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File #: Int 0500-2014    Version: * Name: Requiring the PD to provide the public with 9-1-1 information cards.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 10/7/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to provide the public with 9-1-1 information cards.
Sponsors: Paul A. Vallone, Vanessa L. Gibson, Costa G. Constantinides, Peter A. Koo, James Vacca, Karen Koslowitz, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Alan N. Maisel, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Int. No. 500
 
By Council Members Vallone, Gibson, Constantinides, Koo, Vacca, Koslowitz, Espinal, Maisel and Levin
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to provide the public with 9-1-1 information cards.
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.   Chapter one of title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 14-155, to read as follows:
§14-155. Information cards for 9-1-1 calls.  
a.  The department shall create a 9-1-1 information card, in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner in conjunction with the commissioner of the fire department of the city of New York.  Such information card shall provide individuals with necessary information relating to the 9-1-1 emergency call process and shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the typical questions a 9-1-1 operator may ask a caller in various emergency situations, including fires.
b.  The 9-1-1 information card created pursuant to this section shall be updated as necessary and shall be mailed, by the department or any agency designated by the department, to every household within the city of New York on an annual basis.
§2.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.
 
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