Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 13, 2016||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S7297
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S7297 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Environmental Conservation
- Law Section:
- Environmental Conservation Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §3-0315, En Con L; amd §§206 & 1100, add §1110, Pub Health L; add §468, RP L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S119, A265
2019-2020: S1854, A1103
2015-S7297 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7297 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the environmental conservation law, the public health law and the real property law, in relation to enacting the "private well testing act" PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill mandates the testing of drinking water from private wells upon the transfer of property. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 establishes the Private Well Testing Act. Section 2 amends § 03-0315 of the ECL to include information gathered under the private well testing program in DEC's geographic information system created to track contaminated sites and water segments. Section 3 amends § 206 of the public health law to authorize the Commissioner of DOH to establish standards for the testing of privately owned wells. Section 4 amends subdivision 1 of § 1100 of the public health law by
2015-S7297 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7297 I N S E N A T E April 13, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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, the public health law and the real property law, in relation to enacting the "private well testing 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 "private well testing act". S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 3-0315 of the environmental conservation law, as added by section 1 of part C of chapter 1 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: 1. The department shall create or modify an existing geographic infor- mation system, and maintain such system for purposes including, but not limited to, incorporating information from remedial programs under its jurisdiction, and shall also incorporate information from the source water assessment program collected by the department of health, INFORMA- TION COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED TEN OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, data from annual water supply statements prepared pursuant to section eleven hundred fifty-one of the public health law, informa- tion from the database pursuant to title fourteen of article twenty-sev- en of this chapter, and any other existing data regarding soil and groundwater contamination currently gathered by the department, as well as data on contamination that is readily available from the United States geological survey and other sources determined appropriate by the department. S 3. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 30 to read as follows: 30. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS FOR THE TESTING OF DRINKING WATER FROM PRIVATELY OWNED WELLS. SUCH STANDARDS SHALL APPLY TO ANY WATER WELLS SUBJECT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHTEEN OF THIS SECTION, AS ADDED BY CHAP- TER THREE HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE OF THE LAWS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY-NINE. SUCH TESTING SHALL BE TO DETERMINE THE QUALITY, SAFETY AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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