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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

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  • 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

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  • HB 177, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/11/2023 at 10:31 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 4/3/2023 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 172 Safe Waterways Act Berman Identical Last Action: 5/5/2023 S Died in Health Policy

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    514.023 Sampling of beach waters; and public bathing places; health advisories. Page 2 (pdf)

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