senate Bill S8069

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes emergency evacuation plan for individuals with disabilities; and establishes $500 fine for failure to comply

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee


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Jun 04, 2010 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S8069 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10841
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง378-a & 378-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3490, A6658
2013-2014: S3925, A6445, A8817
2015-2016: S2244, A2200
2017-2018: S768, A6287, A10201
2019-2020: S2590

S8069 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes emergency evacuation plan for individuals with disabilities; establishes $500 fine for failure to comply with such plan within one year of the effective date.

S8069 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8069 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  8069

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 4, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, ADAMS, ESPADA, ONORATO, OPPENHEIM-
  ER, PARKER, PERALTA, STAVISKY, THOMPSON  --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing,
  Construction and Community Development

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing and main-
  taining an emergency evacuation plan for individuals with disabilities

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by  adding  two  new  sections
378-a and 378-b to read as follows:
  S  378-A.  STANDARDS  FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS. 1.  THE
STATE FIRE PREVENTION AND BUILDING CODE  COUNCIL  SHALL  UPDATE  CHAPTER
FOUR  OF  THE  NEW  YORK STATE FIRE CODE, TITLED "EMERGENCY PLANNING AND
PREPAREDNESS", TO ENSURE EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILLS,  FIRE  SAFETY  AND
EMERGENCY  EVACUATION  PLANS, EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND RESPONSE PROCEDURES,
HAZARD COMMUNICATION, AND USE AND  OCCUPANCY-RELATED  STANDARDS  ADDRESS
THE  NEEDS  OF  INDIVIDUALS  WITH  DISABILITIES. THE PROCESS OF UPDATING
CHAPTER FOUR OF THE NEW YORK STATE FIRE CODE AS IT PERTAINS TO THE NEEDS
OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SHALL BE DONE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE  NEW
YORK  STATE  COMMISSION ON QUALITY OF CARE AND ADVOCACY FOR PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES.
  2. THE STATE FIRE PREVENTION AND BUILDING CODE COUNCIL  SHALL  PROMUL-
GATE  REGULATIONS  TO  REQUIRE  THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN
EACH EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN:
  (A) PROCEDURES FOR EVACUATING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES;
  (B) A LIST OF INDIVIDUALS WITH  DISABILITIES  WHO  HAVE  NOTIFIED  THE
OWNER  THAT  THEY ARE DISABLED AND WOULD REQUIRE ASSISTANCE IN THE EVENT
OF AN EMERGENCY. THE LIST SHALL INCLUDE THE FLOOR AND ROOM  NUMBER  THAT
THE INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY OCCUPIES WITHIN THE BUILDING. SUCH LIST
SHALL ONLY BE MAINTAINED FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION, AND
SHALL NOT BE DISSEMINATED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE;
  (C)  A  NOTIFICATION MECHANISM TO THE OCCUPANTS THAT A LIST OF PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE IN CASE OF AN  EMERGENCY  EXISTS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08524-01-9

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