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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S1203
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1203 - Details
S1203 - 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.
S1203 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1203 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to certain hotels, motels and motor courts with balconies PURPOSE: To protect young children by requiring hotels, motels and motor courts whose balconies have railings which are spaced more than 4" apart to notify the families of this condition and potential for young children to slip through the railings. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 states legislative findings and intent. Section 2 provides that the act shall be known as "Sammy's Law". Section 3 amends section 204-b of the general business law to require that hotels, motels and motor courts, that are not in compliance with current New York State building code, or the building code of the City of New York, if applicable, requirements pertaining to the space between railings, shall post in all covered rental units the following notice, or a substantially similar notice, in a conspicuous location at eye level on the door used to access the balcony from the unit in such a manner that a person exiting the unit through the door
S1203 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1203 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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.
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