A04551 Summary:

BILL NOA04551B
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01256-B
 
SPONSORO'Donnell
 
COSPNSRSteck, Thiele, Cymbrowitz, Abinanti, Galef, McDonough
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §1110-a, Pub Health L
 
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.
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A04551 Actions:

BILL NOA04551B
 
02/04/2021referred to health
05/07/2021amend (t) and recommit to health
05/07/2021print number 4551a
01/05/2022referred to health
01/20/2022amend and recommit to health
01/20/2022print number 4551b
05/03/2022reported referred to ways and means
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A04551 Committee Votes:

HEALTH Chair:Gottfried DATE:05/03/2022AYE/NAY:25/0 Action: Favorable refer to committee Ways and Means
GottfriedAyeByrneAye
GalefAyeMcDonoughAye
DinowitzExcusedByrnesAye
CahillAyeAshbyAye
PaulinAyeSalkaAye
CymbrowitzAyeJensenAye
GuntherAyeGandolfoAye
Rosenthal L Aye
HevesiAye
SteckAye
AbinantiAye
BraunsteinAye
SolagesAye
BichotteAye
SayeghAye
Rosenthal D Aye
McDonaldAye
ReyesAye
Gonzalez-RojasAye

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A04551 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A04551 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4551B
 
SPONSOR: O'Donnell
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to potable water testing at state and local parks   PURPOSE: To ensure that drinking water is potable in New York's schools and parks.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 1110 of the public health law requiring lead water tests at least once every three years in schools. Section 2 amends the public health law, adding a new section 1110-a to require lead water testing in all state and local public parks at least once every three years.   JUSTIFICATION: Recent test results in public parks in New York city has yielded alarm- ing lead water testing rates. This demonstrates the need for more strin- gent testing in parks. This bill would ensure the proper continual moni- toring and remediation of drinking water quality in public parks.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019: A.7253   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law, provided that the addition amendment or repeal of any rule
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A04551 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         4551--B
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 4, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. O'DONNELL, STECK -- read once and referred to the
          Committee  on  Health  --  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
          to  the Committee on Health in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
          -- 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:
 
     1    Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
     2  1110-a to read as follows:
     3    § 1110-a. Park potable water testing and  standards.  1.  The  person,
     4  officer,  board  or  commission having the management and control of the
     5  potable water supply of any state or local park shall  conduct  periodic
     6  first-drawn  tap  testing  of  potable water systems to monitor for lead
     7  contamination in each park under his or her jurisdiction as required  by
     8  regulations  promulgated  pursuant to this section. The testing shall be
     9  conducted and the results analyzed by an entity or entities approved  by
    10  the  commissioner.  Such periodic first-drawn tap testing shall occur at
    11  least once every three years.
    12    2. Where a finding of lead contamination is made, the person, officer,
    13  board or commission having the management and  control  of  the  potable
    14  water  supply  of  such  park  shall: (a) continue first-drawn tap water
    15  testing pursuant to regulations promulgated pursuant  to  this  section;
    16  (b) provide park visitors with an adequate supply of safe, potable water
    17  for  drinking  as  required  by  rules and regulations of the department
    18  until future tests indicate lead levels pursuant to regulations  promul-
    19  gated  pursuant to this section; (c) conspicuously post warnings to park
    20  visitors the form and content of such warnings to be promulgated by  the
    21  commissioner,  as  well as posting such warnings and test results on the
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03343-04-2

        A. 4551--B                          2
 
     1  park's website; (d) notwithstanding any provision of law to the  contra-
     2  ry,  abate  such  contamination  within ninety days; and (e) immediately
     3  transmit a copy of the results of all such testing and any lead  remedi-
     4  ation  plans to the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic pres-
     5  ervation in a format to be determined by such commissioner.
     6    3. The commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner  of  parks,
     7  recreation  and  historic  preservation, shall promulgate regulations to
     8  carry out the provisions of this section, provided that such regulations
     9  shall include that lead action levels are exceeded if the  concentration
    10  of lead is greater than 0.005 milligrams per liter.
    11    4.  The  commissioner  of  parks, recreation and historic preservation
    12  shall make a copy of the results of all such testing and any lead  reme-
    13  diation plans available to the public on the office of parks, recreation
    14  and  historic  preservation's website and any additional means as chosen
    15  by such commissioner. A copy of the results of all testing shall also be
    16  immediately transmitted to the department in a format to  be  determined
    17  by  the commissioner. The commissioner of parks, recreation and historic
    18  preservation, in conjunction with  the  commissioner,  shall  publish  a
    19  report  biennially  based  on  the  findings  from the tap water testing
    20  conducted according to the provisions of this section. Such report shall
    21  be sent to the commissioner, the governor, the  temporary  president  of
    22  the  senate, and the speaker of the assembly and shall be made available
    23  on the department's and office of parks, recreation and historic preser-
    24  vation's websites.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    26  have  become  a  law.    Effective  immediately, the addition, amendment
    27  and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation
    28  of this act on  its  effective  date  are  authorized  to  be  made  and
    29  completed on or before such effective date.
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A04551 LFIN:

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A04551 Chamber Video/Transcript:

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