senate Bill S4755B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the well water and water supply education act; requires public education program on the potential hazards of private water supplies

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 26, 2012 print number 4755b
amend and recommit to health
Jan 04, 2012 referred to health
Jun 08, 2011 print number 4755a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 17, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Apr 18, 2011 referred to health

Votes

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May 15, 2012 - Health committee Vote

S4755B
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 17, 2011 - Health committee Vote

S4755
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 17, 2011

aye wr (2)
excused (1)

Bill Amendments

Original
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B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

S4755 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7866B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206, Pub Health L; amd §§444-g & 466, RP L; amd §97-b, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4038

S4755 - Summary

Creates the well water and water supply education act; requires the department of health to establish and maintain a public education program on the potential hazards of private water supplies; requires home inspectors, licensed real estate agents and brokers to provide private water supply education materials to prospective buyers of property where such property is serviced by a private water supply.

S4755 - Sponsor Memo

S4755 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4755

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the real  property  law  and  the
  state  finance  law,  in relation to enacting the well water education
  act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "well water education act".
  S 2. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 28 to read as follows:
  28. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH AND MAIN-
TAIN  A  PUBLIC  EDUCATION  PROGRAM TO INFORM THE PUBLIC AND APPROPRIATE
PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINES OF THE POTENTIAL HEALTH  EFFECTS  OF  CONSUMING
WATER THAT DOES NOT MEET STATE DRINKING WATER STANDARDS. AS PART OF THIS
EDUCATION  PROGRAM,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL PREPARE MATERIALS TO EDUCATE
CONSUMERS WHO OBTAIN DRINKING WATER FROM PRIVATE WELLS ON THE IMPORTANCE
OF REGULARLY TESTING FOR CONTAMINATION.
  (A) SUCH EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL CONTAMINANTS INCLUDING:  COLIFORM  BACTE-
RIA,  CHLORIDES,  SODIUM,  ARSENIC, NITRATES, IRON, MANGANESE, LEAD, PH,
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FOR WHICH  MAXIMUM  CONTAMINANT  LEVELS  HAVE
BEEN  ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS, VINYL CHLORIDE,
MTBE, AND RADON;
  (II) AN EXPLANATION THAT CONTAMINATION OF GROUNDWATER CAN  OCCUR  FROM
MIGRATION  OF  CONTAMINANTS  THAT  MAY  NOT  YET  HAVE  BEEN IDENTIFIED.
FURTHER, IT SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED THAT CONTAMINATED WATER DOES NOT NECES-
SARILY RESULT IN OBVIOUS ODORS OR COLOR CHANGES IN  DRINKING  WATER  AND
THAT THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE THAT WATER MEETS STATE DRINKING WATER STAND-
ARDS IS TO HAVE IT TESTED BY A STATE CERTIFIED LABORATORY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05590-01-1

S4755A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7866B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206, Pub Health L; amd §§444-g & 466, RP L; amd §97-b, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4038

S4755A - Summary

Creates the well water and water supply education act; requires the department of health to establish and maintain a public education program on the potential hazards of private water supplies; requires home inspectors, licensed real estate agents and brokers to provide private water supply education materials to prospective buyers of property where such property is serviced by a private water supply.

S4755A - Sponsor Memo

S4755A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4755--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- reported favora-
  bly from said committee and committed to the Committee on  Finance  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the real  property  law  and  the
  state  finance  law,  in relation to enacting the well water and water
  supply education act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "well water and water supply education act".
  S 2. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 28 to read as follows:
  28. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH AND MAIN-
TAIN  A  PUBLIC  EDUCATION  PROGRAM TO INFORM THE PUBLIC AND APPROPRIATE
PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINES OF THE POTENTIAL HEALTH  EFFECTS  OF  CONSUMING
WATER THAT DOES NOT MEET STATE DRINKING WATER STANDARDS. AS PART OF THIS
EDUCATION  PROGRAM,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL PREPARE MATERIALS TO EDUCATE
CONSUMERS WHO OBTAIN DRINKING WATER FROM PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIES  ON  THE
IMPORTANCE OF REGULARLY TESTING FOR CONTAMINATION.
  (A) SUCH EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I)  INFORMATION  ON POTENTIAL CONTAMINANTS INCLUDING: COLIFORM BACTE-
RIA, CHLORIDES, SODIUM, ARSENIC, NITRATES, IRON,  MANGANESE,  LEAD,  PH,
VOLATILE  ORGANIC  COMPOUNDS  FOR  WHICH MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS HAVE
BEEN ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS, VINYL  CHLORIDE,
MTBE, AND RADON;
  (II)  AN  EXPLANATION THAT CONTAMINATION OF GROUNDWATER CAN OCCUR FROM
MIGRATION OF  CONTAMINANTS  THAT  MAY  NOT  YET  HAVE  BEEN  IDENTIFIED.
FURTHER, IT SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED THAT CONTAMINATED WATER DOES NOT NECES-
SARILY  RESULT  IN  OBVIOUS ODORS OR COLOR CHANGES IN DRINKING WATER AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05590-02-1

S4755B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7866B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206, Pub Health L; amd §§444-g & 466, RP L; amd §97-b, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4038

S4755B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the well water and water supply education act; requires the department of health to establish and maintain a public education program on the potential hazards of private water supplies; requires home inspectors, licensed real estate agents and brokers to provide private water supply education materials to prospective buyers of property where such property is serviced by a private water supply.

S4755B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4755B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4755--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- reported favora-
  bly from said committee and committed to the Committee on  Finance  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
  Health  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the real  property  law  and  the
  state  finance  law,  in relation to enacting the well water and water
  supply education act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "well water and water supply education act".
  S 2. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 29 to read as follows:
  29. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ESTABLISH AND MAIN-
TAIN  A  PUBLIC  EDUCATION  PROGRAM TO INFORM THE PUBLIC AND APPROPRIATE
PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINES OF THE POTENTIAL HEALTH  EFFECTS  OF  CONSUMING
WATER THAT DOES NOT MEET STATE DRINKING WATER STANDARDS. AS PART OF THIS
EDUCATION  PROGRAM,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL PREPARE MATERIALS TO EDUCATE
CONSUMERS WHO OBTAIN DRINKING WATER FROM PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIES  ON  THE
IMPORTANCE OF REGULARLY TESTING FOR CONTAMINATION.
  (A) SUCH EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I)  INFORMATION  ON POTENTIAL CONTAMINANTS INCLUDING: COLIFORM BACTE-
RIA, CHLORIDES, SODIUM, ARSENIC, NITRATES, IRON,  MANGANESE,  LEAD,  PH,
VOLATILE  ORGANIC  COMPOUNDS  FOR  WHICH MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS HAVE
BEEN ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS, VINYL  CHLORIDE,
MTBE, AND RADON;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05590-04-2

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