Bill S7677-2013

Requires the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code to address standards for the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings

Requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings in NYC.

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  • Jun 18, 2014: SUBSTITUTED BY A8875C
  • Jun 18, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1518
  • Jun 18, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 28, 2014: REFERRED TO CITIES

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BILL NUMBER:S7677

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings

PURPOSE:

This legislation would require the installation of carbon monoxide detecting devices in restaurants and other commercial buildings in New York City.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 27-981.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to require the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detecting device or devices in every building classified in occupancy groups F-1, F-3 and F-4.

The device or devices shall be installed and maintained in accordance with rules promulgated by the Commissioner in consultation with the fire department and the department of health and mental hygiene.

JUSTIFICATION:

Recently, a carbon monoxide leak tragically killed a Long Island restaurant manager and sickened nearly 30 people. The carbon monoxide poisoning came from a malfunctioning water heater flue pipe in the basement of the establishment.

Under current New York City Administrative Code, every dwelling unit with occupancy groups J-1, J-2, J-3, G or H-2 must have a working carbon monoxide detecting device. The code does not apply to restaurants and other commercial buildings, F-1, F-3 and F-4.

This legislation would require the installation of carbon monoxide detecting devices in restaurants and commercial buildings in New York City.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7677 IN SENATE May 28, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MARCELLINO, FELDER, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 27-981.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 7 of the city of New York for the year 2004, is amended to read as follows: S 27-981.2 Carbon monoxide detecting devices; where required. a. Every dwelling unit in a building within occupancy groups J-1, J-2 or J-3 where a fossil fuel-burning furnace or boiler is located, and every dwelling unit in a building that is in close proximity to a source of carbon monoxide, as such proximity is established by the rules promul- gated by the commissioner in consultation with the fire department and the department of health and mental hygiene, shall be equipped with an operational carbon monoxide detecting device approved in accordance with the rules promulgated by the commissioner in consultation with the fire department and the department of health and mental hygiene, provided that there shall be installed at least one approved and operational carbon monoxide detecting device within fifteen feet of each room lawfully used for sleeping purposes. Such carbon monoxide detecting device may be combined with a smoke detecting device that complies with the provisions of this title and any applicable rules promulgated there- under. b. In every building classified in occupancy group G or occupancy group H-2, at least one approved and operational carbon monoxide detect- ing device shall be installed in accordance with rules promulgated by the commissioner in consultation with the fire department and the department of health and mental hygiene. c. IN EVERY BUILDING CLASSIFIED IN OCCUPANCY GROUPS F-1, F-3 AND F-4, AT LEAST ONE APPROVED AND OPERATIONAL CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTING DEVICE
SHALL BE INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE. D. The provisions of this article shall apply retroactively to every building, in accordance with the provisions of subdivision a or subdivi- sion b of this section, irrespective of when such building was constructed or a certificate of occupancy for such building was issued. [d.] E. The provisions of this article may be enforced by the depart- ment, the fire department, the department of health and mental hygiene and the department of housing preservation and development. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

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