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AB-254 Warewashing machines: water reuse.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/30/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 30, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 22, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 06, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 254


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk-Silva

January 23, 2019


An act to add Section 114194 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to retail food facilities.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 254, as amended, Quirk-Silva. Warewashing machines: water reuse.
Existing law, the California Retail Food Code, generally establishes health and sanitation standards for various types of retail food businesses, and requires the State Department of Public Health to regulate these businesses and local agencies to enforce these requirements. The code requires warewashing sinks that discharge liquid waste to be drained by means of indirect waste pipes and all wastes drained by the warewashing sink to discharge through an airgap into a floor sink or other approved type of receptor, with specified exceptions. A violation of any provision of the code is generally a misdemeanor.
This bill would authorize water from a warewashing machine to be reused on the same warewashing machine, for pre-rinse purposes only, if an attendant is onsite to control the reuse of the water for pre-rinse purposes and a written disclosure notice is posted, as specified. By imposing conditions on the reuse of water from a warewashing machine, the violation of which would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 114194 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

114194.
 Water from a warewashing machine may be reused on the same warewashing machine, for pre-rinse purposes only, if both of the following conditions are met:
(a) An attendant is onsite to control the reuse of the water. water for pre-rinse purposes.
(b) A written disclosure notice is posted on the machine stating that the reused water is not for drinking.

SEC. 2.

  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.