Senate Bill S478

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows the placement of fresh cut evergreen trees in public buildings and governmental facilities

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S478 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9416
Current Committee:
Assembly Governmental Operations
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §378, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2945, A6725

2011-S478 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides an exemption to certain uniform fire prevention and building code standards for public buildings and governmental facilities by allowing the placement of fresh cut evergreen trees therein.

2011-S478 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S478 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   478

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- 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 certain uniform fire
  prevention and building code standards

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph c of subdivision 4 of section 378 of the execu-
tive law, as added by chapter 707 of the laws of  1981,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  c.  no  combustible  material  shall  be  placed  in  such amounts and
locations as would cause existing fire protection equipment and  systems
to  be  substantially  overburdened, nor shall any material be placed in
such manner as would cause safe exit to be  significantly  impeded.  FOR
PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION  COMBUSTIBLE  MATERIAL SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE
DISPLAY OF FRESH CUT EVERGREEN TREES IN PLACES  OF  PUBLIC  ASSEMBLY  OR
GOVERNMENTAL  FACILITIES  THAT  ARE CONSTRUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARA-
GRAPH B OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND PROTECTED BY  FIRE  DETECTION  EQUIPMENT
PROVIDED  THAT THE FRESH CUT TREE IS (1) NOT DIRECTLY EXPOSED TO HEAT OR
UNLISTED ELECTRICAL DEVICES WHICH COULD CAUSE IGNITION; (2)  NOT  PLACED
IN  A  MANNER  WHICH UNREASONABLY RESTRICTS ACCESS TO A STAIRWELL AND/OR
EXIT; (3) PROPERLY CARED FOR TO INCLUDE ADEQUATE WATER ON A DAILY BASIS;
(4) IMMEDIATELY REMOVED IF DRYNESS IS EVIDENT; AND (5) IS SUPPORTED BY A
DEVICE THAT SHALL HOLD THE TREE SECURELY AND  BE  OF  ADEQUATE  SIZE  TO
AVOID TIPPING OVER THE TREE; and
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00490-01-1


              

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