Int. No. 463
By Council Members Vallone, Cabrera, Crowley, Williams, James and Halloran
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the fluoridation of water.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-197 to read as follows:
§17-197 Prohibiting the addition of fluoride to the water supply. a. Definitions. 1. "Added" shall mean any artificial augmentation above naturally occurring levels.
2. "Fluoride compound" shall mean any substance that supplies fluoride ions upon dissolution in water, for purposes of maintaining a set concentration of fluoride.
3. "Water supply" shall mean any water source under the control of the city of New York that supplies water as a publicly available utility to residents of the city of New York.
b. No fluoride compound shall be added to the water supply of the city of New York.
§2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law, provided that the commissioner may promulgate any rules necessary for implementing and carrying out the provisions of this local law prior to its effective date.
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