senate Bill S6281A

2011-2012 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 13, 2012 print number 6281a
Jun 13, 2012 amend and recommit to education
Jan 19, 2012 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S6281 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4144
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §409, add §409-l, Ed L; amd §163, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S537, A1355
2013-2014: S1471, A4640
2015-2016: A2566

S6281 - 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.

S6281 - Sponsor Memo

S6281 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6281

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2012
                               ___________

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

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.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 409 of the education law, as amended  by
section  4  of  part L of chapter 405 of the laws of 1999, is amended to
read as follows:
  1. All school buildings of common, union free, central,  central  high
school  and  city  school  districts other than city school districts of
cities having one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants or  more  and
boards  of cooperative educational services shall comply with such regu-

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

Co-Sponsors

S6281A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4144
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §409, add §409-l, Ed L; amd §163, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S537, A1355
2013-2014: S1471, A4640
2015-2016: A2566

S6281A (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.

S6281A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6281A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6281--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ALESI, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa-
  tion -- 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.
  S  2. Subdivision 1 of section 409 of the education law, as amended by
section 4 of part L of chapter 405 of the laws of 1999,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  1.  All  school buildings of common, union free, central, central high
school and city school districts other than  city  school  districts  of

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

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