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File #: Int 1052-2009    Version: * Name: Installation of security gates on windows that lead to fire escapes.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 7/29/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of security gates on windows that lead to fire escapes.
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Larry B. Seabrook
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/29/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/29/2009*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1052

 

By Council Members Mark-Viverito, Gonzalez, James and Seabrook

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of security gates on windows that lead to fire escapes.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 2 of title 27 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 27-2043.1 to read as follows:

§ 27-2043.1 Security gates for windows leading to fire escapes. a. For purposes of this section, “security gate” shall mean a gate that is placed over or in a window for the primary purpose of protecting the occupants of a dwelling unit by preventing access to such dwelling unit from the outside.

b. The owner of a multiple dwelling shall provide, install and maintain a security gate on any window of such dwelling leading to a fire escape. All security gates shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the rules of the fire department.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect one hundred twenty days after its enactment into law, provided that the commissioner may promulgate any rules necessary for implementing and carrying out the provisions of this local law prior to its effective date.

 

AS

LS # 3687

3/11/09