Child day programs; lead testing, potable water, effective date. (SB1622)

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child day programs; potable water; lead testing. 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 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as high priority. The bill requires such plan and the results of each such test to be submitted to the Commissioner of Social Services and the 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 15 parts per billion, the program shall remediate the level of lead in the potable water to below 15 parts per billion and confirm such remediation by retesting the water and submitting the results of the retests to the Commissioner of Social Services and the Department of Health's Office of Drinking Water. The bill allows such programs, in lieu of testing or remediation, to use other water sources that meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards for bottled water. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104179D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/22/2019Assigned Rehab sub: Subcommittee #2
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1622)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19106330D-S1
02/01/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1622S1)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106330D-S1
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1622S1
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2019Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/12/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
02/19/2019Left in Appropriations