HB1274 (2020) Detail

Relative to the labeling of bottled water.


HB 1274 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2005

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1274

 

AN ACT relative to the labeling of bottled 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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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires bottled water to be tested for the presence of certain chemicals and labeled with certain results of such tests.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2005

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the labeling of bottled water.

 

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

 

1  Bottled Water; Testing Required.  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.  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.  Manufacturers of bottled water shall have such water analyzed at least annually for perfluorinated chemicals using an expanded list of 24 perfluorinated chemicals and at least annually for volatile organic compounds, including methyl tert butyl ether and arsenic, to assure the water is safe for drinking.  Statements of the concentrations of perfluorinated chemicals, volatile organic compounds, arsenic, and methyl tert butyl ether, if detected above laboratory detection limits using drinking water methods, shall appear on the principal display panel per batch sampled following the statement of identity, in type size at least one-half the size of the statement of identity, but in no case less than 1/16th of an inch.  

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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

Bill Text Revisions

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
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