House Sub-Committee #3 on Health, Welfare, & Institutions
RECONSIDER lead in water
Bill Number
HB979
Title
Drinking water; lead levels
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Action
Please call the members of House Health, Welfare and Institutions Subcommittee #3 and ask them to RECONSIDER this bill. This bill was killed on 1/18 without its patron having the chance to present it, with the explanation given that the same bill had been patroned in past years by Delegate Lopez. Debra Rodman should be given an opportunity to present her bill before the subcommittee.
Comments
This bill directs the State Board of Health to adopt regulations establishing the action level for lead in drinking water as no more than 10 parts per billion beginning January 1, 2019, and no more than five parts per billion beginning January 1, 2023.

Exposure to lead can cause developmental delays, and learning difficulties in children, as well as a variety of physical symptoms such as weight loss, fatigue, and vomiting.

The subcommittee did not allow the patron, freshman Debra Rodman, to even present this bill, opting to play political games rather than seriously considering the health and safety of our drinking water.
Patrons
Debra Rodman (D-73)
If your Delegate is on the list below, call and say why you support these resolutions! Or email: districtXX@house.virginia.gov (fill in your district)
House Committee on Health, Welfare & Inst. (* Chair)
Member (Party/District)
*Richard Bell (R20)
Robert Orrock (R54)
Christopher Head (R17)
Gordon C. Helsel (R91)
Capitol phone
(804) 698-1020
(804) 698-1054
(804) 698-1017
(804) 698-1091
District phone
(540) 448-3999
(540) 891-1322
(540) 283-2839
(757) 969-9028