senate Bill S8158

Signed By Governor
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 buildi

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10740 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 06, 2016 signed chap.296
delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity - 3 day message
3rd reading cal.2009
substituted for s8158
Jun 17, 2016 substituted by a10740
ordered to third reading cal.2009
referred to rules

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S8158 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10740
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1110, Pub Health L; amd §§3602 & 1950, Ed L

S8158 - 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.

S8158 - Sponsor Memo

S8158 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8158

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 17, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. O'MARA, MARCELLINO, AKSHAR, AMEDORE, BONACIC, BOYLE,
  DeFRANCISCO,  FARLEY, FELDER, FLANAGAN, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, GRIF-
  FO,  HANNON,  LANZA,  LARKIN,  LAVALLE,  LITTLE,  MARCHIONE,  MARTINS,
  MURPHY,  NOZZOLIO, ORTT, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, ROBACH, SERINO, SEWARD,
  VENDITTO, YOUNG -- (at request of the  Governor)  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Rules

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 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
INDICATE  LEAD  LEVELS  PURSUANT  TO REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION; AND (C) PROVIDE PARENTS OR PERSONS IN PARENTAL RELATION TO
A CHILD ATTENDING SAID SCHOOL WITH WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF TEST  RESULTS
AS WELL AS POSTING SUCH TEST RESULTS ON THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S WEBSITE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12093-02-6

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