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HB 1448 - Requires Lead Testing in School Water Systems - Pennsylvania Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (44-4) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Lead Testing in School Water Systems

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with house amendments and pass a bill that authorizes schools test for lead levels in drinking water.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes school facilities where children attend be tested for lead levels in the drinking water on a yearly basis beginning in the 2018-19 school year (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that if a school entity decides not to test for lead levels in drinking waters, that school shall discuss lead issues at public forums and meetings (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “school entity” as any of the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 2):

    • School district;

    • Intermediate unit;

    • Joint school;

    • Area vocational-technical school;

    • Charter school or regional charter school; or

    • Cyber charter school.

  • Requires alternate sources of drinking water be made immediately available for school facilities whose lead levels are found to be in excess of the maximum lead containment level set by the EPA(Sec. 3).

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (194-1) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Lead Testing in School Water Systems

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and further amend a bill that authorizes schools test for lead levels in drinking water.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes school facilities where children attend be tested for lead levels in the drinking water on a yearly basis beginning in the 2018-19 school year (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that if a school entity decides not to test for lead levels in drinking waters, that school shall discuss lead issues at public forums and meetings (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “school entity” as any of the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 2):

    • School district;

    • Intermediate unit;

    • Joint school;

    • Area vocational-technical school;

    • Charter school or regional charter school; or

    • Cyber charter school.

  • Requires alternate sources of drinking water be made immediately available for school facilities whose lead levels are found to be in excess of the maximum lead containment level set by the EPA(Sec. 3).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (-) -

Title: Requires Lead Testing in School Water Systems

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (-) -

Title: Requires Lead Testing in School Water Systems

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Lead Testing in School Water Systems

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