BILL NUMBER: AB 1041 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Audra Strickland FEBRUARY 27, 2009 An act to add Section 116281 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to drinking water. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 1041, as introduced, Audra Strickland. Drinking water: private wells: county regulation. Existing law, known as the California Safe Drinking Water Act, requires the State Department of Public Health to administer provisions relating to the regulation of drinking water to protect public health, including, but not limited to, conducting research, studies, and demonstration programs relating to the provision of a dependable, safe supply of drinking water, enforcing the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, adoption of enforcement regulations, and conducting studies and investigations to assess the quality of water in domestic water supplies. This bill would prohibit a city, county, or city and county from regulating a private water system with 4 or fewer service connections. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 116281 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read: 116281. A city, county, or city and county shall not regulate private water systems with four or fewer service connections.