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File #: Int 1101-2009    Version: * Name: Requiring signs indicating the locations of abandoned infant protection act drop-off points.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 11/16/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring signs indicating the locations of abandoned infant protection act drop-off points.
Sponsors: David I. Weprin, Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Lewis A. Fidler, Helen D. Foster, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Darlene Mealy, Kendall Stewart, Jessica S. Lappin, Michael C. Nelson
Council Member Sponsors: 13

Int. No. 1101

 

By Council Members Weprin, Barron, Brewer, Comrie, Fidler, Foster, Jackson, James, Koppell, Mealy, Stewart, Lappin and Nelson.

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring signs indicating the locations of abandoned infant protection act drop-off points.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-177.1 to read as follows:

§ 19-177.1  Signs indicating infant drop-off locations.  a.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

1.                     “Child” shall have the same meaning as set forth in the abandoned infant protection act.

2.                     “Abandoned Infant Protection Act” shall mean the New York state abandoned infant protection act, as codified by sections 260.03 and 260.15(2) of the penal law. 

b.                     The department shall establish, control, install and maintain signs indicating any location designated as a suitable location to leave a child pursuant to the abandoned infant protection act which locations, at a minimum, shall include all hospitals, police stations and fire stations.

c. At all hospitals, police stations and fire stations, the department shall establish, control, install and maintain signs in an area that is at or in close proximity to the front entrance of each facility and in the case of hospitals at an area that is at or in close proximity to the entrance to the emergency room or  emergency department, if any.

§2.                     This local law shall take effect one hundred and twenty days after its enactment.

 

 

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