HB17-1306

HB17-1306 - Test Lead In Public Schools' Drinking Water

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the financing of testing for lead in public schools' drinking water, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill directs the department of public health and environment (department) to establish a grant program to test for lead in public schools' drinking water. The department will give the highest priority to the oldest public elementary schools, then the oldest public schools that are not elementary schools, and then all other public schools. The department may also consider ability to pay in administering the program. The department is directed to use its best efforts to complete all testing and analysis by June 30, 2020. The public school must provide at least 10% local matching funds and give the test results to its local public health agency, its supplier of water, its school board, and the department. The department may use up to $300,000 per year for 3 years for grants beginning on or after July 1, 2017, from the water quality improvement fund if there is money available after fully funding existing programs. The department shall provide 4 annual reports to the general assembly regarding implementation of the grant program, including any legislative proposals that may be warranted.

The bill appropriates $431,803 and 1.3 FTE to the department of public health and environment for the implementation of the act.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: June 8, 2017
06/08/2017 - Governor Signed
05/24/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/24/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/22/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/10/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/09/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/05/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/03/2017 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/26/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
04/26/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/25/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/17/2017 - House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/29/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education