senate Bill S5322

Vetoed Amended

Relates to all plumbing and electrical work performed on school buildings in Nassau or Suffolk county

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.695
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING (T) 5322A
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7804A
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.446
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 17 / Dec / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 29 / Dec / 2014
    • VETOED MEMO.582

Summary

Relates to all plumbing and electrical work performed on school buildings in Nassau or Suffolk county.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5322
S5322A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §408-c, Ed L; amd §101, Gen Muni L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5322

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law and the general
municipal law, in relation to plumbing and electrical work performed
on school buildings

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: The purpose of this bill is to
ensure electrical and plumbing work done on school buildings is
performed by licensed professionals if required by a local
municipality.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds a new section to Education Law,
and amends the General Municipal Law, to require all plumbing and
electrical work that is to be performed on any school building or
appurtenant facility be completed by a licensed plumber or licensed
electrician if required by the local municipality where the building
or facility is located.

JUSTIFICATION: Electrical and plumbing Projects are expensive and
have the potential to be dangerous if performed incorrectly. if the
work is not done properly, it may cause harm to the students, school
personnel, and the building itself.

This legislation would ensure that any electrical cr plumbing work
done to school buildings is carried out by licensed Professionals if
required by the local municipality. This will save school districts
money in the long run and lower property taxes, by helping to prevent
the potential remedtation and liability resulting from shoddy work.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5322

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and  the  general  municipal  law,  in
  relation to plumbing and electrical work performed on school buildings

  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  408-c
to read as follows:
  S  408-C.  PLUMBING  AND ELECTRICAL WORK.  ALL PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL
WORK PERFORMED BY AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR FIRM ON ANY SCHOOL BUILD-
ING OR APPURTENANT FACILITIES SHALL BE PERFORMED BY A  LICENSED  PLUMBER
OR  LICENSED  ELECTRICIAN AS APPROPRIATE, IF REQUIRED BY A LOCAL MUNICI-
PALITY WHERE THE BUILDING OR FACILITY IS LOCATED. SUCH LICENSED  PLUMBER
OR LICENSED ELECTRICIAN SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF HIS OR HER VALID LICENSE
PRIOR  TO COMMENCEMENT OF THE WORK DESIGNATED IN THE BID IF A LICENSE IS
REQUIRED BY A LOCAL MUNICIPALITY  WHERE  THE  BUILDING  OR  FACILITY  IS
LOCATED  OR,  IF  IT IS UNDER THE THRESHOLD REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION
ONE HUNDRED ONE OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, THEN THE GENERAL  CONTRAC-
TOR  SHALL  SUBMIT  A  COPY OF THE REQUIRED LICENSE FOR THE PLUMBING AND
ELECTRICAL  SUBCONTRACTORS.  NO  MUNICIPAL  PERMIT  OR   INSPECTION   IS
REQUIRED.
  S  2.  Section 101 of the general municipal law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. ALL PLUMBING  AND  ELECTRICAL  WORK  PERFORMED  BY  AN  INDEPENDENT
CONTRACTOR  OR  FIRM  ON  ANY  SCHOOL BUILDING OR APPURTENANT FACILITIES
SHALL BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED  PLUMBER  OR  LICENSED  ELECTRICIAN  AS
APPROPRIATE,  IF  REQUIRED BY A LOCAL MUNICIPALITY WHERE THE BUILDING OR
FACILITY IS LOCATED. SUCH LICENSED PLUMBER OR LICENSED ELECTRICIAN SHALL
PROVIDE A COPY OF HIS OR HER VALID LICENSE PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF  THE
WORK  DESIGNATED  IN THE BID IF A LICENSE IS REQUIRED BY A LOCAL MUNICI-
PALITY WHERE THE BUILDING OR FACILITY IS LOCATED OR, IF IT IS UNDER  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11081-01-3

S. 5322                             2

THRESHOLD REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THEN THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR
SHALL  SUBMIT  A COPY OF THE REQUIRED LICENSE FOR THE PLUMBING AND ELEC-
TRICAL SUBCONTRACTORS. NO MUNICIPAL PERMIT OR INSPECTION IS REQUIRED.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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