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.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.