Legislative Accomplishment

Passed laws requiring all schools and daycares to test for lead in their drinking water

“13News Now previously reported that 263 drinking water sources failed lead level tests across seven Hampton Roads school districts during each division’s most recent – and limited – testing cycle.

“Previously, reporting requirements for school divisions were lax, only recommending that each district prioritize testing of schools built before 1986. At the state level, there was no identified “unacceptable” level for lead results.

“Virginia Beach delegate Alex Askew, among others, has introduced legislation that requires the reporting of lead testing results, increases transparency for families, and sets a maximum acceptable lead level of 10 parts per billion for school drinking sources.

“Additional legislation receiving full support in both houses would require lead testing and reporting in early childcare and preschool programs across the state.”

Full 13 News Now article: https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/health/lead-water-testing-bills-unanimous-approval-virginia-house-senate-chambers/291-10a02879-d5c3-4d3d-8393-3e7cf06644e6

Read the bill: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HB797
Read the bill: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HB799