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File #: Int 1741-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring permanent firehouse facility upgrades to establish full integration of a mixed gender workforce and to ensure a safe working environment.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 10/17/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring permanent firehouse facility upgrades to establish full integration of a mixed gender workforce and to ensure a safe working environment.
Sponsors: Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Helen K. Rosenthal, Adrienne E. Adams, I. Daneek Miller, Vanessa L. Gibson, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the Fire Department to survey each firehouse to determine the permanent facility upgrades necessary to establish full integration of a mixed gender workforce and to ensure a safe working environment. No later than six months after 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 the permanent facility upgrades necessary at each firehouse, as well as a plan to implement such permanent facility upgrades at each firehouse. The Fire Department would be required to complete implementation of the permanent facility upgrades identified in the report no later than five years after submission of the report.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1741, 2. Int. No. 1741, 3. October 17, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-17-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 17, 2019

Int. No. 1741

 

By Council Members Ampry-Samuel, Rosenthal, Adams, Miller, Gibson and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring permanent firehouse facility upgrades to establish full integration of a mixed gender workforce and to ensure a safe working environment.

 

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 15-143 to read as follows:

§ 15-143 Permanent firehouse facility upgrades. a. The department shall survey each firehouse to determine the permanent facility upgrades necessary to establish full integration of a mixed gender workforce and to ensure a safe working environment. In conducting such survey, the department shall consider the current location, layout and level of privacy of bathrooms, bunkrooms, locker rooms, changing areas and any other relevant facility areas.

b. No later than six months after 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 necessary at each firehouse to establish full integration of a mixed gender workforce and to ensure a safe working environment, as well as a plan to implement such permanent facility upgrades at each firehouse.

c. No later than five years after submission of the report required by subdivision b of this section, the department shall complete implementation of the permanent facility upgrades identified in such report at each firehouse.

§ 2. This law takes effect immediately after it becomes law. 

 

 

MHL

LS #10588; 11085

07/17/19