senate Bill S6655

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs the department of health to post on its website information relating to emerging contaminant notification levels

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 02, 2018 signed chap.314
Sep 20, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.135
substituted for a10927
May 07, 2018 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1030
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2017 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1974
Jun 09, 2017 referred to rules

Votes

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May 7, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S6655
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 19, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S6655
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6655 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10927
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1112, Pub Health L

S6655 - Summary

Directs the department of health to post on its website information relating to emerging contaminant notification levels and educational materials relating thereto.

S6655 - Sponsor Memo

S6655 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6655

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HANNON, DILAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  health law, in relation to notification
  levels of emerging contaminants

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  6,  7  and  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, are amended to read as follows:
  6. The commissioner shall promulgate regulations establishing  notifi-
cation  levels  for any emerging contaminant listed pursuant to subdivi-
sion three of this section. Any notification level established  pursuant
to this subdivision shall be equal to or lower than any federal lifetime
health  advisory level established pursuant to the federal Safe Drinking
Water Act (42 U.S.C. § 300g-1). If no federal lifetime  health  advisory
level  has  been established, the commissioner shall establish notifica-
tion levels based upon the available  scientific  information,  and  may
take  into  consideration  recommendations of the drinking water quality
council established pursuant to section eleven hundred thirteen of  this
title.  SUCH  NOTIFICATION LEVELS SHALL BE MADE EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE
PUBLIC THROUGH A LINK THAT IS POSTED ON  THE  DEPARTMENT'S  WEBSITE  AND
UPDATED REGULARLY.
  7. Notwithstanding subdivision three of this section, the commissioner
may,  by  declaration,  add  any  physical, chemical, microbiological or
radiological substance to the list of emerging contaminants  established
pursuant  to subdivision three of this section, establish a notification
level, and require testing  for  such  substance,  if  the  commissioner
determines that: (i) such substance poses or has the potential to pose a
significant  hazard to human health when present in drinking water; (ii)
such substance was recently detected in a public water  system  and  has
the  potential to be present in other public water systems; and (iii) it

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

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