senate Bill S7374

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 16, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2012 1st report cal.739
May 02, 2012 referred to housing, construction and community development

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May 14, 2012 - Housing, Construction and Community Development committee Vote

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Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee Vote: May 14, 2012

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S7374 - Bill Details

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A10106
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Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง382, Exec L

S7374 - Bill Texts

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Relates to violations of the uniform fire prevention and building code.

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BILL NUMBER:S7374

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to violations of the uniform
fire prevention and building code

PURPOSE:
To subject persons who own buildings to
fines if a building
is constructed or used in violation of the uniform fire prevention
and building code in a manner that impedes egress during a fire or
other emergency evacuation.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the executive
law to impose a
fine of not less than $1,000 or more than $10,000 when the
construction or use of a building impedes egress from the building
during a fire or other emergency evacuation.

JUSTIFICATION:
In recent years, there has been a
proliferation of
buildings that have been altered or otherwise used in a manner that
violates the uniform fire prevention and building code in a manner
that impedes egress during a fire or other emergency. In many
instances, these unsafe conditions have resulted in the loss of life
to tenants and other occupants of these buildings. In at least one
instance, firefighters became trapped in a burning building when
partitions were installed to create additional living quarters
without regard to fire codes. This bill seeks to enhance penalties
that may be imposed for creating these unsafe conditions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  7374

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- 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  violations  of  the
  uniform fire prevention and building code

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

  Section 1. Section 382 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. WHERE THE CONSTRUCTION OR USE OF A BUILDING IS IN VIOLATION OF  ANY
PROVISION  OF  THE UNIFORM CODE OR ANY LAWFUL ORDER OBTAINED THEREUNDER,
AND SUCH VIOLATION IMPEDES EGRESS FROM A BUILDING DURING A FIRE OR OTHER
EMERGENCY EVACUATION, THE OWNER OF SUCH BUILDING SHALL BE SUBJECT  TO  A
FINE  OF  NOT  LESS  THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND
DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15692-01-2

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