On July 30, 2002 New York Governor Pataki signed into law SB 475/AB 2424, legislation requiring the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in all new residential construction in the state. The NEMA recommends that all detectors comply with NFPA standard 720, "Recommended Practice for the Installation of Household Carbon Monoxide Equipment." and Underwriters Laboratory standard 2034, which establishes requirements for the manufacture of single and multiple station carbon monoxide alarms.

 

 

NEW YORK STATE REQUIRES CO DETECTORS

Bill Summary   -   A02424

TITLE OF BILL :  An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the installation of carbon monoxide detectors.

PURPOSE :  To require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in certain dwellings.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :  Section 1. Section 378 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-a which states standards for installation of carbon monoxide detectors requiring that every one or two-family dwelling or any dwelling accommodation located in a building owned as a condominium or cooperative in the state, constructed or offered for sale after the effective date of this subdivision, shall have installed an operable carbon monoxide detector of such manufacture, design and installation standards as are established by the council.

Section 2. Effective date.

EXISTING LAW :  None

JUSTIFICATION :  As with smoke detectors/fire alarms many years ago, carbon monoxide detectors have earned the respect of the fire service as a valuable tool in the saving of lives.

Everyone recognizes that carbon monoxide kills if not responded to immediately. The most serious quality of C02 is that, unlike smoke, it is virtually undetectable, even when someone is awake and alert. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in one and two family dwellings and in condominiums and cooperatives in order to prevent the loss of life.

The bill provides that standards for carbon monoxide detectors and their installation shall be established by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :  A.9828/S.6684 of 2000.
 
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :  None.
 
EFFECTIVE DATE :  Immediately.

 

 

Bill Text

S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K

2424--A

2001-2002 Regular Sessions
I N  A S S E M B L Y
January 23, 2001

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MORELLE, TONKO, HOYT, MARKEY, SMITH, PHEFFER, ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  CAHILL,  CLARK,  A. COHEN, M. COHEN, COOK, GRANNIS, GREEN, GROMACK, HIKIND, MAGEE, McENENY, MILLMAN,  TOKASZ, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations -- recommitted to the  Committee  on Governmental  Operations  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- reported and referred to the Committee on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the installation of carbon monoxide detectors
                                                                              
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 378 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
5-A. STANDARDS FOR INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS REQUIRING THAT  EVERY  ONE  OR  TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR ANY DWELLING ACCOMMODATION LOCATED IN A BUILDING OWNED AS  A  CONDOMINIUM  OR  COOPERATIVE  IN  THE STATE,  CONSTRUCTED OR OFFERED FOR SALE AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL HAVE INSTALLED AN OPERABLE CARBON  MONOXIDE  DETECTOR OF  SUCH  MANUFACTURE,  DESIGN AND INSTALLATION STANDARDS AS ARE ESTABLISHED BY THE COUNCIL.

S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations by the secretary of state necessary for the implementation of the foregoing section of this act on its effective date is authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

 
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