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SB-1422 California Safe Drinking Water Act: microplastics.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/20/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  June 19, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 26, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 02, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1422


Introduced by Senator Portantino

February 16, 2018


An act to add Section 116376 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to drinking water.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1422, as amended, Portantino. California Safe Drinking Water Act: microplastics.
Existing law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act, requires the State Water Resources Control Board to administer provisions relating to the regulation of drinking water to protect public health, including, but not limited to, conducting research, studies, and demonstration programs relating to the provision of a dependable, safe supply of drinking water, enforcing the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, adopting implementing regulations, and conducting studies and investigations to assess the quality of water in private domestic water supplies. Under the act, the implementing regulations are required to include, but are not limited to including, monitoring of contaminants and requirements for notifying the public of the quality of the water delivered to customers.
This bill would require the state board to adopt requirements for the annual testing and reporting of the amount of microplastics in drinking water, including public disclosure of those results.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 116376 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

116376.
 (a) (1) The state board shall adopt requirements for the annual testing for, and reporting of, of the amount of microplastics in drinking water, including public disclosure of those results.
(2) Before adopting the requirements described in paragraph (1), the state board shall adopt a standard methodology to be used in the testing of drinking water for microplastics.
(b) The state board may implement subdivision (a) through the adoption of a policy handbook that is not subject to the requirements of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.