senate Bill S1845A

2019-2020 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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 31, 2019 print number 1845a
May 31, 2019 amend and recommit to health
Jan 16, 2019 referred to health

S1845 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1194
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
2017-2018: S5031, A310

S1845 - 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 and contact information for relevant local health organizations.

S1845 - Sponsor Memo

S1845 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1845

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

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.
                                                           LBD02777-01-9

S1845A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1194
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
2017-2018: S5031, A310

S1845A (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 and contact information for relevant local health organizations.

S1845A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1845A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 1845--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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, 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, PFOA, PFOS, 1,4-DIOXANE, OTHER EMERGING CONTAMINANTS AS SUCH  TERM
IS  DEFINED IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWELVE OF THIS TITLE 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-

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

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