|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to education|
|Jan 16, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S1825
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1825 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1825 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1825 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a maximum temperature in school buildings and indoor facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill requires that all school facilities establish a maximum temperature to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Creates maximum temperatures in school building and facilities. 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.
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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