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File #: Int 0606-2018    Version: Name: Fire Safety Package - Emergency evacuation preparedness for individuals with disabilities or limited mobility.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/15/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to emergency evacuation preparedness for individuals with disabilities or limited mobility
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Chaim M. Deutsch, Ben Kallos, Costa G. Constantinides, Mark Treyger, I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: The bill would require the Fire Department, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Management and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, to develop a planning checklist to residents of apartment buildings to assist in the development of individualized emergency evacuation plans by March 1, 2019.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 606-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 606, 3. Int. No. 606, 4. February 15, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Committee Report 2/26/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 2/26/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 2/26/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 606-A - 5/3/18, 9. Committee Report 5/7/18, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Int. No. 606-A (FINAL), 12. May 9, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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5/29/2018ADonovan J. Richards Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018ADonovan J. Richards City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018ADonovan J. Richards City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2018*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2018*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2018*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/2018ADonovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2018*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2018*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2018*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2018*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 606-A

 

By Council Members Richards, Deutsch, Kallos, Constantinides, Treyger and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to emergency evacuation preparedness for individuals with disabilities or limited mobility

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-134 to read as follows:

§ 15-134. Emergency evacuation planning for individuals with limited mobility.  By March 1, 2019, the department, in consultation with the office of emergency management and the mayor’s office for people with disabilities, and in conjunction with fire code emergency preparedness requirements for apartment buildings, shall develop a planning checklist to be provided to residents in group R-2 occupancies, including individuals with disabilities or limited mobility, to assist in the development of individualized emergency evacuation plans. Such checklist shall inform residents about the availability of evacuation assistance devices and other means of evacuation, and outline recommended measures that individuals with disabilities or limited mobility can proactively take to prepare to safely evacuate a building in case of emergency, such as identifying neighbors who can provide assistance in an emergency. Such checklist shall be made available on the department’s website and included in the emergency preparedness guides required by the fire code to be distributed to the residents of such buildings.

                        § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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