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File #: Int 1240-2016    Version: Name: Dissemination of electronic emergency notifications.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 8/16/2016
Enactment date: 3/18/2017 Law number: 2017/031
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the dissemination of electronic emergency notifications
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Andrew Cohen, Annabel Palma, Peter A. Koo, James Vacca, Margaret S. Chin, Brad S. Lander, Stephen T. Levin, Paul A. Vallone, Mark Treyger, Ben Kallos, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require certain electronic emergency notifications to be disseminated in more than one language.
Indexes: Oversight
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1240-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1240, 4. August 16, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Int. No. 1240 - 8/16/16, 6. Committee Report 10/6/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/6/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/6/16, 9. Committee Report 2/13/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 2/13/17, 11. February 15, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Int. No. 1240-A (FINAL), 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-15-17, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 15, 2017, 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 31
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3/18/2017ADaniel Dromm Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017ADaniel Dromm City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/15/2017ADaniel Dromm City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/2017*Daniel Dromm Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/2017*Daniel Dromm Committee on Technology Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/2017*Daniel Dromm Committee on Technology Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/2017ADaniel Dromm Committee on Technology Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2016*Daniel Dromm Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/2016*Daniel Dromm Committee on Technology Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016*Daniel Dromm City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/2016*Daniel Dromm City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1240-A

 

By Council Members Dromm, Cohen, Palma, Koo, Vacca, Chin, Lander, Levin, Vallone, Treyger, Kallos and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the dissemination of electronic emergency notifications

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                          Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 30 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 30-115 to read as follows:

§ 30-115 Emergency notifications. a. Any emergency alert originated by a city office or city agency that is issued through a commercial mobile service alert system established pursuant to section 1201 of title 47 of the United States code shall, to the extent practicable and to the extent permissible under regulations enacted pursuant to such section, be issued in no fewer than the two most commonly spoken languages within the area covered by the emergency alert as determined by the commissioner in consultation with the department of city planning, provided that this subdivision does not require the issuance of an emergency alert in a language if exigent circumstances prohibit the issuance of an alert in such language.

b. Any emergency notification system operated and controlled by the office of emergency management for the purposes of aggregating information obtained from other offices or agencies to inform the public about emergencies or disruptive events through e-mail, text,  phone,  social media platform, or internet-based feed shall offer each notification in no fewer than the seven most commonly spoken languages within the city as determined by the commissioner in consultation with the department of city planning, provided that this requirement shall not delay or prohibit the immediate issuance of notifications in any individual language. Notifications shall be separated into distinct messages in separate feeds for each language. A general version of each notification may be used when a real-time translation is unavailable, provided that priority shall be placed upon making notifications available with the greatest specificity possible. Any dissemination limitation applicable to an English language notification may be applied to its equivalent notification in another language. If no potential recipient is registered for a specific language, then a notification need not be disseminated in that language.

                     § 2. This local law shall take effect two years 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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