senate Bill S3968A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Removes the requirement for annual visual inspections of school buildings

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 21, 2014 signed chap.437
Nov 10, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.259
substituted for s3968a
Jun 17, 2014 substituted by a6442a
Jun 09, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 3968a
vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
Jun 09, 2014 returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 18, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 13, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 12, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 11, 2014 1st report cal.259
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 25, 2013 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 21, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 20, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 19, 2013 1st report cal.227
Mar 01, 2013 referred to education

Votes

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Mar 11, 2014 - Education committee Vote

S3968
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 19, 2013 - Education committee Vote

S3968
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

S3968 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6442A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §409-d, Ed L

S3968 - Summary

Removes the requirement for annual visual inspections of school buildings.

S3968 - Sponsor Memo

S3968 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3968

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to removing the  require-
  ment for annual visual inspections of school buildings

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 409-d of  the  education  law,  as
added  by  section  1  of  part  B of chapter 56 of the laws of 1998, is
amended to read as follows:
  1. Program establishment. The commissioner is authorized and  directed
to establish, develop and monitor a comprehensive public school building
safety  program  which shall include a uniform inspection, safety rating
and monitoring system. Such program shall [require the annual inspection
of all public school buildings throughout New York state;]  establish  a
safety  rating  system  for such school buildings to assess the need for
maintenance, repairs, rehabilitation, reconstruction,  construction  and
other improvements related to the structural integrity and overall safe-
ty  of  public  school  buildings  including but not limited to building
systems related to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation,  and  air
conditioning,  sanitation  and health, fire and accident protection; and
require that such ratings be used for the purpose of developing a build-
ings condition survey  as  required  pursuant  to  subdivision  four  of
section  thirty-six  hundred  forty-one  of this chapter and a five year
facilities plan as required pursuant to clause (i) of  subparagraph  two
of  paragraph  b of subdivision six of section thirty-six hundred two of
this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09539-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S3968A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6442A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §409-d, Ed L

S3968A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes the requirement for annual visual inspections of school buildings.

S3968A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3968--A
    Cal. No. 259

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, LATIMER, MARTINS, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education  in  accordance
  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed
  by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,
  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to removing the  require-
  ment  for annual visual inspections of school buildings; and providing
  for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 409-d of the education law, as
added by section 1 of part B of chapter 56  of  the  laws  of  1998,  is
amended to read as follows:
  1.  Program establishment. The commissioner is authorized and directed
to establish, develop and monitor a comprehensive public school building
safety program which shall include a uniform inspection,  safety  rating
and monitoring system. Such program shall [require the annual inspection
of  all  public school buildings throughout New York state;] establish a
safety rating system for such school buildings to assess  the  need  for
maintenance,  repairs,  rehabilitation, reconstruction, construction and
other improvements related to the structural integrity and overall safe-
ty of public school buildings including  but  not  limited  to  building
systems  related  to electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning, sanitation and health, fire and accident  protection;  and
require that such ratings be used for the purpose of developing a build-
ings  condition  survey  as  required  pursuant  to  subdivision four of
section thirty-six hundred forty-one of this chapter  and  a  five  year
facilities  plan  as required pursuant to clause (i) of subparagraph two

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

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