Requires licensed child day programs and certain other programs that serve preschool-age children to develop and implement a plan to test potable water from sources identified by U.S. EPA as high priority. The bill requires such plan and the results of each such test to be submitted to and reviewed by the Commissioner of Social Services and VDH’s Office of Drinking Water. The bill stipulates that if the result of any such test indicates a level of lead in the potable water that is at or above 15 parts per billion, the program shall remediate the level of lead in the potable water to below 15 parts per billion, confirm such remediation by retesting the water, and submit the results of the retests to the Commissioner of Social Services and the Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water for review. The bill also provides such programs the option of using bottled water in lieu of testing or remediation. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021.
1/6/2020 Referred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
1/17/20 Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
1/22/20 Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
1/27/20 Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2/18/20 Referred to Health, Welfare and Institutions