|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to health|
senate Bill S47
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S47 (ACTIVE) - Details
S47 (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.
S47 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S47 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To inform the public of the potential health effects of consuming water that does not meet the state drinking water standards. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 creates the Well Water Education Act. Section 2 amends Section 206 of the Public Health Law to authorize and direct the Commissioner of the Department of Health to establish and maintain a public education program regarding the potential health
S47 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 47 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ 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, 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- SARILY RESULT IN OBVIOUS ODORS OR COLOR CHANGES IN DRINKING WATER AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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