Senate Bill #2179 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS

Requires that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.

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  • 2018 – S 2179
  • 2018 – S 2179 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
  • Introduced By: Senators Miller, Gallo, Lombardi, Metts, and Pearson
  • Date Introduced: February 01, 2018
  • Referred To: Senate Education
  • Introduced By: Senators Miller, Gallo, Lombardi, Metts, and Pearson
  • Date Introduced: February 01, 2018
  • Referred To: Senate Education
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 16-21 of the General Laws entitled "Health and Safety of Pupils" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 16-21-5.1. Carbon monoxide detectors required in school buildings.
  • Effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance for any portion of the day shall be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the National Fire Protection Association ("'NFPA") Code and the state fire safety code ('"state code"), chapter 28.1 of title 23. The fire safety code board of appeal and review (the "board'') established pursuant to chapter 28.3 of title 23 shall have authority to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to enforce the provisions of this section. Provided, in the event the state fire marshal determines that neither the NFPA code nor the state code have provisions in place to govern such installation, then the state fire marshal may use the provisions of NFPA Code 72, 2010 edition, NFPA Code 720, 2012 edition, the state fire code, and any additional requirements provided under those codes for licensed nursery or day care services, as guidance in the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in schools, until such time as the board promulgates applicable rules and regulations.
  • Effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance for any portion of the day shall be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the National Fire Protection Association ("'NFPA") Code and the state fire safety code ('"state code"), chapter 28.1 of title 23. The fire safety code board of appeal and review (the "board'') established pursuant to chapter 28.3 of title 23 shall have authority to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to enforce the provisions of this section. Provided, in the event the state fire marshal determines that neither the NFPA code nor the state code have provisions in place to govern such installation, then the state fire marshal may use the provisions of NFPA Code 1/NFPA 101, 2015 editions, NFPA Code 720, 2012 edition, the state fire code, and any additional requirements provided under those codes for licensed nursery or day care services, as guidance in the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in schools, until such time as the board promulgates applicable rules and regulations.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
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  • This act would require that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein. The act would also authorize the fire safety code board of appeal and review to promulgate rules and regulations to enforce the provisions of this requirement.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC004267 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC004267/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage

June 19, 2018 at 9:49pm
Yeas: 34 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi NV
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan NV
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE

June 22, 2018 at 4:36pm
Yeas: 69 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 6 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz NV
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn NV
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes NV
Rep. O'Brien NV
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater NV
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y