School boards, local; lead testing of potable water in schools. (HB2089)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school boards; school buildings; potable water; lead testing. Requires each local school board to develop and implement a plan to test potable water from sources identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as high priority as often as is required of the supplying public water system by the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water, giving priority in such testing plan to schools whose school building was constructed, in whole or in part, before 1986. The bill requires such plan and the results of each such test to be posted on the local school board's website and transmitted to and archived by the Virginia Department of Health'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 20 parts per billion, the school board shall develop, implement, and post on its website a plan to remediate the level of lead in the potable water to below 20 parts per billion and confirm such remediation by retesting the water at two consecutive six-month intervals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100516D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2017Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/23/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB2089)
01/27/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Education

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1359.