Text: H.R.5886 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/14/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5886


To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide assistance to schools to replace drinking water fountains that may contain lead, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 14, 2016

Mr. Rush (for himself and Mr. Pallone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide assistance to schools to replace drinking water fountains that may contain lead, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Drinking water fountain replacement for schools.

(a) In general.—Part F of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j–21) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 1466. Drinking water fountain replacement for schools.

“(a) Establishment.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall establish a grant program to provide assistance to local educational agencies for the replacement of drinking water fountains manufactured prior to 1988.

“(b) Use of funds.—Funds awarded under the grant program—

“(1) shall be used to pay the costs of replacement of drinking water fountains in schools; and

“(2) may be used to pay the costs of monitoring and reporting of lead levels in the drinking water of schools of a local educational agency receiving such funds, as determined appropriate by the Administrator.

“(c) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section not more than $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2017 through 2021.”.

(b) Definitions.—Section 1461 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300j–21) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)—

(A) by inserting “or drinking water fountain” after “drinking water cooler” each place it appears; and

(B) by inserting “or fountain” after “the cooler”; and

(2) in paragraph (5), by inserting “or drinking water fountain” after “water cooler” each place it appears.