|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 30, 2023||advanced to third reading|
|Jan 25, 2023||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 24, 2023||1st report cal.197|
|Jan 04, 2023||referred to housing, construction and community development|
senate Bill S264
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S264 (ACTIVE) - Details
S264 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S264 SPONSOR: STEWART-COUSINS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing and main- taining an emergency evacuation plan for individuals with disabilities PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that there is an efficient emer- gency evacuation plan for people with disabilities who work or live in high-rise buildings in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the Executive Law by adding two new sections 378-a and 378-b. Section 378-a updates Chapter Four of the New York State Fire Code by requiring the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (SFPBCC) to write regulations for establishing and maintaining emergency evacu-
S264 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 264 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2023 ___________ 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.
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