SB 66
Establishes provisions relating to water safety and security
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Last Action:
3/27/2019 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee (0552S.03C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 66 - This act creates provisions relating to water safety and security.


This act establishes the Missouri Water Safety and Security Act. By January 1, 2021, each public water system in the state that serves less than 50,000 customers shall create an asset management plan with components as set forth in the act. Public water systems shall make a summary of its asset management plan available upon request. The summary of the asset management plan shall not include any information that could compromise the physical or cyber security of the system.

The act requires public water systems that serve less than 3,200 customers, except those systems without internet-connected control systems, to create a plan that establishes policies and procedures for cyber security risk management, prevention, and mitigation.

The act further requires all public water systems to create valve inspection and hydrant inspection plans. The plans shall contain requirements as set forth in the act.

Public water systems operated by the Department shall be exempt from the provisions of the Missouri Water Safety and Security Act.

Finally, no provisions of the act shall be construed to establish a private civil cause of action against an individual in violation of any of the provisions of the act.

These provisions are similar to SCS/HCS/HB 160 (2019), SS#3/SCS/HB 113 (2019), HB 801 (2019), HCS/SS/SB 145 (2019), HCS/SCS/SB 363 (2019), and HB 1877 (2018).


This act requires, subject to appropriations, each school district to test each source of potable water in a public school building in that district serving students under first grade and constructed before 1996 for lead contamination as specified in the act. The water samples shall be submitted to a Department of Health and Senior Services-approved laboratory and the results of such testing shall be submitted to the Department. If any of the samples tested exceed 5 parts per billion, the school district shall notify the parents or guardians of enrolled students. If the samples tested are less than or equal to 5 parts per billion, the district may notify parents individually or on the school's website. The sampling and analysis shall be completed by December 31, 2021. A school district may seek a waiver from these requirements from the Department if the district has previously tested the building's potable water as specified in the act and submits those results to the Department by December 31, 2020.

These provisions are similar to provisions in SCS/HCS/HB 160 (2019) and SB 245 (2019) and substantially similar to SB 979 (2018).



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