assembly Bill A6672

Amended

Requires safer window coverings in child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 12 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6672A

Summary

Requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings on or after October 1, 2014, to install safer window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before October 1, 2014, to meet minimum safety standards established by ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012.

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Bill Details

Versions:
A6672
A6672A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง390-i, Soc Serv L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6672

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Children and Families

AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring safer
  window coverings in child day care centers,  public  institutions  for
  children and certain other facilities

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
390-i to read as follows:
  S  390-I.  SAFER  WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED.   1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE DEFINITIONS SET FORTH IN ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 SHALL APPLY.
  2. ANY AGENCY BOARDING HOME, GROUP HOME, CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, PUBLIC
INSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN, OR  ANY  AUTHORIZED  AGENCY  NOT  INCLUDING  A
FOSTER  HOME,  FAMILY  DAY  CARE  CENTER OR GROUP FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER
INSTALLING NEW OR REPLACEMENT  WINDOW  COVERINGS  ON  OR  AFTER  OCTOBER
FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND FOURTEEN, SHALL INSTALL WINDOW COVERINGS THAT MEET
THE REQUIREMENTS OF ANSI/WCMA  A100.1-2012  OR  ANY  SUCCESSOR  STANDARD
THERETO ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI PROCEDURES.
  3.  WINDOW COVERINGS IN PLACE BEFORE OCTOBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOUR-
TEEN IN ANY AGENCY BOARDING HOME, GROUP HOME, CHILD DAY CARE CENTER,  OR
PUBLIC INSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN OR ANY AUTHORIZED AGENCY NOT INCLUDING A
FOSTER  HOME,  FAMILY  DAY  CARE  CENTER OR GROUP FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER
SHALL:
  (A) MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF A VERSION OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1 THAT WAS IN
EFFECT AT THE TIME THAT THE COVERINGS WERE MANUFACTURED, INCLUDING STAN-
DARDS FOR:
  (I) ROMAN  SHADES,  ROLL-UP  SHADES,  WOVEN  SHADES,  AND  ALL  WINDOW
COVERINGS WITH EXPOSED AND UNSECURED CORDS;
  (II) HORIZONTAL BLINDS, CELLULAR SHADES, AND ALL WINDOW COVERINGS THAT
HAVE EXPOSED DRAW CORDS FOR THEIR OPERATION;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09905-02-3

A. 6672                             2

  (III)  VERTICAL  BLINDS  AND OTHER WINDOW COVERING PRODUCTS WITH LOOPS
UTILIZED IN THEIR OPERATION; OR
  (B)  BE  RETROFITTED WITH REPAIR KITS APPROVED BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT
SAFETY COMMISSION FOR DISTRIBUTION TO CONSUMERS BY THE  WINDOW  COVERING
SAFETY COUNCIL.
  4.  IF  A  PERSON FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION
THREE OF THIS SECTION, THE AUTHORIZED AGENCY MAY REQUIRE REPLACEMENT  OF
EXISTING  WINDOW  COVERINGS  WITH  SAFER  WINDOW COVERINGS THAT MEET THE
REQUIREMENTS OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 OR ANY SUCCESSOR STANDARD  THERETO
ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI PROCEDURES.
  S  2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2014. Effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

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