Senator PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.
District 18 (Middlesex)
Senator JAMES BEACH
District 6 (Burlington and Camden)
Provides that school districts and nonpublic schools may receive reimbursement for costs incurred on or after January 1, 2016 for testing school drinking water for lead.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Education Committee on February 6, 2017, with amendments.
An Act to amend “An Act making appropriations for the support of the State Government and the several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 and regulating the disbursement thereof,” approved June 30, 2016 (P.L.2016, c.10).
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. The following language provision in section 1 of P.L.2016, c.10, the annual appropriations act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, is amended to read as follows:
34 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
30 Educational, Cultural, and Intellectual Development
31 Direct Educational Services and Assistance
03-5120 Miscellaneous Grants-in-Aid
Notwithstanding the provisions of any law or regulation to the contrary, the amount hereinabove appropriated for Lead Testing for Schools is subject to the following condition: amounts shall be paid to school districts 1and nonpublic schools1, subject to the approval of the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting, based on approved applications for reimbursement of the costs of: 1) testing school drinking water pursuant to program requirements established by the department, which shall be effective upon filing with the Office of Administrative Law; and 2) testing school drinking water on or after January 1, 2016, but prior to the department’s filing of the program requirements with the Office of Administrative Law, if the testing that has been conducted meets or exceeds the program requirements established by the department.
(cf: P.L.2010, c.10, s.1)
2. This act shall take effect immediately.