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A06348 Summary:

BILL NOA06348
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORGunther
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3, Chap 437 of 2014
 
Relates to removing the requirement for annual visual inspections for school buildings; makes such provisions permanent.
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A06348 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6348
 
SPONSOR: Gunther
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 437 of the laws of 2014, amending the education law relating to removing the requirement for annual visual inspections of school buildings, in relation to making such provisions permanent   TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 437 of the laws of 2014, amending the education law relating to removing the requirement for annual visual inspections of school buildings, in relation to making such provisions permanent   PURPOSE: This bill removes the sunset date from Chapter 437 of the laws of 2014 that eliminated the duplicative requirement for an "annual visual inspections" of all occupied school buildings in the State.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 removes the sunset date from Chapter 437 of the laws of 2014 Section 2 is the effective date   EXISTING LAW: The repeal of the annual visual inspection requirement is set to expire June 30, 2019.   JUSTIFICATION: Prior to the enactment of Chapter 437 of the laws of 2014, the Education Law required that school' buildings be inspected each year through a process of visual examination after which, reports were submitted to the State Education Department for compilation and review. All public school buildings in New York State must already comply with safety rating systems that evaluate the need for maintenance, repair, rehabilitation and reconstruction through a five-year capital facilities Plan. The capital facilities plan relies on a system of evaluations and assessment that are much more robust than the annual visual inspection. Therefore, the State Board of Regents endorsed the repeal of the AVI as a mandate relief initiative because school districts must also submit a "five year building condition survey" that is prepared by a licensed professional and includes annual inspections by district staff. The AVI requirement is a duplicative and wasteful mandate that does not provide meaningful information to local school districts or state poli- cymakers. The building condition survey prescribed in state law should serve as the primary tool for evaluating the safety and security of a school building.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Would prevent an increase in costs   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A06348 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6348
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      March 6, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend chapter 437 of the laws of 2014, amending the  education
          law relating to removing the requirement for annual visual inspections
          of school buildings, in relation to making such provisions permanent

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 437 of the laws of 2014, amending  the
     2  education  law  relating  to  removing the requirement for annual visual
     3  inspections of school buildings, is amended to read as follows:
     4    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately[, provided  however,  that
     5  the  provisions  of  section  one of this act shall expire and be deemed
     6  repealed June 30, 2019].
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10186-01-9
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