senate Bill S4766

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires siting, erection, purchase, repair, enlargement and remodeling of healthy and high performance school buildings

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Apr 23, 2013 referred to education

S4766 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1765
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง408 & 408-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3757
2009-2010: A1741A

S4766 - Summary

Requires the plans and specifications for the siting, erection, purchase, repair, enlargement or remodeling of school buildings in every school district to be subject to the approval of the commissioner of education for a determination that such plans and specifications are consistent with the standards for "green buildings" and for healthy and high performance schools.

S4766 - Sponsor Memo

S4766 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4766

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- 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  requiring  that  the
  siting,  erection,  purchase,  repair,  enlargement  and remodeling of
  school buildings meet the requirements of healthy and high performance
  schools

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

  Section  1.  Section 408 of the education law, subdivisions 1 and 2 as
amended by chapter 414 of the laws of 1972,  the  opening  paragraph  of
subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 315 of the laws of 1990, subdivision
3 as amended by section 2 of part A-1 of chapter 58 of the laws of 2006,
subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 801 of the laws of 1951 and subdivi-
sion  6  as  amended  by  chapter 385 of the laws of 1994 and as further
amended by subdivision (d) of section 1 of part W of chapter 56  of  the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 408. [Plans]  APPROVAL  OF PLANS and specifications of school build-
ings [must be approved by commissioner of education].   1. THE  LEGISLA-
TURE  HEREBY  DECLARES  IT  TO BE THE POLICY OF THE STATE TO REQUIRE THE
SITING, CONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION AND MAINTENANCE OF HEALTHY AND HIGH
PERFORMANCE SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN THIS STATE IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO:
  A.  PROMOTE   BETTER   ENVIRONMENTAL   STANDARDS   FOR   THE   SITING,
CONSTRUCTION,  REHABILITATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN THE
STATE;
  B. IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND INCREASE GENERATION OF ENERGY THROUGH
RENEWABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES;
  C. INCREASE THE DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE BUILDING MATERI-
ALS, FINISHES AND FURNISHINGS;
  D. IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT BY DECREASING THE DISCHARGE  OF  POLLUTANTS
INTO AND FROM SCHOOL BUILDINGS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05711-01-3

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