|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 27, 2013||signed chap.379|
|Sep 17, 2013||delivered to governor|
|Jun 20, 2013||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.169
substituted for a7633a
|Jun 17, 2013||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1411
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 14, 2013||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S5790Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S5790 - Details
S5790 - Summary
Requires the division of homeland security and emergency services to provide recommendations on the implementation of tornado warning systems in the state, on the installation of tornado sirens and on the use of firehouse sirens; requires the division to also make recommendations on the use of other technology available for notification of impending tornado.
S5790 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5790 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the division of homeland security and emergency services to provide recommendations on the implementation of tornado warning systems in the state PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: The division of homeland security and emergency services shall issue, analyze and report recommendations on the implementation of tornado warning systems, including the installation of tornado sirens in municipalities across the state in order to add redundancy to warning systems that could be rendered useless due to power loss from major disasters. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 711-a to read as follows: 711-a. Report on tornado warning system. 1. The division shall analyze and report recommendations on the implementation of tornado warning systems, including the installation of tornado sirens in municipalities across the state. Such report shall determine whether municipalities should install tornado sirens. Additionally, the division shall provide recommendations on the placement of tornado sirens and whether they should be located near schools, hospitals,
S5790 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5790 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- 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 the division of homeland security and emergency services to provide recommendations on the implementation of tornado warning systems in the state 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 a new section 711-a to read as follows: S 711-A. ANALYZE AND REPORT ON THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING TORNADO WARNING SYSTEMS. 1. THE DIVISION SHALL ANALYZE AND REPORT ON THE FEASI- BILITY OF IMPLEMENTING TORNADO WARNING SYSTEMS, INCLUDING THE INSTALLA- TION OF TORNADO SIRENS IN MUNICIPALITIES ACROSS THE STATE. SUCH EXAMINA- TION SHALL INCLUDE DETERMINING WHETHER CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES SHOULD INSTALL TORNADO SIRENS, THE POTENTIAL PLACEMENT OF TORNADO SIRENS AND WHETHER THEY SHOULD BE LOCATED NEAR SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, SPORTS FACILI- TIES, COLLEGES OR OTHER POPULATED AREAS. 2. THE DIVISION SHALL ANALYZE AND REPORT ON THE USE OF FIREHOUSE SIRENS AS POSSIBLE NOTIFICATION TO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY OF AN IMPENDING TORNADO AND THE TYPE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT SUCH PROGRAM. 3. THE DIVISION SHALL ALSO RECOMMEND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES TO BE USED TO ISSUE TORNADO WARNINGS SUCH AS TEXT MESSAGES TO CELL PHONES AND THE SYSTEMS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT AN EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGE SYSTEM. 4. THE RECOMMENDATIONS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL INCLUDE A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF IMPLEMENTING A TORNADO WARNING SYSTEM AND POSSIBLE FUNDING MECHANISMS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A TORNADO WARNING SYSTEM. 5. THE DIVISION SHALL ISSUE THE REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGIS- LATURE ON OR BEFORE MARCH FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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