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AB-835 Safe recreational water use: standards: harmful algal blooms.(2019-2020)



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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 02, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 835


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk

February 20, 2019


An act to add Article 2.1 (commencing with Section 115917) to Chapter 5 of Part 10 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to safe recreational water use.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 835, as amended, Quirk. Safe recreational water use: standards: harmful algal blooms.
Existing law authorizes recreational activities in which there is bodily contact with the water by any participant, in certain reservoirs, only in accordance with prescribed requirements. Existing law also requires the State Department of Public Health, by regulation and in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board, local health officers, and the public, to establish, maintain, and amend as necessary, minimum standards for the sanitation of public beaches.
This bill would require the department, State Water Resources Control Board by regulation and in consultation with the board, State Department of Public Health local health officers, California Native American tribes, as defined, and the public, to establish, maintain, and amend as necessary, minimum standards for the safety of freshwater recreational bodies as related to harmful algal blooms, as it determines are reasonably necessary for the protection of the public health and safety.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 2.1 (commencing with Section 115917) is added to Chapter 5 of Part 10 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
Article  2.1. Recreational Water Standards for Harmful Algal Blooms

115917.
 (a) The State Department of Public Health Water Resources Control Board shall, by regulation and in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board, Department of Public Health, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, local health officers, California Native American tribes, and the public, establish, maintain, and amend as necessary, minimum standards for the safety of freshwater recreational bodies as related to harmful algal blooms, as it determines are reasonably necessary for the protection of the public health and safety.
(b) For purposes of this section, the term “California Native American tribes” shall have the same meaning as in Section 21073 of the Public Resources Code.