This bill would require carbon monoxide detectors in all commercial spaces.
- Laid Over in Committee
Int. No. 644
By Council Members Eugene, Kallos, Rosenthal and Constantinides
A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to requiring carbon monoxide detectors in commercial spaces
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 908.7.3 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 10 for the year 2014, is amended to read as follows:
908.7.3 Buildings that are equipped with a fire alarm system and that contain Group A-1, A-2, A-3, [or certain] Group B or Group M occupancies. Listed carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed in buildings that are equipped with a fire alarm system and that contain Group A-1, A-2 or A-3, [occupancies or assembly spaces classified as] Group B or Group M occupancies [in accordance with Section 303.1, Exception 1]. Such detectors shall have built-in sounder bases, shall transmit a signal to a central supervising station and shall be permitted to initiate an audible and visual supervisory alarm at a constantly attended location. The department shall adopt rules and/or reference standards governing the installation and location of carbon monoxide detectors provided that such detectors shall be required within rooms containing carbon-monoxide producing equipment.
Exception: Carbon monoxide detectors shall not be required in kitchens.
§2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
LS 843/Int. No. 1771-2017