assembly Bill A9545

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to standards and testing of potable water in school buildings

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Feb 11, 2020 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 24, 2020 referred to health


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A9545 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1110, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A160, S2122

A9545 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to standards for and testing of potable water in school buildings; eliminates certain exemptions; sets minimum standards and requires training.

A9545 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             January 24, 2020
 Introduced  by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Health
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  school  potable
   water testing
   Section 1. Section 1110 of the public health law, as added by  chapter
 296 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
   §  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]
 ANNUAL  first-drawn  tap testing of potable water systems to monitor for
 lead contamination in each occupied school building under its  jurisdic-
 tion  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.
   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, FREE TO THE SCHOOL OCCUPANTS,
 potable water for drinking as required by rules and regulations  of  the
 department  until  future  tests  indicate lead levels pursuant to regu-
 lations promulgated pursuant to this section; and (c) provide parents or
 persons in parental relation to a child attending said school with writ-
 ten notification of test results [as well as posting such  test  results
 on the school district's website].
   3. [First-drawn tap testing shall not be required for school buildings
 that  have  been  deemed  "lead-free"  as defined by section 1417 of the
 federal safe drinking water act.
   4.] The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of  educa-
 tion,  shall  promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this
 section. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets