the same. In no event, however, will the cost or expense of such inspections and reinspections be a charge against the village.
It shall be the duty of the electrical inspector to report in writing to the Village Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all the provisions of this chapter, all provisions for violations of, deviations from or omissions from the Village Electrical Code and all local laws, ordinances and Building Code, insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring. The electrical inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the village upon the written request of any member of the Village Board of Trustees, the Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector and other persons authorized by law. The electrical inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring installations, devices, appliances and equipment in and on properties within the village where he deems it necessary or proper for the protection of life and property. In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the electrical inspector to make electrical inspections upon the oral request of any official, officer or employee of the village.
[Amended 12-7-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989]
It shall be the duty of the electrical inspector to furnish written reports as hereinbefore required to the owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection. He shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this chapter. He shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the village to the attention of the Building Inspector.
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to install or cause or permit to be installed or used or to alter electrical wiring for light, heat, power or other purposes or use in or on properties in the village until an application for inspection has been filed with the State Board of Fire Underwriters.
It shall be a violation of this chapter for a person to connect or cause or permit to be connected or used electrical wiring in or on properties for light, heat, power or other purposes or use to any source of electrical energy supply prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate or a certificate of compliance by the State Board of Fire Underwriters.
[Amended 11-16-1999 by L.L. No. 4-1999]
A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be unlawful and a criminal offense. Each such offense is hereby designated a Class B misdemeanor as defined in Article IIA of Chapter 1 of the Village Code, and every such misdemeanor shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of Subsections D, E and F of § 1-27 of that article.
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that it would take effect 12-1-1999.