Bill Text: NY A11355 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires school buildings and indoor facilities maintain a temperature of at least sixty-five degrees Fahrenheit and no greater than eighty-eight degrees Fahrenheit.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-09-19 - referred to education [A11355 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A11355-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                   September 19, 2018
        Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Pellegrino)
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend  the  education  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  a
          required temperature range for school buildings and indoor facilities
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  409-m
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  409-m.  Temperatures  in  school  buildings  and facilities. 1. All
     4  common, union free, charter, parochial, central, central  high  schools,
     5  city  school  districts  and  boards of cooperative educational services
     6  shall maintain a room temperature in all occupiable  educational  spaces
     7  of no less than sixty-five degrees Fahrenheit and no greater than eight-
     8  y-eight degrees Fahrenheit.
     9    2.  In  the  event  an  occupiable educational space has a temperature
    10  which does not meet the requirements of subdivision one of this section,
    11  such space shall not be occupied by any  students  or  staff  until  the
    12  temperature meets the requirements of subdivision one of this section.
    13    3. For the purpose of this section, room temperature shall be measured
    14  at  a shaded location, three feet above the floor near the center of the
    15  room.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    17  have  become a law. Effective immediately the addition, amendment and/or
    18  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
    19  this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made on
    20  or before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.