senate Bill S5158A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the school buildings carbon monoxide act

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Jan 27, 2014 print number 5158a
amend and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jun 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
May 13, 2013 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S5158 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7524A
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §378, Exec L

S5158 - Bill Texts

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Enacts the school buildings carbon monoxide act requiring the building code to include standards for the installation of operable carbon monoxide detectors in every elementary and secondary school building within the state wherein the use of heating or other equipment poses a substantial risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.

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BILL NUMBER:S5158

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
enacting the "school buildings carbon monoxide act"

PURPOSE: To protect the health and safety of elementary and secondary
school students by requiring installation of carbon monoxide detectors
in all school buildings where the use of heating or other equipment
poses a substantial risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends Section 378 of the Executive law to provide that
the New York Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Council shall
adopt regulations requiring the installation of operable carbon
monoxide detectors in every elementary and secondary school building
within the state where the use of heating or other equipment poses a
substantial risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.

The regulations would provide that any carbon monoxide detection
equipment installed shall be listed by a nationally recognized testing
lab as meeting or exceeding American National Standards
Institute/Underwriters Laboratories (ANSI/UL) standard 2075 or ANSI/UL
standard 2034; and be installed in accordance with manufacturer's
instructions and installation requirements of national fire protection
association standard 720, 2012 edition.

For any new school buildings or substantially renovated, the
regulations prohibit installation of battery operated detection
equipment and require that a signal from a detector be automatically
transmitted to an approved supervising station.

Section two provides for a January 1, 2014 effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which can
cause nausea, headaches and dizziness. If it is allowed to build up in
closed quarters, it can be deadly.

This bill provides that the New York State Fire Prevention and
Building Code Council, given their expertise in life safety codes and
technology, implement regulations requiring the installation of
operable carbon monoxide detectors in every elementary and secondary
school building where the use of heating or other equipment poses a
substantial risk of exposure to carbon monoxide. It provides some
flexibility in existing occupancies of school buildings to allow for
the installation of detectors or alarms that meet or exceed ANSI/UL
2034 or ANSI/UL 2075 which would help control costs.

The importance of carbon monoxide detectors cannot be underestimated.
Installing carbon monoxide detectors in school buildings is a
cost-effective, reliable way to ensure that children, faculty and
support staff at schools are protected from carbon monoxide poisoning.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.


EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2014.

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

                                  5158

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

AN  ACT  to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting the "school
  buildings carbon monoxide act"

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

  Section 1. Section 378 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 17 to read as follows:
  17.  STANDARDS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF OPERABLE CARBON MONOXIDE DETEC-
TORS IN EVERY ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL BUILDING WITHIN THE  STATE
WHEREIN  THE  USE OF HEATING OR OTHER EQUIPMENT POSES A SUBSTANTIAL RISK
OF EXPOSURE TO CARBON MONOXIDE.
  A. SUCH REGULATIONS  SHALL  PROVIDE  THAT:  (I)  ANY  CARBON  MONOXIDE
DETECTION EQUIPMENT INSTALLED SHALL BE LISTED BY A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
TESTING  LABORATORY  AS MEETING OR EXCEEDING AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS
INSTITUTE/UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES (ANSI/UL) STANDARD 2075  OR  ANSI/UL
STANDARD  2034;  AND  (II)  CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTION EQUIPMENT SHALL BE
INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS AND INSTAL-
LATION REQUIREMENTS OF NATIONAL  FIRE  PROTECTION  ASSOCIATION  STANDARD
720, 2012 EDITION.
  B.  FOR  ANY SCHOOL BUILDING FOR WHICH A PERMIT FOR NEW OCCUPANCY OR A
PERMIT FOR RENOVATION IS ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO  THOUSAND
FIFTEEN,  SUCH  REGULATIONS  SHALL  (I) PROHIBIT THE INSTALLATION OF ANY
BATTERY-OPERATED CARBON MONOXIDE  DETECTION  EQUIPMENT  OR  ANY  PLUG-IN
CARBON  MONOXIDE  WARNING  EQUIPMENT  THAT  HAS A BATTERY AS ITS BACK-UP
POWER SOURCE; AND (II) REQUIRE THAT A  SIGNAL  FROM  A  CARBON  MONOXIDE
DETECTOR  SHALL  BE AUTOMATICALLY TRANSMITTED TO AN APPROVED SUPERVISING
STATION OR CONSTANTLY ATTENDED ON-SITE LOCATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10514-01-3

S5158A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7524A
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §378, Exec L

S5158A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Enacts the school buildings carbon monoxide act requiring the building code to include standards for the installation of operable carbon monoxide detectors in every elementary and secondary school building within the state wherein the use of heating or other equipment poses a substantial risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.

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BILL NUMBER:S5158A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to enact-
ing the "school buildings carbon monoxide act"

PURPOSE: To protect the health and safety of elementary and secondary
school students by requiring installation of carbon monoxide detectors
in all school buildings where the use of heating or other equipment
poses a substantial risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one amends Section 378 of the Executive law to provide that the
New York Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Council shall adopt
regulations requiring the installation of operable carbon monoxide
detectors in every elementary and secondary school building within the
state where the use of heating or other equipment poses a substantial
risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.

The regulations would provide that any carbon monoxide detection equip-
ment installed shall be listed by a nationally recognized testing lab as
meeting or exceeding American National Standards Institute/Underwriters
Laboratories (ANSI/UL) standard 2075 or ANSI/UL standard 2034; and be
installed in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and installa-
tion requirements of national fire protection association standard
720,2012 edition.

For any new school buildings or substantially renovated, the regulations
prohibit installation of battery operated detection equipment and
require that a signal from a detector be automatically transmitted to an
approved supervising station.

Section two provides for a January 1, 2015 effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which can
cause nausea, headaches and dizziness. If it is allowed to build up in
closed quarters, it can be deadly.

This bill provides that the New York State Fire Prevention and Building
Code Council, given their expertise in life safety codes and technology,
implement regulations requiring the installation of operable carbon
monoxide detectors in every elementary and secondary school building
where the use of heating or other equipment poses a substantial risk of
exposure to carbon monoxide. It provides some flexibility in existing
occupancies of school buildings to allow for the installation of detec-
tors or alarms that meet or exceed ANSI/UL 2034 or ANSI/UL 2075 which
would help control costs.

The importance of carbon monoxide detectors cannot be underestimated.
Installing carbon monoxide detectors in school buildings is a cost-ef-
fective, reliable way to ensure that children, faculty and support staff
at schools are protected from carbon monoxide poisoning.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013 S. 5158 - Finance Committee/A. 7524 Govern-
mental Operations.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2015.

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

                                 5158--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community  Development  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Housing,
  Construction and Community Development in accordance with Senate  Rule
  6,  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to enacting  the  "school
  buildings carbon monoxide act"

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

  Section 1. Section 378 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 17 to read as follows:
  17. STANDARDS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF OPERABLE CARBON MONOXIDE  DETEC-
TORS  IN EVERY ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL BUILDING WITHIN THE STATE
WHEREIN THE USE OF HEATING OR OTHER EQUIPMENT POSES A  SUBSTANTIAL  RISK
OF EXPOSURE TO CARBON MONOXIDE.
  A.  SUCH  REGULATIONS  SHALL  PROVIDE  THAT:  (I)  ANY CARBON MONOXIDE
DETECTION EQUIPMENT INSTALLED SHALL BE LISTED BY A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
TESTING LABORATORY AS MEETING OR EXCEEDING AMERICAN  NATIONAL  STANDARDS
INSTITUTE/UNDERWRITERS  LABORATORIES  (ANSI/UL) STANDARD 2075 OR ANSI/UL
STANDARD 2034; AND (II) CARBON MONOXIDE  DETECTION  EQUIPMENT  SHALL  BE
INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS AND INSTAL-
LATION  REQUIREMENTS  OF  NATIONAL  FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION STANDARD
720, 2012 EDITION.
  B. FOR ANY SCHOOL BUILDING FOR WHICH A PERMIT FOR NEW OCCUPANCY  OR  A
PERMIT  FOR RENOVATION IS ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
SIXTEEN, SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL (I) PROHIBIT  THE  INSTALLATION  OF  ANY
BATTERY-OPERATED  CARBON  MONOXIDE  DETECTION  EQUIPMENT  OR ANY PLUG-IN
CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING EQUIPMENT THAT HAS  A  BATTERY  AS  ITS  BACK-UP
POWER  SOURCE;  AND  (II)  REQUIRE  THAT A SIGNAL FROM A CARBON MONOXIDE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10514-02-4

S. 5158--A                          2

DETECTOR SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY TRANSMITTED TO AN  APPROVED  SUPERVISING
STATION OR CONSTANTLY ATTENDED ON-SITE LOCATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2015.

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