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File #: Int 1145-2016    Version: * Name: Installation of emergency call boxes within city parks.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 4/7/2016
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 emergency call boxes within city parks
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Mark Levine, Margaret S. Chin, Andrew Cohen, Karen Koslowitz, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require that the Commissioner of the Parks Department install emergency assistance boxes in every New York City Park at the rate of one box per acre of park. For parks less than one acre, one box would be installed.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1145, 2. April 7, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1145

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Levine, Chin, Cohen, Koslowitz and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of emergency call boxes within city parks

 

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 amended by adding a new section 18-146 to read as follows:

§ 18-146 Installation of emergency call boxes.  The commissioner shall install no fewer than one emergency call box per acre, or portion thereof, in every public park under the department’s jurisdiction by January 1, 2018.  The commissioner shall prioritize high foot traffic areas and areas that have had the greatest number of reported crimes for the installation of emergency call boxes.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

LS # 7273

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