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4767Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020219Primary Sponsor: GilhamAll Sponsors: Gilham, Allison, Rodgers, Walker, Vaughn, HamiltonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5128djc02.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee 01 SANRDate of Last Amendment: 20020424Subject: Sprinkler/lawn irrigation system, professionally installed and connected to public water system; protection and maintenance of water systems does not apply toHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20020529 Recommitted to Committee 01 SANR Senate 20020523 Recalled from Committee 01 SANR Senate 20020430 Introduced, read first time, 01 SANR referred to Committee House 20020425 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020424 Amended, read second time House 20020424 Reconsidered vote whereby debate was adjourned until 20020425 House 20020424 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 20020425 ------ 20020418 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020417 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 20020326 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Hamilton House 20020220 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Vaughn House 20020219 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 17, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 18, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 24, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 23, 2002 - Word format
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May 23, 2002
Introduced by Reps. Gilham, Allison, Rodgers, Walker, Vaughn and Hamilton
S. Printed 5/23/02--S.
Read the first time April 30, 2002.
TO AMEND SECTION 44-55-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WATER, SEWAGE, WASTE DISPOSAL, AND THE LIKE SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE PROTECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF WATER SYSTEMS DO NOT APPLY TO A PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED LAWN SPRINKLER SYSTEM OR LAWN IRRIGATION SYSTEM CONNECTED TO A PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The Department of Health and Environmental Control is instructed to establish a statewide task force to study inconsistencies in the State's cross-connection program applicable to public water systems. At a minimum, the task force must be representative of large and small, urban and rural, water providers. The task force must include experts in the cross connection field, representatives of public health, and other public interest groups. The task force is charged with examining inconsistencies in the state program and offering viable recommendations for regulatory change to the General Assembly no later than January 15, 2003. The task force is not eligible for mileage, per diem or subsistence and must be dissolved upon submittal of the recommendations to the department.
SECTION 2. No public water system shall require the testing of any backflow prevention device installed on a residential irrigation system until regulations proposed by the task force are approved by the General Assembly or until July 1, 2003, whichever is sooner.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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