|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to education|
|Jan 15, 2009||referred to education|
senate Bill S777
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S777 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
S777 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S777 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting the use, purchase and storage of elemental mercury by schools; and to amend the public health law, in relation to directing the commissioner of health to compile and distribute materials for schools on the hazards of elemental mercury and actions which may be taken to reduce such hazards PURPOSE OF BILL : The bill establishes requirements for the use, purchase, storage and disposal of mercury and mercury instruments in schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : The bill prohibits schools from purchasing, using or storing any quantity of free-flowing mercury or any instrument which contains mercury, including thermometers, barometers, sphygmomanometers and manometers. If there are no reasonably acceptable mercury-free alternatives, schools may use instruments which contain the lowest mercury content readily available. Regulations would be required for schools to dispose of or recycle mercury. The Health Commissioner is required to provide educational materials explaining the hazards of mercury and actions that can be taken to reduce such hazards.
S777 - Bill Text download pdf
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