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Substitute Bill No. 422

    February Session, 2016

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL WATER RATES, PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SUPPLY EMERGENCIES AND SELLERS OF BOTTLED WATER.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) If the Commissioner of Public Health orders the implementation of water use restrictions during a public drinking water supply emergency declared pursuant to section 25-32b of the general statutes, said commissioner shall order that the sale of water to residential consumers for essential residential use be prioritized over the sale of water to commercial water bottling companies exporting water out of the state for the duration of such public drinking water supply emergency.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provisions of the general statutes or any charter or special act, no municipality or entity shall charge the holder of a license for the business of bottling water issued pursuant to section 21a-136 of the general statutes a water rate less than any other consumer for the sale of such water.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provisions of the general statutes or any charter or special act, no municipality or entity shall charge the holder of a license for the business of bottling water issued pursuant to section 21a-136 of the general statutes a clean water project charge rate less than the residential consumer clean water project charge rate charged by such municipality or entity.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

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New section

Sec. 2

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New section

Sec. 3

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Joint Favorable Subst.