assembly Bill A6803

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting New York state drinking water bill of rights

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Mar 17, 2017 referred to health


A6803 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A3361
2021-2022: A3971

A6803 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York state drinking water bill of rights.

A6803 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2017

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Health

AN ACT to enact the New York state drinking water bill of rights


  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
state drinking water bill of rights".
  §  2.  (a)  It  is hereby declared to be the established policy of the
state that every New York state resident has the right to  safe,  clean,
affordable,  and  accessible water adequate for human consumption, cook-
ing, and sanitary purposes.
  (b) All relevant state agencies, including the department  of  health,
the  department  of  environmental  conservation  and  the department of
public service shall consider this state policy when revising, adopting,
or establishing policies, regulations, and  grant  criteria  when  those
policies,  regulations,  and criteria are pertinent to the uses of water
described in this section.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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