senate Bill S2590

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 30, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2019 1st report cal.880
Jan 28, 2019 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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May 21, 2019 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: May 21, 2019

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S2590 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§378-a & 378-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8069
2011-2012: S3490
2013-2014: S3925
2015-2016: S2244
2017-2018: S768

S2590 (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.

S2590 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2590 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2590

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS, LIU, SEPULVEDA -- 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.
                                                           LBD05063-01-9

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