senate Bill S6675

Amended

Requires notice to be given to the fire department with jurisdiction over a residential building where construction will utilize truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 26 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 23 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 23 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6675A
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6675B
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6675C
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1695
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A1869D

Summary

Requires notice to be given to the fire department with jurisdiction over a residential building where construction will utilize truss type, pre-engineered wood, or timber construction.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6675
S6675A
S6675B
S6675C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §382-b, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
A4857

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BILL NUMBER:S6675

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
notice requirements and enforcement for residential buildings with
truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Establishes notification
requirements for the use of truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber
construction in residential structures so that the fire entity with
jurisdiction over the structure is aware of the type of construction
that was used and can respond accordingly in the event of a fire.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the executive law by adding a new section § 382-b
that establishes notification requirements for the use of truss type,
pre-engineered wood or timber construction in residential structures.
Upon applying for a building permit for the erection or rehabilitation
of a residential structure where truss type, pre-engineered wood or
timber construction is being utilized, the property owner or the
property owner's representative shall indicate on the permit
application and a form provided by the New York State Fire Prevention
and Building Code Council that truss type construction is being used.
Upon receipt of the permit application and form, the municipality must
notify the Chief of the fire district, fire department or fire company
with jurisdiction over the structure, that truss type, pre-engineered
wood or timber construction is being utilized. As a condition of the
final receipt of a certificate of occupancy or certificate of
completion, a sticker designed and approved by the Council must be
affixed to the exterior of the electric pan box.

Subdivision 2 Requires the local building department or local code
enforcement official having jurisdiction over the residential
structure to consult with the county fire coordinator, local 911 and
fire protection dispatchers and the local fire protection provider, to
determine the manner. sufficient to warn persons conducting fire
control and other emergency operations of the existence of truss type,
pre-engineered wood or timber construction in the structure.

Section 2 sets the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: While truss construction is very durable, when
weakened by a fire, major components of a truss foundation can
collapse suddenly without warning. When responding to a fire
emergency, firefighters are unable to differentiate between a building
constructed of truss foundation or another type of construction. As a
result, in recent years truss constructions have been the cause of
many preventable deaths of firefighters. It is imperative that
firefighters are notified of the use of truss type construction so
they can take appropriate measures that will protect the lives of
residents and ensure their own safety. With the enactment of this
bill, emergency responders will be able to take proper precautions in
responding to a fire M a residential structure where truss type
construction was utilized.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.4857 (2012); A.11362 (2010)


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6675

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 notice requirements
  and enforcement for residential buildings with truss  type,  pre-engi-
  neered wood or timber construction

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section  382-b
to read as follows:
  S  382-B.   RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS WITH TRUSS TYPE, PRE-ENGINEERED WOOD
OR TIMBER CONSTRUCTION; NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.  1. A. ANY PERSON UTILIZING
TRUSS TYPE, PRE-ENGINEERED WOOD OR TIMBER CONSTRUCTION FOR THE  ERECTION
OF  ANY NEW RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE, FOR ANY ADDITION TO AN EXISTING RESI-
DENTIAL STRUCTURE, OR FOR ANY REHABILITATION OF AN EXISTING  RESIDENTIAL
STRUCTURE,  SHALL, UPON APPLICATION FOR A BUILDING PERMIT WITH THE MUNI-
CIPALITY HAVING JURISDICTION, INCLUDE ON  THE  PERMIT  APPLICATION  THAT
TRUSS   TYPE,  PRE-ENGINEERED  WOOD  OR  TIMBER  CONSTRUCTION  IS  BEING
UTILIZED.
  B. THE PROPERTY OWNER OR THE  PROPERTY  OWNER'S  REPRESENTATIVE  SHALL
COMPLETE  A  FORM  PROVIDED  BY THE COUNCIL DESIGNATING THE STRUCTURE AS
TRUSS TYPE, PRE-ENGINEERED WOOD OR TIMBER  CONSTRUCTION  AND  FILE  SUCH
FORM WITH THE APPLICATION FOR A BUILDING PERMIT.
  C.  UPON  RECEIVING  THE  APPLICATION FOR A BUILDING PERMIT AND A FORM
DESIGNATING THE STRUCTURE AS TRUSS TYPE, PRE-ENGINEERED WOOD  OR  TIMBER
CONSTRUCTION,  THE  MUNICIPALITY  HAVING  JURISDICTION  SHALL  NOTIFY BY
CERTIFIED MAIL, FACSIMILE, E-MAIL OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS,  THE  CHIEF
OF  THE  FIRE DISTRICT, FIRE DEPARTMENT OR FIRE COMPANY HAVING JURISDIC-
TION OVER THE STRUCTURE TO BE CREDITED, ADDED TO, OR MODIFIED, OR HIS OR
HER  DESIGNEE,  THAT  TRUSS  TYPE,   PRE-ENGINEERED   WOOD   OR   TIMBER
CONSTRUCTION IS BEING UTILIZED.
  D.  AS  A CONDITION OF THE FINAL RECEIPT OF A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
OR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, A STICKER DESIGNED  AND  APPROVED  BY  THE
COUNCIL SHALL BE AFFIXED TO THE EXTERIOR ELECTRIC PAN BOX.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03234-04-4

S. 6675                             2

  E.  THE PROPERTY OWNER OR HIS OR HER REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE RESPONSI-
BLE FOR MAINTAINING THE STICKER ON THE ELECTRIC PAN  BOX  OF  THE  RESI-
DENCE, AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH D OF THIS SUBDIVISION, AND SHALL REPLACE
THE  STICKER  WHEN ANY CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS ARE MADE TO THE ELECTRIC
PAN BOX OR THE STICKER IS DAMAGED.
  2. A. THE LOCAL BUILDING DEPARTMENT OR LOCAL CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL
HAVING  JURISDICTION OVER THE RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE TO BE ERECTED, ADDED
TO, OR MODIFIED, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE SHALL CONSULT  WITH  THE  COUNTY
FIRE  COORDINATOR,  LOCAL  911  AND FIRE PROTECTION DISPATCHERS, AND THE
LOCAL FIRE PROTECTION PROVIDER OR ENTITY DEEMED PERTINENT  TO  DETERMINE
THE  MANNER SUFFICIENT TO WARN PERSONS CONDUCTING FIRE CONTROL AND OTHER
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS OF THE EXISTENCE OF TRUSS TYPE, PRE-ENGINEERED WOOD
OR TIMBER CONSTRUCTION IN THE STRUCTURE.
  B. THE CHIEF OF THE FIRE DISTRICT, FIRE DEPARTMENT,  OR  FIRE  COMPANY
HAVING  JURISDICTION OVER THE RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE TO BE ERECTED, ADDED
TO, OR MODIFIED, OR HIS  OR  HER  DESIGNEE  SHALL  USE  THE  INFORMATION
PROVIDED  UNDER SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION TO WARN PERSONS CONDUCT-
ING FIRE CONTROL AND OTHER EMERGENCY  OPERATIONS  OF  THE  EXISTENCE  OF
TRUSS TYPE, PRE-ENGINEERED WOOD OR TIMBER CONSTRUCTION IN THE STRUCTURE.
  3.  THE COUNCIL SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS IT DEEMS NECES-
SARY TO CARRY INTO EFFECT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  4. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SHALL PROVIDE BY LOCAL LAW FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MAY PROVIDE FOR  JOINT
ENFORCEMENT  OF  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION BY AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO
ARTICLE FIVE-G OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW.
  5. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY CITY  WITH  A
POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE PERSONS.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become  a  law;  provided,  however,
that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
rule  or  regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed with-
in 180 days after the date on which this act shall have become a law.

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