School boards, local; lead testing of potable water in schools. (SB1359)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100665D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB1359)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17104365D-S1
02/02/2017Reported from Education and Health with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB1359S1)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104365D-S1
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1359S1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Read first time
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on Education
02/10/2017Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
02/15/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/20/2017Reported from Education (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read second time
02/22/2017Passed by for the day
02/23/2017Read third time
02/23/2017Amendment by Delegate Landis agreed to
02/23/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/23/2017Passed House with amendment (99-Y 1-N)
02/23/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1359ER)
03/07/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB1359ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 628 (effective 7/1/17)
03/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0628)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): WE NEED TO FIND ALTERNATIVES TO PUNISHMENT AND I HOPE THIS IS A SHORT-TERM SUSPENSION TIME THAT I TALKED AND I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 997 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 34, NOS 5, RULE 36-1. AYES 34, NOS 5, RULE 36-1. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1075, A BILL RELATING TO VETERANS SERVICES FOUNDATION, POWERS AND DUTIES, AND APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, REPORT. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG, SENATOR RUFF.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): SENATE BILL 1075 ENSURES THE INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF THE VIRGINIA SERVICES FOUNDATION AND THE VETERANS SERVICES FUND BY CLEARLY DEFINING THE I DID TINCTION BETWEEN THE FOUNDATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES. ASSURING THAT THE FOUNDATION IS AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, SUPPORTING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH A MUTUAL SUPPORTING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES, THE FLOOR AMENDMENT YESTERDAY ADDRESSED THE CONCERNS OF THE SECRETARY AND I HOPE THE BILL -- I RENEW THE MOTION TO PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 1075 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1117, A BILL RELATING TO SCHOOL COUNSELORS, LICENSURE. THE SENATOR FROM PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, SENATOR McPIKE.

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City): SENATE BILL 1117 PROVIDES A FRAMEWORK THAT -- FOR THOSE SEEKING INITIAL LICENSURE AND RENEWED LICENSURE FOR SCHOOL COUNSELOR THAT, THEY BE PROVIDED WITH TRAINING ON MENTAL HEALTHS


[Unknown]: virginia relating to local cal board school building potable water lead testing. Report the to the committee on education and there is a floor amendment by delegate landes.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): the gentleman from prince william, Mr. Lingamfelter.

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge): I would like to yield to the gentleman from augusta so he can explain his amendment that I think is a good amendment.

[Unknown]: the clerk will report the floor amendment.

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge): the floor amendment offered by delegate landes to the engrossed version on line 17 of the bill, line 17 strike all of lines 17 through lines 21.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): the gentleman from augusta, Mr. Landes.

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave): thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gen tlemen of the house, if you look at the bill before you, the section that I propose that we remove would be section objection b thatdeals with having the boards, local school boards talley boards actually after the test or the plan comes back for these issues related to water in our schools that they come back and report and put on their website basically the action that they would be taking. there has been a lot of discussion on the floor about what authorities local school have. boards should and shouldn't My original concern with this bill was related to the fact that I believe the department of health needs to be involved and obviously is more appropriate. But if we are going to move forward with this policy of having local school boards deal with an issue like this and put a plan to test water and to come back with a plan for remediating any problems there are, it seems to me that we can at least reduce the onus burden of if they are going to have a plan anyway, why have to require section b. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the house, this is just my attempt to make this bill a little more palatable, if you will. And hopefully the house will see fit to adopt this floor amendment.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): the gentleman from prince william, Mr. Lingamfelter.

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge): Mr. Speaker, I move we adopt the floor amendment.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): the question is on adoption of the floor amendment. As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The floor amendment is agreed to. The gentleman from prince william.

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge): thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would lake toed a advocacy the house that I have spoken to the patron and he is acceptable to the amendment and I would ask that we pass the bill as amended.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.

[Unknown]: ayes 99, nos 1. Members, please take your seats.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2089.