69-z. Applicability. 1. The provisions of this article shall not be construed to limit in any way the authority of a city with a population of one million or more to enact, implement and continue to enforce local laws and regulations governing home improvement contractors and their agents or employees that were in effect prior to the effective date of this article, or to enact, implement and enforce any amendments thereto after the effective date of this article.
2. The provisions of this article shall govern notwithstanding any other law to the contrary; provided, however, that local law shall govern with respect to inspection of fire alarms by a fire marshall or any other person designated under such local law; and provided, further, that this article shall not be held to invalidate any provision of the laws of this state or any subdivision thereof unless there is a direct conflict between the provision of this article and the provision of such law or unless such law is duplicative of this article, in which case this article shall prevail, except as provided otherwise in subdivision one of this section. Except as provided in subdivision one of this section, no local law shall require any fee or license for the installation, servicing or maintaining of security or fire alarm systems, except that which is provided pursuant to this article.
Last modified: February 3, 2019