File #: Int 0131-2022    Version: Name: Requiring the fire dept to conduct residential education and outreach regarding the safe operation of electric space heaters.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 3/24/2022
Enactment date: 6/1/2022 Law number: 2022/065
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to conduct residential education and outreach regarding the safe operation of electric space heaters
Sponsors: Pierina Ana Sanchez, Shahana K. Hanif, Kevin C. Riley, Kalman Yeger , Nantasha M. Williams, Julie Won, Robert F. Holden, Amanda Farías, Lincoln Restler, Diana I. Ayala, Sandra Ung, Shaun Abreu, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Shekar Krishnan, Kamillah Hanks, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Lynn C. Schulman, Mercedes Narcisse, Charles Barron, Eric Dinowitz, Erik D. Bottcher, Carlina Rivera , Julie Menin, Chi A. Ossé, Tiffany Cabán, James F. Gennaro, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Alexa Avilés, Joann Ariola
Council Member Sponsors: 30
Summary: This bill would amend current requirements relating to the Fire Department’s efforts to conduct fire safety education and outreach for residential buildings, by requiring that such activities include dissemination of relevant information pertaining to the safe operations of electric space heaters in residential settings. Additionally, any fire safety related written materials distributed by the Fire Department would be required to be produced in the top ten most commonly spoken languages in the city.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 131-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 131, 3. Int. No. 131, 4. March 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-24-22, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 24, 2022, 7. Committee Report 4/6/22, 8. Hearing Testimony 4/6/22, 9. Hearing Transcript 4/6/22, 10. Proposed Int. No. 131-A - 5/12/22, 11. Committee Report 5/18/22, 12. Hearing Transcript 5/18/22, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. May 19, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-19-22, 16. Int. No. 131-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Mayor's Letter, 19. Local Law 65, 20. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 19, 2022
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/2/2022APierina Ana Sanchez City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/1/2022APierina Ana Sanchez Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/1/2022APierina Ana Sanchez Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/2022APierina Ana Sanchez City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/2022APierina Ana Sanchez City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/2022APierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/18/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez Special Committee on Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez Special Committee on Twin Parks Citywide Taskforce on Fire Prevention Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2022*Pierina Ana Sanchez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 131-A

 

By Council Members Sanchez, Hanif, Riley, Yeger, Williams, Won, Holden, Farías, Restler, Ayala, Ung, Abreu, Richardson Jordan, Gutiérrez, Krishnan, Hanks, De La Rosa, Schulman, Narcisse, Barron, Dinowitz, Bottcher, Rivera, Menin, Ossé, Cabán, Gennaro, Brooks-Powers, Avilés and Ariola

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to conduct residential education and outreach regarding the safe operation of electric space heaters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 15-132 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 110 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

    § 15-132 Residential education and outreach. a. The department shall make a good faith effort to directly contact owners and occupants of R-2 multiple dwellings to ensure that appropriate fire safety procedures, resources, and educational materials are in place. These efforts shall include, where appropriate, (i) ensuring compliance with fire code section 401.6 and applicable department rules relating to owners providing notice to occupants of fire safety measures, (ii) providing fire safety and fire prevention educational materials, [and] (iii) providing relevant training to staff at such dwellings, and (iv) providing educational materials and conducting outreach relating to the safe operation of electric space heaters in residential settings. Any written materials disseminated by the department pertaining to fire safety education shall be made available in the top ten languages most commonly spoken within the city as determined by the department of city planning.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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5/11/2022