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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 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.



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.







SB14 Brinks Provides a maximum for certain contaminant levels allowed in drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act. 1/15/19 to Environmental Quality  
SB49 Bayer Creates a Human Right to Water Act and requires all state departments and agencies to establish certain water affordability criteria. 1/23/19 to Environmental Quality
HB4064 Neeley Provides for program for testing and removing lead in drinking water used by schools and child care centers. 1/17/19 to Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation  



Creates water ombudsman.

1/17/19 to Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation


HB4122 Hammoud   Creates accessible and affordable water act. 2/5/19 to Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation  
 HB4175 Cherry Revises definition of lead-free pipes and pipe fittings to match federal definition. 2/13/19 to Regulatory Reform



SB365 McCann Makes changes to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act relating to environmental remediation and oversight.  06/11/19 to environmental quality  
HB4233 Allor Provides for 2019-20 Department of Environmental Quality budget. 

06/11/19  Read a second time
06/11/19  Sub H-2 adopted
06/11/19  Placed on third reading
06/11/19  Placed on immediate passage
06/11/19  Read a third time
06/11/19  Passed Roll Call #125 Yeas 57 Nays 52
06/11/19  Transmitted
06/11/19  Rules suspended 06/13/19  Referred to committee of the whole

HB4389  Allor Requires reports on use of firefighting foam containing PFAS and requires Department of Environmental Quality to accept for disposal. 

06/11/19  To Ways and Means, w/ H-1 

HB4390 Yaroch Prohibits use of firefighting foam containing certain substances and requires certain training on use. 06/11/19  To Ways and Means, w/ H-1   
HB4391 Yaroch Requires promulgation of rules regarding firefighters' use of foam containing PFAS. 06/11/19  To Ways and Means, w/ H-2  
HB4852 Hoitenga Prohibits local regulations of drones more restrictive than state law.

08/28/19 To Communications and Technology

HB 5060 Garza Increases maximum amounts for expenditures and assessments without petition.
10/08/19 To Local Government and Municipal Finance  
HB 5083 Allor Restores per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances funding for municipal airports for fiscal year 2019-20. 10/08/19 To Appropriations  
HB 5104 Afendoulis Requires installation of filtration systems in schools and creates the school and child care center clean drinking water fund. 10/15/19 To Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation  
HB 5105 Schroeder Requires installations of filtration systems in child care centers. 10/15/19 To Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation  





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