Previously, colleges were required to publish information about fire safety standards in an annual report filed with the federal government.
Fitzimons, a Commack, Long Island, native, was the daughter of Robert Fitzsimons, a member of Steamfitters Local 638, the release said, and the union advocated for the passage of the bill in Albany.
Pat Dolan, president of Steamfitters Local 638, said colleges and universities are part of the economic engine of the state.
“With more than one million students in New York, we should be doing more to protect them and encourage the best practices in college housing,” Dolan said in the release. “The Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act will serve as a building block as we work toward better fire safety and more fire
suppression systems in college housing.”
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