This bill would require the Office of Emergency management to conduct a yearly review of emergency management plans for the City’s court system, and issue a yearly report to the Council on this topic.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 516
By Council Member Lancman
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the review and inspection of courthouse emergency management plans
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 30 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 30-116 to read as follows:
§ 30-116 Review and inspection of courthouse emergency management plans. The commissioner shall conduct an annual review and inspection of courthouse emergency management plans to ensure that each plan is effective and utilizes current procedures and technology. Such plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: (a) identification of city personnel responsible for preparing and implementing emergency management plans, including a clear hierarchy and points of contact; (b) a description of the physical layout of courthouses, including the number of floors and areas of egress available for able and disabled individuals; (c) the identification of assembly areas for staff reporting; (d) plans for supervisors and security personnel in the event that a courthouse lockdown is ordered; and (e) a continuity of operations plan in the event that a courthouse’s operations are interrupted for a prolonged period of time. The commissioner shall provide the city council in writing with an annual report detailing the emergency and evacuation preparedness of each courthouse throughout New York City no later than January 20th of each year.
§2. This local law takes effect immediately.
LS 4113/Int. 1809-2017