Bill S6835-2013

Authorizes and directs the boards of trustees of SUNY and CUNY to review and revise the report of the New York State Governor's Task Force on Campus Fire Safety

Authorizes and directs the boards of trustees of SUNY and CUNY to review and revise the report of the New York State Governor's Task Force on Campus Fire Safety issued in July 2000.

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  • Mar 17, 2014: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6835

TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing and directing the boards of trustees of SUNY and CUNY to review and revise the report of the New York State Governor's Task Force on Campus Fire Safety issued in July 2000

PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to direct the board of trustees of the state university of New York and the board of trustees of the city university of New York to review the report on campus fire safety produced in July 2000 and to update sections pertaining to the extent and adequacy of fire suppression and detection systems within the state and university systems.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: None.

JUSTIFICATION: The New York State Governor's Task Force on Campus Fire Safety report incorporated short-term steps and long-terms steps for addressing the fire safety issues examined by the task force. The task force came to conclusions pertaining to fire suppression and detection systems on campus residential structures that stated that all newly-constructed college residential structures should be equipped with a full sprinkler system and that a phased retrofit program should be established to install sprinkler systems in all areas of existing campus residential structures during significant rehabilitation. This new legislation would allow the boards of trustees to review the report and attain information on whether the steps and recommendations such as the one-stated above were followed.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6835 IN SENATE March 17, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT authorizing and directing the boards of trustees of SUNY and CUNY to review and revise the report of the New York State Governor's Task Force on Campus Fire Safety issued in July 2000 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The board of trustees of the state university of New York and the board of trustees of the city university of New York are author- ized and directed to review and revise the report of the New York State Governor's Task Force on Campus Fire Safety issued in July 2000 pursuant to executive order number 103, dated February 14, 2000. Specifically, the board of trustees of the state university of New York and the board of trustees of the city university of New York shall update sections pertaining to the extent and adequacy of fire suppression and detection systems within the state and city university systems. S 2. On or before December 1, 2014, the director of the board of trus- tees of the state university of New York and the board of trustees of the city university of New York shall deliver a copy of the revised report and the findings of the review conducted pursuant to section one of this act and any legislative recommendations they deem to be neces- sary to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, and the speaker of the assembly. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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