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File #: Int 2001-2020    Version: * Name: Studying transmission of COVID-19 in various modes of transportation within NYC.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to studying transmission of COVID-19 in various modes of transportation within New York city
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Ben Kallos, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to conduct a study on transmission of COVID-19 in various modes of transportation within New York city, including but not limited to, subways, buses, taxicabs and for-hire vehicles, and pedestrian travel. No later than six months after completion of the study, DOHMH would be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and post conspicuously on its website, a report detailing the findings of the study and recommendations for preventing transmission of COVID-19 in such various modes of transportation.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2001, 2. Int. No. 2001, 3. July 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-20

Int. No. 2001

 

By Council Members Holden, Kallos and Yeger

 

A Local Law in relation to studying transmission of COVID-19 in various modes of transportation within New York city

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Study on transmission of COVID-19 in various modes of transportation. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

COVID-19. The term “COVID-19” means the 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.

Department. The term “department” means the department of health and mental hygiene.

b. The department shall conduct a study on transmission of COVID-19 in various modes of transportation within New York city, including but not limited to, subways, buses, taxicabs and for-hire vehicles, and pedestrian travel.

c. No later than six months after completion of the study required pursuant to subdivision b of this section, the department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post conspicuously on its website, a report detailing the findings of the study and recommendations for preventing transmission of COVID-19 in the various modes of transportation studied pursuant to subdivision b of this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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