Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 10/28/2022 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
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T2022-2144 *   Oversight - E-Bikes and Lithium-ion Battery Fire Safety.Oversight    Action details Not available
Int 0656-2022 *Gale A. Brewer  Requiring the fire department to develop an informational campaign to educate the public on fire risks posed by powered mobility devices.IntroductionThis 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, online and social media advertisements, public service announcements, and public forums.   Action details Not available
Int 0663-2022 *Oswald Feliz  Sale, lease, and rental of powered bicycles, powered mobility devices and storage batteries.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the sale, lease, or rental of powered mobility devices, such as e-bikes and electric scooters, and storage batteries for these devices, that fail to meet recognized safety standards. The first violation of this law would be met with a warning, but subsequent violations would carry civil penalties of up to $1,000 per violating device.   Action details Not available
Int 0722-2022 *Robert F. Holden  Providing food delivery workers with information on safety measures that mitigate the fire risks posed by powered mobility devices.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, in consultation with the Fire Department, establish materials that provide guidance on safe use and storage of powered mobility devices. These materials would include guidance on how to identify safe e-bikes and other electric mobility devices, as well as best practices for maintenance, storage, and charging. The bill would also cover restaurants that directly employ delivery workers.   Action details Not available
Int 0749-2022 *Alexa Avil├ęs  Providing food delivery workers with information on safety measures that mitigate the fire risks posed by powered mobility devices.IntroductionThis bill would require that the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, in consultation with the Fire Department, establish materials that provide guidance on safe use and storage of powered mobility devices. These materials would include guidance on how to identify safe e-bikes and other electric mobility devices, as well as best practices for maintenance, storage, and charging. The bill would also cover restaurants that directly employ delivery workers.   Action details Not available
Int 0752-2022 *Gale A. Brewer  Prohibiting the sale of lithium-ion batteries assembled or reconditioned using cells removed from used batteries.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit (i) the assembly or reconditioning of a lithium-ion battery using cells removed from used storage batteries; and (ii) the sale of a lithium-ion battery that uses cells removed from used storage batteries. A person who violated the proposed local law would be subject to a civil penalty. The Fire Department would be required to engage in an outreach campaign to stores that repair powered mobility devices to inform such stores of the conduct prohibited by this law.   Action details Not available