BILL NO S07728
SAME AS SAME AS A09214-A
Amd SS378 & 372, Exec L
Enacts the Kerry Rose Fitzsimons fire safety act requiring interconnectable
smoke detecting devices to be installed in certain residential buildings.
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
June 3, 2014
Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction and
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring intercon-
nectable smoke detecting devices to be installed in certain residen-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Kerry Rose
2 Fitzsimons Fire Safety Act".
3 S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 5-b of section 378 of the executive
4 law, as separately amended by chapters 96 and 506 of the laws of 1988
5 and such subdivision as renumbered by chapter 94 of the laws of 2006, is
6 amended to read as follows:
7 a. every one or two-family dwelling [or any] SHALL HAVE INSTALLED AN
8 OPERABLE INTERCONNECTABLE SMOKE DETECTING DEVICE OR DEVICES. ANY dwell-
9 ing accommodation located in a building owned as a condominium or coop-
10 erative in the state used as a residence shall have installed an opera-
11 ble single station smoke detecting alarm device or devices,
12 S 3. Section 372 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
13 subdivision 20 to read as follows:
14 20. "INTERCONNECTABLE SMOKE DETECTING DEVICE" OR "INTERCONNECTABLE
15 SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE" MEANS A BATTERY OPERATED OR HARD-WIRED
16 SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICE THAT COMMUNICATES WITH OTHER SUCH DEVICES
17 SO THAT WHEN ONE SUCH DEVICE GIVE WARNINGS THE OTHER INTERCONNECTABLE
18 SMOKE DETECTING ALARM DEVICES WILL ALSO GIVE WARNINGS.
19 S 4. This act shall take effect January 1, 2024; provided, however,
20 that effective immediately, the addition and/or repeal of any rule or
21 regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective
22 date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
23 such effective date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.