Bill Text: NY S06145 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Eliminates the installation or covering of mercury-containing flooring in elementary and secondary schools.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-19 - returned to senate [S06145 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06145-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          6145

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 17, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

        AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to elim-
          inating the installation or covering of mercury-containing flooring in
          elementary and secondary schools

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
     2  new section 27-2119 to read as follows:
     3  § 27-2119. Phase-out of mercury-containing flooring.
     4    1. Commencing a year after the calendar year  in  which  this  section
     5  takes  effect,  no  public  or  nonpublic elementary or secondary school
     6  shall install a mercury-containing floor nor shall any school install  a
     7  floor  over  a mercury-containing floor prior to removal of the mercury-
     8  containing floor.
     9    2. The time weighted average mercury vapor exposure for an employee or
    10  student of a public or nonpublic elementary or  secondary  school  shall
    11  not exceed 750 ng/m (3).
    12    3. For purposes of this section:
    13    (a)  "mercury-containing  floor" shall mean a floor containing phenyl-
    14  mercuric-acetate catalyst.
    15    (b) "time weighted average" shall mean an employee's average  airborne
    16  exposure  in an eight-hour work shift of a forty-hour work week or for a
    17  person under the age of eighteen shall mean sixteen hours  or  less  per
    18  week averaged over the school year.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11864-01-9
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