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CS/SB 604: Safe Waterways Act

GENERAL BILL by Environment and Natural Resources ; Berman

Safe Waterways Act; Requiring, rather than authorizing, the Department of Health to adopt and enforce certain rules; requiring the department to notify a municipality or county if the department issues a health advisory against swimming on the basis of elevated bacteria levels in a public bathing place within the municipality’s or county’s jurisdiction; requiring the department to adopt by rule a certain health advisory sign; providing that municipalities and counties are responsible for maintaining the health advisory signs for affected beach waters and public bathing places that they own, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Environment and Natural Resources (EN)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/22/2021 Senate • Filed
11/3/2021 Senate • Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Community Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 37
1/11/2022 Senate • Introduced -SJ 37
2/2/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Environment and Natural Resources, 02/07/22, 2:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
2/7/2022 Senate • CS by Environment and Natural Resources; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 344
2/8/2022 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/9/2022 Senate • CS by Environment and Natural Resources read 1st time -SJ 347
2/11/2022 Senate • Now in Community Affairs
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Community Affairs