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File #: Int 1383-2016    Version: * Name: Requiring NYC emergency responders to use appropriate bulletproof vests.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 12/6/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring New York city emergency responders to use appropriate bulletproof vests
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Mark Levine, Chaim M. Deutsch, James Vacca, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill requires those employees of the Fire Department of the City of New York who are required to use bulletproof vests to use only those vests that meet certain safety requirements related to their warranty, history of use, and fit. Such vests would also be required to meet standards for bullet resistance developed by the National Institute of Justice.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1383, 2. December 6, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Int. No. 1383
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12/31/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1383

By Council Members Crowley, Levine, Deutsch, Vacca and Chin

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring New York city emergency responders to use appropriate bulletproof vests

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-131 to read as follows:  

§ 15-131 Bulletproof vests. Where the department requires the use of bulletproof vests, such vests shall:

a.                     Be covered by their manufacturer’s warranty;

b.                     Have not been in use for more than five years;

c.                     Have never been struck by any projectile from a firearm, or any similar projectile;

d.                     Fit their user properly in such a manner that they provide the protection for which they were designed;

e.                     Meet the standard for ballistic resistance classification IIIA as determined by the national institute of justice or any successor national institute of justice standard; and

f.                     Not be damaged in any other way that would substantially affect performance;

§2. This local law takes effect 6 months after it becomes law.

 

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LS # 7332

11/30/16