File #: Int 0519-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring permanent firehouse facility upgrades to ensure a safe working environment for a mixed gender workforce.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 6/16/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring permanent firehouse facility upgrades to ensure a safe working environment for a mixed gender workforce
Sponsors: Joann Ariola , Shahana K. Hanif, Gale A. Brewer, Alexa Avilés, Crystal Hudson, Marjorie Velázquez, Justin L. Brannan, Shekar Krishnan, Amanda Farías, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the Fire Department to survey each firehouse to determine the permanent facility upgrades necessary to ensure a safe working environment for a mixed gender workforce. No later than six months after completion of the survey, the Department would be required to submit to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council a report on the findings of the survey detailing the permanent facility upgrades necessary at each firehouse, as well as a plan to implement such permanent facility upgrades at each firehouse. The Fire Department would be required to complete implementation of the permanent facility upgrades identified in the report no later than five years after submission of the report.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 519, 2. Int. No. 519, 3. June 16, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-16-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 16, 2022, 6. Committee Report 9/19/22, 7. Hearing Testimony 9/19/22, 8. Hearing Transcript 9/19/22

Int. No.  519

 

By Council Members Ariola, Hanif, Brewer, Avilés, Hudson, Velázquez, Brannan, Krishnan, Farías, De La Rosa and Sanchez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring permanent firehouse facility upgrades to ensure a safe working environment for a mixed gender workforce

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-141 to read as follows:

§ 15-141 Permanent firehouse facility upgrades. a. The department shall survey each firehouse to determine the permanent facility upgrades necessary to establish a safe working environment for a mixed gender workforce. In conducting such survey, the department shall consider the current location, layout and level of privacy of bathrooms, bunkrooms, locker rooms, changing areas and any other relevant facility areas.

b. No later than six months after completion of the survey required by subdivision a of this section, the department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report on the findings of the survey detailing the permanent facility upgrades necessary at each firehouse to establish a safe working environment for a mixed gender workforce, as well as a plan to implement such permanent facility upgrades at each firehouse.

c. No later than five years after submission of the report required by subdivision b of this section, the department shall complete implementation of the permanent facility upgrades identified in such report at each firehouse.

§ 2. This law takes effect immediately after it becomes law.

 

 

 

Session 12:

LS 9475

JDK

5/25/22

 

Session 11:

Int. 1741-2019

MHL

LS #10588; 11085