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File #: Int 1064-2009    Version: * Name: Required signage warning of heat dangers of playground equipment, including safety surfacing.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 8/20/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the required signage warning of heat dangers of playground equipment, including safety surfacing.
Sponsors: Alan J. Gerson, Letitia James, Tony Avella, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Rosie Mendez, Charles Barron, Vincent J. Gentile, Sara M. Gonzalez, G. Oliver Koppell, John C. Liu
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Int. No. 1064
 
By Council Members Gerson, James, Avella, Mark-Viverito, Mendez, Barron, Gentile, Gonzalez, Koppell and Liu
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the required signage warning of heat dangers of playground equipment, including safety surfacing.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 18-135 of chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is hereby amended to read as follows:
      §18-135 Requiring signage warning of heat dangers of playground equipment.  The department shall place at all entrances to all playgrounds operated by or under the jurisdiction of the department, including those for which the department has an agreement with a conservancy or other not-for-profit organization with respect to operation of any aspect of a playground a sign reading, “Warning: Some surfaces may become hot and may cause burns. Please take precautions with exposed skin.”
Such signs shall be placed at all entrances of all playgrounds [where presently there is not a sign at all entrances warning that shoes are required to be worn in such playground.  Such signs shall also be placed at the entrances to all other playgrounds upon replacement of a sign in any such playground warning that shoes are required to be worn].  All signs shall be securely affixed at such entrances.  The above described warning shall also be placed on every sign in any playground stating the rules of such playground when any such sign is replaced.  All signs shall be in English and, where appropriate, additional languages.  For purposes of this section, “securely affixed” shall mean that at a minimum the signs shall be tethered to not less than two stationary fixtures.  
§2.  This local law shall take effect forty-five days after enactment, except that the commissioner of parks and recreation shall take all steps necessary to implement this local law prior to such effective date.
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