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File #: Int 1553-2017    Version: * Name: DOB to report on the efficacy of elevator brake monitors and remote elevator monitoring systems.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 4/5/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of buildings to report on the efficacy of elevator brake monitors and remote elevator monitoring systems
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, James Vacca, Helen K. Rosenthal, Donovan J. Richards, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Corey D. Johnson, Bill Perkins, Stephen T. Levin, Rory I. Lancman, Barry S. Grodenchik
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Buildings to submit by December 31, 2017 a report analyzing whether brake monitors and remote electronic monitoring systems enhance elevator safety and, if so, the feasibility of requiring installation on all elevators in residential buildings.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1553, 2. April 5, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Int. No. 1553
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1553

 

By Council Members Torres, Vacca, Rosenthal, Richards, Salamanca, Rodriguez, Johnson, Perkins, Levin, Lancman and Grodenchik

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the department of buildings to report on the efficacy of elevator brake monitors and remote elevator monitoring systems

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. As used in this local law:

Brake monitor. The phrase “brake monitor” means software or a device that is installed on an elevator and is designed to identify when an elevator brake fails to disengage and which has the capability to shut down the elevator, or reset the elevator.

Remote electronic monitoring system. The phrase “remote electronic monitoring system” means software or a device installed on an elevator that remotely checks whether elevators are properly functioning, and logs all elevator error messages.

§ 2. By no later than December 31, 2017, the department of buildings shall prepare and file with the mayor and the council, and post on its website, a report analyzing whether brake monitors and remote electronic monitoring systems enhance elevator safety and, if so, the feasibility of requiring the installation of such monitors and systems on all elevators in residential buildings.

                     § 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

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