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This bill requires the Fire Department of the City of New York to require owners of multiple dwelling units to post a notice that those escaping fires should close doors behind them.

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Int. No. 608


By Council Members Torres, Deutsch, Chin and Borelli (by request of the Bronx Borough President)


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring notice to close doors when escaping a fire


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-132 to read as follows:  


                     § 15-132 Notice regarding closed doors and fires. The department shall require owners of multiple dwellings to post a notice in conspicuous locations indicating that those escaping a fire should close all doors behind them.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of fire may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.




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