senate Bill S3698A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2019 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1491
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 12, 2019 print number 3698a
Jun 12, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to health
Feb 12, 2019 referred to health

S3698 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7253
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1110, add §1110-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9160

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.

S3698 - Sponsor Memo

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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S3698A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7253
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1110, add §1110-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9160

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.

S3698A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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