senate Bill S4610A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires builders of one- and two-family dwellings having less than 3 stories to provide buyers with information on the installation and maintenance of automatic fire sprinkler systems

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 05, 2014 signed chap.201
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.945
substituted for s4610a
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a7916a
Jun 09, 2014 amended on third reading 4610a
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.945
Mar 10, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to consumer protection
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2013 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1530
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 20, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Apr 15, 2013 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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May 28, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 10, 2014 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S4610
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committee
10
Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 10, 2014

aye wr (1)

Jun 20, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S4610
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committee
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Nay
1
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0
Absent
0
Excused
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May 20, 2013 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

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Nay
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0
Absent
0
Excused
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Committee Vote: May 20, 2013

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Bill Amendments

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S4610 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7916A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 35-F §§759 & 759-a, Gen Bus L; amd §156, Exec L

S4610 - Bill Texts

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Requires builders of one- and two-family dwellings having less than 3 stories to provide buyers with information on the installation and maintenance of automatic fire sprinkler systems.

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BILL NUMBER:S4610

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law and the
executive law, in relation to automatic sprinkler system requirements
for one- and two-family dwellings; and providing for the repeal of
such provisions upon certain conditions

PURPOSE:

This bill would require any builder who is contracting to construct a
one or two family residence under three stories in height to provide
the buyer with information prepared by the Office of Fire Prevention
and Control regarding the installation of fire sprinklers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends the General Business law by adding a
new article 35-F which requires that every builder of a one or two
family residential dwelling, under three stories high, to provide
information developed by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control on
the installation of fire sprinklers.

Section 2 amends section 156 of the Executive law to authorize the
Office of Fire Prevention and Control provide written materials to
consumers and builders which detail the benefits of and include the
costs associated with the installation and maintenance of an automatic
sprinkler system.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill would ensure that buyers of newly constructed one or two
family homes are provided with information about the benefits and
costs associated with automatic fire sprinkler systems prior to having
a residence constructed. Potential buyers would be given information
which is prepared by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control. This
information would enable buyers to make an informed decision as to
whether to include automatic fire sprinklers in their new home. If a
buyer decides to include fire sprinklers, the builder would be
required to install them.

There are fire safety benefits to including a fire sprinkler system.
Costs, however, can significantly impact affordability. For example,
costs can increase when the well or public water supply does not have
sufficient pressure to deliver the amount of water needed for a
residential system to effectively operate. This may be a particular
problem in rural areas where well water is commonly used. The added
costs of pressurizing the sprinkler system may make the costs rise
disproportionately to the cost of home.

The home buyer is currently responsible for a decision as to whether
to incorporate automatic sprinklers into their newly constructed home.
Passage of this bill will aid the home buyer in making an informed
decision.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect 120 days after becoming a law.

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

                                  4610

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to automatic sprinkler system requirements for one- and two-
  family dwellings; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  certain conditions

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article
35-F to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 35-F
                       FIRE SPRINKLER INFORMATION
SECTION 759.   DEFINITIONS.
        759-A. DISCLOSURE  OF  AUTOMATIC  FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM INFORMA-
                 TION.
  S 759. DEFINITIONS. WHEN USED IN THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING  TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "BUILDER" MEANS ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP OR OTHER ENTI-
TY CONTRACTING WITH AN OWNER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ONE- OR TWO-FAMI-
LY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING LESS THAN THREE STORIES.
  2.  "BUYER"  MEANS  ANY  PERSON  OR PERSONS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED OR WHO
INTEND TO CONTRACT WITH A BUILDER FOR THE  CONSTRUCTION  OF  A  ONE-  OR
TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING LESS THAN THREE STORIES.
  S  759-A. DISCLOSURE OF AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM INFORMATION. A
BUILDER OF A ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING  HAVING  LESS  THAN
THREE  STORIES,  PRIOR  TO  ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF
SUCH DWELLING WITH A BUYER, SHALL PROVIDE THE BUYER WITH A COPY OF WRIT-
TEN MATERIALS PREPARED BY THE OFFICE  OF  FIRE  PREVENTION  AND  CONTROL
PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION TWENTY OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX OF THE
EXECUTIVE LAW, WHICH DETAILS THE BENEFITS  OF  AND  INCLUDES  THE  COSTS
ASSOCIATED  WITH  THE  INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF AN AUTOMATIC FIRE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09422-02-3

S. 4610                             2

SPRINKLER SYSTEM. UPON REQUEST OF THE BUYER, THE BUILDER SHALL,  AT  THE
BUYER'S EXPENSE, INSTALL AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM IN SUCH ONE-
OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING LESS THAN THREE STORIES.
  S  2.  Section  156  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20. PROVIDE WRITTEN MATERIALS TO CONSUMERS AND BUILDERS  WHICH  DETAIL
THE  BENEFITS  OF AND INCLUDE THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION
AND MAINTENANCE OF AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER  SYSTEM  FOR  A  ONE-  OR
TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have  become a law; provided that, effective immediately, the
office of fire prevention and control  is  authorized  and  directed  to
prepare  the  materials required by subdivision 20 of section 156 of the
executive law, as added by section two of this act, on  or  before  such
effective date; and provided, further, that this act shall expire and be
deemed  repealed  upon  the effective date of provisions of the New York
state uniform fire prevention and building code which are equivalent  to
the terms of section 312.2 (relating to automatic fire sprinkler systems
in  one-  or  two-family  dwellings under three stories) of the Interna-
tional Residential Code (2009 edition) or any successor reversions ther-
eof requiring fire sprinklers for one-  or  two-family  dwellings  under
three  stories;  provided that the state fire administrator shall notify
the legislative bill drafting  commission  upon  the  adoption  of  such
provisions  of  the  New York state uniform fire prevention and building
code in order that the commission may maintain an  accurate  and  timely
effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New
York  in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the
legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.

Co-Sponsors

S4610A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7916A
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 35-F §§759 & 759-a, Gen Bus L; amd §156, Exec L

S4610A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires builders of one- and two-family dwellings having less than 3 stories to provide buyers with information on the installation and maintenance of automatic fire sprinkler systems.

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BILL NUMBER:S4610A REVISED 6/16/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law and the
executive law, in relation to automatic sprinkler system requirements
for one- and two-family dwellings; and providing for the repeal of
such provisions upon certain conditions

PURPOSE: This bill would require any builder who is contracting to
construct a one or two family residence under three stories in height
to provide the buyer with information prepared by the Office of Fire
Prevention and Control regarding the installation of fire sprinklers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends the General Business law by adding a
new article 35-F which requires that every builder of a one or two
family residential dwelling, under three stories high, to provide
information developed by the Office of Fire Prevention and Control on
the installation of fire sprinklers.

Section 2 amends section 156 of the Executive law to authorize the
Office of Fire Prevention and Control provide written materials to
consumers and builders which detail the benefits of and include factor
affecting the costs associated with the installation and maintenance
of an automatic sprinkler system.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would ensure that buyers of newly
constructed one or two family homes are provided with information
about the benefits and costs associated with automatic fire sprinkler
systems prior to having a residence constructed. Potential buyers
would be given information which is prepared by the Office of Fire
Prevention and Control. This information would enable buyers to make
an informed decision as to whether to include automatic fire
sprinklers in their new home. If a buyer decides to include fire
sprinklers, the builder would be required to install them. Passage of
this bill will aid the home buyer in making an informed decision.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4610-2013-Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 120 days after becoming a
law.

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

                                 4610--A
    Cal. No. 945

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. YOUNG, DeFRANCISCO, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer
  Protection  --  recommitted to the Committee on Consumer Protection in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said
  committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported favor-
  ably  from said committee, 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 general business  law  and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to automatic sprinkler system requirements for one- and two-
  family dwellings; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
  certain conditions

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article
35-F to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 35-F
                       FIRE SPRINKLER INFORMATION
SECTION 759.   DEFINITIONS.
        759-A. DISCLOSURE  OF  AUTOMATIC  FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM INFORMA-
                 TION.
  S 759. DEFINITIONS. WHEN USED IN THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING  TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "BUILDER" MEANS ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP OR OTHER ENTI-
TY CONTRACTING WITH AN OWNER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ONE- OR TWO-FAMI-
LY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING LESS THAN THREE STORIES.
  2.  "BUYER"  MEANS  ANY  PERSON  OR PERSONS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED OR WHO
INTEND TO CONTRACT WITH A BUILDER FOR THE  CONSTRUCTION  OF  A  ONE-  OR
TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING LESS THAN THREE STORIES.
  S  759-A. DISCLOSURE OF AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM INFORMATION. A
BUILDER OF A ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING  HAVING  LESS  THAN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09422-06-4

S. 4610--A                          2

THREE  STORIES,  PRIOR  TO  ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF
SUCH DWELLING WITH A BUYER, SHALL PROVIDE THE BUYER WITH A COPY OF WRIT-
TEN MATERIALS PREPARED BY THE OFFICE  OF  FIRE  PREVENTION  AND  CONTROL
PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION TWENTY-ONE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX OF
THE EXECUTIVE LAW, WHICH DETAILS THE BENEFITS OF  AND  INCLUDES  FACTORS
THAT  CAN  AFFECT THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTE-
NANCE OF AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM.  UPON REQUEST OF THE BUYER,
THE BUILDER SHALL, AT THE BUYER'S EXPENSE,  INSTALL  AN  AUTOMATIC  FIRE
SPRINKLER  SYSTEM IN SUCH ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING
LESS THAN THREE STORIES.
  S 2. Section 156 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 21 to read as follows:
  21.  PROVIDE  WRITTEN MATERIALS TO CONSUMERS AND BUILDERS WHICH DETAIL
THE BENEFITS OF AND INCLUDE THE FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT COSTS ASSOCIATED
WITH THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF  AN  AUTOMATIC  FIRE  SPRINKLER
SYSTEM FOR A ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it  shall  have  become a law; provided that, effective immediately, the
office of fire prevention and control  is  authorized  and  directed  to
prepare  the  materials required by subdivision 21 of section 156 of the
executive law, as added by section two of this act, on  or  before  such
effective date; and provided, further, that this act shall expire and be
deemed  repealed  upon  the effective date of provisions of the New York
state uniform fire prevention and building code which are equivalent  to
the terms of section 313.2 (relating to automatic fire sprinkler systems
in  one-  or  two-family  dwellings under three stories) of the Interna-
tional Residential Code (2009 edition) or any successor reversions ther-
eof requiring fire sprinklers for one-  or  two-family  dwellings  under
three  stories;  provided that the state fire administrator shall notify
the legislative bill drafting  commission  upon  the  adoption  of  such
provisions  of  the  New York state uniform fire prevention and building
code in order that the commission may maintain an  accurate  and  timely
effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New
York  in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the
legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.

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