SB 984
Modifies provisions relating to environmental protection
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/13/2022 - H Calendar Senate Bills for Third Reading (HCS)
Journal Page:
HCS SB 984
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2022
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 984 - This act modifies provisions relating to environmental protection.


This act establishes the "Get the Lead Out of School Drinking Water Act".

Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year and for each subsequent school year, each school shall provide drinking water with a lead concentration below five parts per billion (5 ppb).

On or before January 1, 2024, each school shall complete requirements outlined in the act including: conducting an inventory of all drinking water outlets and outlets used for dispensing water for cooking or cleaning utensils in each school building, develop a plan for testing each outlet and make such plan available to the public and providing general information on the health effects of lead contamination to employees and parents of children at each school.

Schools shall prioritize early childhood, kindergarten, and elementary school buildings in updating and filtering drinking water outlets for lead as stated in the act.

Before August 1, 2024, or the first day on which students will be present in the building, whichever is later, schools shall conduct testing for lead as stated in the act. Within 2 weeks after receiving test results, schools shall make all testing results and any remediation plans available on the school's website.

The act outlines procedures to be undertaken if a sample draw shows a lead concentration of 5 ppb or greater. Affected schools with test results greater than 5 ppb shall contact parents and staff within 7 business days of receiving such result.

If, in the 10 years prior to the 2023-24 school year, a fixture tested above 5 ppb for lead, such fixture does not need repeat testing but instead shall be remediated.

Subject to appropriation, the Department of Natural Resources, with support from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Health and Senior Services, is authorized to give schools additional funding for filtration, testing, and other remediation of drinking water systems.

A school district may seek reimbursement from several federal sources for costs associated with expenses districts may incur for compliance with the act.

The Department of Health and Senior Services, in conjunction with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, shall publish a report biennially based on the findings of the water testing conducted under the act.

No school building constructed after January 4, 2014, shall be required to install, maintain, or replace filters.

Finally, any school that tests and does not find a drinking water source with a lead concentration above 5 ppb shall be required to test such sources only every 5 years.

This provision is substantially similar to a provision in the truly agreed CCS#2/HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 681 & 662 (2022) and similar to SCS/SB 1075 (2022), a provision in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2151 (2022), a provision in the perfected HCS/HB 2600 (2022), and HCS/HB 2532 (2022).


Currently, the geologic resources fee expires on December 31, 2025. This act extends the expiration date to December 31, 2030.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/SB 1004 (2022).


Under current law, the Industrial Minerals Advisory Council has three members representing limestone quarry operators and one member each representing the clay mining, sandstone mining, sand and gravel mining, barite mining, and granite mining industries.

Under this act, there shall be eight representatives of the following industries, with no more than four appointees from any one industry: limestone quarry operators, granite mining, clay mining, sandstone mining, barite mining, other nonmetallic surface mining, or sand and gravel mining.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/SB 1004 (2022).

FLOOD RESILIENCY (Section 99.847 & 256.800)

The act creates the "Flood Resiliency Act", which shall be a flood resiliency program administered by the Department of Natural Resources to increase flood resiliency along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers and their tributaries and to improve statewide flood forecasting and monitoring ability. The state may participate in flood resiliency projects as set forth in the act. A plan, which is defined as a preliminary report describing the need for, and implementation of, flood resiliency measures, shall include information listed in the act. The Director of the Department of Natural Resources shall only approve plans if it is determined that long-term flood mitigation is needed in that area of the state, and that such a plan proposes flood resiliency measures which will provide long-term flood resiliency.

Flood resiliency projects may be funded by moneys in the Flood Resiliency Fund created in the act and such projects shall be eligible to receive other contributions and grants as stated in the act.

This provision is substantially similar to a provision in HCS/HB 2600 (2022), a provision in HB 2617 (2022), and a provision in HB 2755 (2022).

Additionally, no new tax increment financing project shall be authorized in any area which is within an area designated as flood plain by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) unless such area has met or exceeded all the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program, including any requirements of any local ordinance related to such program, or was designated as flood plain by FEMA but due to flood resiliency measures and flood resiliency projects such area is no longer designated as flood plain.


Under this act, processed recycled asphalt shingles, as defined in the act, may be used for fill, reclamation, and other beneficial purposes without any permits relating to solid waste management or any permits relating to the Missouri Clean Water Law if the shingles are inspected for toxic and hazardous substances, provided that such shingles shall not be used for fill, reclamation, or other beneficial purposes within 500 feet of any lake, river, sink hole, perennial stream, or ephemeral stream, or within 50 feet above the water table, except in certain circumstances outlined in the act.

The act shall not be construed to authorize the abandonment, accumulation, placement, or storage of recycled asphalt shingles or processed asphalt shingles on any property without the consent of the property owner.

All processors of accumulators, except for any governmental body, of certain types of shingles stated in the act shall convert all processed material into a beneficial use within 3 years of preparing or accumulating the material. The act also requires a bond of $1 million dollars for such processors and accumulators.

These provisions are similar to provisions in the truly agreed CCS/SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1720 (2022), provisions in the truly agreed SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2485 (2022),SB 910 (2022), HCS/HB 2447 (2022), provisions in SS/SCS/SB 918 (2022), and provisions in the perfected HCS/HB 2600 (2022).

REFRIGERANTS (Section 260.295)

Under this act, no building code adopted by a political subdivision shall prohibit the use of refrigerants that are approved for use under the Clean Air Act or its regulations, provided any related equipment is installed in accordance with the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Any provision of a building code that violates this act shall be null and void.

This provision is identical to a provision in the truly agreed CCS/SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1606 (2022), a provision in the truly agreed SS/HCS/HB 1662 (2022), HCS/HB 2673 (2022) a provision in SCS/HB 2593 (2022), a provision in SS/SCS/SB 918 (2022), and SCS/SB 1069 (2022).