SB 180

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Public water systems, notification to State Health Officer required when changes made to fluoride levels
Description

This bill would require a public water system to notify the State Health Officer before initiating any permanent change in the fluoridation status of its water supply

Relating to public drinking water systems; to require a public water system to notify the State Health Officer before initiating any permanent change in the fluoridation status of its water supply.

Subjects
Water and Sewer Systems
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This bill would require a public water system to notify the State Health Officer before initiating any permanent change in the fluoridation status of its water supply

Relating to public drinking water systems; to require a public water system to notify the State Health Officer before initiating any permanent change in the fluoridation status of its water supply.

Section 1

(a) A public water system, as defined in Section 22-23-31, Code of Alabama 1975, that proposes to initiate any permanent change in the fluoridation status of its water supply, including, but not limited to, discontinuing the fluoridation of the water supply or reducing the level of fluoride from an optimal level as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shall provide written notice to the State Health Officer no fewer than 90 days before initiating the change. Notice shall include the proposed date of the change, reasons for the change, and all communities affected by the change. (b) A public water system that fails to meet the notification requirements of subsection (a) shall resume the fluoridation of its water supply to its previous level until proper notice is provided to the State Health Officer. (c) The notification requirements of subsection (a) do not apply to a temporary discontinuance of fluoridation that is caused by equipment failure, maintenance, or replacement; temporary chemical supply shortages; placing water sources offline; or other similar unavoidable circumstances.

Section 2

This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 27, 2018SAssigned Act No. 2018-547.
March 27, 2018HSignature Requested
March 27, 2018SEnrolled
March 27, 2018SPassed Second House
March 22, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1030
March 22, 2018HThird Reading Passed
February 8, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
February 1, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Health
February 1, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 249
February 1, 2018SThird Reading Passed
January 25, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 16, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Health and Human Services
2018-03-22
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-02-01
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed