senate Bill S1104

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2021 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Apr 28, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 27, 2021 1st report cal.815
Jan 07, 2021 referred to housing, construction and community development

Votes

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Apr 27, 2021 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

S1104
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: Apr 27, 2021

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S1104 (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
2019-2020: S2590

S1104 (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.

S1104 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1104 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1104
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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.
                                                            LBD07341-01-1

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