senate Bill S830

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to window coverings required in child day care centers

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2023 referred to children and families
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 09, 2023 ordered to third reading cal.39
Jan 06, 2023 referred to rules

S830 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Children And Families
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §390-m, Soc Serv L (as proposed in S.6900 & A.2150-A)

S830 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to window coverings required in child day care centers; requires child day care centers to ensure that all window and door blind cords, ropes, wires and other strangulation hazards are secured and inaccessible to children in accordance with the regulations of the office of children and family services.

S830 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S830 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2023
 Introduced  by Sen. BRISPORT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to window coverings
   required in child day care centers
   Section  1.  Section  390-m  of the social services law, as added by a
 chapter of the laws of 2022 relating to establishing Brendan's law;  and
 amending  the  social services law relating to requiring cordless window
 coverings in child day care centers and  certain  other  facilities,  as
 proposed  in legislative bills numbers S. 6900 and A. 2150-A, is amended
 to read as follows:
   §  390-m.  [Cordless  window]  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-
   (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.


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