senate Bill S4180A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires colleges to provide written notification to students whether college-owned housing is equipped with sprinkler systems

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 25, 2013 signed chap.168
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.419
substituted for s4180b
Jun 20, 2013 substituted by a5715a
May 23, 2013 amended on third reading 4180b
Apr 29, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 24, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 23, 2013 1st report cal.419
Mar 19, 2013 print number 4180a
amend and recommit to higher education
Mar 13, 2013 referred to higher education

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S4180 - Bill Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6438, Ed L

S4180 - Bill Texts

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Requires colleges to provide written notification to students whether college-owned housing is equipped with sprinkler systems.

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BILL NUMBER:S4180

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
requiring colleges to notify students whether dormitories are equipped
with sprinkler systems

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to require that every college or
university in the state of New York notify their students, in writing,
whether or, not their assigned college owned housing facility is
equipped with a fire sprinkler or fire suppression system.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The education law is to be amended by adding a
new section 6438.

JUSTIFICATION: Kerry Rose Fitzsimons, a student at Marist College,
died in a fire in her off-campus housing unit in January 2012 along
with two other students. The unit was not equipped with a fire
sprinkler system. Her family and friends started the Kerry Rose
Foundation in her memory to warn and educate all college students and
their families about the importance of knowing whether or not their
assigned college housing is equipped with a fire sprinkler or other
fire suppression system. Most students and parents believe that all
college owned on-campus or off-campus living spaces are fitted with
this lifesaving fire protection equipment. Studies have indicated that
as much as 50% of college owned housing is not properly equipped with
fire sprinkler systems. Another disturbing fact is that housing is
assigned by the colleges, so students do not have an opportunity to
choose or select housing that is equipped (or not) with sprinkler
systems. Clearly then, college students and families should be
informed of matters - like fire safety - that affect their personal
safety.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4180

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring colleges  to
  notify  students  whether  dormitories  are  equipped  with  sprinkler
  systems

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

  Section  1.  The education law is amended by adding a new section 6438
to read as follows:
  S 6438. NOTIFICATION  OF  SPRINKLER  SYSTEMS  IN  DORMITORIES.    EACH
COLLEGE  SHALL  NOTIFY  EACH  INCOMING STUDENT WHO WILL BE RESIDING IN A
DORMITORY UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE COLLEGE WHETHER THE DORMITORY IS
EQUIPPED WITH A SPRINKLER SYSTEM. FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,
"SPRINKLER SYSTEM" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED
FIFTY-FIVE-A OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08455-01-3

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S4180A - Bill Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6438, Ed L

S4180A - Bill Texts

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Requires colleges to provide written notification to students whether college-owned housing is equipped with sprinkler systems.

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BILL NUMBER:S4180A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
requiring colleges to notify students whether dormitories are equipped
with sprinkler systems

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to require that every college or
university in the state of New York notify their students, in writing,
whether or, not their assigned college owned housing facility is
equipped with a fire sprinkler or fire suppression system.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

The education law is to be amended by adding a new section 6438.

JUSTIFICATION:

Kerry Rose Fitzsimons, a student at Marist College, died in a fire in
her off-campus housing unit in January 2012 along with two other
students. The unit was not equipped with a fire sprinkler system. Her
family and friends started the Kerry Rose Foundation in her memory to
warn and educate all college students and their families about the
importance of knowing whether or not their assigned college housing is
equipped with a fire sprinkler or other fire suppression system. Most
students and parents believe that all college owned on-campus or
off-campus living spaces axe fitted with this lifesaving fire
protection equipment. Studies have indicated that as much as 50% of
college owned housing is not properly equipped with fire sprinkler
systems. Another disturbing fact is that housing is assigned by the
colleges, so students do not have an opportunity to choose or select
housing that is equipped (or not) with sprinkler systems. Clearly
then, college students and families should be informed of matters -
like fire safety - that affect their personal safety.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 4180--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring colleges  to
  notify  students  whether  dormitories  are  equipped  with  sprinkler
  systems

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

  Section  1.  The education law is amended by adding a new section 6438
to read as follows:
  S 6438. NOTIFICATION OF SPRINKLER  SYSTEMS  IN  ALL  COLLEGE  HOUSING.
EACH  COLLEGE SHALL PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO STUDENTS RESIDING IN
COLLEGE-OWNED HOUSING WITH REGARD TO WHETHER THE HOUSING IS  OR  IS  NOT
EQUIPPED  WITH  A  SPRINKLER  SYSTEM.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"SPRINKLER SYSTEM" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED
FIFTY-FIVE-A OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08455-04-3

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S4180B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6438, Ed L

S4180B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires colleges to provide written notification to students whether college-owned housing is equipped with sprinkler systems.

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BILL NUMBER:S4180B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
requiring colleges to notify students whether dormitories are equipped
with sprinkler systems

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to require that every college or
university in the state of New York notify their students, in writing,
whether or, not their assigned college owned housing facility is
equipped with a fire sprinkler or fire suppression system.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The education law is to be amended by adding a
new section 6438.

JUSTIFICATION: Kerry Rose Fitzsimons, a student at Marist College,
died in a fire in her off-campus housing unit in January 2012 along
with two other students. The unit was not equipped with a fire
sprinkler system. Her family and friends started the Kerry Rose
Foundation in her memory to warn and educate all college students and
their families about the importance of knowing whether or not their
assigned college housing is equipped with a fire sprinkler or other
fire suppression system. Host students and parents believe that all
college owned on-campus or off-campus living spaces axe fitted with
this lifesaving fire protection equipment. Studies have indicated that
as much as 501 of college owned housing is not properly equipped with
fire sprinkler systems. Another disturbing fact is that housing is
assigned by the colleges, so students do not have an opportunity to
choose or select housing that is equipped (or not} with sprinkler
systems. Clearly then, college students and families should be
informed of matters - like fire safety - that affect their personal
safety.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall rake effect immediately.

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

                                 4180--B
    Cal. No. 419

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ROBACH, ADDABBO, AVELLA, DILAN, FLANAGAN, KRUEGER,
  MONTGOMERY, STAVISKY -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Higher Education --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a  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 requiring colleges  to
  notify  students  whether  dormitories  are  equipped  with  sprinkler
  systems

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

  Section  1.  The education law is amended by adding a new section 6438
to read as follows:
  S 6438. NOTIFICATION OF FIRE SAFETY  STANDARDS  AND  MEASURES  IN  ALL
COLLEGE-OWNED  OR  COLLEGE-OPERATED HOUSING.  EACH COLLEGE SHALL PROVIDE
WRITTEN  NOTIFICATION  TO  STUDENTS   RESIDING   IN   COLLEGE-OWNED   OR
COLLEGE-OPERATED  HOUSING  WITH  REGARD TO A DESCRIPTION OF SUCH HOUSING
FACILITY'S FIRE SAFETY SYSTEM, INCLUDING WHETHER THE HOUSING  IS  OR  IS
NOT  EQUIPPED WITH A SPRINKLER SYSTEM. EACH COLLEGE SHALL ALSO INDICATE,
WITHIN SUCH WRITTEN NOTIFICATION, HOW TO ACCESS THE CAMPUS  FIRE  SAFETY
REPORT  ON  STUDENT  HOUSING AS REQUIRED UNDER TITLE 20 OF THE U.S. CODE
SECTION 1092(I).  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,  "SPRINKLER  SYSTEM"
SHALL  HAVE  THE  SAME MEANING AS IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE-A OF
THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08455-06-3

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