senate Bill S6721A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires cordless window coverings in child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 18, 2012 amended on third reading 6721a
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.507
Mar 13, 2012 referred to social services

S6721 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7627C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-i, Soc Serv L

S6721 - Summary

Requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings on or after October 1, 2013, to install cordless window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before October 1, 2013, to meet minimum safety standards established in regulations jointly adopted by the department of children and family services and the department of education.

S6721 - Sponsor Memo

S6721 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6721

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  cord-
  less  window  coverings in child day care centers, public institutions
  for children and certain other facilities

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
390-i to read as follows:
  S 390-I. CORDLESS WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED. 1. FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS SET FORTH BELOW:
  (A)  "BEADED CHAIN" MEANS A SERIES OF SMALL SPHERES, EQUALLY SPACED ON
A CORD OR CONNECTED BY METAL SHAFTS USED TO RAISE  AND  LOWER  A  WINDOW
COVERING.
  (B)  "CORD LOOP" MEANS A CURVING OR DOUBLING OF A BEADED CHAIN OR CORD
TO FORM A CLOSED LOOP.
  (C) "CORDLESS WINDOW COVERING" MEANS:
  (I) A HORIZONTAL BLIND OR CELLULAR SHADE THAT HAS NO DRAW CORD AND THE
INTERNAL LIFT CORD RUNS IN THE SLATS OF THE HORIZONTAL BLIND SO THAT THE
CORD IS INCAPABLE OF FORMING A LOOP GREATER THAN 7.25 INCHES;
  (II) A ROMAN SHADE, ROLL-UP BLIND, OR WOVEN SHADE  THAT  HAS  NO  DRAW
CORD AND THE LIFT CORD IS COMPLETELY ENCLOSED SO THAT IT IS NOT ACCESSI-
BLE;
  (III)  A VERTICAL BLIND THAT HAS A WAND AS ITS OPERATING MECHANISM AND
DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY BEADED CHAINS, CORDED PULLEYS, OR OTHER  CORD  LOOP
OPERATING MECHANISMS; AND
  (IV) A ROLLER SHADE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN A CORD OR BEADED CHAIN.
  (D) "DRAW CORD" MEANS ANY FORM OF ROPE, STRAP, OR STRING USED TO RAISE
OR LOWER A WINDOW COVERING.
  (E)  "INTERNAL  LIFT  CORD"  MEANS A CORD THAT IS CONTAINED INSIDE THE
BODY AND RAILS OF THE BLIND OR SHADE.
  (F) "WAND" MEANS A ROD USED TO:
  (I) ROTATE A VERTICAL BLIND; OR
  (II) TILT A HORIZONTAL BLIND.

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

S6721A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7627C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-i, Soc Serv L

S6721A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings on or after October 1, 2013, to install cordless window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before October 1, 2013, to meet minimum safety standards established in regulations jointly adopted by the department of children and family services and the department of education.

S6721A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6721A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6721--A
    Cal. No. 507

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Social  Services  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring cord-
  less window coverings in child day care centers,  public  institutions
  for children and certain other facilities

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

  Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new  section
390-i to read as follows:
  S  390-I.  CORDLESS WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS SET FORTH BELOW:
  (A) "BEADED CHAIN" MEANS A SERIES OF SMALL SPHERES, EQUALLY SPACED  ON
A  CORD  OR  CONNECTED  BY METAL SHAFTS USED TO RAISE AND LOWER A WINDOW
COVERING.
  (B) "CORD LOOP" MEANS A CURVING OR DOUBLING OF A BEADED CHAIN OR  CORD
TO FORM A CLOSED LOOP.
  (C) "CORDLESS WINDOW COVERING" MEANS:
  (I) A HORIZONTAL BLIND OR CELLULAR SHADE THAT HAS NO DRAW CORD AND THE
INTERNAL LIFT CORD RUNS IN THE SLATS OF THE HORIZONTAL BLIND SO THAT THE
CORD IS INCAPABLE OF FORMING A LOOP GREATER THAN 7.25 INCHES;
  (II)  A  ROMAN  SHADE,  ROLL-UP BLIND, OR WOVEN SHADE THAT HAS NO DRAW
CORD AND THE LIFT CORD IS COMPLETELY ENCLOSED SO THAT IT IS NOT ACCESSI-
BLE;
  (III) A VERTICAL BLIND THAT HAS A WAND AS ITS OPERATING MECHANISM  AND
DOES  NOT  CONTAIN ANY BEADED CHAINS, CORDED PULLEYS, OR OTHER CORD LOOP
OPERATING MECHANISMS; AND
  (IV) A ROLLER SHADE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN A CORD OR BEADED CHAIN.
  (D) "DRAW CORD" MEANS ANY FORM OF ROPE, STRAP, OR STRING USED TO RAISE
OR LOWER A WINDOW COVERING.
  (E) "INTERNAL LIFT CORD" MEANS A CORD THAT  IS  CONTAINED  INSIDE  THE
BODY AND RAILS OF THE BLIND OR SHADE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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