senate Bill S6676A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code to include provisions mandating the installation of operable carbon monoxide detectors in commercial buildings

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Mar 10, 2014 print number 6676a
amend (t) and recommit to housing, construction and community development
Feb 26, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development

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S6676 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §378, Exec L

S6676 - Bill Texts

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Requires the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code to include provisions mandating the installation of operable carbon monoxide detectors in commercial buildings.

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BILL NUMBER:S6676

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
requiring the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code
to address standards for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors
in buildings that house one or more places of business; and to amend
the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
requiring the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants
and other commercial buildings

PURPOSE:

To protect the safety of workers, patrons, and guests from dangerous
carbon monoxide fumes.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

-Requires that places of business have installed an operable carbon
monoxide detector.

-Delineates the specific building types, by occupancy groups, that
must have carbon monoxide detectors.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently, one and two-family homes and apartments in multiple
dwellings are required to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors,
yet places of business do not have such requirements. Unfortunately,
we have already seen the tragic consequences of not having carbon
monoxide detectors installed in places of business. Just recently, one
man was killed and nineteen others were made ill at a Long Island
restaurant when the heating system malfunctioned. It is likely that a
properly installed carbon monoxide detector would have helped prevent
this tragedy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect 60 days after it shall have become a law

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

                                  6676

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SERRANO -- 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 requiring the New York
  state  uniform  fire prevention and building code to address standards
  for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors  in  buildings  that
  house  one or more places of business; and to amend the administrative
  code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring  the  installa-
  tion  of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial
  buildings

  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 5-d to read as follows:
  5-D. STANDARDS FOR INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS REQUIRING
THAT THE OWNER OF EVERY BUILDING THAT HOUSES ONE OR MORE PLACES OF BUSI-
NESS,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED TO RESTAURANTS, OFFICES AND SHOPPING
AREAS IN THE STATE SHALL HAVE  INSTALLED  AN  OPERABLE  CARBON  MONOXIDE
DETECTOR  OF  SUCH MANUFACTURE, DESIGN AND INSTALLATION STANDARDS AS ARE
ESTABLISHED BY THE COUNCIL. CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS REQUIRED  BY  THIS
SECTION  ARE  REQUIRED  ONLY  WHERE  ONE  OR MORE PLACES OF BUSINESS HAS
APPLIANCES, DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THAT MAY EMIT CARBON MONOXIDE OR  HAS  AN
ATTACHED GARAGE.
  S  2.  Section  27-981.2 of the administrative code of the city of New
York, as added by local law number 7 of the city of  New  York  for  the
year 2004, is amended to read as follows:
  S 27-981.2 Carbon monoxide detecting devices; where required. a. Every
dwelling  unit  in  a  building  within occupancy groups J-1, J-2 or J-3
where a fossil fuel-burning furnace or  boiler  is  located,  and  every
dwelling  unit  in  a building that is in close proximity to a source of
carbon monoxide, as such proximity is established by the  rules  promul-
gated  by  the commissioner in consultation with the fire department and
the department of health and mental hygiene, shall be equipped  with  an
operational carbon monoxide detecting device approved in accordance with

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14171-01-4

S. 6676                             2

the  rules promulgated by the commissioner in consultation with the fire
department and the department of health  and  mental  hygiene,  provided
that  there  shall  be  installed  at least one approved and operational
carbon  monoxide  detecting  device  within  fifteen  feet  of each room
lawfully used for sleeping  purposes.  Such  carbon  monoxide  detecting
device  may be combined with a smoke detecting device that complies with
the provisions of this title and any applicable rules promulgated there-
under.
  b. In every building classified in  occupancy  group  G  or  occupancy
group H-2, at least one approved and operational carbon monoxide detect-
ing  device  shall  be installed in accordance with rules promulgated by
the commissioner in  consultation  with  the  fire  department  and  the
department of health and mental hygiene.
  c. IN EVERY BUILDING CLASSIFIED IN OCCUPANCY GROUPS C, D, E, F-1, F-3,
F-4 AND G, AT LEAST ONE APPROVED AND OPERATIONAL CARBON MONOXIDE DETECT-
ING  DEVICE  SHALL  BE INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES PROMULGATED BY
THE COMMISSIONER IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  FIRE  DEPARTMENT  AND  THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE.
  D.  The  provisions of this article shall apply retroactively to every
building, in accordance with the provisions of subdivision a or subdivi-
sion  b  of  this  section,  irrespective  of  when  such  building  was
constructed or a certificate of occupancy for such building was issued.
  [d.]  E. The provisions of this article may be enforced by the depart-
ment, the fire department, the department of health and  mental  hygiene
and the department of housing preservation and development.
  S  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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S6676A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §378, Exec L

S6676A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code to include provisions mandating the installation of operable carbon monoxide detectors in commercial buildings.

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BILL NUMBER:S6676A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to
requiring the state uniform fire prevention and building code to
include provisions mandating that buildings used for commercial
purposes have installed such operable carbon monoxide detectors as
shall be necessary

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL:

Amends the executive law requiring the New York State fire prevention
and building code to include provisions mandating the installation of
operable carbon monoxide detectors in commercial buildings.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends Section of the executive law by adding a new
subdivision 5-d.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently, New York State one and two family homes and apartments are
required to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors. However,
businesses are not, leading to cases of illness and sometimes even
death among patrons and workers. This bill brings businesses on par
with residences in an effort to provide a safe experience for
customers and employees.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6676--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SERRANO, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Housing,
  Construction  and  Community Development -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the state
  uniform fire  prevention  and  building  code  to  include  provisions
  mandating  that  buildings used for commercial purposes have installed
  such operable carbon monoxide detectors as shall be necessary

  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 5-d to read as follows:
  5-D. STANDARDS FOR INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS REQUIRING
ALL  BUILDINGS  USED  FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES TO HAVE INSTALLED OPERABLE
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS  OF  SUCH  MANUFACTURE,  DESIGN,  INSTALLATION
STANDARDS AND IN SUCH QUANTITY AS ARE ESTABLISHED BY THE COUNCIL.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14171-02-4

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