senate Bill S6519A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes "Brendan's law"; requires cordless window coverings in child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 05, 2018 reported and committed to rules
Feb 09, 2018 print number 6519a
Feb 09, 2018 amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 03, 2018 referred to children and families
May 30, 2017 referred to children and families

Votes

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Jun 5, 2018 - Children and Families committee Vote

S6519A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Jun 5, 2018

S6519 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A320
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-l, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7627
2013-2014: A812
2015-2016: A405
2019-2020: S3186, A168
2021-2022: A2150

S6519 - Summary

Establishes "Brendan's law"; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings to install cordless window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before the effective date of this section to meet safety standards established in ANSI/WCMA A 100.1-2012 or any successor standard.

S6519 - Sponsor Memo

S6519 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6519

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 30, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT in relation to establishing  Brendan's  law;  and  to  amend  the
  social   services  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  cordless  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. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  "Brendan's
Law".
  §  2. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 390-k
to read as follows:
  § 390-K. CORDLESS WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED. 1. FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS SET FORTH BELOW:
  (A)  "BEADED CHAIN" MEANS A SERIES OF SMALL SPHERES, EQUALLY SPACED ON
A CORD OR CONNECTED BY METAL SHAFTS USED TO RAISE  AND  LOWER  A  WINDOW
COVERING.
  (B)  "CORD LOOP" MEANS A CURVING OR DOUBLING OF A BEADED CHAIN OR CORD
TO FORM A CLOSED LOOP.
  (C) "CORDLESS WINDOW COVERING" MEANS:
  (I) A HORIZONTAL BLIND OR CELLULAR SHADE THAT HAS NO DRAW CORD AND THE
INTERNAL LIFT CORD RUNS IN THE SLATS OF THE HORIZONTAL BLIND SO THAT THE
CORD IS INCAPABLE OF FORMING A LOOP GREATER THAN 7.25 INCHES;
  (II) A ROMAN SHADE, ROLL-UP BLIND, OR WOVEN SHADE  THAT  HAS  NO  DRAW
CORD AND THE LIFT CORD IS COMPLETELY ENCLOSED SO THAT IT IS NOT ACCESSI-
BLE;
  (III)  A VERTICAL BLIND THAT HAS A WAND AS ITS OPERATING MECHANISM AND
DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY BEADED CHAINS, CORDED PULLEYS, OR OTHER  CORD  LOOP
OPERATING MECHANISMS; AND
  (IV) A ROLLER SHADE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN A CORD OR BEADED CHAIN.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01713-02-7

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S6519A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A320
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-l, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7627
2013-2014: A812
2015-2016: A405
2019-2020: S3186, A168
2021-2022: A2150

S6519A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes "Brendan's law"; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings to install cordless window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before the effective date of this section to meet safety standards established in ANSI/WCMA A 100.1-2012 or any successor standard.

S6519A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6519A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6519--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 30, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  in  relation  to  establishing  Brendan's law; and to amend the
  social  services  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  cordless   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.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as "Brendan's
Law".
  § 2. The social services law is amended by adding a new section  390-l
to read as follows:
  §  390-L.  CORDLESS WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS SET FORTH BELOW:
  (A) "BEADED CHAIN" MEANS A SERIES OF SMALL SPHERES, EQUALLY SPACED  ON
A  CORD  OR  CONNECTED  BY METAL SHAFTS USED TO RAISE AND LOWER A WINDOW
COVERING.
  (B) "CORD LOOP" MEANS A CURVING OR DOUBLING OF A BEADED CHAIN OR  CORD
TO FORM A CLOSED LOOP.
  (C) "CORDLESS WINDOW COVERING" MEANS:
  (I) A HORIZONTAL BLIND OR CELLULAR SHADE THAT HAS NO DRAW CORD AND THE
INTERNAL LIFT CORD RUNS IN THE SLATS OF THE HORIZONTAL BLIND SO THAT THE
CORD IS INCAPABLE OF FORMING A LOOP GREATER THAN 7.25 INCHES;
  (II)  A  ROMAN  SHADE,  ROLL-UP BLIND, OR WOVEN SHADE THAT HAS NO DRAW
CORD AND THE LIFT CORD IS COMPLETELY ENCLOSED SO THAT IT IS NOT ACCESSI-
BLE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01713-03-8

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