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PRINTER'S NO. 2260
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1823
Session of
2023
INTRODUCED BY HOWARD, SAPPEY, BRENNAN, T. DAVIS, MADDEN,
SANCHEZ, GUENST, FREEMAN, HILL-EVANS AND KRAJEWSKI,
NOVEMBER 8, 2023
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY,
NOVEMBER 8, 2023
AN ACT
Amending the act of May 1, 1984 (P.L.206, No.43), entitled "An
act providing for safe drinking water; imposing powers and
duties on the Department of Environmental Resources in
relation thereto; and appropriating certain funds," further
providing for penalties and remedies.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 13(f) of the act of May 1, 1984 (P.L.206,
No.43), known as the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act, is
amended and the section is amended by adding a subsection to
read:
Section 13. Penalties and remedies.
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(f) Preenforcement conference.--Notwithstanding any other
provision of this act, before the department, the Office of
Attorney General or the district attorney of the affected county
shall institute any criminal proceedings against any person
pursuant to subsections (c), (d) and (e) it shall, in writing,
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provide such person with an opportunity for a preenforcement
conference with the department.
(f.1) Criminal proceedings.--The Office of Attorney General
under the act of October 15, 1980 (P.L.950, No.164), known as
the Commonwealth Attorneys Act, or the district attorney of the
affected county may institute any criminal proceedings against
any person pursuant to subsections (c), (d) and (e).
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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