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File #: Int 0664-2007    Version: * Name: Placement of suicide prevention phones on certain bridges controlled and operated by the city of New York.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 12/11/2007
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the placement of suicide prevention phones on certain bridges controlled and operated by the city of New York.
Sponsors: Larry B. Seabrook, Gale A. Brewer, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Thomas White, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 8
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12/31/2009*Larry B. Seabrook City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2007*Larry B. Seabrook City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2007*Larry B. Seabrook City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 664

 

By Council Members Seabrook, Brewer, Gonzalez, James, Koppell, Nelson, Palma and White Jr.

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the placement of suicide prevention phones on certain bridges controlled and operated by the city of New York.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 8 to read as follows:

 

CHAPTER 8

BRIDGES

§ 19-801  Suicide prevention phones.

§ 19-801  Suicide prevention phones.  a.  For the purposes of this section, the term “suicide prevention phone” shall mean a telephone which, when utilized, shall immediately connect a caller to a trained suicide prevention counselor.

b.  The department shall install at least one suicide prevention phone at least every one hundred feet on any bridge controlled and operated by the department that is at least fifty feet above the surface of the ground or water.  For any bridge that operates in two directions, the suicide prevention phones shall be installed at least every one hundred feet in both directions.

§2. This local law shall take effect one hundred twenty days after it is enacted.

 

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