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It is important that water professionals stay apprised of the latest regulations and any proposed legislation that may impact how you do your job. The Association and the Michigan Section stay on top of the issues and provide updates as we can.

Utility members get special access to Utility Insider and other alerts from AWWA. Visit the Utility Insider archive on www.awwa.org to see what's been happening at the federal level.

The Section also periodically published Position Statements to help clarify the position the Section takes on particular issues.

SECTION POSITION STATEMENTS

 

Rule Changes Impacting Water Professionals

The LCR page now has the final Lead and Copper Rule and a Q&A on implementation.

 

Proposed Michigan Legislation
Impacting Water Professionals

This is a working list of legislative activity being monitored by the Section's Government Affairs Council as of Feb 20, 2019.

If you have updated information or have questions on any of the below bills, please email the Chair.

 

BILL

 

SPONSOR

SUMMARY

SB 14

 

Brinks

Provides a maximum for certain contaminant levels allowed in drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

SB 49

 

Bayer

Creates a Human Right to Water Act and requires all state departments and agencies to establish certain water
affordability criteria.

SB 116

 

Irwin

Would require cleanup to residential and safe drinking water standards unless a cleanup is technically unfeasible.

SB 137

 

Bumstead

Provides appropriations for the Department of Environmental Quality for Fiscal Year 2019-20.

SB 194

 

Lucido

Provides for a water quality alliance and sewage discharge alert system.

SB 240

 

Alexander

Creates a water rate affordability program and fund.

SB 241

 

Chang

Enacts a Water Shutoff Protection Act.

SB 242

 

Irwin

Decriminalizes under certain circumstances the violation of tampering with utility shutoff procedures.

SB 243

 

Wojno

Makes changes to Code of Criminal Procedure to reflect
sentence guidelines changes for tampering with utility shutoff to a residence.

SB 252

 

Johnson, R

Provides for the creation of an interactive map for well water test results.

SB 271

 

Hollier

Provides for municipality billing requirements for water and sewer service and requires municipalities to adopt a written dispute resolution process for disputed water or sewer service bills and requires municipalities to monitor for customer water
leaks.

SB 300

 

Hollier

Provides for the testing for levels of lead in water supplies and the creation of a Lead Task Force.

SB 365

 

McCann

Makes changes to the Natural Resources and Environmental
Protection Act relating to environmental remediation and oversight.

SB 395

 

LaSata

Provides for program for testing and removing lead in drinking water used by vulnerable population centers.

SB 396

 

Brinks

Requires testing of water for lead at Michigan veterans' facilities.

SB 397

 

VanderWall

Requires testing of water for lead at veterans' facilities.

SB 398

 

Irwin

Establishes childhood lead poisoning prevention and control commission.

SB 399

 

Runestad

Provides for duties of the childhood lead poisoning prevention and control commission.

SB 400

 

Hertel, C

Requires disclosure by water suppliers to customers and by landlords to tenants of lead service lines.

SB 401

 

Ananich

Requires water sources be tested before a public water system changes its source of water, and report the results.

SB 402

 

MacGregor

Creates the Michigan PFAS action response team and provides for its duties, as well as prescribes powers of state and local officials.

SB 403

 

Outman

Requires annual appropriation to the Michigan Geological Survey.

SB 447

 

Hertel, C

Extends the sunset for surface water and stormwater
discharge permit fees under the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act.

SB 549

 

Stamas

Restores per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances funding for municipal airports for fiscal year 2019-20.

SB 589

 

Ananich

Requires the installation of water filtration systems in child care centers.

SB 590

 

VanderWall

Creates a School and Child Care Center Clean Drinking Water Fund under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

HR 161

 

Haadsma

A resolution to memorialize the United States Environmental
Protection Agency and Department of Defense to increase federal action to address PFAS contamination.

HB 4064

 

Neeley

Provides for program for testing and removing lead in drinking water used by schools and child care centers.

HB 4065

 

Neeley

Creates water ombudsman.

HB 4122

 

Hammoud

Creates accessible and affordable water act.

HB 4125

 

VanSingel

Modifies earmark for School Aid Fund and Michigan Transportation Fund and eliminates earmark for Renew Michigan Fund.

HB 4175

 

Cherry

Revises definition of lead-free pipes and pipe fittings to match federal definition.

HB 4233

 

Allor

Provides for 2019-20 Department of Environmental Quality budget.

HB 4389

 

Allor

Requires reports on use of firefighting foam containing PFAS and requires Department of Environmental Quality to accept for disposal.

HB 4390

 

Yaroch

Prohibits use of firefighting foam containing certain substances and requires certain training on use.

HB 4391

 

Yaroch

Requires promulgation of rules regarding firefighters' use of foam containing PFAS.

HB 4427

 

Garrett

Decriminalizes violation of tampering with utility shut-off procedures under certain circumstances.

HB 4428

 

Garza

Amends sentencing guidelines for tampering with utility shutoff to residence to reflect decriminalization of certain acts.

HB 4429

 

Cherry

Creates water rate affordability program.

HB 4430

 

Hammoud

Requires annual rate disclosure and provides specific information on water shut-off statistics.

HB 4431

 

Neeley

Provides for municipality billing requirements for water or sewerage service and requires municipalities to adopt a written dispute resolution process for disputed water or sewer
bills as well as to monitor for customer water leaks.

HB 4432

 

Garrett

Creates Water Shutoff Protection Act.

HB 4433

 

Hope

Grants power for Public Service Commission to oversee water rates.

HB 4691

 

Webber

Provides for municipal stormwater utilities and authorizes fee.

HB 4692

 

Garza

Specifies rainfall levels and what constitutes a sewage system defect.

HB 4742

 

Howell

Requires testing of water at Michigan veterans' facilities established under 1885 PA 152.

HB 4743

 

Tate

Requires testing of water for lead at veterans' facilities established under the Michigan veterans' facility authority act.

HB 4744

 

Love

Provides for program for testing and removing lead in drinking water used by vulnerable population centers.

HB 4745

 

Kahle

Provides for supplemental appropriations for geological surveys.

HB 4746

 

Griffin

Codifies Michigan PFAS action response team.

HB 4747

 

Cherry

Provides for duties of the childhood lead poisoning prevention and control commission.

HB 4748

 

Whiteford

Establishes lead poisoning prevention and control commission.

HB 4749

 

Afendoulis

Requires source water testing for public water supplier proposing to hook up a new water source.

HB 4750

 

Kennedy

Requires disclosure of lead service line by water suppliers to customers and by landlords to tenants.

HB 4751

 

Sneller

Provides for transitioning from emergency manager to financial management team.

HB 4752

 

Yaroch

Provides for financial management teams.

HB 4753

 

Lower

Modifies reference to emergency managers in 1846 RS 16 to include reference to financial management teams.

HB 4754

 

Lower

Modifies reference to emergency managers in charter township act to include reference to financial management
teams.

HB 4755

 

Lower

Modifies reference to emergency managers in 1966 PA 293 regarding charter counties to include reference to financial
management teams

HB 4756

 

Paquette

Modifies reference to emergency managers in 1851 PA 156 regarding boards of commissions to include reference to
financial management teams

HB 4757

 

Paquette

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the general law
and village act to include reference to financial management teams.

HB 4758

 

Paquette

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the home rule
village act to include reference to financial management teams.

HB 4759

 

Allor

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the fourth class city act to include reference to financial management teams.

HB 4760

 

Allor

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the home rule city act to include reference to financial management teams.

HB 4761

 

Allor

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the metropolitan transportation authorities act of 1967 to include
references to financial management teams.

HB 4762

 

Hammoud

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the natural resources and environmental protection act to include
reference to financial management teams.

HB 4763

 

Hammoud

Modifies reference to emergency managers in 1855 PA 105 regarding surplus funds in treasury to include reference to
financial management teams.

HB 4764

 

Hammoud

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the emergency
municipal loan act to include reference to financial management teams.

HB 4765

 

Greig

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the Michigan
financial review commission act to include reference to financial management teams.

HB 4766

 

Greig

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the revised
school code to include reference to financial management teams.

HB 4767

 

Greig

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the public employment relations act to include reference to financial
management teams.

HB 4768

 

Carter, T

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the public employment relations act to include reference to financial
management teams.

HB 4769

 

Carter, T

Modifies reference to emergency managers in the incompatible public offices act to include reference to financial
management teams.

HB 4819

 

Pohutsky

Prohibits manufacturing and sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads.

HB 4852

 

Hoitenga

Prohibits local regulations of drones more restrictive than state law.

HB 5060

 

Garza

Increases maximum amounts for expenditures and assessments without petition.

HB 5083

 

Allor

Restores per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances funding for municipal airports for fiscal year 2019-20.

HB 5104

 

Afendoulis

Requires installation of filtration systems in schools and creates the school and child care center clean drinking water
fund.

HB 5105

 

Schroeder

Requires installations of filtration systems in child care centers.

HB 5385AllorProvides funding for the Department of Natural Resources in fiscal year 2020-21.
HB 5386  AllorProvides funding for the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy in fiscal year 2020-21.

 

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