File #: Int 0519-2022    Version: Name: Requiring a survey of permanent firehouse upgrades to establish a working environment that facilitates use by a mixed gender workforce.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 6/16/2022
Enactment date: 11/28/2022 Law number: 2022/117
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a survey of permanent firehouse upgrades to establish a working environment that facilitates use by 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, Tiffany Cabán, Mercedes Narcisse, Julie Menin, Kevin C. Riley, Althea V. Stevens, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Linda Lee, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Darlene Mealy
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the Fire Department to survey each firehouse to determine the permanent facility upgrades necessary to facilitate use by a mixed gender workforce. Upon 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 permanent facility upgrades necessary at each firehouse, the feasibility of implementing such upgrades and any construction plans to make such upgrades. Additionally, the Department would be required, where practicable, to implement interim measures, including but not limited to the use of physical barriers, to accommodate a mixed gender workforce until permanent upgrades are made.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 519-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 519, 3. Int. No. 519, 4. June 16, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-16-22, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 16, 2022, 7. Committee Report 9/19/22, 8. Hearing Testimony 9/19/22, 9. Hearing Transcript 9/19/22, 10. Proposed Int. No. 519-A - 10/27/22, 11. Committee Report 11/3/22, 12. Hearing Transcript 11/3/22, 13. November 3, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-3-22, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 3, 2022, 16. Int. No. 519-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Mayor's Letter, 19. Local Law 117
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Int. No.  519-A

 

By Council Members Ariola, Hanif, Brewer, Avilés, Hudson, Velázquez, Brannan, Krishnan, Farías, De La Rosa, Sanchez, Cabán, Narcisse, Menin, Riley, Stevens, Brooks-Powers, Lee, Richardson Jordan and Mealy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a survey of permanent firehouse upgrades to establish a working environment that facilitates use by 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 15-142 to read as follows:

§ 15-142 Permanent firehouse upgrades. a.  No later than June 30, 2024, the department shall complete a survey of each firehouse to determine the permanent upgrades that would facilitate use by a mixed gender workforce. In conducting such survey, the department shall consider the privacy provided by the layout and location of bathrooms, bunkrooms, locker rooms, changing areas and any other relevant  areas of the firehouse.

b. For each firehouse surveyed pursuant to subdivision a of this section, the department shall implement interim measures, such as, but not limited to, physical barriers, as practicable, to accommodate a mixed gender workforce.

c. Upon 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 that would facilitate use by a mixed gender workforce, as well as the feasibility of implementing such permanent upgrades at each firehouse. The report shall provide information related to any construction plans to make such upgrades and what, if any, interim measures have been taken at any such firehouses.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.