senate Bill S7052

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits the state fire prevention and building code council from requiring installation of automatic sprinkler systems in one and two-family dwellings

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Apr 26, 2012 referred to finance

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S7052 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง156 & 381, Exec L

S7052 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the state fire prevention and building code council from requiring installation of automatic sprinklers in one- and two-family dwellings; directs the office of fire prevention and control to provide written materials on the benefits and costs of automatic sprinkler systems.

S7052 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7052 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7052

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation  to  automatic  sprinkler
  system requirements for one and two-family dwellings

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

  Section 1. Section 156 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. PROVIDE WRITTEN MATERIALS TO CONSUMERS WHICH DETAIL  THE  BENEFITS
OF  AND  INCLUDE  THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTE-
NANCE OF AN AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM.
  S 2. Section 381 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THE
COUNCIL SHALL NOT ADOPT  SECTION  R312.2  (RELATING  TO  AUTOMATIC  FIRE
SPRINKLER  SYSTEMS IN ONE AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS) OF THE INTERNATIONAL
RESIDENTIAL CODE (2009 EDITION) OR ANY SUCCESSOR REVISION THEREOF  WITH-
OUT  SPECIFIC  LEGISLATIVE  AUTHORIZATION.  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT THE
FOREGOING SHALL NOT PREVENT THE COUNCIL FROM APPROVING A  MORE  RESTRIC-
TIVE LOCAL STANDARD FOR A MUNICIPALITY IN CONNECTION WITH FIRE SPRINKLER
SYSTEMS.
  EACH  BUILDER  OF  A  ONE OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING, PRIOR TO
ENTERING INTO A PURCHASE AGREEMENT, SHALL PROVIDE THE BUYER WITH  INFOR-
MATION PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE WHICH DETAILS THE BENEFITS OF AND INCLUDES
THE  COSTS  ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF AN AUTO-
MATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM.   UPON REQUEST OF  THE  BUYER  THE  BUILDER
SHALL,  AT  THE  BUYER'S  EXPENSE,  INSTALL  AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER
SYSTEM IN A ONE OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15269-02-2

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