Repeals the requirement that schools triennially report on the status of asbestos within their buildings.
Ayes (57): Adams, Addabbo, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (6): Avella, Hoylman, Montgomery, Perkins, Serrano, Squadron
TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 3641 of the education law relating to a school district's requirement to report on the status of asbestos
PURPOSE: To provide administrative relief to local school districts and the New York State Education Department be repealing onerous state asbestos reporting requirements beyond federal requirements.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Repeals paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 3641 of the education law relating to a school district's requirement to report on the status of asbestos.
Section 2: Sets forth an immediate effective date.
EXISTING LAW: None.
JUSTIFICATION: Recent years have confronted school districts with unprecedented fiscal challenges. While the economic outlook for the state is steadily improving, it is a legislative priority to provide as much flexibility as possible to school districts to enable them to provide the high quality education we have come to expect for our students. While there are many requirements imposed on school districts that provide educational value, others continue to constrain the creativity of a district to provide services to students and relief to taxpayers.
Providing for the health and safety of students in our public school buildings is vitally important. This bill continues to protect students from the potential dangers of asbestos, but relieves an administrative burden by eliminating state reporting requirements beyond those required by the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Potential savings to local school districts and the New York State Education Department.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5364 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 16, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to repeal paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 3641 of the education law relating to a school district's requirement to report on the status of asbestos THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 3641 of the educa- tion law is REPEALED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11070-01-3