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File #: Int 1965-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring the emergency management department to report on its response to COVID-19 and the expiration and repeal thereof.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 6/18/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the emergency management department to report on its response to COVID-19 and the expiration and repeal thereof
Sponsors: Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the Emergency Management Department (NYCEM) to report on its response to COVID-19, initially and after any sustained increase over a period of two weeks in the number of COVID-19 cases in the City. The reports would include the efforts that NYCEM took and the planned efforts that NYCEM will take to respond to COVID-19. NYCEM would provide this information to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council and post it online on its website.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1965, 2. Int. No. 1965, 3. June 18, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-18-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 18, 2020

Int. No. 1965

 

By Council Member Kallos

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the emergency management department to report on its response to COVID-19 and the expiration and repeal thereof

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Report. a. By no later than January 1, 2021, the commissioner of emergency management shall report to the mayor and the speaker of the council on the emergency management department’s response to the 2019 novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and shall post such report on the emergency management department’s website. The report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:

1.                     The efforts that the emergency management department has taken in response to COVID-19; and

2.                     The efforts that the emergency management department plans to take in response to COVID-19.

b. After the initial report required by subdivision a, the commissioner of emergency management shall continue to assess the emergency management department’s COVID-19 response and provide an updated report to the mayor and the speaker of the council and post such report on the emergency management department’s website no later than 30 days after any sustained increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the city over a period of two weeks.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and remains in effect for 5 years, when it is deemed repealed.

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LS #14566

6/1//20