Leadership

Summer Hotel Fire Legislation Delayed

Issue 15 and Volume 79.

Summer Hotel Fire Legislation Delayed The Legislature of the State of New York has adjourned for the summer recess without giving consideration to a bill introduced by Senator Benjamin Antin of New York City, which had for its object a Legislative investigation of the fire-protection, or lack of fire-protection in the summer hotels of upper New York State. Mr. Antin’s bill was provoked by the fact that a fire in the Prairie House, a mountain resort in Hurleyville, Sullivan County last February, cost ten lives, most of them residents of Senator Antin’s district in Bronx County. The bill proposed that the State appropriate $5,000 with which to conduct the investigation. The Senator has publicly charged that the lobby maintained by the owners of the summer resort hotels and boarding houses succeeded in defeating the bill. In seeking consideration of his bill in the closing hours of the session, Mr. Antin…

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