senate Bill S5339

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 21, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 15, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2020 1st report cal.138
Jan 08, 2020 referred to cities
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2019 1st report cal.848
Apr 26, 2019 referred to cities

Votes

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Jan 14, 2020 - Cities committee Vote

S5339
7
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committee
7
Aye
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Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cities Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2020

May 21, 2019 - Cities committee Vote

S5339
7
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committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Cities Committee Vote: May 21, 2019

S5339 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A455
Law Section:
New York City Charter
Laws Affected:
Amd §487, NYC Chart; add §15-131-a, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A771
2017-2018: A323

S5339 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S5339 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5339 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5339

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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]
BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF  SECTION  15-131-A  OF  THE
ADMINISTRATIVE  CODE  OF  THE  CITY  OF NEW YORK WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN
PROPOSED REDUCTIONS OF FIRE SERVICES.

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

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