senate Bill S1626A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a maximum temperature in school buildings and indoor facilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Dec 13, 2019 print number 1626a
Dec 13, 2019 amend and recommit to education
Jan 15, 2019 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

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S1626 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7425
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §409-m, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6351, A7955
2021-2022: S1825

S1626 - Summary

Establishes a maximum temperature in school buildings and indoor facilities; provides a definition of extreme heat condition days and the standard to measure room temperature.

S1626 - Sponsor Memo

S1626 - 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

Co-Sponsors

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S1626A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7425
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §409-m, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6351, A7955
2021-2022: S1825

S1626A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a maximum temperature in school buildings and indoor facilities; provides a definition of extreme heat condition days and the standard to measure room temperature.

S1626A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1626A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1626--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS,  ADDABBO,  BIAGGI,  CARLUCCI,  GAUGHRAN,
  GOUNARDES, LANZA, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Education -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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, FACULTY AND OTHER
EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, KITCHEN AND CAFETERIA WORKERS,
ON EXTREME HEAT CONDITION DAYS. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, EXTREME
HEAT CONDITION DAYS SHALL BE DEFINED AS DAYS WHEN THE OCCUPIABLE  EDUCA-
TIONAL AND SUPPORT SERVICES SPACES ARE FOUND TO BE EIGHTY-TWO DEGREES OR
GREATER  FAHRENHEIT.  FOR  THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, SUPPORT SERVICES
SPACES SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, KITCHEN AREAS USED  IN  THE
PREPARATION  OF  FOOD  FOR CONSUMPTION BY STUDENTS.   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. EDUCA-
TIONAL AND SUPPORT SERVICES SPACES CANNOT BE OCCUPIED  IF  ROOM  TEMPER-
ATURE 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.
                                                           LBD06211-02-9

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