senate Bill S3186A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 23, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 21, 2020 1st report cal.218
Jan 08, 2020 referred to children and families
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 17, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.231
substituted for a168a
Jun 12, 2019 referred to codes
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 04, 2019 amended on third reading (t) 3186a
Jun 04, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 22, 2019 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2019 1st report cal.543
Feb 04, 2019 referred to children and families

Votes

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Jan 21, 2020 - Children and Families committee Vote

S3186A
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0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Children and Families Committee Vote: Jan 21, 2020

aye wr (1)

Apr 30, 2019 - Children and Families committee Vote

S3186
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

aye wr (2)

S3186 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A168
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
2017-2018: S6519, A320

S3186 - Summary

Establishes "Brendan's law"; requires child day care centers and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings to install cordless window coverings; requires child day care centers 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.

S3186 - Sponsor Memo

S3186 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3186

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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-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;
  (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.
                                                           LBD00521-01-9

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S3186A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A168
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
2017-2018: S6519, A320

S3186A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes "Brendan's law"; requires child day care centers and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings to install cordless window coverings; requires child day care centers 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.

S3186A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3186A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3186--A
    Cal. No. 543

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and  Families  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to
  the  Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
  third reading

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 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.

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