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File #: Int 0056-2014    Version: Name: Requiring photoelectric smoke detectors in residential buildings.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring photoelectric smoke alarms in residential buildings
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Peter A. Koo, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Daniel Dromm , Alan N. Maisel, Karen Koslowitz, Andy L. King, James G. Van Bramer, Daniel R. Garodnick, James Vacca, Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin, Rosie Mendez, Vincent J. Gentile, Darlene Mealy, Mark Levine, Antonio Reynoso, Ritchie J. Torres, Rory I. Lancman, Paul A. Vallone, Fernando Cabrera , Chaim M. Deutsch, Costa G. Constantinides, Corey D. Johnson, Vanessa L. Gibson, Mark Treyger, Inez D. Barron, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Andrew Cohen, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Laurie A. Cumbo, I. Daneek Miller, Carlos Menchaca, Jumaane D. Williams, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 39
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 56 - 2/26/14, 2. Committee Report 11/12/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 11/12/15, 4. Hearing Transcript 11/12/15, 5. Proposed Int. No. 56-A - 7/25/17
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11/12/2015*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Proposed Int. No. 56-A

 

By Council Members Crowley, Koo, Palma, Rose, Rosenthal, Rodriguez, Dromm, Maisel, Koslowitz, King, Van Bramer, Garodnick, Vacca, Richards, Chin, Mendez, Gentile, Mealy, Levine, Reynoso, Torres, Lancman, Vallone, Cabrera, Deutsch, Constantinides, Johnson, Gibson, Treyger, Barron, Ferreras, Espinal, Cohen, Cornegy, Cumbo, Miller, Menchaca, Williams and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring photoelectric smoke alarms in residential buildings

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Section 28-312.4 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 112 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

§ 28-312.4 Periodic replacement of smoke alarms. Smoke alarms required pursuant to section 907.2 of the New York City building code or sections 27-978, 27-979, 27-980 and 27-981 of the 1968 building code shall be replaced when the time elapsed since the installation of such alarm exceeds the manufacturer’s suggested useful life of the alarm.

 

Exception: A smoke alarm installed [prior to the effective date of this section] before April 1, 2014, and whose end of useful life is not known shall be replaced with an alarm that complies with section 28-312.5 [within 7 years after the effective date of this section] by no later than April 1, 2021.

 

§ 2. Article 312 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 112 for the year 2013, is amended by adding a new section 28-312.6 to read as follows:

§ 28-312.6 Photoelectric smoke detectors and smoke alarms in group R occupancies. On or after April 1, 2016, there shall be at least one solely photoelectric type smoke detector installed within each dwelling unit in R-1 occupancies and at least one solely photoelectric type smoke alarm installed within each dwelling unit in group R-2 and R-3 occupancies.

 

§ 3. Article 315 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-315.2.4 to read as follows:

§ 28-315.2.4 Photoelectric smoke detectors and smoke alarms in group R occupancies. The installation of photoelectric type smoke detectors in group R-1 occupancies and photoelectric type smoke alarms in group R-2 and R-3 occupancies in accordance with section 28-312.6 of this chapter shall be completed by April 1, 2016.

§ 4. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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