senate Bill S1825

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a maximum temperature in school buildings and indoor facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 16, 2021 referred to education

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S1825 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §409-m, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6351
2019-2020: S1626

S1825 (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.

S1825 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1825 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1825
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS,  ADDABBO,  BIAGGI,  GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES,
   LANZA, PARKER -- 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,  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.
                                                            LBD03735-01-1

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