senate Bill S5031

2017-2018 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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Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Mar 06, 2017 referred to health

S5031 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A310
Current Committee:
Senate Health
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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7866
2013-2014: A1039
2015-2016: A804
2019-2020: S1845, A1194
2021-2022: S47

S5031 (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.

S5031 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5031 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5031

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 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".
  § 2. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 31 to read as follows:
  31. 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
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.
                                                           LBD01765-02-7

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