senate Bill S7840

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to expenses for potable water testing

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

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

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view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2022 signed chap.130
delivered to governor
Feb 14, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.402
substituted for a8833
Jan 31, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.198
Jan 12, 2022 referred to rules

S7840 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1110, Pub Health L (as proposed in S.2122-A & A.160-B); amd §§1950 & 3602, Ed L

S7840 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to expenses for potable water testing in school buildings.

S7840 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7840 (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 12, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the public health law and the education law, in relation
   to expenses for potable water testing

   Section  1.    Section  1110 of the public health law, as amended by a
 chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the public health law  relating  to
 school  potable  water testing, as proposed in legislative bills numbers
 S. 2122-A and A. 160-B, 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 triennial
 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 test-
 ing 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.
   3.  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
 regulations  promulgated  with regard to lead levels shall be consistent
 with the requirements for those school districts classified as a  public
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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