Bill Summary for S 749 (2019-2020)

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May 14 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 749 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 14, 2020
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTRATION FILLING STATIONS IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY SCHOOLS TO AMELIORATE DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION FROM PER-FLUOROALKYL AND POLY-FLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES.
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Requires up to $600,000 of unexpended and unencumbered funds appropriated to the Department of Public Instruction for the 2019-20 fiscal year to be allocated to New Hanover County Schools for the 2020-21 fiscal year, rather than reverting to the General Fund. Requires the funds to be used to install at least 10 specified water filtration filling systems in every school. Details requirements for the installation, maintenance and supply of the filling stations, including that the number of filling stations be based on a school's average daily membership, and requiring installation by lease agreement of no more than 36 months. Makes the funds available until June 30, 2023. Effective June 30, 2020.

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