City Council - Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
Int. No. 1383
By Council members Crowley, Levine and Deutsch
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring New York city emergency responders to use appropriate bulletproof vests.
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 15-131 to read as follows:
15-131 Bulletproof vests. Where the department requires the use of bulletproof vests, such vests shall:
a. Be covered by their manufacturer's warranty
b. Have not been in use for more than five years
c. Have never been struck by any projectile from a firearm, or any similar projectile
d. Fit their user properly in such a manner that they provide the protection for which they were designed.
e. Meet the standard for ballistic resistance classification IIIA as determined by the national institute of justice or any successor national institute of justice standard; and
f. Not be damaged in any other way that would substantially affect performance;
2.This local law takes effect 6 months after it becomes a law.