Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 11/2/2022 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Room, 14th Floor
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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, radio, and television advertisements as well as public forums.   Action details Not available
Int 0663-2022 *Oswald Feliz  Sale of storage batteries for powered mobility devices.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the sale of batteries for mobility devices such as electric bicycles or scooters unless such batteries have been listed and labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or other approved organization. A person who violated the proposed local law would be subject to a civil penalty. The civil penalty would range from no monetary penalty for a first violation to $1,000 for each subsequent violation within two years.   Action details Not available
Int 0722-2022 *Robert F. Holden  Requiring the fire department to report on safety measures to mitigate fire risk associated with powered mobility devices.IntroductionThis bill would require the Fire Department to report on safety measures to mitigate fire risk associated with powered mobility devices. Specifically, the Department would be required to report on: (a) each fire, occurring the prior calendar year, where powered mobility devices were determined to be the suspected cause; (b) a review of fire risks posed by powered mobility devices and any design or use limitations to mitigate such risks; (c) a review of existing Fire Code provisions, and an evaluation of additional local regulatory measures, that mitigate fire risks posed by powered mobility devices; (d) an examination of regulatory approaches taken in other jurisdictions to mitigate fire risks posed by powered mobility devices; and (e) a summary of all activities taken by the fire department to decrease the occurrence of fires caused by powered mobility devices. The Fire Department would be required to submit to such reports to City Council, one due on January 30, 2023 and an update due on January 30, 2024.   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. Additionally, food service establishments, third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services would be required to distribute such materials to food delivery workers.   Action details Not available
Int 0752-2022 *Gale A. Brewer  Prohibiting the sale and assembly of second-use lithium-ion batteries.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit the sale of second-use lithium-ion batteries that have been assembled or reconditioned using cells removed from used batteries. A person who violated the proposed local law would be subject to a civil penalty. The civil penalty would range from $200 for a first violation to $1,000 for each subsequent violation within two years. It would also prohibit the assembly of such batteries.   Action details Not available