Honorable Dan Huberty, Chair, House Committee on Public Education
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB997 by Collier (Relating to testing for lead contamination in public school drinking water.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Education Code related to testing for lead contamination in public school drinking water by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. Based on analysis of the Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Education Agency, duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished by utilizing existing resources.
Local Government Impact
According to the Texas Association of Counties and the Texas Municipal League, no significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
The Texas Education Agency assumes school districts and charter schools would incur costs ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 per building to perform the testing required by the bill. Districts and charters may also incur costs related to remediation under the bill. However, because the number of noncompliant water outlets is not known, those costs cannot be determined at this time.
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