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File #: Int 1077-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring the fire dept to issue written warning notices and grant a penalty exception to the false alarm penalty for properly functioning fire alarms.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 8/8/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to issue written warning notices and grant a penalty exception to the false alarm penalty for properly functioning fire alarms
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Robert F. Holden, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Fire Department (FDNY) to issue a written warning notice to property owners, upon responding to a false alarm, that a second alarm within 18 months could result in a fine. In addition, it would provide property owners relief from the fine if they obtain a certification showing that their alarm was properly functioning within 30 days of receiving a penalty for the second alarm.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1077, 2. Int. No. 1077, 3. August 8, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1077

 

By Council Members Richards, Holden and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to issue written warning notices and grant a penalty exception to the false alarm penalty for properly functioning fire alarms

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 15-229 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new subdivisions e and f to read as follows:

e. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the department shall issue a written notice that a penalty will be imposed on subsequent violations to the owner or agent of the building or structure where the initial false alarm is transmitted to the department, provided no other false alarms were transmitted within the prior 18 months.

f. The department shall not impose a penalty for a violation pursuant to § 15-230 if the owner or agent of the building or structure where the false alarm was triggered can establish by certification that the alarm system was properly functioning at the time of the alarm within 30 days of the date the violation was issued.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the fire commissioner may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

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LS # 6990

7/23/18