HB1274 (2020) Detail

(New Title) requiring bottled drinking water sold to the public meet the same maximum contaminant levels established for public drinking water.


HB 1274 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0994h

2020 SESSION

20-2005

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1274

 

AN ACT requiring bottled drinking water sold to the public meet the same maximum contaminant levels established for public drinking water.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Meuse, Rock. 29; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Murphy, Hills. 21; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Bushway, Rock. 21; Rep. Hobson, Rock. 35; Rep. Levesque, Straf. 4; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires bottled water to comply with the maximum contaminant levels in the New Hampshire safe drinking water act.

 

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0994h 20-2005

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT requiring bottled drinking water sold to the public meet the same maximum contaminant levels established for public drinking water.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Short Title.  This act may be known as the safe bottled drinking water act of 2020.

2  Purpose Statement.  The general court finds that water is essential to life and it is a fundamental responsibility of government to protect the public health and safety of the people of the state.  It is the intent of the legislature that bottled drinking water sold in the state meet the same maximum contaminant levels for public drinking water established under the New Hampshire safe drinking water act, RSA Chapter 485.

3  Container Sterilization and Sanitation; Water Source; Maximum Contaminant Levels.  Amend RSA 143:16 to read as follows:

143:16  Container Sterilization and Sanitation; Water Source.  All containers used in the manufacture of beverages, other than cider manufacturers regulated by the department of agriculture, shall be cleaned and sterilized in such manner as may be provided in the rules adopted under this chapter.  All materials used in the manufacture of beverages shall be pure and wholesome and shall be stored, handled, transported, and kept in such manner as to protect them from spoilage, contamination, and unwholesomeness.  Manufacturers of bottled water shall only utilize a source of water [for which a permit has been issued by the department of environmental services in accordance with RSA 485:3, XI] that complies with the requirements in rules adopted under RSA 143:6.  All sources of bottled water in New Hampshire that began service on or after August 8, 1997 shall be approved by the department of environmental services in accordance with RSA 485:3, XI.  All products shall comply as to composition, labeling, conditions of manufacture, transportation, storage, handling, and sale with existent statutory provisions relating thereto and with rules adopted under this chapter.  All bottled water manufactured in the state shall comply with requirements specified in departmental rules adopted under RSA 143:6, and the maximum contaminant levels established under RSA 485.

4  New Section; Sale of Bottled Water; Maximum Contaminant Levels.  Amend RSA 143 by inserting after section 16 the following new section:

143:16-a  Sale of Bottled Water Manufactured Out of State.  All bottled water for retail sale, manufactured or bottled out of state, shall comply with the requirements specified in departmental rules under RSA 143:6, and maximum contaminant levels established under RSA 485.  The department shall implement rules under RSA 541-A relative to bottled water manufactured out of state that are in compliance with any federal regulations on the matter.

5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.

Links

HB1274 at GenCourtMobile
HB1274 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
Feb. 21, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1274 Revision: 8341 Date: March 12, 2020, 2:03 p.m.
HB1274 Revision: 6929 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 16
Jan. 23, 2020 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 01:45 pm LOB 302
Jan. 31, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/31/2020 09:30 am LOB 302
Feb. 4, 2020 Executive Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 302
Feb. 21, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 02/21/2020 09:30 am LOB 302
Feb. 21, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/21/2020 10:00 am LOB 302
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:30 am LOB 302
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0994h (NT) for 03/11/2020 (Vote 12-6; RC) HC 10 P. 36
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0994h (Vote 12-6; RC)
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0994h (NT): AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0994h (NT): MA VV 03/11/2020
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8