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SB 172: Safe Waterways Act


Safe Waterways Act; Citing this act as the “Safe Waterways Act”; requiring, rather than authorizing, the Department of Health to adopt and enforce certain rules; directing the department to require closure of beach waters and public bathing places under certain circumstances; including public bathing places in an existing preemption of authority to the state pertaining to the issuance of such health advisories and an existing notification requirement; providing that municipalities and counties are responsible for maintaining the health advisory signs around affected beach waters and public bathing places that they own; requiring the department to establish a public statewide interagency database for a specified purpose, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/5/2023 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/12/2023 Senate • Filed
1/19/2023 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services; Fiscal Policy
3/7/2023 Senate • Introduced
5/5/2023 Senate • Died in Health Policy