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File #: Int 1802-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring fire safety notices to be posted in all multiple dwellings and homeless shelters.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 11/26/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring fire safety notices to be posted in all multiple dwellings and homeless shelters
Sponsors: Adrienne E. Adams, Ben Kallos, Barry S. Grodenchik, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the fire department to develop and post on its website fire safety notices which contain evacuation procedures for fires occurring inside of multiple dwellings. This bill would also require owners of multiple dwellings and homeless shelters to post the fire safety notices on the inside of the door to each apartment or area used to accommodate homeless individuals or families.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1802, 2. Int. No. 1802, 3. November 26, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-26-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 26, 2019

Int. No. 1802

 

By Council Members Adams, Kallos, Grodenchik and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring fire safety notices to be posted in all multiple dwellings and homeless shelters

 

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 15-140 to read as follows:

§ 15-140 Fire and emergency preparedness notices. The department shall develop fire and emergency preparedness notices for multiple dwellings, as defined in section 4 of the multiple dwelling law, that are applicable to the building or occupancy of any such multiple dwelling. Such notices shall be posted on the department’s website and include, but need not be limited to, the following information:

1. The evacuation procedure if a fire is within a dwelling unit; and

2. The evacuation procedure if a fire is within the building but not within a dwelling unit.

§ 2. Chapter 3 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-324 to read as follows:

§ 21-324 Posting of fire and emergency preparedness notices. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the term “shelter” means temporary emergency housing provided to homeless adults, adult families, and families with children by the department or a provider under contract or similar agreement with the department.

b. Fire and emergency preparedness notices. The owner or operator of a shelter shall post in each shelter fire and emergency preparedness notices developed by the fire department pursuant to section 15-140 that are applicable to the building or occupancy of such shelter. Such notices shall be securely affixed on the inside surface of the front or main entrance door of each unit used to accommodate a homeless individual or family.

§ 3. Section 27-2005 of article 1 of subchapter 2 of chapter 2 of title 27 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision h to read as follows:

h. The owner of a multiple dwelling shall post on the inside surface of the front or main entrance door of each dwelling unit fire and emergency preparedness notices developed by the fire department pursuant to section 15-140 that are applicable to the building or occupancy of such multiple dwelling.

 

§ 4. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

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LS 12037

11/8/2019