File #: Int 0656-2022    Version: * Name: Requiring the fire department to develop an informational campaign to educate the public on fire risks posed by powered mobility devices.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 9/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to develop an informational campaign to educate the public on fire risks posed by powered mobility devices
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Alexa Avilés, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Oswald Feliz, Farah N. Louis, Shahana K. Hanif, Crystal Hudson, Rita C. Joseph, Sandra Ung, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Sandy Nurse, Julie Won, Keith Powers , Joann Ariola
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would require the Fire Department, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, to develop an informational campaign to educate the public on the fire risks posed by powered mobility devices and safety measures that mitigate such risks. The required campaign would include, but not be limited to, the use of print, radio, and television advertisements as well as public forums.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 656, 2. Int. No. 656, 3. September 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-22, 5. Committee Report 11/14/22, 6. Hearing Testimony 11/14/22, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 14, 2022

Int. No. 656

 

By Council Members Brewer, Avilés, Gutiérrez, Feliz, Louis, Hanif, Hudson, Joseph, Ung, Sanchez, Nurse, Won, Powers and Ariola

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to develop an informational campaign to educate the public on fire risks posed by powered mobility devices

 

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 15-142 to read as follows:

§ 15-142. Powered mobility device education and outreach.  a. Definition. The term “powered mobility devices” means motorized bicycles, motorized scooters and other personal mobility devices powered by a lithium-ion or other storage battery. The term does not include motor vehicles or motorcycles or other mobility devices that must be registered with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

b. The department, in consultation with the department of consumer and worker protection, shall develop an informational campaign to educate the public on the fire risks posed by powered mobility devices and safety measures that mitigate such risks.  Such campaign shall address both commercial and personal use of powered mobility devices and include, but not be limited to, guidance on: (i) purchasing mobility devices and battery equipment that meet established fire safety standards; (ii) maintenance and care information for powered mobility devices and lithium-ion batteries; and (iii) storage and charging precautions for powered mobility devices and lithium-ion batteries.  Such outreach campaigns shall include but not be limited to the use of print, radio, and television advertisements as well as public forums.

 § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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LS #9859

8/25/2022