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A07916 Summary:

BILL NO    A07916 

SAME AS    SAME AS S04610

SPONSOR    Morelle (MS)

COSPNSR    Cook, Scarborough, Rivera, Galef, Roberts, Rozic

MLTSPNSR   Abbate, Arroyo, McDonald, Millman, Mosley, Peoples-Stokes, Sweeney

Add Art 35-F SS759 & 759-a, Gen Bus L; amd S156, Exec L

Requires builders of one- and two-family dwellings having less than 3 stories
to provide buyers with information on the installation and maintenance of
automatic fire sprinkler systems.
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A07916 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         7916

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                     June 10, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MORELLE,  COOK,  SCARBOROUGH, RIVERA, GALEF,
         ROBERTS, ROZIC -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, ARROYO, MILL-
         MAN, MOSLEY, PEOPLES-STOKES, SWEENEY -- read once and referred to  the
         Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

       AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law and the executive law, in
         relation to automatic sprinkler system requirements for one- and  two-
         family dwellings; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
         certain conditions

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article
    2  35-F to read as follows:
    3                                 ARTICLE 35-F
    4                         FIRE SPRINKLER INFORMATION
    5  SECTION 759.   DEFINITIONS.
    6          759-A. DISCLOSURE OF AUTOMATIC FIRE  SPRINKLER  SYSTEM  INFORMA-
    7                   TION.
    8    S  759.  DEFINITIONS.  WHEN  USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS
    9  SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   10    1. "BUILDER" MEANS ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP OR OTHER ENTI-
   11  TY CONTRACTING WITH AN OWNER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ONE- OR TWO-FAMI-
   12  LY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING LESS THAN THREE STORIES.
   13    2. "BUYER" MEANS ANY PERSON OR PERSONS  WHO  HAVE  CONTRACTED  OR  WHO
   14  INTEND  TO  CONTRACT  WITH  A  BUILDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ONE- OR
   15  TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING LESS THAN THREE STORIES.
   16    S 759-A. DISCLOSURE OF AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM INFORMATION.  A
   17  BUILDER  OF  A  ONE- OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING LESS THAN
   18  THREE STORIES, PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO A  CONTRACT  FOR  CONSTRUCTION  OF
   19  SUCH DWELLING WITH A BUYER, SHALL PROVIDE THE BUYER WITH A COPY OF WRIT-
   20  TEN  MATERIALS  PREPARED  BY  THE  OFFICE OF FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
   21  PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWENTY OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX  OF  THE

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD09422-02-3
       A. 7916                             2

    1  EXECUTIVE  LAW,  WHICH  DETAILS  THE  BENEFITS OF AND INCLUDES THE COSTS
    2  ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF  AN  AUTOMATIC  FIRE
    3  SPRINKLER  SYSTEM.  UPON REQUEST OF THE BUYER, THE BUILDER SHALL, AT THE
    4  BUYER'S EXPENSE, INSTALL AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM IN SUCH ONE-
    5  OR TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING HAVING LESS THAN THREE STORIES.
    6    S  2.  Section  156  of  the  executive law is amended by adding a new
    7  subdivision 20 to read as follows:
    8    20. PROVIDE WRITTEN MATERIALS TO CONSUMERS AND BUILDERS  WHICH  DETAIL
    9  THE  BENEFITS  OF AND INCLUDE THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTALLATION
   10  AND MAINTENANCE OF AN AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER  SYSTEM  FOR  A  ONE-  OR
   11  TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DWELLING.
   12    S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
   13  it  shall  have  become a law; provided that, effective immediately, the
   14  office of fire prevention and control  is  authorized  and  directed  to
   15  prepare  the  materials required by subdivision 20 of section 156 of the
   16  executive law, as added by section two of this act, on  or  before  such
   17  effective date; and provided, further, that this act shall expire and be
   18  deemed  repealed  upon  the effective date of provisions of the New York
   19  state uniform fire prevention and building code which are equivalent  to
   20  the terms of section 312.2 (relating to automatic fire sprinkler systems
   21  in  one-  or  two-family  dwellings under three stories) of the Interna-
   22  tional Residential Code (2009 edition) or any successor reversions ther-
   23  eof requiring fire sprinklers for one-  or  two-family  dwellings  under
   24  three  stories;  provided that the state fire administrator shall notify
   25  the legislative bill drafting  commission  upon  the  adoption  of  such
   26  provisions  of  the  New York state uniform fire prevention and building
   27  code in order that the commission may maintain an  accurate  and  timely
   28  effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New
   29  York  in furtherance of effectuating the provisions of section 44 of the
   30  legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law.
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