School buildings, public; mold testing, effective date. (SB845)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school boards; mold testing; parental notification. Requires each local school board to develop and implement a plan to test and, if necessary, a plan to remediate mold in public school buildings in accordance with guidance issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The bill requires each local school board to (i) submit such testing plan and report the results of any test performed in accordance with such plan to the Department of Health and (ii) take all steps necessary to notify school staff and the parents of all enrolled students if testing results indicate the presence of mold in a public school building at or above the minimum level that raises a concern for the health of building occupants, as determined by the Department of Health. The bill has an effective date of July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103494D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20106552D-S1
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB845)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106552D-S1
02/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB845S1
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB845S1)
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/12/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/19/2020Reported from Education (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Motion to refer to committee agreed to
02/21/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2020Read second time
02/23/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/26/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/26/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
02/28/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2020Engrossed by House as amended
03/04/2020Passed House with amendment (92-Y 6-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB845ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB845ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 780 (effective 7/1/21)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)