HB2961 SFAT Maroney 3-6

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Senator Maroney moved to amend bill by striking out the title and substituting therefore a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2961A Bill to amend and reenact 16-1-9 and 16-1-9a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to permitting the commissioner to require a water supply system be equipped with a backflow prevention assembly; public health and sanitation of water; requiring the appropriate water utility to install the backflow prevention assembly at the meter on certain categories of facilities; requiring the appropriate water utility to maintain the backflow prevention assembly; providing for consumer choice; requiring risk assessment; imposing civil penalties; requiring the water utility to provide information relating to maintenance and necessity for any backflow prevention assembly; providing for exemption; and improving dissemination of boiled water advisories to affected communities through local health departments and local emergency management 911 answering points; requiring boiled water advisories to be communicated through alert mass notification systems.