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File #: Int 0896-2008    Version: Name: Requiring signage warning of heat dangers of playground equipment including safety surfacing.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 12/18/2008
Enactment date: 5/11/2009 Law number: 2009/028
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring signage warning of heat dangers of playground equipment including safety surfacing.
Sponsors: Bill De Blasio, Jessica S. Lappin, Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, Alan J. Gerson, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Thomas White, Jr., Robert Jackson, James F. Gennaro, John C. Liu, Kenneth C. Mitchell, David I. Weprin, Betsy Gotbaum
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 896 - 12/18/08, 2. Committee Report 2/9/09, 3. Hearing Testimony 2/9/09, 4. Hearing Transcript 2/9/09, 5. Committee Report 4/22/09, 6. Hearing Transcript 4/22/09, 7. Press Release, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4/22/09, 10. Mayor's Letter, 11. Local Law
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5/11/2009ABill De Blasio Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/22/2009*Bill De Blasio Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/22/2009*Bill De Blasio Committee on Parks and Recreation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/22/2009*Bill De Blasio Committee on Parks and Recreation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/22/2009ABill De Blasio Committee on Parks and Recreation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/9/2009*Bill De Blasio Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/9/2009*Bill De Blasio Committee on Parks and Recreation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/18/2008*Bill De Blasio City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 896-A

 

By Council Members de Blasio, Lappin, Barron, Brewer, Gerson, Gonzalez, James, White, Jr., Jackson, Gennaro, Liu, Mitchell, Weprin and The Public Advocate (Ms. Gotbaum)

 

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring signage warning of heat dangers of playground equipment including safety surfacing.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of Title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby amended by adding a new section 18-135 to read as follows:

                     §18-135  Requiring signage warning of heat dangers of playground equipment.  The department shall place at all entrances to all playgrounds operated by or under the jurisdiction of the department, including those for which the department has an agreement with a conservancy or other not-for-profit organization with respect to operation of any aspect of a playground a sign reading, “Warning: Some surfaces may become hot. Please take precautions with exposed skin.

Such signs shall be placed at all entrances of all playgrounds where presently there is not a sign at all entrances warning that shoes are required to be worn in such playground.  Such signs shall also be placed at the entrances to all other playgrounds upon replacement of a sign in any such playground warning that shoes are required to be worn.  All signs shall be securely affixed at such entrances.  The above described warning shall also be placed on every sign in any playground stating the rules of such playground when any such sign is replaced.  All signs shall be in English and, where appropriate, additional languages.  For purposes of this section, “securely affixed” shall mean that at a minimum the signs shall be tethered to not less than two stationary fixtures. 

§2.  This local law shall take effect forty-five days after enactment, except that the commissioner of parks and recreation shall take all steps necessary to implement this local law prior to such effective date.

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