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SB 604: Safe Waterways Act


Safe Waterways Act; Revising the definition of the term “public bathing place”; requiring, rather than authorizing, the Department of Health to adopt and enforce certain rules; requiring, rather than authorizing, the department to issue health advisories under certain circumstances; 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 municipality or county to post certain signage around public bathing places that have elevated levels of specified bacteria, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/11/2022 Senate - Introduced -SJ 37
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