senate Bill S5790

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the division of homeland security and emergency services to provide recommendations on the implementation of tornado warning systems in the state

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 27, 2013 signed chap.379
Sep 17, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.169
substituted for a7633a
Jun 17, 2013 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1411
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 14, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S5790 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7633A
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง711-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7633

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

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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