senate Bill S7268

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to standards and testing of potable water in school buildings

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Jan 15, 2020 referred to health


S7268 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S7268 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7268 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7268 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2020

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  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


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