Requires a certain class (J-2) of residential buildings in New York city to have emergency lighting in like manner as a certain other class (J-1) of residential buildings.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring emergency lighting or illumination in certain residential buildings
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require a certain class of residential buildings in New York city to have emergency lighting in like manner as other residential buildings.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 27-3024.1 to the administrative code of the city of New York that requires buildings classified as J-2 (apartment houses and apartment hotels, to be equipped with emergency lighting). This classification of residential buildings shall conform to J-1 residential buildings which are hotels, motels, lodging houses and rooming houses.
JUSTIFICATION: The blackout of August 2003 wreaked havoc throughout the state but especially in New York city where residential buildings do not have emergency lighting. It is an absolute necessity that all residential apartment buildings are equipped with lighting to assist individuals, young and old alike, to egress safely from their homes.
This legislation will bring into conformity residential apartment buildings with all other types of residential facilities.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009: S.3342 (Duane), Died in Housing 2010: S.3342 (Duane), Died in Housing
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 501 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring emergency lighting or illumination in certain residential buildings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 27-3024.1 to read as follows: S 27-3024.1 EMERGENCY LIGHTING OR ILLUMINATION REQUIRED IN OCCUPANCY GROUP J-2 BUILDINGS. WITHIN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, EMERGENCY LIGHTING OR ILLUMINATION IN OCCUPANCY GROUP J-2 BUILDINGS IS REQUIRED IN THE SAME MANNER AND SUBJECT TO THE SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS EMERGENCY LIGHTING OR ILLUMINATION IS REQUIRED IN OCCUPANCY GROUP J-1 BUILDINGS, IN SUBSTANTIAL CONFORMANCE TO THE PROVISIONS OF LOCAL LAW NUMBER SIXTEEN OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK FOR THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SUPERSEDE ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF THIS CODE, INCLUDING ANY APPEN- DICES THERETO AND REFERENCE STANDARDS THEREUNTO APPERTAINING. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01940-01-3