senate Bill S47

2021-2022 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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to health

S47 (ACTIVE) - Details

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:
2017-2018: S5031
2019-2020: S1845

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

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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