Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 06, 2016||
delivered to governor
|Jun 17, 2016||
returned to assembly
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
Senate Bill S8158Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10740 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S8158 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Public Health Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §1110, Pub Health L; amd §§3602 & 1950, Ed L
2015-S8158 (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.
2015-S8158 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8158 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation to potable water testing and standards in schools PURPOSE : The purpose of this bill is to ensure that drinking water in schools is safe and free of lead contamination by requiring testing of potable water sources and systems through regulations established by the DOH and SED. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : § 1 amends the public health law by adding a new section 1110, which directs the Department of Health in consultation with the State Education Department to promulgate regulations requiring school districts to test potable water sources and systems for lead. The section also provides general guidelines for the regulations and reporting of test results. § 2 amends section 3602 of the education law by adding subdivision 6-h, which authorizes the Commissioner of the State Education to authorize funding to cover the expense related to testing and remediation of potable water sources and systems.
2015-S8158 (ACTIVE) - 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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