Maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) in water supplies and waterworks; Board of Health regulations. (HB919)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patron Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Health; regulations; maximum contaminant levels in water supplies and waterworks; effective date. Provides that the Board of Health shall review the recommendations of any work group convened by the Commissioner of Health after July 1, 2022, to study the occurrence of certain contaminants in public drinking water prior to adopting regulations establishing maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) in all water supplies and waterworks in the Commonwealth for (i) perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonate, and such other perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances as the Board deems necessary, (ii) chromium-6, and (iii) 1,4-dioxane. The bill also provides the Commissioner the option of establishing a work group to study the occurrence of such contaminants and to report to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committees on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources and Education and Health by December 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101208D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB919)
01/21/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
02/08/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22105741D-H1
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105741D-H1
02/11/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB919H1
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB919H1)
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House (80-Y 20-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: (80-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB919H1)
02/21/2022Assigned Education sub: Health
02/22/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Read third time
03/03/2022Reading of amendment waived
03/03/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/03/2022Reading of amendments waived
03/03/2022Finance and Appropriations Committee amendments #s 1,2,3 agreed to
03/03/2022Finance and Appropriations Committee amendment #4 rejected
03/03/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2022Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Senate amendments agreed to by House (83-Y 15-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Adoption (83-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB919ER)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB919ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB919ER)
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 585 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0585)