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HB 177: Safe Waterways Act

GENERAL BILL by Gossett-Seidman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Caruso ; Cross ; Gonzalez Pittman ; Lopez, V. ; Salzman

Safe Waterways Act; Requires DOH to adopt & enforce rules & to issue health advisories under certain circumstances; directs DOH to require closure of beach waters & public bathing places under certain circumstances; requires DOH to adopt health advisory sign & posted in specified manner; provides municipalities & counties are responsible for maintaining such signage; requires DOH and FWCC to coordinate to implement signage requirements; requires DOH to establish public statewide interagency database & coordinate with DEP to adopt certain rules & procedures for such database.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/5/2023 House - Died in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/11/2023 House • Filed
1/17/2023 House • Referred to Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee
• Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
• Now in Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee
3/7/2023 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/30/2023 House • Added to Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee agenda
4/3/2023 House • Favorable by Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee
• Reported out of Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee
• Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
5/5/2023 House • Died in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee