senate Bill S5364
(R, C, IP) 2nd Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Repeals the requirement that schools triennially report on the status of asbestos within their buildings.
- Legislative Cycle:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Education
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Rpld §3641 sub 4 ¶ d, Ed L
TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal paragraph d of subdivision 4 of
section 3641 of the education law relating to a school district's
requirement to report on the status of asbestos
PURPOSE: To provide administrative relief to local school districts
and the New York State Education Department be repealing onerous state
asbestos reporting requirements beyond federal requirements.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Repeals paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 3641 of the
education law relating to a school district's requirement to report on
the status of asbestos.
Section 2: Sets forth an immediate effective date.
EXISTING LAW: None.
JUSTIFICATION: Recent years have confronted school districts with
unprecedented fiscal challenges. While the economic outlook for the
state is steadily improving, it is a legislative priority to provide
as much flexibility as possible to school districts to enable them to
provide the high quality education we have come to expect for our
students. While there are many requirements imposed on school
districts that provide educational value, others continue to constrain
the creativity of a district to provide services to students and
relief to taxpayers.
Providing for the health and safety of students in our public school
buildings is vitally important. This bill continues to protect
students from the potential dangers of asbestos, but relieves an
administrative burden by eliminating state reporting requirements
beyond those required by the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency
Response Act (AHERA).
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Potential savings to local school districts and
the New York State Education Department.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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