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CS/SB 338: Sampling of Beach Waters and Public Bathing Spaces

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Berman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodriguez

Sampling of Beach Waters and Public Bathing Spaces; 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; requiring that such closures remain in effect for a specified period; preempting the issuance of certain health advisories for public bathing places to the state; specifying a timeframe within which the department must notify the municipality or county, the local office of the Department of Environmental Protection, and the local affiliates of national television networks of areas affected by a health advisory against swimming issued by the department, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 2/8/2024 Senate - CS by Health Policy read 1st time
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/7/2023 Senate • Filed
11/15/2023 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Fiscal Policy
1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
2/1/2024 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/06/24, 11:30 am, 412 Knott Building
2/6/2024 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 10 NAYS 0
2/7/2024 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/8/2024 Senate • Now in Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government
• CS by Health Policy read 1st time