Bill A6672-2013

Requires safer window coverings in child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities

Requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities installing new or replacement window coverings on or after October 1, 2014, to install safer window coverings; requires child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities that have window coverings in place before October 1, 2014, to meet minimum safety standards established by ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: referred to children and families
  • Apr 12, 2013: referred to children and families

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6672 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY April 12, 2013 ___________
Introduced by M. of A. McDONALD -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring safer window coverings in child day care centers, public institutions for children and certain other facilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 390-i to read as follows: S 390-I. SAFER WINDOW COVERINGS REQUIRED. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE DEFINITIONS SET FORTH IN ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 SHALL APPLY. 2. ANY AGENCY BOARDING HOME, GROUP HOME, CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, PUBLIC INSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN, OR ANY AUTHORIZED AGENCY NOT INCLUDING A FOSTER HOME, FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER OR GROUP FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER INSTALLING NEW OR REPLACEMENT WINDOW COVERINGS ON OR AFTER OCTOBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, SHALL INSTALL WINDOW COVERINGS THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 OR ANY SUCCESSOR STANDARD THERETO ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI PROCEDURES. 3. WINDOW COVERINGS IN PLACE BEFORE OCTOBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOUR- TEEN IN ANY AGENCY BOARDING HOME, GROUP HOME, CHILD DAY CARE CENTER, OR PUBLIC INSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN OR ANY AUTHORIZED AGENCY NOT INCLUDING A FOSTER HOME, FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER OR GROUP FAMILY DAY CARE CENTER SHALL: (A) MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF A VERSION OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1 THAT WAS IN EFFECT AT THE TIME THAT THE COVERINGS WERE MANUFACTURED, INCLUDING STAN- DARDS FOR: (I) ROMAN SHADES, ROLL-UP SHADES, WOVEN SHADES, AND ALL WINDOW COVERINGS WITH EXPOSED AND UNSECURED CORDS; (II) HORIZONTAL BLINDS, CELLULAR SHADES, AND ALL WINDOW COVERINGS THAT HAVE EXPOSED DRAW CORDS FOR THEIR OPERATION;
(III) VERTICAL BLINDS AND OTHER WINDOW COVERING PRODUCTS WITH LOOPS UTILIZED IN THEIR OPERATION; OR (B) BE RETROFITTED WITH REPAIR KITS APPROVED BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION FOR DISTRIBUTION TO CONSUMERS BY THE WINDOW COVERING SAFETY COUNCIL. 4. IF A PERSON FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, THE AUTHORIZED AGENCY MAY REQUIRE REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING WINDOW COVERINGS WITH SAFER WINDOW COVERINGS THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 OR ANY SUCCESSOR STANDARD THERETO ADOPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANSI PROCEDURES. S 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2014. Effective immediate- ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

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