senate Bill S537A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of education and the commissioner of general services to promulgate standards for the procurement and use of non-toxic materials, equipment

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2010 print number 537a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2010 referred to education
Jan 07, 2009 referred to education

S537 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1355A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §409, add §409-l, Ed L; amd §163, St Fin L

S537 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of education and the commissioner of general services to promulgate standards for the procurement and use of environmentally sensitive commodities and services for schools and boards of cooperative educational services; provides that these provisions shall be applicable to all school districts and boards of cooperative educational services.

S537 - Sponsor Memo

S537 - Bill Text download pdf

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S537A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1355A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §409, add §409-l, Ed L; amd §163, St Fin L

S537A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of education and the commissioner of general services to promulgate standards for the procurement and use of environmentally sensitive commodities and services for schools and boards of cooperative educational services; provides that these provisions shall be applicable to all school districts and boards of cooperative educational services.

S537A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S537A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 537--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ALESI  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law and the state finance law, in relation
  to the procurement and use of  environmentally  sensitive  commodities
  and services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
it shall be the policy of the state of New York to provide  every  child
with  an  environmentally safe and healthy learning environment in which
to grow, learn and mature into productive and healthy adults. The legis-
lature further finds that schools are major consumers and  disposers  of
supplies and materials, and that schools should serve as role models for
environmentally responsible behavior with regard to energy conservation,
reduced consumption and disposal of toxic and hazardous materials. Chil-
dren are uniquely vulnerable to and may be severely affected by exposure
to  chemicals,  hazardous  wastes and other environmental hazards, which
affect  their  learning  abilities  as  well  as  create  chemical-based
responses and sensitivities. When health threats are caused by the pres-
ence of toxic materials, the cost to individual school districts and the
state  are  enormous  in  terms of staff time and effort, cleanup costs,
school closing and liability. Therefore, to provide a safe  and  healthy
environment  for  our  children  in  school,  the legislature finds that
school districts should be informed of  and  consider  the  purchase  of
environmentally  sensitive  products  and services. It is the purpose of
this legislation to reduce as much as possible toxic exposures for chil-
dren and school staff.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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