|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 15, 2019||referred to education|
senate Bill S1626
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1626 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1626 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1626 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a maximum temperature in school buildings and indoor facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill requires that all school facilities establish a maximum temperature to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Creates maximum temperatures in school building and facilities. For the purpose of this section, room temperature shall be measured at a shaded location, three feet above the floor near the center of the room.
S1626 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1626 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a maximum temperature in school buildings and indoor facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 409-m to read as follows: § 409-M. MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES. ALL COMMON, UNION FREE, CENTRAL, CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOLS, CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES SHALL DEVELOP A POLICY FOR ENSURING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY ON EXTREME HEAT CONDITION DAYS. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, EXTREME HEAT CONDITION DAYS SHALL BE DEFINED AS DAYS WHEN THE OCCUPIABLE EDUCATIONAL AND SUPPORT SERVICES SPACES ARE FOUND TO BE EIGHTY-TWO DEGREES OR GREAT- ER FAHRENHEIT. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, ROOM TEMPERATURE SHALL BE MEASURED AT A SHADED LOCATION, THREE FEET ABOVE THE FLOOR NEAR THE CENTER OF THE ROOM. SCHOOLS SHALL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE ACTION TO RELIEVE HEAT RELATED DISCOMFORT WHEN THE OCCUPIED SPACE TEMPERATURE REACHES EIGHTY-TWO DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. EDUCATIONAL AND SUPPORT SERVICES SPACES CANNOT BE OCCUPIED IF ROOM TEMPERATURE REACHES EIGHTY-EIGHT DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06211-01-9
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