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File #: Int 0076-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring temporary street lights.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring temporary street lights
Sponsors: Chaim M. Deutsch
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the New York Police Department (NYPD) to install temporary street lights in any area where a street light has been broken for an extended period. Moreover, the temporary street lights installed by the NYPD would have the same illumination as those installed and maintained by the Department of Transportation, because the current temporary lights used by the NYPD are too intrusive. The proposed legislation is aimed to address the problem of broken street lights not being repaired for long periods of time, causing public safety concerns.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 76, 2. Int. No. 76, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 76

 

By Council Member Deutsch

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring temporary street lights

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 10 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new section 10-179 to read as follows:

§ 10-179 Requiring temporary street lights. a. For purposes of this section, the term “street light” means any light hanging from a pole that is designed to illuminate an outdoor public area, and where the light source of such fixture is greater than 10 feet off of the ground.

b. The department of transportation shall notify the police department when a street light has been broken for at least 14 days. Within five days of such notification, the police department shall replace the broken light unless it has been fixed with a temporary street light that has illumination equivalent to street lights maintained by the department of transportation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

GZ/JJD

LS 4482

1/16/2018