senate Bill S7103C

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires school districts and boards of cooperative educational services to conduct periodic testing of school potable water sources and systems to monitor for lead contamination in certain school buildings

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2016 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 15, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1780
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 13, 2016 print number 7103c
Jun 13, 2016 amend and recommit to health
Jun 10, 2016 print number 7103b
Jun 10, 2016 amend and recommit to health
Jun 02, 2016 print number 7103a
Jun 02, 2016 amend and recommit to health
Mar 28, 2016 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

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S7103 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9687C
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1110, Pub Health L; amd §§3602 & 1950, Ed L

S7103 - Summary

Requires school districts and boards of cooperative educational services to conduct periodic testing of school potable water sources and systems to monitor for lead contamination in certain school buildings; provides additional aid to such districts and boards for the costs incurred due to the testing of such potable water sources and systems containing an unacceptable amount of lead.

S7103 - Sponsor Memo

S7103 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7103

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to potable water testing and standards in schools

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
1110 to read as follows:
  S 1110. SCHOOL POTABLE WATER TESTING AND STANDARDS.  1.  EVERY  SCHOOL
DISTRICT  AND  BOARD  OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  SHALL,  AS
PROVIDED IN REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO  THIS  SECTION,  CONDUCT
PERIODIC  TESTING OF SCHOOL POTABLE WATER SOURCES AND SYSTEMS TO MONITOR
FOR LEAD CONTAMINATION IN EACH SCHOOL BUILDING UNDER  SUCH  DISTRICT  OR
BOARD'S  JURISDICTION  (A)  WHICH  WAS  BUILT  PRIOR TO NINETEEN HUNDRED
EIGHTY-SIX, AND (B) WHERE REQUIRED BY REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION. THE TESTING SHALL BE CONDUCTED AND THE RESULTS ANALYZED
BY AN ENTITY OR ENTITIES APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH  STANDARDS  FOR ALLOWABLE LEAD
LEVELS IN SCHOOL POTABLE WATER. POTABLE WATER IN EACH SCHOOL  SHALL  NOT
CONTAIN LEAD LEVELS HIGHER THAN SUCH STANDARDS.
  3.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REMEDIATION
OF SCHOOL POTABLE WATER THAT EXCEEDS APPLICABLE  LEAD  LEVEL  STANDARDS,
INCLUDING  REQUIREMENTS FOR RE-TESTING SUCH SCHOOL POTABLE WATER SOURCES
AND SYSTEMS.
  4. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT AND BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES
SHALL  MAKE  A  COPY OF THE RESULTS OF ALL TESTING CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON ITS WEBSITE  AND  IN  ADDITIONAL
MEANS  AS  CHOSEN  BY  SUCH  DISTRICT OR BOARD AND SHALL NOTIFY PARENTS,
TEACHERS, EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT PARTY THAT  SUCH
TEST RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE.
  5.  THE  COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCA-
TION, SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION.    THE  REGULATIONS  SHALL  ALLOW  REASONABLE  TIMES FOR SCHOOL
DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO COMPLY  WITH

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

Co-Sponsors

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S7103A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9687C
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1110, Pub Health L; amd §§3602 & 1950, Ed L

S7103A - Summary

Requires school districts and boards of cooperative educational services to conduct periodic testing of school potable water sources and systems to monitor for lead contamination in certain school buildings; provides additional aid to such districts and boards for the costs incurred due to the testing of such potable water sources and systems containing an unacceptable amount of lead.

S7103A - Sponsor Memo

S7103A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7103--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. O'MARA, MARCELLINO, ADDABBO, AMEDORE, AVELLA, BONA-
  CIC, CARLUCCI, FUNKE, LATIMER, MARCHIONE, MURPHY, RANZENHOFER, SERINO,
  VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on Health -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to potable water testing and standards in schools

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1110 to read as follows:
  S  1110. SCHOOL POTABLE WATER TESTING AND STANDARDS. 1. UNLESS CLASSI-
FIED AS A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM UNDER THE FEDERAL  1991  LEAD  AND  COPPER
RULE  40 CFR PARTS 141 AND 142, EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND BOARD OF COOP-
ERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES  SHALL  CONDUCT  PERIODIC  FIRST-DRAWN  TAP
TESTING  FOR  POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS TO MONITOR FOR LEAD CONTAMINATION IN
EACH OCCUPIED SCHOOL BUILDING UNDER  ITS  JURISDICTION  AS  REQUIRED  BY
REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE TESTING SHALL BE
CONDUCTED AND THE RESULTS ANALYZED BY AN ENTITY OR ENTITIES APPROVED  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER. TESTING SHALL BE CONDUCTED AT A TIME WHEN THE COMMIS-
SIONER HAS DETERMINED THAT LEAD LEVELS ARE ANTICIPATED TO  BE  AT  THEIR
HIGHEST.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR ALLOWABLE LEAD
LEVELS IN SCHOOL POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS.
  2. WHERE PERIODIC FIRST-DRAW TAP TESTING RESULTS  IN  FINDINGS  OF  NO
CONTAMINATION  FOR A PERIOD TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER, FIRST-
DRAWN TAP WATER TESTING SHALL BE CONDUCTED PERIODICALLY AT  A  FREQUENCY
TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  3.  WHERE  A  FINDING  OF  CONTAMINATION  IS MADE, THE AFFECTED SCHOOL
SHALL: (A) CONTINUE FIRST-DRAWN TAP WATER TESTING  AT  LEAST  EVERY  SIX
MONTHS  UNTIL  TEST  RESULTS INDICATE ACCEPTABLE LEAD LEVELS PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION; (B) PROVIDE SCHOOL  OCCUPANTS  WITH  AN
ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF SAFE, POTABLE WATER FOR DRINKING AS REQUIRED BY RULES
AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT UNTIL FUTURE TESTS INDICATE ACCEPTABLE

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

Co-Sponsors

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S7103B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9687C
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1110, Pub Health L; amd §§3602 & 1950, Ed L

S7103B - Summary

Requires school districts and boards of cooperative educational services to conduct periodic testing of school potable water sources and systems to monitor for lead contamination in certain school buildings; provides additional aid to such districts and boards for the costs incurred due to the testing of such potable water sources and systems containing an unacceptable amount of lead.

S7103B - Sponsor Memo

S7103B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7103--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. O'MARA, MARCELLINO, ADDABBO, AMEDORE, AVELLA, BONA-
  CIC, CARLUCCI, FUNKE, LATIMER, MARCHIONE, MURPHY, RANZENHOFER, SERINO,
  VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on Health -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to potable water testing and standards in schools

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
1110 to read as follows:
  S 1110. SCHOOL POTABLE WATER TESTING AND STANDARDS. 1.  IN ADDITION TO
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ALREADY CLASSIFIED AS A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM UNDER PARTS
141 AND 142 OF TITLE 40 OF THE CODE  OF  FEDERAL  REGULATIONS,  AS  SUCH
REGULATIONS  MAY,  FROM  TIME TO TIME, BE AMENDED, EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT
AND BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  SHALL  CONDUCT  PERIODIC
FIRST-DRAWN  TAP  TESTING  OF  POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS TO MONITOR FOR LEAD
CONTAMINATION IN EACH OCCUPIED SCHOOL BUILDING UNDER ITS JURISDICTION AS
REQUIRED BY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE  TEST-
ING SHALL BE CONDUCTED AND THE RESULTS ANALYZED BY AN ENTITY OR ENTITIES
APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  2.  WHERE  PERIODIC  FIRST-DRAW  TAP TESTING RESULTS IN FINDINGS OF NO
CONTAMINATION FOR A PERIOD TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER,  FIRST-
DRAWN  TAP  WATER TESTING SHALL BE CONDUCTED PERIODICALLY AT A FREQUENCY
TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  3. WHERE A FINDING OF LEAD CONTAMINATION IS MADE, THE AFFECTED  SCHOOL
DISTRICT  SHALL:  (A)  CONTINUE  FIRST-DRAWN  TAP WATER TESTING AT LEAST
EVERY SIX MONTHS UNTIL TEST RESULTS INDICATE LEAD  LEVELS  BELOW  ACTION
LEVELS  ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION; (B) PROVIDE SCHOOL OCCUPANTS WITH AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY  OF  SAFE,
POTABLE  WATER  FOR DRINKING AS REQUIRED BY RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE
DEPARTMENT UNTIL FUTURE TESTS INDICATE  ACCEPTABLE  LEVELS  PURSUANT  TO

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

Co-Sponsors

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S7103C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9687C
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1110, Pub Health L; amd §§3602 & 1950, Ed L

S7103C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires school districts and boards of cooperative educational services to conduct periodic testing of school potable water sources and systems to monitor for lead contamination in certain school buildings; provides additional aid to such districts and boards for the costs incurred due to the testing of such potable water sources and systems containing an unacceptable amount of lead.

S7103C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7103C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7103--C

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. O'MARA, MARCELLINO, ADDABBO, AMEDORE, AVELLA, BONA-
  CIC, CARLUCCI, FUNKE, LATIMER, MARCHIONE, MURPHY, RANZENHOFER, SERINO,
  VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on Health -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
  to potable water testing and standards in schools

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
1110 to read as follows:
  S 1110. SCHOOL POTABLE WATER TESTING AND STANDARDS. 1.  IN ADDITION TO
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ALREADY CLASSIFIED AS A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM UNDER PARTS
141 AND 142 OF TITLE 40 OF THE CODE  OF  FEDERAL  REGULATIONS,  AS  SUCH
REGULATIONS  MAY,  FROM  TIME TO TIME, BE AMENDED, EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT
AND BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  SHALL  CONDUCT  PERIODIC
FIRST-DRAWN  TAP  TESTING  OF  POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS TO MONITOR FOR LEAD
CONTAMINATION IN EACH OCCUPIED SCHOOL BUILDING UNDER ITS JURISDICTION AS
REQUIRED BY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE  TEST-
ING SHALL BE CONDUCTED AND THE RESULTS ANALYZED BY AN ENTITY OR ENTITIES
APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  2.  WHERE  PERIODIC  FIRST-DRAW  TAP TESTING RESULTS IN FINDINGS OF NO
CONTAMINATION FOR A PERIOD TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER,  FIRST-
DRAWN  TAP  WATER TESTING SHALL BE CONDUCTED PERIODICALLY AT A FREQUENCY
TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
  3. WHERE A FINDING OF LEAD CONTAMINATION IS MADE, THE AFFECTED  SCHOOL
DISTRICT  SHALL:  (A) CONTINUE FIRST-DRAWN TAP WATER TESTING PURSUANT TO
REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION;  (B)  PROVIDE  SCHOOL
OCCUPANTS WITH AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF SAFE, POTABLE WATER FOR DRINKING AS
REQUIRED  BY  RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT UNTIL FUTURE TESTS

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

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