senate Bill S7624A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires safer window coverings in child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2014 print number 7624a
amend and recommit to children and families
May 20, 2014 referred to children and families

S7624 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6672A
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-j, Soc Serv L

S7624 - Summary

Requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings on or after October 1, 2014, to install safer window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before October 1, 2014, to meet minimum safety standards established by ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012.

S7624 - Sponsor Memo

S7624 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7624

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 20, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  cord-
  less  window  coverings in child day care centers, public institutions
  for children and certain other facilities

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
390-aa to read as follows:
  S 390-AA. CORDLESS WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS
SECTION, THE DEFINITIONS IN ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 SHALL APPLY.
  2. ANY AGENCY BOARDING HOME, GROUP HOME, CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, PUBLIC
INSTITUTION  FOR  CHILDREN,  OR  ANY  AUTHORIZED AGENCY, NOT INCLUDING A
FOSTER HOME, FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER OR GROUP  FAMILY  DAY  CARE  CENTER,
INSTALLING  NEW  OR  REPLACEMENT  WINDOW  COVERINGS  ON OR AFTER OCTOBER
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, SHALL INSTALL  CORDLESS  WINDOW  COVERINGS
THAT  MEET  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 OR ANY SUCCESSOR
STANDARD THERETO ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI PROCEDURES.  IN  WINDOW
APPLICATIONS  WHERE  CORDLESS  WINDOW  COVERING  PRODUCTS ARE EITHER NOT
AVAILABLE OR IMPRACTICAL TO OPERATE DUE TO WINDOW SIZE, HEIGHT, OR SHAPE
AND DOCUMENTED IN WRITING BY AT  LEAST  TWO  NEW  YORK  WINDOW  COVERING
RETAILERS,  THEN  NON-CORDLESS  WINDOW  COVERING  PRODUCTS THAT MEET THE
REQUIREMENTS OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 MAY BE ALLOWED.
  3. WINDOW COVERINGS IN PLACE BEFORE OCTOBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  FOUR-
TEEN  IN ANY AGENCY BOARDING HOME, GROUP HOME, CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, OR
PUBLIC INSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN OR ANY AUTHORIZED AGENCY, NOT  INCLUDING
A  FOSTER  HOME,  FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER OR GROUP FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER
SHALL:
  (A) MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF A VERSION OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 OR ANY
SUCCESSOR STANDARD THERETO ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH  ANSI  PROCEDURES,
INCLUDING STANDARDS FOR:
  (I)  ROMAN  SHADES,  ROLL-UP  SHADES,  WOVEN  SHADES,  AND  ALL WINDOW
COVERINGS WITH EXPOSED AND UNSECURED CORDS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15202-01-4

S7624A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6672A
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-j, Soc Serv L

S7624A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings on or after October 1, 2014, to install safer window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before October 1, 2014, to meet minimum safety standards established by ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012.

S7624A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7624A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7624--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 20, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  cord-
  less  window  coverings in child day care centers, public institutions
  for children and certain other facilities

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
390-j to read as follows:
  S 390-J. CORDLESS WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED.  1. FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS
SECTION, THE DEFINITIONS SET FORTH IN ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 SHALL APPLY.
  2. ANY AGENCY BOARDING HOME, GROUP HOME, CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, PUBLIC
INSTITUTION  FOR  CHILDREN,  OR  ANY  AUTHORIZED  AGENCY NOT INCLUDING A
FOSTER HOME, FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER OR  GROUP  FAMILY  DAY  CARE  CENTER
INSTALLING  NEW  OR  REPLACEMENT  WINDOW  COVERINGS  ON OR AFTER OCTOBER
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, SHALL INSTALL  CORDLESS  WINDOW  COVERINGS
THAT  MEET  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 OR ANY SUCCESSOR
STANDARD THERETO ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI PROCEDURES.  IN  WINDOW
APPLICATIONS  WHERE  CORDLESS  WINDOW  COVERING  PRODUCTS ARE EITHER NOT
AVAILABLE OR IMPRACTICAL TO OPERATE DUE TO WINDOW SIZE, HEIGHT, OR SHAPE
AND DOCUMENTED IN WRITING BY AT  LEAST  TWO  NEW  YORK  WINDOW  COVERING
RETAILERS,  THEN  NON-CORDLESS  WINDOW  COVERING  PRODUCTS THAT MEET THE
REQUIREMENTS OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 MAY BE ALLOWED.
  3. WINDOW COVERINGS IN PLACE BEFORE OCTOBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  FOUR-
TEEN  IN ANY AGENCY BOARDING HOME, GROUP HOME, CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, OR
PUBLIC INSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN OR ANY AUTHORIZED AGENCY NOT INCLUDING A
FOSTER HOME, FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER OR  GROUP  FAMILY  DAY  CARE  CENTER
SHALL:
  (A) MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF A VERSION OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 OR ANY
SUCCESSOR  STANDARD  THERETO ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI PROCEDURES,
INCLUDING STANDARDS FOR:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15202-02-4

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