“A pair of Rockland County’s state representatives on Monday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law that would force inspectors to comply with code enforcement guidelines or face losing their credentials.
State Sen. David Carlucci and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski introduced the bill, which would allow the state Department of State to revoke a code enforcement officer’s certificate on grounds of misconduct.
The bill follows a 2016 incident in which Ramapo Fire Inspector Adam Peltz was cited by the state and demoted to assistant fire inspector for failing to report fire and safety violations at four private schools.
“It’s time to weed out the bad apples that are skirting the law and are failing to do their job,” Zebrowski said in a statement. “It is illogical that the Department of State is able to issue code enforcement official certifications, but does not have the authority to revoke that certification in the event of misconduct.”
Current law states that the Department of State, which issues the certifications, only has the authority to revoke them if the official does not complete the training.”
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