§ 17-101 Definitions
§ 17-102 Secretary; Certification by Chief Clerk
§ 17-103 Proofs and Affidavits
§ 17-104 Measures to Prevent the Spread of Disease
§ 17-105 Commercial Paper During Epidemic; Duties of City Clerk
§ 17-106 Inspection of Sick; Reports
§ 17-107 Inspection of Vessels; Removal; Violation of Orders, Punishment For
§ 17-108 Infected Places Outside the City; Proclamation
§ 17-109 Vaccinations
§ 17-110 Sale and Exchange of Lymph and Antitoxin
§ 17-111 Appropriation for Prevention of Communicable Diseases
§ 17-112 Publication of Reports and Statistics
§ 17-113 Repairs of Buildings; Removal of Obstructions; Regulation of Public Markets
§ 17-114 Nuisances; Abatement Without Suit
§ 17-115 Right of Inspection
§ 17-116 Medical Examiners’ Returns
§ 17-117 Removal of Bodies
§ 17-118 Putrid Cargoes, Et Cetera, May Be Destroyed
§ 17-119 Drainage; Orders Therefor; Maps
§ 17-120 Orders for Paving, Et Cetera, Yards and Cellars; Notice
§ 17-121 Care and Treatment of Physically Handicapped Children
§ 17-122 Judicial Notice of Seal and Presumptions
§ 17-123 Window Guards; Notification to Tenants
§ 17-124 Aliens
§ 17-125 Community Air Quality Surveys and Annual Report
§ 17-127 Oxygen in Courthouses
§ 17-128 The Department as Party
§ 17-129 Proceedings Presumed Legal; Presumptions
§ 17-130 Copies of Records; Authentication
§ 17-131 Order for Examination Before Justice of Supreme Court
§ 17-132 Appearance and Examination of Witnesses
§ 17-133 Penalties
§ 17-133.1 Failure to Abate Rodents; Penalties
§ 17-134 Joinder of Defendants
§ 17-135 Court Fees Not to Be Charged
§ 17-136 Costs
§ 17-137 Jurisdiction; Title to Real Estate
§ 17-138 Officers to Be Peace Officers
§ 17-139 Injunctions Against Department; Undertakings
§ 17-140 Officers and Judges to Act Promptly
§ 17-141 Service of Orders
§ 17-142 Definition of Nuisance
§ 17-143 Nuisances; Punishment
§ 17-144 Nuisances; Who Is Liable
§ 17-145 Dangerous Buildings, Places and Things; Declaration as Nuisance
§ 17-146 Stay of Execution; Modification
§ 17-147 Execution
§ 17-148 Substituted Service; Posting; Service by Publication
§ 17-149 On What Expenses to Be a Lien
§ 17-150 Suits for Expenses
§ 17-151 Lien On Premises
§ 17-152 Validity of Lien; Grounds for Challenge
§ 17-153 Statement of Expenses of Executing Orders
§ 17-154 Service of Order or Judgment
§ 17-155 Payments to Department
§ 17-156 Refusal to Pay Department
§ 17-157 Payment to Department; Effect
§ 17-158 Department to Retain Moneys Until Twelve Days After Notice
§ 17-159 Infected and Uninhabitable Houses; Vacation Orders
§ 17-160 Proceedings for Condemnation
§ 17-161 Institution of Proceedings
§ 17-162 Admissible Evidence
§ 17-163 Amount of Compensation
§ 17-164 Inspection Reports; Publication
§ 17-165 Inspection and Removal of Articles
§ 17-166 Record of Births, Fetal Deaths and Deaths
§ 17-167 Supplemental Birth Records
§ 17-167.1 Sex Designation On Birth Records
§ 17-167.2 Report and Advisory Board On Gender Marker Change Requirement
§ 17-168 Certificate of Registration of Birth
§ 17-168.1 Distribution of College Savings Plan Materials Within Three Months of the Receipt of the Report of Any Birth
§ 17-169 Certified Copies of Records of Birth, Fetal Death, and Death; Certificates of Birth
§ 17-170 Records of Births, Deaths and Marriages On File With the Department and the Clerk of the County of Kings; Transfer to the Department of General Servic
§ 17-171 Records of Marriages On File With the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Transfer to the City Clerk; Certification
§ 17-172 Dislodging Food From Person Choking; Poster
§ 17-173 Dangers of Consuming Alcoholic Beverages During Pregnancy; Warning Sign
§ 17-174 Provision of Interpretation Services in Hospitals
§ 17-175 Waste Reduction Study
§ 17-176 Prohibitions On the Distribution of Tobacco Products
§ 17-176.1 Prohibitions On the Sale of Discounted Cigarettes and Tobacco Products
§ 17-177 Prohibition On the Distribution of Tobacco Products Through Vending Machines
§ 17-178 Availability of Resuscitation Equipment in Certain Public Places
§ 17-179 Department Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
§ 17-180 Training of Department Personnel
§ 17-180.1 Overdose Prevention and Reversal Training
§ 17-181 Lead-Based Paint; Dry Scraping and Dry Sanding Prohibited
§ 17-182 City-Funded Public Hospitals and Health Facilities Required to Utilize Peace Officers
§ 17-183 Publication and Dissemination of Public Health Insurance Program Options
§ 17-184 Availability of Emergency Contraception
§ 17-185 Inspection by the Department of Unsafe Work Practices
§ 17-185*2 Electronic Death Registration System
§ 17-186 Lead Poisoning Prevention in Children
§ 17-186.1 Education and Outreach Regarding Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
§ 17-187 School Nurses
§ 17-188 Automated External Defibrillators
§ 17-189 Prohibition On Sale of Certain Substances Containing Lead
§ 17-190 Deaths of Homeless Persons and Homeless Shelter Residents; Report
§ 17-191 Child Fatality Review Advisory Team
§ 17-192 Foods Containing Artificial Trans Fat
§ 17-193 Trauma Scenes
§ 17-194 Drinking Water Tank Inspections
§ 17-194.1 Cooling Towers; Maintenance and Inspection
§ 17-195 Food Allergy Posters
§ 17-196 Electronic Death Registration System
§ 17-197 Restraining Animals Outdoors
§ 17-198 Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Data Compilation and Reporting
§ 17-199 Health Services in Correctional Facilities
§ 17-199.1 Lactation Rooms
§ 17-199.2 Contraceptives Reporting
§ 17-199.3 Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Annual Report
§ 17-199.3.1 Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (M3Rc)
§ 17-199.4 Hpv Vaccination Reporting
§ 17-199.5 Wild and Exotic Animal Circus Performances Prohibited
§ 17-199.5*2 Encouragement of Physician Referrals for Indoor Allergen Hazards
§ 17-199.6 Report of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services
§ 17-199.6*2 Investigations of Indoor Allergen Hazards in Dwellings of Persons With Medically Diagnosed Moderate Persistent or Severe Persistent Asthma
§ 17-199.7 Education About Indoor Allergen Hazards
§ 17-199.8 Inspection by the Department of Unsafe Work Practices for Indoor Allergen Remediation
§ 17-199.9 Educational Materials On Drugs and Opiates Awareness and Prevention
§ 17-199.10 Doulas
§ 17-199.11 Food Service Establishment Beverage Options for Children’S Meals

Terms Used In New York Laws > New York City Administrative Code > Title 17 > Chapter 1

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.