senate Bill S2889B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of the department of health to provide drinking water information electronically and to participate in the federal drinking water watch program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Jun 07, 2017 print number 2889b
Jun 07, 2017 amend and recommit to health
May 16, 2017 print number 2889a
May 16, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 18, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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May 31, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S2889B
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S2889 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2600
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1112, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6411, A8333
2015-2016: S1856, A4327

S2889 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of the department of health to provide educational materials on the department's website concerning the state's public drinking water systems and to participate in the federal drinking water watch program.

S2889 - Sponsor Memo

S2889 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2889

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
  department of health to implement a drinking water information program
  designed  to provide the public with access to information and reports
  concerning the state's public drinking water systems  and  to  partic-
  ipate in the federal water watch program

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
1152-b to read as follows:
  §  1152-B.  WATER WATCH PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP AND
IMPLEMENT A DRINKING WATER INFORMATION PROGRAM DESIGNED TO  PROVIDE  THE
PUBLIC  WITH  ACCESS  TO  INFORMATION AND REPORTS CONCERNING THE STATE'S
PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  BASIC
SYSTEM  INFORMATION,  INCLUDING  SYSTEM  IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, NAME AND
TYPE; THE RESULTS OF COLIFORM AND CHEMICAL TESTING; CONTAMINANT  CONCEN-
TRATIONS;  DEPARTMENT CONTACTS; PUBLIC NOTICES; VIOLATIONS; AND ENFORCE-
MENT ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE STATE. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE COMPILED FROM
THE MOST RECENT REPORTS AVAILABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT AND SHALL BE  ACCES-
SIBLE  TO  THE  GENERAL PUBLIC THROUGH A LINK CONSPICUOUSLY NOTED ON THE
DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE. INFORMATION SHALL BE UPDATED REGULARLY TO  REFLECT
ANY  CHANGES IN INFORMATION CONCERNING ONE OR MORE PUBLIC DRINKING WATER
SYSTEMS AND TO REFLECT THE MOST RECENT REPORTS CONCERNING  ONE  OR  MORE
DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS.
  2.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL COORDINATE WITH THE UNITED STATES ENVIRON-
MENTAL PROTECTION  AGENCY  TO  ENSURE  THAT  THE  INFORMATION  AVAILABLE
THROUGH  THE  DRINKING WATER INFORMATION PROGRAM WEBSITE MAY BE ACCESSED
THROUGH THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION  AGENCY'S  "DRINKING
WATER WATCH" WEBSITE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01376-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S2889A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2600
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1112, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6411, A8333
2015-2016: S1856, A4327

S2889A - Summary

Requires the commissioner of the department of health to provide educational materials on the department's website concerning the state's public drinking water systems and to participate in the federal drinking water watch program.

S2889A - Sponsor Memo

S2889A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2889--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DILAN, BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Health -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
  department  of  health to provide educational materials on the depart-
  ment's website concerning the state's public  drinking  water  systems
  and to participate in the federal water watch program

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 1112 of the public health law,  as
added  by  section  1  of  part  M of chapter 57 of the laws of 2017, is
amended to read as follows:
  9. The commissioner shall work in consultation with  the  commissioner
of  the  department of environmental conservation to develop educational
materials, and may take into consideration recommendations of the drink-
ing water quality council established pursuant to section eleven hundred
thirteen of this title. Such educational materials shall be made  avail-
able to the covered public water system and the general public THROUGH A
LINK  CONSPICUOUSLY NOTED ON THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE, relating to meth-
odologies for reducing exposure to emerging contaminants  and  potential
actions  that  may  be  taken  to mitigate or remediate emerging contam-
inants.  SUCH LINK SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ACCESS TO  BASIC  SYSTEM  INFORMA-
TION,  INCLUDING SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, NAME AND TYPE; DEPARTMENT
CONTACTS; PUBLIC NOTICES; VIOLATIONS; AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS  TAKEN  BY
THE  STATE.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  COORDINATE WITH THE UNITED STATES
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE
MAY BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGEN-
CY'S "DRINKING WATER WATCH" WEBSITE. The commissioner shall also provide
the covered public water system with information relating  to  potential
funding  sources  provided by the state and federal government for miti-

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

Co-Sponsors

S2889B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2600
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1112, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6411, A8333
2015-2016: S1856, A4327

S2889B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of the department of health to provide educational materials on the department's website concerning the state's public drinking water systems and to participate in the federal drinking water watch program.

S2889B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2889B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2889--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DILAN, BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Health -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public health law, in relation to requiring the
  department of health to provide educational materials on  the  depart-
  ment's  website  concerning  the state's public drinking water systems
  and to participate in the federal water watch program

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 9 of section 1112 of the public health law, as
added by section 1 of part M of chapter 57  of  the  laws  of  2017,  is
amended to read as follows:
  9.  The  commissioner shall work in consultation with the commissioner
of the department of environmental conservation to  develop  educational
materials, and may take into consideration recommendations of the drink-
ing water quality council established pursuant to section eleven hundred
thirteen  of this title. Such educational materials shall be made avail-
able to the covered public water system and the general public , INCLUD-
ING THROUGH A LINK CONSPICUOUSLY  NOTED  ON  THE  DEPARTMENT'S  WEBSITE,
relating to methodologies for reducing exposure to emerging contaminants
and  potential actions that may be taken to mitigate or remediate emerg-
ing contaminants.  SUCH LINK SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ACCESS TO  BASIC  SYSTEM
INFORMATION,  INCLUDING  SYSTEM  IDENTIFICATION  NUMBER,  NAME AND TYPE;
DEPARTMENT CONTACTS; PUBLIC NOTICES; VIOLATIONS; AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
TAKEN BY THE STATE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL COORDINATE  WITH  THE  UNITED
STATES  ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION  AGENCY TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION
AVAILABLE MAY  BE  ACCESSED  THROUGH  THE  UNITED  STATES  ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION  AGENCY'S  "DRINKING  WATER  WATCH" WEBSITE. The commissioner
shall also provide the covered  public  water  system  with  information

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

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