This bill would require that, where a smoke detector is within ten feet from a cooking appliance, that it be listed for installation in such proximity. The bill also requires that if a smoke detector is between ten and twenty feet from a cooking appliance, the smoke detector shall be equipped with a silence function or use photoelectric detection.
Int. No. 604
By Council Member Cornegy
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to placement of photoelectric smoke alarms in residential buildings
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Article 312 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 157 for the year 2016, is amended by adding a new section 28-312.8 to read as follows:
§ 28-312.8 Photoelectric smoke detectors and smoke alarms in group R occupancies. On or before January 1, 2019, smoke alarms and smoke detectors shall not be installed within an area of exclusion determined by a 10 foot (3.0 m) radial distance along a horizontal flow path from a stationary or fixed cooking appliance, unless listed for installation in close proximity to cooking appliances. Smoke alarms and smoke detectors installed between 10 feet (3.0 m) and 20 feet (6.1 m) along a horizontal flow path from a stationary or fixed cooking appliance shall be equipped with an alarm-silencing means or use photoelectric detection.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.