A08503 Summary:

BILL NOA08503
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04406-A
 
SPONSORVanel
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 1152, Pub Health L
 
Requires water works corporations to post water supply statements online if a website exists or make such available to the municipalities' website.
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A08503 Actions:

BILL NOA08503
 
06/16/2017referred to health
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A08503 Committee Votes:

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A08503 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A08503 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8503
 
SPONSOR: Vanel
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring water works corporations to post water supply statements online   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Require every water works corporation to post the annual water supply statement online.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 requires every water works corporation to post the annual water supply statement on its website or the municipality which the water works corporation serves.   JUSTIFICATION: Under current law, every water works ,_:rporat:ion serving a population with 1,000 or more service connections must prepare and provide an annu- al water supply statement to the customers it serves. This statement must include information on the source of the water supply, the popu- lation served, the total amount of water withdrawn, the testing results of contaminants or constituents in the water supply, the treatment the water supply receives, among other things. The water works corporation must provide the annual water supply state- ment to its customers annually by either mailing it to a customer or publishing it in a newspaper of general circulation in the area served by the water works corporation. This bill would further require that the annual water supply statement be posted either on the water works corporations website or the website of the municipality in which the water works corporation serves. Posting this information on-line will give residents further opportunities to find information on the quality of their drinking water.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal   EFFECTIVE DATE: 120 days after it shall have become a law
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A08503 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8503
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      June 16, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. VANEL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  requiring  water
          works corporations to post water supply statements online
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 1152 of the  public  health
     2  law,  subdivision  1  as  added  by  chapter 752 of the laws of 1986 and
     3  subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 62 of the laws of 1998, are  amended
     4  to read as follows:
     5    1. Each water works corporation shall provide a water supply statement
     6  to  its  customers  annually.  The  annual  water supply statement shall
     7  either be mailed to each customer or published in at least one newspaper
     8  of general circulation in the area served  by  the  water  works  corpo-
     9  ration.  If  the  statement is to be published in a newspaper, the water
    10  works corporation shall provide ample  notification  by  announcing  the
    11  publication  date  and newspaper name either on the customers bill or in
    12  the newspaper in which the statement shall appear. A limited  number  of
    13  additional  copies,  in  a  quantity to be determined by the water works
    14  corporation, shall be provided to customers upon request.  In  addition,
    15  the  statement  must be posted on the water works corporation's website,
    16  if such exists, or be made available  to  the  municipality  or  munici-
    17  palities  in  which the water works corporation services to be posted on
    18  such municipalities' website, if such exists.
    19    3. The annual water supply statement shall be mailed  [or],  published
    20  or  posted  online on or before the thirty-first day of May of each year
    21  and shall apply to data received by the water works  corporation  during
    22  the preceding calendar year.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    24  it shall have become a law.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09728-03-7
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