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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to health|
|Jan 21, 2011||referred to health|
senate Bill S2439
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S2439 - Details
S2439 - Summary
Provides for a public health study by the department of health on the installation of crumb rubber in synthetic turf.
S2439 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2439 TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the department of health to conduct a comprehensive public health study; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: The bill requires an assessment of the public health and environmental impacts of the use of synthetic turf in indoor and outdoor settings. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill would require a comprehensive assessment of the potential adverse impacts of synthetic turf on public health and the environment by the Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation with a report back to the Governor and the Legislature. EXISTING LAW: None. JUSTIFICATION: Increasingly, synthetic turf is being installed in many locations in New York State, including parks, athletic fields, indoor facilities and other settings where natural grass was previously grown. In
S2439 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2439 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 21, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ALESI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to direct the department of health to conduct a comprehensive public health study; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that increas- ingly, synthetic turf is being installed in many locations in New York state, including parks, athletic fields and other settings where natural grass was previously grown. In recent years, crumb rubber fill is being used as a component of synthetic turf and mulch. Crumb rubber is the result of processing waste tires, which contain numerous components, some of which are known to be hazardous to people and the environment. The hazardous components include arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, vana- dium, zinc and acetone. Health effects associated with these components, at dangerous levels, include birth defects, cancer, nervous system damage and immune system suppression. While various options for waste tire use are essential to reducing the significant stockpiles of waste tires, such uses should not threaten or compromise public health. The legislature finds that more information is necessary to make an informed decision on the appropriate uses of synthetic turf containing crumb rubber. In the interest of preventing adverse health impacts and contamination to natural resources, the legislature finds that a compre- hensive public health study on the potential threats associated with the use of synthetic turf is warranted. Therefore, the legislature finds that it is consistent with public policy to require such comprehensive public health study to be undertak- en immediately. S 2. Public health study of the use of synthetic turf. 1. The state department of health, in cooperation with the department of environ- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08248-01-1
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