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Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/29/2024 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Fire and Emergency Management.
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T2024-0193 *   Oversight - Fire Safety in Buildings: Two Years After Twin Parks.Oversight    Not available Not available
Int 0006-2024 *Alexa Avilés  Tenant education and outreach on residential vacate orders due to damage caused by fires.IntroductionThis law would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, in consultation with the Fire Department and Department of Buildings, to develop procedures to ensure that occupants of multiple dwellings are informed of the process for the issuance of residential vacate orders following fires, including information on their rights of occupancy and responsibilities of landlords under all applicable laws.   Not available Not available
Int 0017-2024 *Justin L. Brannan  Electric vehicle charging stations in open parking lots and parking garages.IntroductionThis bill would require owners of parking garages and open parking lots with 10 or more spaces that are licensed by the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (“DCWP”) to install Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (“EVSE”) in 20% of parking spots and ensure 40% of parking spots are capable of supporting EVSE by January 1, 2035. This bill would allow for adjustments or waivers to this requirement under outlined circumstances, such as structural infeasibility. For parking garages and open parking lots not licensed by DCWP, various agencies would be required to conduct a study and issue a report by March 31, 2025 to recommend the required level of EVSE installation. The Department of Buildings (“DOB”) would be required to promulgate rules to implement requirements for parking garages and open parking lots not licensed by DCWP by January 1, 2027. Finally, the bill would require DOB to annually report on the installation of EVSE.   Not available Not available
Int 0088-2024 *Pierina Ana Sanchez  Qualifications of individuals to perform periodic inspection, test and maintenance fire and smoke dampers and smoke control systems.IntroductionThis bill amends provisions related to the periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for fire and smoke dampers and smoke control systems. Specifically, the legislation incorporates NFPA standards for the schedule of periodic testing of fire and smoke dampers and smoke control systems, creates procedures for conducting mandated inspections, and establishes qualification requirements for individuals performing inspections, tests, and maintenance of such systems.   Not available Not available
Int 0089-2024 *Pierina Ana Sanchez  Notification of certain local officials of fires located within their jurisdiction.IntroductionThis bill would require the Fire Commissioner to provide notice to community boards, Borough Presidents, and Council Members of a fire located within their respective jurisdiction within six hours of the Fire Commissioner becoming aware of the fire. Notice would contain the following information relating to the fire: initial alarm level, highest alarm level, type of structure affected, and address of the location of the fire. The Fire Commissioner would have to solicit from community boards, Borough Presidents, and Council Members their preferred methods of notice and appropriate contact information. The Fire Commissioner would be prohibited from providing this notice if the Fire Commissioner determines that notice would be inappropriate under the circumstances.   Not available Not available
T2024-0548 *Joseph C. Borelli  Requiring provision of body armor to fire department employees providing emergency medical services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Fire Department to provide the type of body armor it determines would be most suitable for the protection of its employees engaged in the provision of emergency medical services.   Not available Not available
T2024-0549 *Joseph C. Borelli  Providing de-escalation and self-defense training to fire department employees providing emergency medical services.IntroductionThis bill would require the fire department to provide de-escalation and self-defense training to its employees providing medical services. Such training would be available at least once per calendar year.   Not available Not available
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