New York City Council Header
File #: Int 1630-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the fire department to report on stalled elevators.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 7/23/2019
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 report on stalled elevators
Sponsors: Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Fire Department to report on the number of stalled elevators the department responds to, department response times to stalled elevators and injuries or fatalities resulting from stalled elevators.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1630, 2. Int. No. 1630, 3. July 23, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-23-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 23, 2019

Int. No. 1630

 

By Council Members Ampry-Samuel and Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to report on stalled elevators

 

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 15-140 to read as follows:

§ 15-140 Report on stalled elevators. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the term “elevator” means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car or platform that moves in a substantially vertical direction, that serves two or more floors of a building.

b. Report. No later than October 1, 2019, and quarterly thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on the department’s website a report on the department’s response to stalled elevators. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information for the previous quarter:

1. The total number of calls from a 911 operator reporting a stalled elevator received by the department;

2. For each such reported stalled elevator, the duration of time between a call received by a 911 operator reporting a stalled elevator and the time when the first department unit or ambulance arrives on the scene;

3. For each such reported stalled elevator, the duration of time between a call to a 911 operator reporting a stalled elevator and the time when the department clears such elevator of all passengers;

4. For each such reported stalled elevator, the number of injuries and fatalities reported;

5. For each such reported stalled elevator, the reasons for such elevator stalling; and

6. For each such reported stalled elevator, the number of days until such elevator is repaired.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

JEF

LS 10288

6/6/2019