assembly Bill A2150A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 26, 2022 referred to children and families
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 05, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.94
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 07, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.418
rules report cal.418
reported
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 25, 2021 reported referred to codes
May 03, 2021 print number 2150a
May 03, 2021 amend and recommit to children and families
Jan 14, 2021 referred to children and families

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Multi-Sponsors

A2150 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6900
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-m, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7627
2013-2014: A812
2015-2016: A405
2017-2018: A320
2019-2020: A168

A2150 - 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.

A2150 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2150
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, GUNTHER, WEPRIN, FAHY --
   Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, ENGLEBRIGHT, PERRY --  read  once
   and referred 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 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-m
 to read as follows:
   § 390-M. 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 CORD WITH A SERIES OF SMALL SPHERES, TYPI-
 CALLY MADE OF METAL OR PLASTIC.
   (B) "CORD LOOP" MEANS A LOOP FORMED BY AN INNER  CORD  THAT  DOES  NOT
 DIMINISH IN SIZE WHEN THE FORCE USED TO CREATE THE LOOP IS REMOVED.
   (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 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER
 RESULTING IN A 12-INCH MAXIMUM CIRCUMFERENCE;
   (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.
                                                            LBD00337-02-1

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Multi-Sponsors

A2150A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6900
Current Committee:
Senate Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add §390-m, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7627
2013-2014: A812
2015-2016: A405
2017-2018: A320
2019-2020: A168

A2150A (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.

A2150A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2150--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, GUNTHER, WEPRIN, FAHY --
   Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, ENGLEBRIGHT, PERRY --  read  once
   and  referred  to  the Committee on Children and Families -- 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 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-m
 to read as follows:
   §  390-M.  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 CORD WITH A SERIES OF SMALL SPHERES,  TYPI-
 CALLY MADE OF METAL OR PLASTIC.
   (B)  "CORD  LOOP"  MEANS  A LOOP FORMED BY AN INNER CORD THAT DOES NOT
 DIMINISH IN SIZE WHEN THE FORCE USED TO CREATE THE LOOP IS REMOVED.
   (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 4  INCHES  IN  DIAMETER
 RESULTING IN A 12-INCH MAXIMUM CIRCUMFERENCE;
   (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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.