senate Bill S3925A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Apr 29, 2014 print number 3925a
amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
Feb 27, 2013 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S3925 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8817A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§378-a & 378-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3490, A6658
2009-2010: S8069, A7852

S3925 - Summary

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

S3925 - Sponsor Memo

S3925 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3925

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS,  ESPAILLAT, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  PERKINS, SAVINO, 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.
                                                           LBD03314-01-3

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S3925A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8817A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§378-a & 378-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3490, A6658
2009-2010: S8069, A7852

S3925A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3925A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3925A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3925--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS,  ESPAILLAT, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  PERKINS, SAVINO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
  Community Development -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Housing,
  Construction  and Community Development in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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
INDEPENDENT  AGENCY  AS  DESCRIBED  IN  SUBDIVISION  (B) OF SECTION FIVE
HUNDRED FIFTY-EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER.
  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03314-03-4

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