Resolution J1694-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2013 as Building Safety Month in the State of New York



  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 2, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim May 2013 as Building Safety Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, New York's continuing efforts to address the critical issues of
safety, energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainability in  the
built  environment  affect  its  citizens,  both in everyday life and in
times of natural disaster, and give  New  Yorkers  confidence  that  its
structures are safe and sound; and
  WHEREAS,  Confidence  in  building  safety  is  achieved  through  the
devotion of vigilant guardians-building safety and fire prevention offi-
cials, architects, engineers,  builders,  laborers  and  others  in  the
construction   industry-who   work   year-round   to   ensure  the  safe
construction of buildings; and
  WHEREAS, Dedicated members of the International Code  Council  develop
and  implement  the  highest-quality  codes  to protect Americans in the
buildings where we live, learn, work, worship, and play; and
  WHEREAS, The International Codes, the  most  widely  adopted  building
safety, energy and fire prevention codes in the nation, are used by most
United  States' cities, counties and states; these modern building codes
also include safeguards to protect the  public  from  natural  disasters
such  as  hurricanes,  snowstorms,  tornadoes, wildland fires and earth-
quakes; and
  WHEREAS, Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International  Code
Council  and International Code Council Foundation, to remind the public
about the critical role of communities'  largely  unknown  guardians  of
public  safety  --  local code officials -- who assure citizens of safe,
efficient and livable buildings; and
  WHEREAS, Building Safety Month 2013 encourages appropriate  steps  all
New  Yorkers  can  take  to ensure that the places where we live, learn,
work, worship and play are safe and  sustainable,  and  recognizes  that
countless  lives  have  been  saved  due to the implementation of safety
codes by local and state agencies; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, in observance of Building Safety Month,  Americans
are  asked to consider projects to improve building safety and sustaina-
bility at home and in the community, and to  acknowledge  the  essential
service  provided  to  all of us by local and state building departments
and federal agencies in protecting lives and property; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body reaffirms its commitment  to  fostering
continuing  attention to building safety, and encourages all New Yorkers
to participate in Building Safety Month; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2013, as Building
Safety Month in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State  of  New


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