Resolution J5167-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2014 as Building Safety Month in the State of New York



  • May 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 16, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim May 2014 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, The theme for Building Safety Month 2011 is: "Building  Safe-
ty:  Maximizing  Resilience, Minimizing Risks"; it encourages all Ameri-
cans to raise awareness of the importance of building safe and resilient
construction; fire prevention;  disaster  mitigation;  backyard  safety;
energy efficiency and new technologies in the construction industry; and
  WHEREAS,  Building  Safety  Month  2014  encourages  appropriate steps
everyone 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  2014  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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