SB 140
Requires certain testing methods for E. coli at Missouri State Parks' swim beaches
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Last Action:
2/12/2013 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2013

Current Bill Summary

SB 140 - This act requires that the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Method 1603 or an equivalent method be used to measure E. coli at Missouri state parks' swim beaches. Beaches that exceed the geometric mean standard shall post a sign stating "Swimming is Not Recommended". Beaches exceeding the statistical threshold value (STV) standard shall be retested twice. If either of the retests exceeds the STV standard, a sign shall be posted stating "Swimming is Not Recommended".

The state reserves the right to close a beach in the event of a documented health risk.

This act is substantially similar to HB 51 (2013), HCS/HB 604 (2013), HCS/HB 881 (2013), and the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HCS/HB 28 (2013) and SS/SCS/HB 650 (2013).