senate Bill S5271

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires local disaster preparedness plans to include a public education component as part of disaster prevention

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2012 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1355
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 06, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2011 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1285
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 07, 2011 reported and committed to finance
May 03, 2011 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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Jun 19, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 5, 2012 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S5271
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committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2012

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Jun 7, 2011 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S5271
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committee
13
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2011

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S5271 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7881
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §23, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3923, A4589

S5271 - Bill Texts

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Requires local disaster preparedness plans to include a public education component as part of disaster prevention, which shall be widely disseminated and shall take into consideration the linguistic and cultural characteristics of the inhabitants.

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BILL NUMBER:S5271

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring local disaster
preparedness plans to include a public education component as part of
disaster prevention

PURPOSE:
This bill would require that disaster preparedness plans include a
public education component.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section One - Amends the Executive Law by adding a new subparagraph
3-a to subdivision 7 of §23 to include a public education component
that shall be widely disseminated as approved by the division of
homeland security and emergency services pursuant to regulations
promulgated by such division.

Section Two - This act shall take effect on the 180th day after it
shall have become a law.

JUSTIFICATION:
In order to effectively implement an evacuation plan, a vigorous and
ongoing public education campaign is fundamental. The City of New
York has conducted a study to scientifically measure the awareness
level among city residents. The New York City Hurricane Evacuation
Study, Behavioral Analysis Findings, showed just how uninformed the
residents of New York are when it comes to a weather-related
evacuation. Most residents are unaware how to behave during a
hurricane or an evacuation. At least 75% of the residents surveyed by
the City's own Hurricane Evacuation Study said they were not aware of
the evacuation zones. More than 85% of all New Yorkers had never seen
"Ready New York", the Office of Emergency Management's official
public handbook for surviving disasters.

It is clear that the majority of City residents know little or nothing
about the evacuation process, and that a systematic public education
campaign is extremely needed. The public education component required
would also consider non-English speaking populations, who need to be
adequately educated about the plan as well.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2005-06: A.9163: Assembly Governmental Operations Cmte.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the 180th day after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                  5271

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring local disas-
  ter preparedness plans to include a public education component as part
  of disaster prevention

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 7 of section 23 of the executive
law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 3-a to read as follows:
  (3-A)  A PUBLIC EDUCATION COMPONENT THAT SHALL BE WIDELY DISSEMINATED,
AS APPROVED BY THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY  SERVICES
PURSUANT  TO  REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  BY SUCH DIVISION, AND SHALL TAKE
INTO CONSIDERATION THE LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL  CHARACTERISTICS  OF  THE
INHABITANTS;
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11324-01-1

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