10 U.S. Code § 2879 - Window fall prevention devices in military family housing units

§ 2879.
Window fall prevention devices in military family housing units
(a) Requiring Use of Devices on Certain Windows.—
(1)Requirement.—
The Secretary concerned shall ensure that if a window in any military family housing unit acquired or constructed under this chapter is described in subsection (b), including a window designed for emergency escape or rescue, the window is equipped with fall prevention devices that protect against unintentional window falls by young children and that are in compliance with applicable International Building Code (IBC) standards.
(2)Effective date.—Paragraph (1) shall apply with respect to the following military family housing units:
(A)
A unit for which the contract for the construction of the unit is first entered into on or after the date of the enactment of this section.
(B)
Any other unit which is subject to a whole-house renovation project for which the contract is entered into on or after September 1, 2018.
(b)Windows Described.—
A window is described in this subsection if the bottom sill of the window is within 24 inches of the floor, as measured in the interior of the unit, and is more than 72 inches above the ground, as measured on the exterior grade of the building.
(c)Record of Incidents; Annual Report.—
The Secretary concerned shall keep a record of each incident (as defined in Department of Defense Instruction 6055.7 series) in which a minor child is injured or killed as the result of an unintentional window fall in a military family housing unit. Not later than 90 days after the end of each calendar year (beginning with 2017), the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and Senate on all such window falls occurring in the previous year.
(Added Pub. L. 115–91, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2817(a)(1), Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1851.)
References in Text

The date of the enactment of this section, referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(A), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 115–91, which was approved Dec. 12, 2017.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 2879, added Pub. L. 104–106, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2801(a)(1), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 547, related to interim leases of completed units pending completion of a project to acquire or construct military family housing units or military unaccompanied housing units, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 107–314, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2802(c)(1), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2703.

 

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