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A00259 Summary:

COSPNSRHunter, Steck
Amd 378, Exec L
Requires colleges and universities to construct and retrofit sprinkler systems in all dormitories.
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A00259 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. CAHILL, HUNTER, STECK -- read once and referred
          to the Committee on Governmental Operations
        AN ACT to amend the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  every
          college  and  university  to  install and retrofit dormitory buildings
          with sprinkler systems

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 378 of the executive law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 19 to read as follows:
     3    19.  Standards  for  sprinkler  systems  in  all college housing. Each
     4  college or university shall, on or  before  March  first,  two  thousand
     5  twenty-one,  construct or retrofit a system of piping and appurtenances,
     6  designed and installed in accordance with generally accepted  standards,
     7  in  all  buildings under the jurisdiction of such institution containing
     8  dormitory facilities for student use, so that  heat  from  a  fire  will
     9  automatically cause water to be discharged over such fire area to extin-
    10  guish it or prevent its further spread.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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