senate Bill S768A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1921
referred to rules
Jun 15, 2018 print number 768a
Jun 15, 2018 amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Jan 03, 2018 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jan 04, 2017 referred to housing, construction and community development

S768 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10201
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§378-a & 378-b, amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8069, A9756, A7852, A10841
2011-2012: S3490, A6658
2013-2014: S3925, A6445, A8817
2015-2016: S2244, A2200
2019-2020: S2590

S768 - 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.

S768 - Sponsor Memo

S768 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   768

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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:
  §  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
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.
                                                           LBD02752-01-7

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S768A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10201
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§378-a & 378-b, amd §296, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8069, A9756, A7852, A10841
2011-2012: S3490, A6658
2013-2014: S3925, A6445, A8817
2015-2016: S2244, A2200
2019-2020: S2590

S768A (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.

S768A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S768A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 768--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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:
  §  378-A.  STANDARDS  FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS. 1.  (A)
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.
  (B)  PROVIDED HOWEVER, ANY TENANT OR RESIDENT OF A BUILDING WHO IS NOT
AN EMPLOYEE OF SUCH BUILDING SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO  EVACUATE  PERSONS
WITH  DISABILITIES  OR  ASSIST  WITH SUCH EVACUATION AND SHALL BE EXEMPT
FROM PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR THE FAILURE TO EVACUATE A DISABLED  INDIVID-
UAL IF HE OR SHE ACTED IN GOOD FAITH.
  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:

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

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