S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
Cal. No. 419
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
March 13, 2013
Introduced by Sens. ROBACH, ADDABBO, AVELLA, DILAN, FLANAGAN, KRUEGER,
MONTGOMERY, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education --
committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
tee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading,
amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring colleges to
notify students whether dormitories are equipped with sprinkler
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6438
to read as follows:
S 6438. NOTIFICATION OF FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS AND MEASURES IN ALL
COLLEGE-OWNED OR COLLEGE-OPERATED HOUSING. EACH COLLEGE SHALL PROVIDE
WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO STUDENTS RESIDING IN COLLEGE-OWNED OR
COLLEGE-OPERATED HOUSING WITH REGARD TO A DESCRIPTION OF SUCH HOUSING
FACILITY'S FIRE SAFETY SYSTEM, INCLUDING WHETHER THE HOUSING IS OR IS
NOT EQUIPPED WITH A SPRINKLER SYSTEM. EACH COLLEGE SHALL ALSO INDICATE,
WITHIN SUCH WRITTEN NOTIFICATION, HOW TO ACCESS THE CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY
REPORT ON STUDENT HOUSING AS REQUIRED UNDER TITLE 20 OF THE U.S. CODE
SECTION 1092(I). FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "SPRINKLER SYSTEM"
SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE-A OF
THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.