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File #: Int 1155-2016    Version: * Name: Maintaining a voluntary registry of people who may need evacuation assistance in the event of an emergency.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Recovery and Resiliency
On agenda: 4/7/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to maintaining a voluntary registry of people who may need evacuation assistance in the event of an emergency
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Margaret S. Chin, Andrew Cohen, Karen Koslowitz, Carlos Menchaca, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Commissioner of Emergency Management to develop and maintain a voluntary registry of people with disabilities who may need evacuation assistance in the event of an emergency, and a plan for such an evacuation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1155, 2. April 7, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Committee Report 1/19/17, 4. Hearing Testimony 1/19/17, 5. Hearing Transcript 1/19/17

Int. No. 1155

By Council Members Treyger, Chin, Cohen, Koslowitz, Menchaca, Salamanca and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to maintaining a voluntary registry of people who may need evacuation assistance in the event of an emergency

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 497 of the New York city charter is amended by renumbering existing subdivisions n and o as subdivisions o and p, respectively, and adding a new subdivision n to read as follows:

n. develop and maintain a voluntary registry of persons with a disability, as defined by rules promulgated by the commissioner in conjunction with the department of health and mental hygiene and the mayor’s office for people with disabilities, who may need evacuation assistance in the event of an emergency, and a plan for conducting such evacuations;

§ 2. This local law shall take effect one year after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of emergency management shall take all actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.

 

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