Report Title:

Drinking Water; Additives Prohibited

 

Description:

Prohibits the addition of chemicals to the public water supply, but not additives commonly used to make water safe and potable, such as chlorine.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

920

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2003

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO WATER.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Chapter 340E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"340E-   Drinking water; additives prohibited. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, it shall be unlawful and a public nuisance for any person, agent, or any public or private water system to add any product, substance, or chemical to the public water supply for the purpose of treating or affecting the physical or mental functions of the body of any person. This section does not prohibit the addition of chemicals commonly used to make water safe and potable, such as chlorine."

SECTION 2. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of the Act, which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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