senate Bill S7677

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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  • 28 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1518
  • 18 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8875C

Summary

Requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings in NYC.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8875C
Versions:
S7677
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง27-981.2, NYC Ad Cd

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BILL NUMBER:S7677

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of
New York, in relation to requiring the installation and maintenance of
carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial
buildings

PURPOSE:

This legislation would require the installation of carbon monoxide
detecting devices in restaurants and other commercial buildings in New
York City.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 27-981.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York is
amended to require the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide
detecting device or devices in every building classified in occupancy
groups F-1, F-3 and F-4.

The device or devices shall be installed and maintained in accordance
with rules promulgated by the Commissioner in consultation with the
fire department and the department of health and mental hygiene.

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 City Administrative Code, every dwelling unit
with occupancy groups J-1, J-2, J-3, G or H-2 must have a working
carbon monoxide detecting device. The code does not apply to
restaurants and other commercial buildings, F-1, F-3 and F-4.

This legislation would require the installation of carbon monoxide
detecting devices in restaurants and commercial buildings in New York
City.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7677

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 28, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MARCELLINO,  FELDER,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN,
  PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Cities

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to requiring  the  installation  and  maintenance  of  carbon
  monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings

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

  Section 1.  Section 27-981.2 of the administrative code of the city of
New York, as added 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
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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15358-01-4

S. 7677                             2

SHALL  BE  INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES PROMULGATED
BY THE COMMISSIONER 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 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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