ASSEMBLY, No. 3625

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 8, 2013

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  TIMOTHY J. EUSTACE

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblyman  DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblywoman  ANGELICA M. JIMENEZ

District 32 (Bergen and Hudson)

Assemblyman  JERRY GREEN

District 22 (Middlesex, Somerset and Union)

Assemblyman  BENJIE E. WIMBERLY

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman  SHAVONDA E. SUMTER

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen Wagner, Vainieri Huttle, Assemblyman Coughlin, Senators Ruiz, Beach, Cunningham and Greenstein

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires emergency operations plans in certain senior occupied buildings.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning emergency operations plans in senior occupied buildings, and amending P.L.2001, c.80.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Section 1 of P.L.2001, c.80 (C.52:27D-224.1) is amended to read as follows:

     1.    a.  An owner of a multiple dwelling, as defined under section 3 of P.L.1967, c.76 (C.55:13A-3), which is comprised of more than 20 dwelling units and reserves occupancy for residents who have attained the minimum age of 55, shall annually prepare and maintain an emergency building evacuation plan for the multiple dwelling, in coordination with the appropriate local fire and emergency response agencies.  A copy of the plan shall be filed with the municipal emergency management coordinator.

     If the health, safety or welfare of any resident of such a multiple dwelling cannot be maintained during the disruption of essential services as defined pursuant to section 2 of P.L.2003, c.53 (C.52:27D-224.2), the emergency evacuation plan shall provide for individualized evacuation of such a resident.

     b.    An owner of such a multiple dwelling, shall annually prepare and maintain an emergency building operations plan for the multiple dwelling, in coordination with the municipal emergency management coordinator, to prepare for any possible loss of essential services, such as adequate heat, water, hot water, electricity, gas, or telephone service, and any other substantial disruption to daily living that could result during an emergency.  A copy of the plan shall be filed with the municipal emergency management coordinator, and with any public utility, as defined in R.S.48:2-13, providing service to the multiple dwelling.

(cf: P.L.2003, c.53, s.1)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires age-restricted multiple dwelling owners to annually prepare and maintain emergency building operations plans.

     An owner of a multiple dwelling, comprised of more than 20 dwelling units, and reserving occupancy for residents of 55 years and older, will be required to maintain an emergency building operations plan in coordination with the municipal emergency management coordinator.  The plan would prepare the building for any possible loss of essential services, such as adequate heat, water, hot water, electricity, gas, or telephone service, and any other substantial disruption to daily living that could result during an emergency.  A copy of the plan would be filed with the municipal emergency management coordinator, and with any public utility providing service to the multiple dwelling.