H.R.2637 - Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] (Introduced 05/25/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||06/22/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness.|
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Summary: H.R.2637 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/25/2005)
Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act of 2005 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require each institution participating in any program under the Act to provide to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment upon request, an annual fire safety report containing specified information about the campus fire safety practices and standards of that institution.
Requires such institutions to: (1) record all on-campus fires, including the nature, date, time, and general location of each fire and all false fire alarms; and (2) open such information to public inspection. Requires the institutions to report on such information annually to the campus community in a manner that will aid the prevention of similar occurrences.
Requires the institutions to request their fraternities and sororities to collect and report such information for each building and property they own or control.
Requires the Secretary of Education to report to Congress on fire safety systems in college and university facilities and on fire safety standards in all such facilities.