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  • NJ A4356
  • Requires evaluation of school buildings for air quality and mold.
Introduced
(12/5/2016)
In Committee
(12/5/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require within 24 months after its effective date, and at least once every five years thereafter, the superintendent of each school district in the State, and the chief administrator of each private school and charter school within the State, provide for the evaluation of the interior of every public and private school building for the presence of mold and air contaminants. The evaluation is required to be performed consistent with the procedures already established for the evaluation and assessment of building interiors adopted by the Department of Health pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2007, c.1 (C52:27D-130.4). In addition, the bill would require that the Department of Health, in consultation with the Department of Community Affairs, adopt regulations that establish indoor standards for: (1) exposure limits to mold in school buildings that are protective of the public health and safety; (2) procedures for the inspection, identification, and evaluation of the interior of school buildings for mold; and (3) standards for mold hazard abatement, including specialized cleaning, removal, maintenance, painting, temporary containment, and practical guidelines for the removal of mold and the abatement of the underlying cause of mold and associated water intrusion in indoor environments. Finally, the bill would allow the superintendent of each school district in the State, as well as the chief administrator of each private school and charter school within the State, in consultation with the Department of Health, to determine the procedures concerning notification and circulation of the testing results.
Environment and Solid Waste
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee  (on 12/5/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
12/5/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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