SB 453 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 453
SPONSORS: Sen. Morse, Dist 22; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8
COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources
This bill changes the requirements for rulemaking for a competitive grant program for drinking water protection.
This bill also requires a municipality receiving water from another municipality's water system to notify its water users about the presence of fluoride in the water.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
2May2018... 1717h 18-2968
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
II. The department shall adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, relative to:
(a) [Defining and] Administering a competitive grant program for drinking water protection projects[, including application requirements, criteria for selection, approval process, and matching fund requirements].
(b) Administering the revolving loan fund[, including application requirements, provisions for cost-sharing, criteria for selection, approval process, and funding qualifications].
(d) Develop, for the grant program application requirements, criteria for selection, approval processes, and matching requirements.
(e) Develop, for the revolving loan fund application requirements, provisions for cost sharing, criteria for selection, approval processes, and funding qualifications.
(f) Not be subject to RSA 541-A.
(g) The director of economic development, department of [resources] business and economic [development] affairs, or designee.
(5) The project provides funding through cost-sharing grants to municipalities, municipally-owned water utilities, and privately owned water utilities [regulated by the public utilities commission] that are public water systems as defined in RSA 485:1-a, XV for the design, construction, and extension of public water systems, and the establishment and expansion of wellhead protection areas where they provide the most cost effective method for providing safe and clean drinking water.
485:14 Use of Fluoride.
I. No fluoride shall be introduced into [the] a public water [supply] system unless and until the municipality or municipalities [using said waters] served by such system have each held a public hearing as to the introduction of fluoride into the public water [supply of said municipality or municipalities] system, and the registered voters of such municipality or municipalities have approved such action pursuant to RSA 44:16, RSA 31:17-a, RSA 52:23, or RSA 485:14-a. For purposes of this section "municipality" means a municipality that has 100 or more user connections that are served from the public water [supply] system.
II. Paragraph I, RSA 44:16, RSA 31:17-a, RSA 52:23, and RSA 485:14-a shall not apply to a public water system’s receipt of fluoridated water from another public water system. If a public water system that does not fluoridate its water receives fluoridated water from another system, it shall, prior to receipt, provide written information to its water users that includes the following:
(a) A statement, approved by the department, that the water contains fluoride for the purpose of improving community oral health and, in the event the fluoride levels are diluted from other sources of water or degraded, that the fluoride levels may be too low to effectively prevent tooth decay;
(b) An identification of the source of the fluoridated water; and
(c) The most recent compliance sample result for fluoride that the supplier of water that fluoridated the water has submitted to the department.
Approved: June 12, 2018
Effective Date: August 11, 2018
|Jan. 3, 2018||To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 1|
|Jan. 16, 2018||Hearing: 01/16/2018, Room 103, SH, 09:15 am; SC 49|
|March 22, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1140s, 03/22/2018; SC 13A|
|March 22, 2018||Committee Amendment # 2018-1140s, AA, VV; 03/22/2018; SJ 10|
|March 22, 2018||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-1140s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/22/2018; SJ 10|
|March 22, 2018||Introduced 03/22/2018 and referred to Resources, Recreation and Development HJ 10 P. 53|
|April 3, 2018||Public Hearing: 04/03/2018 02:00 PM LOB 305-307|
|April 17, 2018||Full Committee Work Session: 04/17/2018 10:00 AM LOB 305|
|April 24, 2018||Public Hearing on non-germane Amendment # 2018-1554h: 04/24/2018 10:00 AM LOB 305|
|April 24, 2018||Executive Session: 04/24/2018 LOB 305|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1717h (NT) (Vote 18-0; CC)|
|May 2, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1717h (NT) for 05/02/2018 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 17 P. 8|
|May 2, 2018||Amendment # 2018-1717h: AA VV 05/02/2018|
|May 2, 2018||Ought to Pass with Amendment 1717h: MA VV 05/02/2018|
|May 10, 2018||Sen. Avard Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17|
|May 23, 2018||Enrolled 05/23/2018|
|May 23, 2018||Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18|
|June 12, 2018||Signed by the Governor on 06/12/2018; Chapter 0258; Effective 08/11/2018|
|Jan. 16, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|March 22, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 3, 2018||House||Hearing|
|April 24, 2018||House||Hearing|
|April 24, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|May 2, 2018||House||Floor Vote|