senate Bill S3490

2011-2012 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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Jan 04, 2012 referred to housing, construction and community development
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S3490 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6658
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:
2009-2010: S8069, A9756, A7852, A10841
2013-2014: S3925, A6445, A8817
2015-2016: S2244, A2200
2017-2018: S768, A6287, A10201
2019-2020: S2590

S3490 (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.

S3490 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3490 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3490

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS,  HUNTLEY,  MONTGOMERY,  PERKINS,
  STAVISKY -- 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;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07564-01-1

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