SB 483
Authorizes an action by the Attorney General to recover remediation costs and damages
LR Number:
Last Action:
3/23/2023 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SB 483 - Under this act, whenever the Department of Natural Resources determines that a party released a hazardous contaminant into a public water supply, the Department shall request that the Attorney General commences a civil action against the party to recover the cost of remediation and other appropriate relief. A public water system may intervene in any such civil action brought by the Attorney General.

Under this act, if the party responsible for releasing a hazardous contaminant into a public water supply is a public utility company, such public utility company shall not pass the cost of remediation and actual damages to its customers through a rate making proceeding.

This act is substantially similar to HB 837 (2023).



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