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S02813 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 29, 2019
        Introduced  by Sens. COMRIE, KAVANAGH, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing,
          Construction and Community Development -- recommitted to the Committee
          on Housing, Construction and Community Development in accordance  with
          Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring fire  extin-
          guishers in every multiple dwelling
          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 5-e to read as follows:
     3    5-e. Standards for installation of fire  extinguishers  shall  require
     4  installation  of  such  extinguishers in all multiple dwellings at least
     5  one per floor, with the maximum travel  distance  between  extinguishers
     6  not  to  exceed  seventy-five  feet. Such fire extinguishers shall be of
     7  such manufacture, design and installation standards as  are  established
     8  by  the  council.  For  purposes  of this subdivision, multiple dwelling
     9  means a dwelling which is either rented or leased to be occupied, or  is
    10  occupied  as  the  temporary  or permanent residence or home of three or
    11  more families living independently of  each  other,  including  but  not
    12  limited  to the following: a tenement, flat house, maisonette apartment,
    13  apartment house, apartment hotel,  tourist  house,  bachelor  apartment,
    14  studio  apartment, duplex apartment, kitchenette apartment, hotel, lodg-
    15  ing house, rooming house, boarding house, boarding and  nursery  school,
    16  furnished  room  house,  club, sorority house, fraternity house, college
    17  and school dormitory, convalescent, old age or nursing  homes  or  resi-
    18  dences.
    19    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately;  provided that the
    20  provisions of subdivision 5-e of section 378 of  the  executive  law  as
    21  added  by section one of this act shall not require compliance by owners
    22  of multiple dwellings before two years after such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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