senate Bill S3678A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires cordless window coverings in child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to children and families
Jun 21, 2013 recommitted to rules
Jun 18, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1437
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 14, 2013 print number 3678a
amend and recommit to children and families
Feb 11, 2013 referred to children and families

Votes

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Jun 18, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S3678A
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S3678 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-i, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6721A

S3678 - Summary

Requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings on or after October 1, 2016, to install cordless window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before October 1, 2016, to meet certain safety standards established.

S3678 - Sponsor Memo

S3678 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3678

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  cord-
  less  window  coverings in child day care centers, public institutions
  for children and certain other facilities

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
390-i to read as follows:
  S 390-I. CORDLESS WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED. 1. FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS SET FORTH BELOW:
  (A)  "BEADED CHAIN" MEANS A SERIES OF SMALL SPHERES, EQUALLY SPACED ON
A CORD OR CONNECTED BY METAL SHAFTS USED TO RAISE  AND  LOWER  A  WINDOW
COVERING.
  (B)  "CORD LOOP" MEANS A CURVING OR DOUBLING OF A BEADED CHAIN OR CORD
TO FORM A CLOSED LOOP.
  (C) "CORDLESS WINDOW COVERING" MEANS:
  (I) A HORIZONTAL BLIND OR CELLULAR SHADE THAT HAS NO DRAW CORD AND THE
INTERNAL LIFT CORD RUNS IN THE SLATS OF THE HORIZONTAL BLIND SO THAT THE
CORD IS INCAPABLE OF FORMING A LOOP GREATER THAN 7.25 INCHES;
  (II) A ROMAN SHADE, ROLL-UP BLIND, OR WOVEN SHADE  THAT  HAS  NO  DRAW
CORD AND THE LIFT CORD IS COMPLETELY ENCLOSED SO THAT IT IS NOT ACCESSI-
BLE;
  (III)  A VERTICAL BLIND THAT HAS A WAND AS ITS OPERATING MECHANISM AND
DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY BEADED CHAINS, CORDED PULLEYS, OR OTHER  CORD  LOOP
OPERATING MECHANISMS; AND
  (IV) A ROLLER SHADE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN A CORD OR BEADED CHAIN.
  (D) "DRAW CORD" MEANS ANY FORM OF ROPE, STRAP, OR STRING USED TO RAISE
OR LOWER A WINDOW COVERING.
  (E)  "INTERNAL  LIFT  CORD"  MEANS A CORD THAT IS CONTAINED INSIDE THE
BODY AND RAILS OF THE BLIND OR SHADE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05034-01-3

S3678A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-i, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6721A

S3678A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings on or after October 1, 2016, to install cordless window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before October 1, 2016, to meet certain safety standards established.

S3678A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3678A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3678--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and  Families  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  cord-
  less  window  coverings in child day care centers, public institutions
  for children and certain other facilities

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
390-i to read as follows:
  S 390-I. CORDLESS WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED. 1. FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS SET FORTH BELOW:
  (A)  "BEADED CHAIN" MEANS A SERIES OF SMALL SPHERES, EQUALLY SPACED ON
A CORD OR CONNECTED BY METAL SHAFTS USED TO RAISE  AND  LOWER  A  WINDOW
COVERING.
  (B)  "CORD LOOP" MEANS A CURVING OR DOUBLING OF A BEADED CHAIN OR CORD
TO FORM A CLOSED LOOP.
  (C) "CORDLESS WINDOW COVERINGS" INCLUDE:
  (I) A HORIZONTAL BLIND OR CELLULAR SHADE THAT HAS NO DRAW CORD AND THE
INTERNAL LIFT CORD RUNS IN THE SLATS OF THE HORIZONTAL BLIND SO THAT THE
CORD IS INCAPABLE OF FORMING A LOOP GREATER THAN 7.25 INCHES;
  (II) A ROMAN SHADE, ROLL-UP BLIND, OR WOVEN SHADE  THAT  HAS  NO  DRAW
CORD AND THE LIFT CORD IS COMPLETELY ENCLOSED SO THAT IT IS NOT ACCESSI-
BLE;
  (III)  A VERTICAL BLIND THAT HAS A WAND AS ITS OPERATING MECHANISM AND
DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY BEADED CHAINS, CORDED PULLEYS, OR OTHER  CORD  LOOP
OPERATING MECHANISMS; AND
  (IV) A ROLLER SHADE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN A CORD OR BEADED CHAIN.
  (D) "DRAW CORD" MEANS ANY FORM OF ROPE, STRAP, OR STRING USED TO RAISE
OR LOWER A WINDOW COVERING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05034-10-3

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