H.R.592 - Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] (Introduced 01/19/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||05/18/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness.|
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Summary: H.R.592 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/19/2007)
Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act of 2007 - 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 unwanted and 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.
Directs each institution to require the national organizing bodies of the fraternities, sororities, and other student groups they recognize to collect specified fire safety information for each student housing facility they own, control, or occupy and report such information to the Secretary of Education, all current members, and to any interested party upon request.
Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on fire safety systems and standards in institution and student housing facilities, and on exemplary fire safety education and training programs at such institutions.