senate Bill S3968A

Removes the requirement for annual visual inspections of school buildings

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 01 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.227
  • 20 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 21 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 25 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.259
  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 13 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 3968A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6442A

Summary

Removes the requirement for annual visual inspections of school buildings.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6442A
Versions:
S3968
S3968A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง409-d, Ed L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3968--A
    Cal. No. 259

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, LATIMER, MARTINS, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education  in  accordance
  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed
  by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,
  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to removing the  require-
  ment  for annual visual inspections of school buildings; and providing
  for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 409-d of the education law, as
added by section 1 of part B of chapter 56  of  the  laws  of  1998,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1.  Program establishment. The commissioner is authorized and directed
to establish, develop and monitor a comprehensive public school building
safety program which shall include a uniform inspection,  safety  rating
and monitoring system. Such program shall [require the annual inspection
of  all  public school buildings throughout New York state;] establish a
safety rating system for such school buildings to assess  the  need  for
maintenance,  repairs,  rehabilitation, reconstruction, construction and
other improvements related to the structural integrity and overall safe-
ty of public school buildings including  but  not  limited  to  building
systems  related  to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning, sanitation and health, fire and accident  protection;  and
require that such ratings be used for the purpose of developing a build-
ings  condition  survey  as  required  pursuant  to  subdivision four of
section thirty-six hundred forty-one of this chapter  and  a  five  year
facilities  plan  as required pursuant to clause (i) of subparagraph two

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09539-03-4

S. 3968--A                          2

of paragraph b of subdivision six of section thirty-six hundred  two  of
this chapter.
  S  2.  The commissioner of education shall review the effectiveness of
repealing the requirement for the annual inspection of all public school
buildings throughout New York state and make recommendations on  whether
school districts should continue to be exempt from such inspection. Such
report  shall be issued to the governor and the legislature on or before
January 1, 2019.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately,  provided  however,  that
the  provisions  of  section  one of this act shall expire and be deemed
repealed June 30, 2019.

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