Florida Senate - 2019 SB 66 By Senators Cruz, Book, and Taddeo 32-00092A-19 201966__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to drinking water in public schools; 3 creating s. 1013.29, F.S.; providing legislative 4 findings; defining the term “drinking water source”; 5 requiring each school district to locate all drinking 6 water sources in certain schools, install a barcode on 7 each source, and install filters that meet certain 8 specifications on all such sources; requiring such 9 schools to post certain signage on certain water 10 sources and to publish specified information on the 11 school district’s website; providing an effective 12 date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Section 1013.29, Florida Statutes, is created to 17 read: 18 1013.29 Prevention of lead in drinking water in public 19 schools.— 20 (1) The Legislature recognizes that: 21 (a) The adverse health effects of lead exposure in children 22 and adults are well documented and no safe blood lead level in 23 children has been identified; 24 (b) Lead accumulates in the body and can be ingested from 25 various sources, including water sources used for drinking, food 26 preparation, or cooking; and 27 (c) All sources of lead should be controlled or eliminated 28 to prevent childhood lead poisoning. 29 (2) As used in this section, the term “drinking water 30 source” means any water source used for drinking, food 31 preparation, or cooking. 32 (3) For each district school which was built before 1986, 33 each school district shall: 34 (a) Identify and install a barcode on all drinking water 35 sources in such school. 36 (b) Install a filter that reduces lead in drinking water on 37 each drinking water source and, at a minimum, maintain each 38 filter in a manner consistent with the manufacturer’s 39 recommendations. The filter or all of the filter’s component 40 parts must meet the National Sanitation Foundation/American 41 National Standards Institute Standard 53: Drinking Water 42 Treatment Units-Health Effects or Standard 61: Drinking Water 43 System Components-Health Effects, as appropriate. 44 (c) Post a conspicuous sign near each school water source 45 that is not a drinking water source. The sign must include 46 wording and an image that clearly communicate that water from 47 the source should not be used for human consumption or, if 48 applicable, food preparation or cooking. 49 (d) Publish on the school district’s website a list of 50 drinking water sources at such schools. At a minimum, the list 51 must include for each drinking water source all of the 52 following: 53 1. The date on which the current filter was installed. 54 2. The date on which the current filter is scheduled to be 55 replaced. 56 3. The barcode identification number associated with the 57 source. 58 4. Any actions necessary to comply with the requirements of 59 this section which have been completed or are pending. 60 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.