senate Bill S1256A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to potable water testing at state and local parks

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 27, 2021 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 26, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.724
reported and committed to rules
reported and committed to finance
Apr 19, 2021 print number 1256a
Apr 19, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2021 referred to health

Votes

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Apr 27, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S1256A
22
0
committee
22
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 26, 2021 - Health committee Vote

S1256A
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 26, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S1256A
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1256 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4551
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1110-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9160
2019-2020: S3698, A7253

S1256 - Summary

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

S1256 - Sponsor Memo

S1256 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1256
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, LIU -- 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 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
 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.
                                                            LBD03343-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S1256A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4551
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1110-a, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9160
2019-2020: S3698, A7253

S1256A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1256A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1256A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1256--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, LIU -- 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 state and local parks

   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-a to read as follows:
   §  1110-A.  PARK  POTABLE  WATER TESTING AND STANDARDS. 1. THE PERSON,
 OFFICER, BOARD OR COMMISSION HAVING THE MANAGEMENT AND  CONTROL  OF  THE
 POTABLE  WATER  SUPPLY OF ANY STATE OR LOCAL PARK SHALL CONDUCT PERIODIC
 FIRST-DRAWN TAP TESTING OF POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS  TO  MONITOR  FOR  LEAD
 CONTAMINATION  IN EACH PARK UNDER HIS OR HER 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 PERSON, OFFICER,
 BOARD  OR  COMMISSION  HAVING  THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF THE POTABLE
 WATER SUPPLY OF SUCH PARK SHALL:  (A)  CONTINUE  FIRST-DRAWN  TAP  WATER
 TESTING  PURSUANT  TO  REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION;
 (B) PROVIDE PARK VISITORS 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 PROMUL-
 GATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION; (C) CONSPICUOUSLY POST WARNINGS TO  PARK
 VISITORS  THE FORM AND CONTENT OF SUCH WARNINGS TO BE PROMULGATED BY THE
 COMMISSIONER, AS WELL AS POSTING SUCH WARNINGS AND TEST RESULTS  ON  THE
 PARK'S  WEBSITE; (D) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRA-
 RY, ABATE SUCH CONTAMINATION WITHIN NINETY  DAYS;  AND  (E)  IMMEDIATELY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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