senate Bill S455

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires written request and review of proposed reductions in the level of fire services

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view actions (10)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 12, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 07, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 06, 2014 1st report cal.539
Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2013 1st report cal.922
Jan 09, 2013 referred to cities

S455 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York City Charter
Laws Affected:
Amd §487, NYC Chart; add §15-129, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5662, A8477

S455 - Summary

Requires written request, including environmental impact statement, and review by community boards, borough presidents and the council of proposed reductions in the level of fire services, including closure of firehouses or removal or relocation of fire fighting units.

S455 - Sponsor Memo

S455 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the New York city charter and the administrative code of
  the city of New York, in relation to  requiring  written  request  and
  review of proposed reductions in the level of fire services


  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 487 of the New York city  charter,
as  amended  by local law number 40 of the city of New York for the year
1989, is amended to read as follows:
  a. The commissioner shall have sole and exclusive  power  and  perform
all  duties  for the government, discipline, management, maintenance and
direction of the fire department and the premises and  property  in  the
custody thereof, however, the commissioner shall [provide written notice
with  supporting  documentation  at  least  forty-five days prior to the
permanent closing of any firehouse or the  permanent  removal  or  relo-
cation  of  any  fire  fighting  unit  to the council members, community
boards and borough presidents whose districts are served by such facili-
ty or unit and the chairperson of the council's public safety committee.
For the purposes of this section, the term "permanent" shall mean a time
period in excess of six months. In the event that the permanent  closing
of  any  firehouse  or  the permanent removal or relocation of any fire-
fighting unit does not occur within four months of the date of the writ-
ten notice, the commissioner shall issue  another  written  notice  with
supporting  documentation prior to such permanent removal or relocation.
The four months during which the written notice is  effective  shall  be
tolled for any period in which a restraining order or injunction prohib-
iting  the  closing of such noticed facility or unit shall be in effect]

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


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