senate Bill S6657

Amended

Requires the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code to address standards for the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 24 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6657A
  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6657B
  • 23 / May / 2014
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 23 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6657C
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1056
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8963A

Summary

Requires the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code to address standards for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings; requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8887
Versions:
S6657
S6657A
S6657B
S6657C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §378, Exec L; amd §27-981.2, NYC Ad Cd

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BILL NUMBER:S6657

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
requiring the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code
to address standards for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors
in restaurants and other commercial buildings; and to amend the
administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring
the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other
commercial buildings

PURPOSE: This legislation would require the installation of carbon
monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings in
New York State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 378 of the Executive Law and Section
27-981.2 of the administrative code of the City of New York are
amended to require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in
restaurants and other commercial buildings that have appliances,
devices or systems that mat emit carbon monoxide.

JUSTIFICATION: Recently, a carbon monoxide leak tragically killed a
Long Island restaurant manager and sickened nearly 30 people. The
carbon monoxide poisoning came from a malfunctioning water heater flue
pipe in the basement of the establishment.

Under current New York State law, every one or two-family home,
condominium, cooperative and each unit of a multiple dwelling must
have a working carbon monoxide detector. This law does not apply to
restaurants and other commercial buildings.

This legislation would require the installation of carbon monoxide
detectors in restaurants and commercial buildings in New York State.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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

                                  6657

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction
  and Community Development

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the New York
  state uniform fire prevention and building code to  address  standards
  for  the  installation of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and
  other commercial buildings; and to amend the  administrative  code  of
  the  city  of  New  York, in relation to requiring the installation of
  carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other  commercial  build-
  ings

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

  Section 1. Section 378 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 5-d to read as follows:
  5-D. STANDARDS FOR INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS REQUIRING
THAT EVERY RESTAURANT AND COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN THE STATE OR ANY MULTI-
PLE DWELLINGS SHALL HAVE INSTALLED AN OPERABLE CARBON MONOXIDE  DETECTOR
OF  SUCH  MANUFACTURE,  DESIGN  AND INSTALLATION STANDARDS AS ARE ESTAB-
LISHED BY THE  COUNCIL.  CARBON  MONOXIDE  DETECTORS  REQUIRED  BY  THIS
SECTION  ARE  REQUIRED  ONLY WHERE THE RESTAURANT OR COMMERCIAL BUILDING
HAS APPLIANCES, DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THAT MAY EMIT CARBON MONOXIDE OR  HAS
AN ATTACHED GARAGE.
  S  2.  Section  27-981.2 of the administrative code of the city of New
York, as amended by local law number 7 of the city of New York  for  the
year 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  S 27-981.2 Carbon monoxide detecting devices; where required. a. Every
dwelling  unit  in  a  building  within occupancy groups J-1, J-2 or J-3
where a fossil fuel-burning furnace or  boiler  is  located,  and  every
dwelling  unit  in  a building that is in close proximity to a source of
carbon monoxide, as such proximity is established by the  rules  promul-
gated  by  the commissioner in consultation with the fire department and
the department of health and mental hygiene, shall be equipped  with  an
operational carbon monoxide detecting device approved in accordance with
the  rules promulgated by the commissioner in consultation with the fire

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14150-01-4

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department and the department of health  and  mental  hygiene,  provided
that  there  shall  be  installed  at least one approved and operational
carbon monoxide detecting  device  within  fifteen  feet  of  each  room
lawfully  used  for  sleeping  purposes.  Such carbon monoxide detecting
device may be combined with a smoke detecting device that complies  with
the provisions of this title and any applicable rules promulgated there-
under.
  b.  In  every  building  classified  in occupancy group G or occupancy
group H-2, at least one approved and operational carbon monoxide detect-
ing device shall be installed in accordance with  rules  promulgated  by
the  commissioner  in  consultation  with  the  fire  department and the
department of health and mental hygiene.
  c. IN EVERY BUILDING CLASSIFIED IN OCCUPANCY GROUPS F-1, F-3 AND  F-4,
AT  LEAST  ONE APPROVED AND OPERATIONAL CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTING DEVICE
SHALL BE INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES PROMULGATED BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE.
  D. The provisions of this article shall apply retroactively  to  every
building, in accordance with the provisions of subdivision a or subdivi-
sion  b  of  this  section,  irrespective  of  when  such  building  was
constructed or a certificate of occupancy for such building was issued.
  [d.] E. The provisions of this article may be enforced by the  depart-
ment,  the  fire department, the department of health and mental hygiene
and the department of housing preservation and development.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

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