senate Bill S1302

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "automated external defibrillators access act"

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S1302 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6631
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Buildings Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Pub Bldg L; add §3000-e, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3087, A208
2009-2010: A1246

S1302 - Bill Texts

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Enacts the "automated external defibrillators access act"; requires all public buildings, stadiums, arenas and convention centers in cities with a population of over one million to be equipped with automated external defibrillators; requires employees to be trained in the use of such devices.

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BILL NUMBER:S1302

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public buildings law and the public health law,
in relation to enacting the "automated external defibrillators access
act"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To require owners or operators of stadiums, arenas or convention
centers to be equipped with and maintain automated external
defibrillators.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
This bill amends § 3 of the public buildings law by adding a new
subdivision 16 which requires large stadiums, arenas and convention
centers in major cities to equip, maintain and provide automated
external defibrillator equipment. This bill also amends the public
health law by adding a new section 3000-e which requires the
employees of such facilities to be trained in the use and operation
of automated external defibrillators by a nationally-recognized
organization.

JUSTIFICATION:
Heart attacks are one of the nation's leading causes of death.
Approximately 250,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest every
year. The odds of surviving such an attack in New York City are less
than 2%. Every minute that passes without defibrillation, reduces a
victims chance of survival by 10%. The key to survival is the speed
of the response. Automated external defibrillators greatly increase a
heart attack victim's chance of survival. The American Heart
Association estimates that as many as 100,000 deaths could be
prevented each year through the widespread deployment of
defibrillators. Seconds are critical when an individual suffers a
heart attack. It is essential that the State encourage businesses to
invest in life saving equipment. For that reason, automated external
defibrillators need to be readily available in large public buildings.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
A.1246/S.2569 (2009-2010)
A.208/S.3087(2011-2012)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall have become a law; provided, however that effective
immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or
regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its
effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed
on or before such effective date.

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

                                  1302

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the public buildings law and the public health  law,  in
  relation  to  enacting  the  "automated external defibrillators access
  act"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "automated external defibrillators access act".
  S 2.  Section 3 of the public buildings law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  16. IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF OVER ONE MILLION,  EQUIP,  MAINTAIN
AND  PROVIDE  AUTOMATED  EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR EQUIPMENT, AS DEFINED IN
PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF  SECTION  THREE  THOUSAND-B  OF  THE
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, IN QUANTITIES DEEMED ADEQUATE BY THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH
EQUIPMENT  SHALL  BE  READILY ACCESSIBLE FOR USE DURING MEDICAL EMERGEN-
CIES. ANY INFORMATION DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  ACCOM-
PANY  SUCH  EQUIPMENT. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH TRAINING COURSES
BY A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (D)  OF
SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION THREE THOUSAND-B OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW,
FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHOM THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS SHALL  BE  TRAINED  IN
THE USE OF SUCH AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR EQUIPMENT.
  S  3.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3000-e
to read as follows:
  S 3000-E. AUTOMATED  EXTERNAL  DEFIBRILLATORS;  STADIUMS,  ARENAS  AND
CONVENTION  CENTERS  IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF OVER ONE MILLION. IN
CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF OVER ONE MILLION, ALL STADIUMS,  ARENAS  AND
CONVENTION  CENTERS  WITH  OCCUPANCIES  OF  OVER  FIVE THOUSAND SHALL BE
EQUIPPED WITH AND MAINTAIN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS AS  DEFINED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04197-01-3

S. 1302                             2

IN  PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND-B OF THIS
ARTICLE. EMPLOYEES OF SUCH STADIUMS, ARENAS OR CONVENTION CENTERS  SHALL
BE  TRAINED BY A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION, AS DEFINED IN PARA-
GRAPH  (D)  OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND-B OF THIS ARTI-
CLE. THE OWNERS OR OPERATORS OF  SUCH  STADIUMS,  ARENAS  OR  CONVENTION
CENTERS  SHALL PROVIDE SUCH AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS IN QUANTI-
TIES DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMISSIONER. SUCH EQUIPMENT SHALL BE READ-
ILY ACCESSIBLE FOR  USE  DURING  MEDICAL  EMERGENCIES.  ANY  INFORMATION
DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ACCOMPANY SUCH EQUIPMENT.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it  shall have become a law; provided, however that effective immediate-
ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

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