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CS/CS/CS/HB 973: Water Quality Improvements

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Appropriations Committee ; Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee ; Payne ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Plasencia

Water Quality Improvements; Transfers Onsite Sewage Program in DOH to DEP; directs WMDs to submit consolidated annual reports to OEDR; provides criteria for calculating certain lot size; removes provisions relating to DOH technical review & advisory panel & research & review advisory committee; directs DEP to determine that hardship exists for certain OSTDS onsite variance requests; allows use of specified systems; creates OSTDS & biosolids technical advisory committees; directs county health departments to coordinate with DEP to administer evaluation programs; requires basin management action plans to include treatment & remediation plans; directs DEP to submit cost estimates to OEDR; establishes clean water grant program; provides notice requirements for unlawful discharges of certain sewage; provides for management of biosolids, land application permits, & water quality monitoring; requires DEP to submit reports to Governor & Legislature.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 4/22/2019 House - Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/20/2019 House • Filed
2/28/2019 House • Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 98
3/4/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, 03/06/19, 3:00 pm, 12 HOB -HJ 98
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 98
3/6/2019 House • CS by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 384
3/11/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
3/11/2019 House • CS by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 376
3/12/2019 House • Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 400
3/29/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 04/02/19, 3:30 pm, Webster Hall
4/2/2019 House • CS/CS by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 29 NAYS 0 -HJ 592
4/5/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
4/5/2019 House • CS/CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 589
4/8/2019 House • Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 597
4/16/2019 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/18/19, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
4/18/2019 House • CS/CS/CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 23 NAYS 0
4/22/2019 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)