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File #: Int 0737-2011    Version: * Name: Requiring radio signal boosting devices in high rise buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 12/19/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring radio signal boosting devices in high rise buildings.
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Letitia James, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 4
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12/31/2013*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2011*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2011*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 737
By Council Members Crowley, James, Recchia and Williams  
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring radio signal boosting devices in high rise buildings.
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter 17 of chapter one of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 27-929.2 to read as follows:
§27-929.2 Radio signal boosting devices in high rise buildings. a. A high rise building shall be equipped in the lobby or ground floor of such building with at least one radio signal boosting device, which for the purposes of this section shall mean any mobile device that strengthens a radio signal used to communicate from the ground floor of a high rise building to one or more firefighter(s) located on a higher level of such building.    
b. The commissioner of the fire department shall promulgate rules to enforce the provisions of this section, including but not limited to: (1) setting forth the specifications of radio signal boosting devices so that such devices are compatible with radio devices used by the fire department; (2) determining the number of radio signal devices that a high rise building shall be equipped with; (3) requiring that high rise buildings maintain radio signal boosting devices in proper working order; and (4) requiring that radio signal boosting devices in high rise buildings be inspected by the fire department on a regular basis.
§2. This local law shall take effect one hundred eighty days after its enactment.
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