Bill S1302-2013

Enacts the "automated external defibrillators access act"

Enacts the "automated external defibrillators access act"; requires all public buildings, stadiums, arenas and convention centers in cities with a population of over one million to be equipped with automated external defibrillators; requires employees to be trained in the use of such devices.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S1302

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public buildings law and the public health law, in relation to enacting the "automated external defibrillators access act"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require owners or operators of stadiums, arenas or convention centers to be equipped with and maintain automated external defibrillators.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends § 3 of the public buildings law by adding a new subdivision 16 which requires large stadiums, arenas and convention centers in major cities to equip, maintain and provide automated external defibrillator equipment. This bill also amends the public health law by adding a new section 3000-e which requires the employees of such facilities to be trained in the use and operation of automated external defibrillators by a nationally-recognized organization.

JUSTIFICATION: Heart attacks are one of the nation's leading causes of death. Approximately 250,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest every year. The odds of surviving such an attack in New York City are less than 2%. Every minute that passes without defibrillation, reduces a victims chance of survival by 10%. The key to survival is the speed of the response. Automated external defibrillators greatly increase a heart attack victim's chance of survival. The American Heart Association estimates that as many as 100,000 deaths could be prevented each year through the widespread deployment of defibrillators. Seconds are critical when an individual suffers a heart attack. It is essential that the State encourage businesses to invest in life saving equipment. For that reason, automated external defibrillators need to be readily available in large public buildings.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.1246/S.2569 (2009-2010) A.208/S.3087(2011-2012)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however that effective immediately, 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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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1302 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the public buildings law and the public health law, in relation to enacting the "automated external defibrillators access act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "automated external defibrillators access act". S 2. Section 3 of the public buildings law is amended by adding a new subdivision 16 to read as follows: 16. IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF OVER ONE MILLION, EQUIP, MAINTAIN AND PROVIDE AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR EQUIPMENT, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND-B OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, IN QUANTITIES DEEMED ADEQUATE BY THE DEPARTMENT. SUCH EQUIPMENT SHALL BE READILY ACCESSIBLE FOR USE DURING MEDICAL EMERGEN- CIES. ANY INFORMATION DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ACCOM- PANY SUCH EQUIPMENT. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH TRAINING COURSES BY A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND-B OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHOM THE COMMISSIONER DEEMS SHALL BE TRAINED IN THE USE OF SUCH AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR EQUIPMENT. S 3. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3000-e to read as follows: S 3000-E. AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS; STADIUMS, ARENAS AND CONVENTION CENTERS IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF OVER ONE MILLION. IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF OVER ONE MILLION, ALL STADIUMS, ARENAS AND CONVENTION CENTERS WITH OCCUPANCIES OF OVER FIVE THOUSAND SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH AND MAINTAIN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS AS DEFINED
IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND-B OF THIS ARTICLE. EMPLOYEES OF SUCH STADIUMS, ARENAS OR CONVENTION CENTERS SHALL BE TRAINED BY A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION, AS DEFINED IN PARA- GRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND-B OF THIS ARTI- CLE. THE OWNERS OR OPERATORS OF SUCH STADIUMS, ARENAS OR CONVENTION CENTERS SHALL PROVIDE SUCH AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS IN QUANTI- TIES DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMISSIONER. SUCH EQUIPMENT SHALL BE READ- ILY ACCESSIBLE FOR USE DURING MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. ANY INFORMATION DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ACCOMPANY SUCH EQUIPMENT. S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however that 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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