assembly Bill A8214B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a maximum temperature in school buildings and indoor facilities

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 04, 2022 print number 8214b
Mar 04, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to education
Feb 23, 2022 print number 8214a
Feb 23, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Aug 25, 2021 referred to education

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A8214 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1825
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §409-n, amd §2801-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7955, S6351
2019-2020: A7425, S1626

A8214 - 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.

A8214 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8214
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. JOYNER, McMAHON -- read once and referred 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-n
 to read as follows:
   §  409-N. 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.
                                                            LBD03735-03-1

Co-Sponsors

A8214A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1825
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §409-n, amd §2801-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7955, S6351
2019-2020: A7425, S1626

A8214A - 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.

A8214A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8214--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. JOYNER, McMAHON -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in
   accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee

 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring school safe-
   ty plans include policies and procedures for addressing  extreme  heat
   conditions
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Paragraph a of subdivision 3  of  section  2801-a  of  the
 education  law,  as  amended by section 1 of part B of chapter 54 of the
 laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   a. policies  and  procedures  for  response  to  emergency  situations
 INCLUDING  EXTREME  HEAT CONDITIONS, such as those requiring evacuation,
 sheltering, and lock-down. These policies shall include, at  a  minimum,
 evacuation  routes, shelter sites, and procedures for addressing medical
 needs, transportation and emergency notification of parents and  guardi-
 ans;
   § 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.
                                                            LBD03735-04-2


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A8214B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1825
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §409-n, amd §2801-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7955, S6351
2019-2020: A7425, S1626

A8214B (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.

A8214B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8214--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. JOYNER, McMAHON -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in
   accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amendments,  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-n
 to read as follows:
   § 409-N. 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03735-07-2
 A. 8214--B                          2