senate Bill S4231

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for notice of a bedbug infestation in a public school to the guardians of affected students in the school

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 03, 2011 signed chap.300
Jul 22, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.929
substituted for s4231
Jun 13, 2011 substituted by a7259
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.929
Mar 24, 2011 referred to education

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S4231 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7259
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §920, Ed L; amd §2, Chap 426 of 2010
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8470, A11689

S4231 - Summary

Provides for notice of a bedbug infestation in a public school to the guardians of affected students in the school; authorizes the declaration a bedbug infestation in a discrete area of a school, and to limit the notification to parents, persons in parental relationship and guardians of students of affected students in such area; requires notification information to be developed in consultation with city agencies.

S4231 - Sponsor Memo

S4231 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4231

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to persons required to be
  notified of bedbug infestations in  certain  public  schools;  and  to
  amend  chapter  426  of  the  laws of 2010, amending the education law
  relating to directing a city school district having  a  population  of
  one million or more to provide notice of bedbug infestations in public
  schools, in relation to the effective date thereof

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 920 of the  education  law,
as  added  by  chapter  426  of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as
follows:
  1. In a city school district having a population  of  one  million  or
more  inhabitants,  the  principal  of  each public school shall provide
immediate notification  to  [all]  parents  [or],  persons  in  parental
relation  OR  GUARDIANS  OF  POTENTIALLY AFFECTED STUDENTS ATTENDING THE
SCHOOL, disclosing a finding relating  to  the  infestation  of  bedbugs
(Cimex  lectularius) in such school; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF PURSUANT
TO REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER IT IS DETERMINED THAT ANY INFESTATION
IS CONTAINED WITHIN A  DISCRETE  AREA,  THE  PRINCIPAL  MAY  LIMIT  SUCH
NOTIFICATION  TO  PARENTS, PERSONS IN PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP OR GUARDIANS
OF ALL POTENTIALLY AFFECTED STUDENTS WITHIN SUCH AREA, AND SHALL  ADVISE
THE PARENTS' ASSOCIATION OF THE SCOPE OF SUCH NOTIFICATION.
  2. Along with the notification required pursuant to subdivision one of
this  section,  the  principal  of such public school shall also include
information regarding proper procedures to prevent further  infestations
at  the school and to prevent the transfer of bedbugs from the school to
the residences of students. Such information [may] SHALL be developed by
the board of education in consultation  with  other  city  agencies  and
shall be available in various languages as deemed necessary.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10016-01-1

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