New Yorkers could soon be able to cut back on their noise, thanks to a proposed law that would put noise-fighting technology in their own homes.
Under the bill, noise makers would be allowed to use devices like sound barriers, speakers, or microphones to help prevent noise complaints.
But they’d also be allowed “in-home” devices, like a noise-reducing speaker or an audio system that lets you tune in to music.
New York lawmakers have already proposed bills that would allow people to control the volume of sound in their homes through an app or an app that would use smart phones and other devices.
But the legislation that’s now under consideration would let people control the sound of their homes directly through the internet.
If approved, the bill would also allow the state to license and regulate home-control devices.
New York City has already allowed home-controlling devices, but those are only used by people who can’t be in the house at the same time.
The bill would allow anyone to purchase an “internet-based home-controlled device,” but it would require the device to be “fully operable, and be connected to a smart phone and Internet connection.”
New York City already has an online app that allows people to “control and manage their own home” through the web.
That app has a built-in microphone and has a button that lets users mute audio, so it’s easier to block noise.
A New York Times reporter who was recently stationed in New York said he was “very impressed” with the new bill.
“It sounds like a lot of fun to me,” he said.
“If you have a family of four or five, I think it could really help reduce noise.”
While the bill is still in committee, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told NBC News it was one of the most significant bills he’s had the opportunity to support.
“My first impulse was to sign it, but I’ve learned from my experience with other legislation that it’s really important to have that type of legislation,” he told the station.
“This is a first step toward making the city a more livable place.”