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Meeting Name: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/26/2021 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 3)
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T2021-7031 *   Oversight - New York City Emergency Planning.Oversight    Not available Not available
Int 0849-2018 *Mark Levine  Creating an inter-agency natural disaster displacement assistance task force.IntroductionThe bill would create an inter-agency task force led by the Office of Emergency Management. The task force will bring together the heads of various city agencies and mayoral offices to coordinate City services for individuals relocating to New York City on account of being displaced by natural disaster events elsewhere. It will be required to prepare a report of its activities, findings and recommendations to the mayor and speaker of the council and is to be dissolved upon submission of the report.   Not available Not available
Int 1949-2020 *Laurie A. Cumbo  Inter-agency review of emergency plans and public reporting on such plans.IntroductionThe bill would require the Office of Emergency Management to ensure the periodic review of all plans guiding the City’s response to, and ensuring the continuity of agency operations during, emergency circumstances. Representatives from all relevant city agencies would be required to participate in this review. Additionally, summaries detailing the provisions of such plans would be posted online, and procedures would be developed to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the substance of the plans.   Not available Not available
Int 1987-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Creation of a state of emergency response and recovery task force.IntroductionThis bill would establish a task force that would be responsible for reviewing each City agency’s emergency plan and issuing an annual report with recommendations should any concerns be identified. The task force would be composed of nine members, including the Commissioner of Emergency Management, or the Commissioner’s designee, as well as individuals appointed by the Mayor, the Speaker of the Council and the Public Advocate. The task force would also be required to hold at least one public hearing per year.   Not available Not available
Int 2057-2020 *Public Advocate Jumaane Williams  Establishing an emergency student food plan.IntroductionThis bill would require the Office of Emergency Management, in consultation with the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy and the Department of Education (DOE) to develop a plan to provide students with breakfast, lunch and dinner in the event that City schools are ordered closed either by the governor, mayor or chancellor, or when any form of remote learning is being used by the DOE. The DOE already provides free breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals to all NYC public school students during the school year. This bill would ensure that in the event of an emergency or public health crisis that shutters schools, students will still be able to receive the meals they would normally receive in school and thus ensure their food security.   Not available Not available
Int 2088-2020 *Fernando Cabrera   Requiring the commissioner of emergency management to report on the city’s preparedness and response to citywide public health emergencies.IntroductionThis bill would require the Commissioner of New York City Emergency Management to submit an annual report to the Council describing the City’s preparation for, and response to, any state disaster emergency or local state of emergency declared in relation to an infectious disease that affects the City’s public health. The report would include: a description of any actions taken in preparation for, during, and immediately after such incident by or on behalf of the City, a list of all city agencies, offices, or private entities that were involved in the City’s emergency response, a description of the city’s current public healthcare workforce and ways to improve medical surge capacity, and guidelines for notifying and communicating with the public and City officials during a local public health emergency.   Not available Not available