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File #: Int 1819-2019    Version: * Name: Street markings indicating locations of fire hydrants.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 12/10/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to street markings indicating locations of fire hydrants
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to mark the location of each fire hydrant next to a street by painting a symbol in the middle of the street directly across from the hydrant. These markings are intended to allow the Fire Department to find the nearest fire hydrant quickly when responding to an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1819, 2. Int. No. 1819, 3. December 10, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 10, 2019

Int. No. 1819

 

By Council Members Holden and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to street markings indicating locations of fire hydrants

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-159.4 to read as follows:

§ 19-159.4 Fire hydrant markers. a. The department shall mark the location of each fire hydrant situated adjacent to a public street using a symbol painted in the middle of the street, directly across from the fire hydrant, and shall maintain such markings so that they remain clearly visible.

b. The absence of a marking required by this section shall not constitute a defense to a violation of any law prohibiting the obstruction a fire hydrant.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 1 year after it becomes law.

 

 

 

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LS #12329

10/31/19