Drinking water supplies; maximum contaminant levels, effective date. (HB1257)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Drinking water supplies; maximum contaminant levels. Directs the State Board of Health to adopt regulations establishing maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) in public drinking water systems for (i) PFOS, PFOA, and other PFAS compounds, as deemed necessarily; (ii) chromium-6; and (iii) 1,4-dioxane. The bill requires such MCLs to be protective of public health, including the health of vulnerable subpopulations, and to be no higher than any MCL or health advisory adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the same contaminant. Read the Bill »


02/27/2020: passed committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101226D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1257)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 2-N)
01/28/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1257E
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20101226D-E
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House (58-Y 40-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage (58-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1257E)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2020Assigned Education sub: Health
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20108563D-S1

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