senate Bill S2995

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires hotels with balconies to notify purchasers of rooms of certain safety issues

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S2995 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง204-b, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5162

S2995 - Summary

Enacts "Sammy's law"; requires every person, firm, corporation or limited liability company engaged in the business of furnishing public lodging accommodations in hotels, motels or motor courts who are not in compliance with current New York state uniform fire prevention and building code requirements for open guards (balcony railings) to notify purchasers of rooms of certain safety issues.

S2995 - Sponsor Memo

S2995 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2995

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to certain hotels,
  motels and motor courts with balconies

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings and intent.  The legislature finds and
declares  that  public  lodging  accommodations  with  rental units that
include balconies with railings containing balusters  spaced  more  than
four  inches  apart  pose  a threat to the safety of young children. The
legislature further finds  that  parents  of  young  children  occupying
rental  units  with such balconies should be made aware of the potential
danger such balconies may pose to young children.
  Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature to require hotel, motel
and motor court operators with balconies that do not  meet  the  current
requirements set forth in the New York state uniform fire prevention and
building  code  or building code of the city of New York, if applicable,
to post a notice in informing lodgers of  such  condition.  This  legis-
lation  shall  not be construed to mean that hotel, motel or motor court
buildings lawfully grandfathered under the laws creating  the  New  York
state uniform fire prevention and building code and building code of the
city of New York are in any way out of compliance with such codes.
  S 2. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Sammy's law".
  S 3. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 204-b
to read as follows:
  S  204-B.  HOTELS  WITH BALCONIES; REQUIREMENTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSE OF
THIS SECTION:
  (A) "COVERED RENTAL UNIT" SHALL MEAN ANY ROOM OFFERED  TO  THE  PUBLIC
FOR  LODGING ACCOMMODATION THAT INCLUDES A BALCONY, SOLELY ACCESSIBLE BY
THE OCCUPANT OR OCCUPANTS OF SUCH ROOM, THAT:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07462-01-1

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