Senate Bill S3698A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to potable water testing at schools and state and local parks

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

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2019-S3698 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7253
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1110, add §1110-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3698, A7253

2019-S3698 - Summary

Requires potable water testing at schools and state and local parks at least once every three years and any finding of lead contamination must be abated within ninety days.

2019-S3698 - Sponsor Memo

2019-S3698 - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3698
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 12, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  potable  water
   testing at schools and state parks
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 1110 of the  public  health
 law, as added by chapter 296 of the laws of 2016, are amended to read as
 follows:
   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 testing shall be conducted and the results analyzed  by  an
 entity  or  entities  approved by the commissioner. SUCH PERIODIC FIRST-
 DRAWN TAP TESTING SHALL OCCUR AT LEAST ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS.
   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; AND (D) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,
 ABATE SUCH CONTAMINATION WITHIN NINETY DAYS.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04398-01-9
              

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2019-S3698A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7253
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1110, add §1110-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3698, A7253

2019-S3698A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires potable water testing at schools and state and local parks at least once every three years and any finding of lead contamination must be abated within ninety days.

2019-S3698A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2019-S3698A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3698--A
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 12, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to potable water
   testing at schools and state and local parks
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 1110 of the public health
 law, as added by chapter 296 of the laws of 2016, are amended to read as
 follows:
   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  testing shall be conducted and the results analyzed by an
 entity or entities approved by the commissioner.  SUCH  PERIODIC  FIRST-
 DRAWN TAP TESTING SHALL OCCUR AT LEAST ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS.
   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

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04398-02-9
              

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