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A08770 Summary:

BILL NOA08770
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07887
 
SPONSORClark
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Rpld 376-b, amd 378, Exec L; amd 2858, Pub Auth L (as proposed in S.3536-A & A.7506)
 
Requires grease traps or interceptors at food service establishments be designed to withstand expected loads and prevent unauthorized access.
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A08770 Actions:

BILL NOA08770
 
01/11/2022referred to governmental operations
01/25/2022reported
01/27/2022advanced to third reading cal.334
01/31/2022passed assembly
01/31/2022delivered to senate
02/01/2022REFERRED TO RULES
02/08/2022SUBSTITUTED FOR S7887
02/08/20223RD READING CAL.301
02/08/2022PASSED SENATE
02/08/2022RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
02/24/2022delivered to governor
02/24/2022signed chap.47
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A08770 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8770
 
SPONSOR: Clark
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law and the public authorities law, in relation to requiring grease traps at food service establishments be designed to withstand expected loads and prevent unauthorized access; and to repeal certain provisions of the executive law relating thereto   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to make amendments to Chapter 753 of the Laws of 2021.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This chapter amendment makes changes to the new requirements for grease traps and interceptors to be considered under the state building code in the future.   JUSTIFICATION: On July 15th, 2019 a horrible tragedy occurred when 3-year old Bryce Raynor fell through an unsecured plastic lid of an underground grease interceptor. Although the young boy was pulled from the trap minutes after he fell in, efforts to resuscitate him were not successful. Even more tragic is that this was not the first child to die under similar circumstances. There are several documented occurrences of children dying after falling into unsecured grease interceptors across the United States, including New Jersey. This bill will help prevent future tragedies by setting guidelines for grease traps and interceptors that are located in a public area, making them safer for the general public.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the executive law and the public authorities law relating to securing grease traps and interceptors at food establishments, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 3536-A and A. 7506, takes effect.
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A08770 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8770
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 11, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. CLARK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law and the  public  authorities  law,  in
          relation  to  requiring grease traps at food service establishments be
          designed to withstand expected loads and prevent unauthorized  access;
          and to repeal certain provisions of the executive law relating thereto

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 376-b of the executive law, as added by  a  chapter
     2  of  the  laws of 2021 amending the executive law and the public authori-
     3  ties law relating to securing grease  traps  and  interceptors  at  food
     4  establishments,  as  proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 3536-A and
     5  A.  7506, is REPEALED.
     6    § 2. Subdivision 18 of section 378 of the executive law, as renumbered
     7  by section 1 of part LL of chapter 58 of the laws of 2018, is renumbered
     8  subdivision 19 and a new subdivision 18 is added to read as follows:
     9    18. Standards requiring that grease traps or interceptors located in a
    10  place that may be accessible by the public, or located inside  any  food
    11  service  establishment, or located in any other building that is open to
    12  the public, shall be designed and maintained to withstand expected loads
    13  and to prevent unauthorized access. Such standards  shall  also  include
    14  requiring the installation of a warning sign or symbol, as determined by
    15  the council, on or in the vicinity of such grease traps or interceptors.
    16  Such  standards  shall apply to new and existing grease traps and inter-
    17  ceptors. For the purposes of this subdivision, "food service  establish-
    18  ment"  shall  have  the same meaning as in part fourteen of title ten of
    19  the New York code of rules and regulations.
    20    § 3. Section 2858 of the public authorities law, as added by a chapter
    21  of the laws of 2021 amending the executive law and the  public  authori-
    22  ties  law  relating  to  securing  grease traps and interceptors at food
    23  establishments, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.  3536-A  and
    24  A.  7506, is amended to read as follows:
    25    §  2858.  Public  water  and sewer authority powers. A public water or
    26  sewer authority, created pursuant to article five of this chapter, shall
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07838-03-2

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     1  have the power to specify the manner in which exterior  manhole  covers,
     2  containing grease traps or interceptors shall be regulated and inspected
     3  to  prevent  unauthorized  access,  in  addition to the requirements set
     4  forth in the uniform fire prevention and building code pursuant to arti-
     5  cle eighteen of the executive law.
     6    §  4.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
     7  manner as a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the executive  law  and
     8  the  public authorities law relating to securing grease traps and inter-
     9  ceptors at food establishments, as proposed in legislative bills numbers
    10  S.  3536-A and A. 7506, takes effect.
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