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April 25, 2006

Senate Bill 5029: May Require Water Tests of Extension Programs

Author:
Senators Jacobsen, Rockefeller, Kohl-Welles, Kline, Franklin, Eide

Summary:
This bill would have required the Washington State Board of Health to adopt drinking water quality standards and testing requirements for schools. Approved private schools were included under the definition of "school" in this bill. Therefore, Senate Bill 5029 could have required homeschoolers in an approved private school extension program to have their water tested in a manner to be determined by the Department of Health.

This bill is dead since the legislature closed Sine Die on March 17.

Status:

01/07/2005Prefiled for introduction.
01/10/2005On motion, referred to Water, Energy & Environment Committee.
01/13/2005Public hearing in committee.
02/08/2005Executive session in committee.
02/10/2005Bill substituted/amended, do pass recommendation.
02/10/2005Referred to Ways & Means.
01/09/2006By Resolution, Reintroduced and Retained in Present Status.

HSLDA's Position:
This bill was opposed.

Action Requested:
No action is necessary at this time.

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Bill Text (html)

Bill History