|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 29, 2014||referred to health|
senate Bill S6484
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S6484 - Details
S6484 - Summary
Relates to protecting indoor air quality in state owned, leased or operated buildings.
S6484 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6484 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to protecting indoor air quality in state owned, leased or operated buildings SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: To protect public health by ensuring that building occupants have an adequate supply of fresh air, to provide that the ventilation system of buildings be operated and maintained according to design, that activities affecting indoor air quality be coordinated, and that persons experiencing adverse health effects have some means of having these problems addressed. EXISTING LAW: Requires that state owned, leased or operated building have in place an indoor, environment plan, which includes a description of the buildings heating ventilation and air conditioning system and documentation of its operation and maintenance. Also provides for an inventory of hazardous substances used in the building, and that renovation projects include an assessment of the effect on indoor air quality. Requires that state owned, leased or operated buildings have in place a system for responding to requests for information and for investigating and responding to complaints about indoor air quality
S6484 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6484 I N S E N A T E January 29, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to protecting indoor air quality in state owned, leased or operated buildings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new article 49-A to read as follows: ARTICLE 49-A INDOOR AIR QUALITY SECTION 4920. PURPOSE. 4921. DEFINITIONS. 4922. INDOOR AIR QUALITY PLAN. 4923. INDOOR AIR QUALITY STANDARDS. 4924. INDOOR AIR INVESTIGATIONS. 4925. TRAINING COURSE. S 4920. PURPOSE. IT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH BY PROVIDING FOR ADEQUATE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF INDOOR AIR IN STATE OWNED, LEASED OR OPERATED BUILDINGS. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THIS AIM IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE OWNED, LEASED OR OPERATED BUILDING'S HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM BE OPERATED AND MAINTAINED ACCORDING TO DESIGN. IT IS ALSO NECESSARY THAT PERSONS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS BECAUSE OF INDOOR AIR PROB- LEMS HAVE MEANS TO COMMUNICATE THESE PROBLEMS AND HAVE THEM ADDRESSED. IN ORDER TO ENSURE A MINIMUM AND ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FRESH AIR TO STATE OWNED, LEASED OR OPERATED BUILDING OCCUPANTS, IT IS FURTHER, ALSO THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE TO ADOPT ESTABLISHED STANDARDS FOR VENTILATION. S 4921. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE: 1. "BUILDING" MEANS AN OCCUPIED STRUCTURE, OWNED, LEASED OR OPERATED BY THE STATE OF GREATER THAN TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR SPACE, USING MECHANICAL VENTILATION PROVIDING OUTDOOR AIR, RECIRCULATED AIR, OR A MIXTURE OF OUTDOOR AND RECIRCULATED AIR, EXCLUDING A RESIDEN- TIAL STRUCTURE CONTAINING SIX OR FEWER DWELLING UNITS OR ANY STRUCTURE OR PORTION OF A STRUCTURE WHERE STATE REGULATION OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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